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Defense Networks: Management Information Shortfalls Hinder Defense Efforts to Meet DISN Goals
AIMD-98-202: Published: Jul 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to implement the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN), focusing on: (1) those DOD long-haul telecommunications networks operating outside of the common-user DISN; (2) DOD's progress in implementing its policies for managing DISN; and (3) DOD's progress in developing performance measures for DISN, whic...
DFAS Telecommunications: DFAS Has the Opportunity To Reduce Its Telecommunication Line Capacity
AIMD-97-100: Published: Aug 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1997.
GAO reviewed the use of the 50 data communication lines that the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) leases from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to connect its operating locations (OPLOC) and finance centers and the DISA megacenters through one of DISA's common user data networks, the N-level (Unclassified-but-Sensitive) Internet Protocol Router Network, focusing on whether...
Telecommunications Network: NASA Could Better Manage Its Planned Consolidation
AIMD-96-33: Published: Apr 9, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) plan to consolidate the management and operations of its wide area telecommunications networks.GAO found that: (1) NASA has 5 existing or planned wide area networks that provide a variety of communications services; (2) prompted by improvements in communications technology and the need to c...
Telecommunications: Initiatives Taken by Three States to Promote Increased Access and Investment
RCED-96-68: Published: Mar 12, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on three states' initiatives to promote increased access and private investment in advanced telecommunications.GAO found that: (1) Iowa, Nebraska, and North Carolina encouraged telephone companies to make private investment in advanced telecommunications infrastructure by offering to become their major customers; (2) in 1987, Iowa finan...
USDA Telecommunications: Better Management and Network Planning Could Save Millions
AIMD-95-203: Published: Sep 22, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) management and planning of its telecommunications resources, focusing on whether USDA is: (1) managing its telecommunications resources cost-effectively; and (2) planning telecommunications networks to support its information sharing needs.GAO found that: (1) USDA is not cost-effectively managing its annual $1...
Technology: America's Schools Not Designed or Equipped for 21st Century
T-HEHS-95-127: Published: Apr 4, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1995.
GAO discussed the need for technology in public schools. GAO noted that: (1) schools prepared for 21st century education should have adequate space for instruction and storage, facilities for teaching laboratory science, and a library with multiple, networked computers for instructional use; (2) new schools are being built with these changes in mind, yet only a handful of such schools model state-...
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...
The Status of Telecommunications Efforts in the General Accounting Office
129873: Apr 28, 1986
GAO discussed the status of its telecommunications efforts and noted that: (1) its telecommunication needs are changing toward usage for both audit and administrative support; (2) its organization is changing from a voice-oriented, passively managed organization to a heavily data-oriented, proactively managed organization; and (3) it needs more interactive data communications between its regional...