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USDA Telecommunications: Strong Leadership Needed to Resolve Management Weaknesses, Achieve Savings
AIMD-98-131: Published: Jun 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) efforts to improve its management of telecommunications resources and act on opportunities to achieve savings.GAO noted that: (1) USDA has taken positive steps to begin correcting its telecommunications management weaknesses--improvements that the department says could reduce its $200 million-plus reported ann...
Telecommunications Management: More Effort Needed by Interior and the Forest Service to Achieve Savings
AIMD-97-67: Published: May 8, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed efforts by the Department of the Interior and the Forest Service to reduce costs by consolidating their telecommunications services, focusing on whether Interior: (1) has consolidated and optimized telecommunications services to eliminate unnecessary services and maximize savings; and (2) and the Forest Service are sharing telecommunications servic...
USDA Telecommunications: More Effort Needed to Address Telephone Abuse and Fraud
AIMD-96-59: Published: Apr 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) use of its telecommunications resources, focusing on: (1) whether USDA ensures that the commercial telephone and long-distance services it pays for are used in accordance with federal regulations and departmental policy; and (2) USDA efforts to address recommendations from a previous GAO report.GAO found that:...
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...
USDA Telecommunications: Missed Opportunities to Save Millions
AIMD-95-97: Published: Apr 24, 1995. Publicly Released: May 25, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Department of Agriculture (USDA) is consolidating and optimizing Federal Telecommunications Systems (FTS) 2000 services across the department to maximize savings.GAO found that: (1) USDA has identified opportunities to significantly reduce telecommunications costs by consolidating and optimizing its FTS 2000 services, but it has not act...
Electronic Surveillance: Technologies Continue to Pose Challenges
T-AIMD-94-173: Published: Aug 11, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1994.
GAO discussed proposed legislation to preserve law enforcement agencies' ability to conduct court-approved wire-taps. GAO noted that: (1) the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement agencies have reasonably defined their capability requirements for new telecommunications technologies, but they have yet to precisely define their capacity requirements; (2) the proposed legislation...
FTS 2000: Status and Mandatory Use
T-IMTEC-93-5: Published: Apr 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1993.
GAO discussed the Federal Telecommunications System (FTS) 2000 program, focusing on the program's status and the need for a mandatory use provision to ensure compliance. GAO noted that: (1) the General Services Administration (GSA) has greatly reduced FTS 2000 equipment prices through recompetition of the requirement, in most instances obtaining below-commercial prices; (2) GSA implementation of p...
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...
Survey of the Activities of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service
091303: Aug 4, 1976
GAO examined the National Weather Service's (NWS) Automation of Field Operations and Services (AFOS) program objectives based on current and projected requirements, AFOS automatic data processing (ADP) equipment procurements, AFOS system hardware and communications components, AFOS experimental site testing and evaluation, AFOS projected manpower requirements, and the overall AFOS implementation p...