Telecommunications (31 - 40 of 47 items)
Telephone Communications: Controlling Cross-Subsidy Between Regulated and Competitive Services
RCED-88-34: Published: Oct 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) proposed implementation of accounting controls to prevent cross-subsidization between regulated and nonregulated telephone service in order to facilitate competition among telephone companies.GAO found that: (1) the FCC allocation process was inefficient because it impeded companies from offering new...
Information Management: Leadership Needed in Managing Federal Telecommunications
IMTEC-87-9: Published: May 6, 1987. Publicly Released: May 26, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined whether the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the General Services Administration (GSA) are providing the necessary leadership and making sound decisions for managing the federal government's telecommunications.GAO noted that OMB is required to develop, in consultation with GSA, a 5-year plan for meeting the federal government's telecomm...
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...
GSA's Telecommunications Procurement Program Requires Comprehensive Planning and Management
IMTEC-84-10: Published: Jun 11, 1984. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1984.
GAO addressed the General Services Administration's (GSA) management and procurement of telecommunications equipment and services under the divestiture of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) and the Federal Communications Commission's Second Computer Inquiry.Traditionally, GSA has ordered telephone services and equipment from AT&T Presently, under divestiture, GSA must estimate fut...
Assessment of Bilateral Telecommunications Agreements With Japan
NSIAD-84-2: Published: Oct 7, 1983. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 1983.
GAO reviewed the implementation of two bilateral telecommunications agreements between the United States and Japan. The U.S.-Japan Agreement on Nippon Telephone and Telegraph Public Corporation (NTT) Procurement covers procurement by NTT, a Japanese Government enterprise that is responsible for developing Japan's domestic telecommunications system, and commits NTT to treat bids from U.S. and Japan...
The Effects of Changes in the Telecommunications Industry on FCC Operations
122443: Sep 27, 1983
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed the effects of changes in the telecommunications industry on the operations, workload, and structure of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). GAO focused its attention on issues raised by the recent FCC access charge decision, which changed the way in which the costs of providing long distance telephone service are recovered from users,...
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...
Financial Information Lacking on Government Telecommunications Services and Equipment
MASAD-83-16: Published: Feb 25, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1983.
A congressional committee expressed concern that no specific figures are available for use by Congress and the general public indicating the total expenditures for the Government acquisition and use of telecommunications services and equipment. In an attempt to obtain this information, the committee prepared and distributed a questionnaire to 41 departments and agencies. The committee chairman req...
Legislative and Regulatory Actions Needed To Deal With a Changing Domestic Telecommunications Industry
CED-81-136: Published: Sep 24, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1981.
The Federal Communications Commission, supported by the courts, has issued a series of decisions which have allowed competition in the manufacture of telecommunications terminal equipment and in the interstate provisions of telecommunications services. GAO conducted a review to evaluate the Commission's program for regulating domestic telecommunications common carriers in light of the changing ind...
Comments on Proposed FPR Subpart
B-203515: Published: Jul 6, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1981.
GAO was asked to comment on proposed changes to the Federal Procurement Regulations covering telecommunications services, facilities, systems, and equipment. GAO agrees with the intent of the modifications and believes that the policies and procedures suggested have been long overdue...