Status of Selected Aspects of the Coast Guard's Deepwater Program

Status of Selected Aspects of the Coast Guard's Deepwater Program

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The Coast Guard (CG) is in the midst of the largest acquisition program in its history -- one that has experienced serious mgmt. and performance problems. The Deepwater program is intended to replace or modernize the CGAis fleet of vessels, aircraft, and info. mgmt. capabilities. To carry out this acquisition, the CG contracted with a system integrator, Integrated CG Systems (ICGS). This report determines: how decisions are made regarding whether to purchase assets under the contract with ICGS or directly with another vendor; the costs and performance trade-offs, if any, assoc. with the CGAis acquisition strategy for the Fast Response Cutter; and cost, schedule, and performance issues assoc. with changes to the Nat. Security Cutter. Illus.To assess these aspects of the Deepwater program, we reviewed and analyzed key Coast Guard documents, including the ... To fill its urgent need for patrol boats, the Coast Guard plans to award a contract for a commercially available design of the FRC. ... slowera€”28 instead of 30 knotsa€”and allowance of a manual small-boat launch and recovery system that Coast Guard officials said is not as safe andanbsp;...

Title:Status of Selected Aspects of the Coast Guard's Deepwater Program
Author: John P. Hutton
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2008-07

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