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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: NTIA's Contract With FEDSMR Regarding the U.S. Navy's Land Mobile Radio Service in Norfolk, Virginia
RCED-98-116R: Published: Apr 13, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the extent to which the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) fulfilled its responsibilities to promote the Navy's use of NTIA's contract with FEDSMR, Inc., and its statutory requirement to promote the efficient and cost-effective use of the spectrum to the maximum extent feasible.GAO noted that: (1) NTIA fulfilled its c...
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 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: 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...
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...
Telecommunication: Air Force Cost Estimates for Scope Exchange Telephone Systems
IMTEC-86-22FS: Published: Jul 3, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the cost estimates that the Air Force provided on the Scope Exchange Telephone Systems replacement project.GAO found that the Air Force: (1) showed that direct purchase of the systems was more costly than lease-with-option-to-purchase; (2) did not use actual vendor purchase and lease prices in all cases, so there was no way to determine whether the...
Need To Reexamine JTIDS Requirements and Architecture
MASAD-82-28: Published: Apr 2, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1982.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's Joint Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS) class 2 terminal because of the proposed service antijam communications architectures.GAO found several issues requiring immediate attention: (1) the utility and cost effectiveness of JTIDS class 2 terminals may be questionable since the Air Force and the Navy have continued to reduce their total number...
Deficiencies in the St. Louis Defense Telephone Service Should Be Avoided in Future Consolidations
LCD-81-4: Published: Oct 27, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1980.
The Department of Defense (DOD) has established a long-range program, the Defense Metropolitan Area Telephone System, to develop consolidated local area telephone systems for its activities. Discussions between DOD and the General Services Administration (GSA) are underway to create Government-wide consolidated local-area systems. DOD experience with consolidated systems is limited to the Defense...