Telecommunications (21 - 30 of 41 items)
Federal Communications Commission: International Settlement Rates
OGC-97-63: Published: Sep 22, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new rule on international settlement rates. GAO noted that: (1) the rule revises the benchmark settlement rates for international message telephone service between the United States and other countries; (2) the revised rates reflect technological improvements, their associated cost reductions, and the...
Consumer Health Informatics: Emerging Issues
T-AIMD-96-134: Published: Jul 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1996.
GAO discussed the emergence of consumer health informatics. GAO noted that: (1) the demand for health-related information has increased steadily in the past 5 to 10 years; (2) many consumers have reported problems in gaining access to appropriate health information, especially in self-care situations; (3) several hundred informatics systems have been developed in the past decade, but most systems...
Telecommunications: Costs Reported by Federal Organizations for Fiscal Year 1995
AIMD-96-105: Published: Jun 17, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on governmentwide fiscal year (FY) 1995 telecommunications costs for: (1) Federal Telecommunications System (FTS) 2000 services; (2) non-FTS 2000 long distance services; (3) local telecommunications services; (4) wireless services; and (5) telecommunications support contract services. GAO also provided information on local access costs...
Rural Development: Steps Towards Realizing the Potential of Telecommunications Technologies
RCED-96-155: Published: Jun 14, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed rural communities' efforts to develop advanced telecommunications technologies, focusing on: (1) federal programs that fund rural telecommunications projects; (2) lessons learned for developing such projects; and (3) whether changes to these programs are needed.GAO found that: (1) as of December 1995, there were at least 28 programs that provided d...
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:...
AIMD-95-219R: Published: Sep 5, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) management and planning of its telecommunications resources. GAO noted that USDA: (1) has been leasing out-of-date rotary style telephones, and has paid about $7,800 annually to lease equipment that is no longer used; (2) has paid over $6,200 for telephone service, including local telephone service, 10 extende...
Governmentwide Initiatives: Critical Issues Facing the Post-FTS 2000 Program
T-AIMD-95-108: Published: Mar 21, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1995.
GAO discussed the critical issues facing the Post-Federal Telecommunications Systems 2000 (Post-FTS 2000) Program. GAO noted that: (1) few federal users and industry officials favor the mandaatory use of Post-FTS 2000, because they believe it is inherently anticompetitive and could result in higher prices; (2) Post-FTS 2000 program management remains an open issue since several officials have ques...
Post-FTS 2000 Strategy
AIMD-95-62R: Published: Dec 16, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Post-Federal Telecommunications System (FTS) 2000 program strategy, focusing on whether the General Services Administration (GSA) has followed an appropriate process for selecting its acquisition strategy. GAO noted that: (1) GSA and the Interagency Management Council (IMC) have followed an appropriate process for selecting a pos...
Defense: Telecommunications Management
IMTEC-93-26R: Published: Apr 28, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Defense Commercial Telecommunications Network (DCTN) contract. GAO noted that: (1) DOD has established a plan to replace major portions of the DCTN contract by 1996, but the plan is optimistic; (2) DOD has divided its requirements into multiple procurements in an attempt to speed up its acquisition pr...
Telecommunications: Interruptions of Telephone Service
RCED-93-79FS: Published: Mar 5, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the frequency and causes of telephone services outages during 1990 and 1991 that affected 10,000 or more customers and lasted 15 or more minutes.GAO found that: (1) during 1990 and 1991, there were 1,000 outages that affected over 69 million customers; (2) the major reasons for telephone services outages were hardware problems, software problems, c...