ERIC Number: ED433032
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Schools and Libraries Program: Actions Taken To Improve Operational Procedures Prior to Committing Funds. Report to the Chairman, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, U.S. Senate.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Resources, Community, and Economic Development Div.
To administer a program to assist schools and libraries in acquiring modern telecommunications services, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) directed the creation of the Schools and Libraries Corporation (the Corporation). Recommendations were made in July 1998 by the General Accounting Office for the Corporation to take certain actions to strengthen its operations before any funding commitment letters were issued to applicants. This report assesses the Corporation's progress in implementing these recommendations and highlights additional issues that need to be monitored as the program moves forward. Following a results-in-brief section and a background discussion on the program administration and application process, actions taken to implement key operational recommendations are highlighted. Other management challenges which will need close attention are then outlined. The scope and methodology and agency comments are also included. (AEF)
Descriptors: Costs, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Information Services, Libraries, Program Development, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Public Agencies, Schools, Telecommunications, Vendors
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 37050, Washington, DC 20013 (first copy free, additional copies $2, 100 or more copies discounted 25%); Tel: 202-512-6000; Fax: 202-512-6061; TDD: 202-512-2537; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.gao.gov
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Resources, Community, and Economic Development Div.