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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the results of its work on federal programs that can be used to fund schools' or libraries' technology initiatives, focusing on: (1) what federal programs are available to provide federal or private funding for libraries and elementary and secondary schools for telecommunications and information technology and, for each, the fiscal year (FY) 1998 funding level; (2) what information is available about the portion of those funds that was used for technology; and (3) what the authorizing statute or legal authority is for each program to provide such funding.

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