Accession Number:

ADA371334

Title:

Consolidated Area Telephone System-San Francisco Area.

Descriptive Note:

Audit rept.,

Corporate Author:

INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA

Report Date:

1995-10-23

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

We performed the audit in response to a complaint to the Defense Hotline. The Hotline case was initially assigned to the Inspector General, Defense Information Systems Agency, but was referred to the Inspector General, DoD, on September 14, 1994. The complainant alleged that ATT formerly the American Telephone and Telegraph Company excessively charged for telecommunications equipment and services for the Navy Public Works Center Consolidated Area Telephone Office, San Francisco, California. The complainant also alleged that, in turn, the Consolidated Area Telephone Office charged excessive rates to subscribers of the Consolidated Area Telephone System CATS. Objective. The primary audit objective was to evaluate the validity of the allegations to the Defense Hotline. We also determined whether the CATS contract for switched telecommunications services telecommunications transmissions that are routed through an electronic device that selects the appropriate path for the transmission is cost- effective as compared to available alternatives in the San Francisco area. Also, we evaluated the Navy Public Works Center management control program as it related to the audit objectives.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE