Analysis of Budget Behavior for the U.S. Coast Guard.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The Coast Guard was transferred to the Department of Transportation from the Treasury Department in 1967. Since joining the Transportation Department, the service has assumed several new additional responsibilities. This thesis analyzes the annual Coast Guard budgets and the services participation in the government budget process during this period of rapidly growing responsibilities. The period 1967-1984 is emphasized in the study. Analysis of budget data during the period 1950-1966 is also done for comparative purpose. The budget are broken into major components and specific budget behavior is identified. The cost guards budget behavior is then compared with budget behavior from other services and agencies. A review of congressional testimony involving Coast Guard funding is also accomplished. Statements summarizing the Coast Guards budget behavior and how the service peforms in the government budget process are made.
- Administration and Management
- Government and Political Science