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Defense Management: Installation of Telecommunications Equipment in the Homes of Volunteers
GAO-03-838R: Published: Jun 16, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 2003.
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 required that GAO review the Department of Defense's (DOD) use of the authority to install telephone lines and any necessary telecommunications equipment in the homes of persons who provide voluntary services for the military. These volunteers, in addition to their other social service activities, provide a link between military units and...
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...
CEC Sale of Federal Spectrum
NSIAD-97-40R: Published: Nov 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1996.
GAO provided information on the effects of the transfer of certain radio frequencies on the Navy's Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) Program. GAO noted that: (1) the government conducts about 90 percent of its radio frequency operations below 3.1 gigahertz, but only has exclusive use of 17 percent of the spectrum; (2) the federal government is required to provide a span of radio frequencies...
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...
Evaluation of Army's Mobile Subscriber Equipment Program
NSIAD-85-117: Published: Jul 16, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's effort to acquire mobile subscriber equipment (MSE) for tactical communications, its cost and timetable, and the issue of system readiness for full-scale production.GAO noted that: (1) the Army expects to save considerable time and money over traditional procurement methods, which involve a lengthy development and test phase, by acquirin...
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...
Navy's Strategic Communications System
109021: Apr 5, 1979
A review was made of the strategic communications systems for the Department of the Navy. The Navy effectively communicates with its strategic submarines nearly 100 percent of the time, indicating that current peacetime systems are reliable. In wartime, however, the TACAMO communications system would be the only reliable means of communicating to submarines, and the Navy has allowed the TACAMO fle...