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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...
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...
Export Controls: Sale of Telecommunications Equipment to China
NSIAD-97-5: Published: Nov 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 21, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the transfer of broadband telecommunication equipment to HuaMei, a joint venture between SCM Brooks Telecommunications, a U.S. limited partnership, and Galaxy New Technology, a Chinese company primarily owned by an agency of the Chinese military, focusing on the: (1) civil and military applications of the exported telecommunications equipment, its...
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...
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...
DOD's Automated Telecommunications Centers Reduce the Impact of Message Volume on Staffing
IMTEC-83-2: Published: Aug 16, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO followed up on its 1975 report regarding the need for electronically transmitting narrative messages at military telecommunications centers. In that report, GAO estimated that the number of narrative messages sent from six military installations could have been reduced and that a cost savings could be realized by decreasing staff who operated the telecommun...
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...
An Unclassified Version of a Classified Report Entitled 'The Navy's Strategic Communications Systems--Need for Management Attention and Decisionmaking'
PSAD-79-48A: Published: May 2, 1979. Publicly Released: May 2, 1979.
The Navy maintains two squadrons of TACAMO aircraft for communications with strategic submarines during an emergency. This system is considered the Navy's only survivable link to the strategic submarine force. The Navy must now take actions to upgrade TACAMO through a $22 million Service Life Extension Program for aging TACAMO aircraft and the procurement of new TACAMO aircraft costing about $380...