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In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the conference results and coordination among U.S. participants at the 1983 Regional Administrative Radio Conference held by the International Telecommunications Union.

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Recommendations for Executive Action

Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Department of State 1. The Secretary of State should improve the coordination of its participation in international telecommunications conferences and assure that delegations have the benefit of Department advice and involvement by: (1) more clearly defining and delineating the authority and responsibilities of the Office of the Coordinator for International Communication and Information Policy; and (2) involving Department political experts early in conference preparations and as delegation members in order to negotiate and anticipate support for U.S. positions.
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

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