Telecommunications equipment (41 - 50 of 75 items)
FBI: Advanced Communications Technologies Pose Wiretapping Challenges
IMTEC-92-68BR: Published: Jul 17, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the: (1) technological alternatives available to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to wiretap voice and data communications; (2) telecommunications network changes needed to accommodate the least detectable wiretaps; and (3) estimated cost of developing and implementing such changes.GAO found that: (1) the technologies in use and the locat...
Military Satellite Communications: Potential for Greater Use of Commercial Satellite Capabilities
T-NSIAD-92-39: Published: May 22, 1992. Publicly Released: May 22, 1992.
GAO discussed the potential for greater use of commercial communication satellite capabilities to satisfy Department of Defense (DOD) general purpose communication requirements. GAO noted that: (1) according to an October 1991 DOD military satellite communications architecture study, general purpose communication satellite requirements are estimated to far exceed the existing and planned capacity...
FTS 2000: Mandatory Use
IMTEC-92-33R: Published: Feb 28, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement and a congressional request, GAO commented on FTS 2000 mandatory use, focusing on: (1) whether a requirement for mandatory use of FTS 2000 should be continued for fiscal year (FY) 1993; and (2) a proposed modification to make mandatory use contingent on the General Services Administration's (GSA) reporting that FTS 2000 is satisfying the government's telecommu...
U.S. Telecommunications Policy: Demand Dictates Supply
144265: Jan 1, 1991
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 12, Spring 1991, discusses the necessity of telecommunications development policies and the many issues that would need to be addressed by such policies, including: (1) the state of the nation's current telecommunications system; (2) past and future investments of telephone, telecommunications, and cable industries; (3) competition among those i...
FTS 2000: An Overview of the Federal Government's New Telecommunications System
IMTEC-90-17FS: Published: Feb 14, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Federal Telecommunications System 2000, focusing on: (1) background data on the system's services, design, and contracts; and (2) the General Services Administration's (GSA) exemption of agencies from mandatory use of the previous system and its reviews of those exemptions since its contract awards for the new system.GAO noted th...
Communications: Mobile Subscriber Equipment Testing Issues and Army Improvement Plan
NSIAD-89-165BR: Published: Jul 6, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO monitored the Army's operational test and evaluation of mobile subscriber equipment, a tactical area communications system, focusing on: (1) plans to correct performance problems the test identified; (2) the Army's financial recourse for uncorrected problems; and (3) the Army Operational Test and Evaluation Agency's (OTEA) qualifications, methods, and indep...
Communications: Actions Needed to Ensure Advanced High Frequency Radios Interoperate
NSIAD-89-84: Published: Mar 20, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1989.
GAO reviewed the military services' efforts to develop and acquire new high-frequency radio systems and improvements necessary for the systems to meet Department of Defense (DOD) interoperability standards.GAO found that: (1) DOD needed to improve testing and implementation of its interoperability standards, since the Air Force Automatic Communications Processor and the Army Short-Term Antijam (ST...
Telecommunications Privacy: GSA's Planned FTS 2000 Telephone Record Controls Appear Reasonable
IMTEC-89-6: Published: Dec 23, 1988. Publicly Released: Jan 24, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the General Services Administration's (GSA) plans to provide privacy and security for users of the Federal Telecommunications System (FTS) 2000.GAO found that GSA plans to: (1) provide security and privacy protection over FTS 2000 telephone call-detail records that is reasonable and consistent with the provisions of the Privacy Act and the Freed...
[Comments on Protection of Pricing Information Under GSA Procurement for Telecommunications Services]
B-231156: Published: Apr 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on the General Services Administration's (GSA) ability to protect pricing information under a Federal Telecommunications System procurement. GAO determined that: (1) GSA could protect pricing information before award; and (2) because of the nature of the prospective contracts, GSA could have strong justification for protecting pricing data after a...
Telecommunications Acquisitions: Information on GSA's Procurements
IMTEC-88-24: Published: Apr 13, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the General Services Administration's (GSA) Federal Telecommunications System 2000 (FTS 2000) and Technical Assistance and Management Services (TAMS) procurements, focusing on the: (1) potential conflict of interest involving a former GSA contracting officer; (2) role of a firm in helping GSA prepare the FTS 2000 solicitation and that firm's eligib...