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Final Quick-Reaction Report on the Reconfiguration of Automatic Voice Network Access Circuits - Kansas City Area.
INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA
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This final quick-reaction report is on a segment of our Audit of Telecommunications Circuit Allocation Programs - Kansas City Area. The objectives of this segment of the audit were to determine if existing leased telecommunications services were discontinued when no longer required and if the most cost-effective circuit configurations were used. Less costly reconfiguration opportunities existed, but were not effectively identified or implemented for 109 Command Communications Service Designators CCSDs issued for leased Automatic Voice Network AUTOVON access circuits at seven DoD activities in the Kansas City area. The CCSDs are issued by the Defense Communications Agency DCA to identify single and multichannel special-purpose circuits of the Defense Communications System. The 109 CCSDs cost the DoD 314,880 annually. We found that 41 37.6 percent of the 109 AUTOVON access circuits reviewed were potentially not cost-effective in their current configurations. In the Kansas City area, the DCA neither identified reconfiguration opportunities nor coordinated implementation of reconfiguration solutions when two or more DOD Components were involved. We estimated that the 41 reconfiguration candidate circuits needlessly cost DOD about 656,000 over the last 6 years. The DCA needs to reconfigure these circuits to avoid paying further unnecessary monthly recurring charges. If a prompt reconfiguration solution is implemented, the DoD could realize savings of 658,000 during execution of the FY 1992 through FY 1997 Future Years Defense Program.
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