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Emergency Communications: Survey of Selected Federal Agencies' Use and Procurement of Land Mobile Radio Equipment (GAO-17-13SP, October 5, 2016), an E-supplement to GAO-17-12
GAO-17-13SP: Published: Oct 5, 2016. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 2016.
This e-supplement is a companion to GAO’s report entitled, Emergency Communications: Improved Procurement of Land Mobile Radios Could Enhance Interoperability and Cut Costs, GAO-17-12. The purpose of this e-supplement is to provide a summary of the results of GAO's survey of select civilian federal agencies on their use of land mobile radio (LMR) systems to communicate with other federal agencie...
Telecommunications Management: More Effort Needed by Interior and the Forest Service to Achieve Savings
AIMD-97-67: Published: May 8, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed efforts by the Department of the Interior and the Forest Service to reduce costs by consolidating their telecommunications services, focusing on whether Interior: (1) has consolidated and optimized telecommunications services to eliminate unnecessary services and maximize savings; and (2) and the Forest Service are sharing telecommunications servic...
USDA Telecommunications: Better Management and Network Planning Could Save Millions
AIMD-95-203: Published: Sep 22, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) management and planning of its telecommunications resources, focusing on whether USDA is: (1) managing its telecommunications resources cost-effectively; and (2) planning telecommunications networks to support its information sharing needs.GAO found that: (1) USDA is not cost-effectively managing its annual $1...
Comments on Deletion of FTS 2000 Provision from 1996 Appropriation Act
B-261944: Published: Jul 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided on opinion on the deletion of the FTS 2000 mandatory utilization provision from the fiscal year 1996 Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government Appropriation Act. GAO noted that the: (1) provision's deletion would not affect current FTS 2000 contracts, since the General Services Administration has adequate independent authority under current...
USDA Telecommunications: Missed Opportunities to Save Millions
AIMD-95-97: Published: Apr 24, 1995. Publicly Released: May 25, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Department of Agriculture (USDA) is consolidating and optimizing Federal Telecommunications Systems (FTS) 2000 services across the department to maximize savings.GAO found that: (1) USDA has identified opportunities to significantly reduce telecommunications costs by consolidating and optimizing its FTS 2000 services, but it has not act...
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...
FTS 2000: Status and Mandatory Use
T-IMTEC-93-5: Published: Apr 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1993.
GAO discussed the Federal Telecommunications System (FTS) 2000 program, focusing on the program's status and the need for a mandatory use provision to ensure compliance. GAO noted that: (1) the General Services Administration (GSA) has greatly reduced FTS 2000 equipment prices through recompetition of the requirement, in most instances obtaining below-commercial prices; (2) GSA implementation of p...
FTS 2000: Mandatory Use
IMTEC-92-33R: Published: Feb 28, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement and a congressional request, GAO commented on FTS 2000 mandatory use, focusing on: (1) whether a requirement for mandatory use of FTS 2000 should be continued for fiscal year (FY) 1993; and (2) a proposed modification to make mandatory use contingent on the General Services Administration's (GSA) reporting that FTS 2000 is satisfying the government's telecommu...
FTS 2000: An Overview of the Federal Government's New Telecommunications System
IMTEC-90-17FS: Published: Feb 14, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Federal Telecommunications System 2000, focusing on: (1) background data on the system's services, design, and contracts; and (2) the General Services Administration's (GSA) exemption of agencies from mandatory use of the previous system and its reviews of those exemptions since its contract awards for the new system.GAO noted th...
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...