Accession Number : AD1021548

Title :   Coast Guard Polar Icebreaker Modernization: Background and Issues for Congress

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Congressional Research Service Washington United States

Personal Author(s) : O'Rourke,Ronald

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Report Date : 10 Nov 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : The Coast Guards proposed FY2017 budget requests $150 million in acquisition funding for a new polar icebreaker that the Coast Guard wants to begin building in FY2020. The Coast Guards FY2017-FY2021 five-year Capital Investment Plan (CIP) includes a total of $780 million in acquisition funding for a new polar icebreaker, including the $150 million requested for FY2017, $50 million projected for FY2019, $150 million projected for FY2020, and $430 million projected for FY2021. The total acquisition cost of a new polar icebreaker that begins construction in FY2020 has not been officially estimated but might be roughly $1 billion, including design costs.

Descriptors :   coast guard , polar regions , acquisition , marine transportation , Cutters(Vessels) , Icebreakers , department of homeland security , procurement , cost effectiveness , budgets , NATIONAL POLITICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE