Accession Number:

ADA456163

Title:

Coast Guard Deepwater Program: Background and Issues for Congress

Descriptive Note:

Congressional rept.

Corporate Author:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-09-06

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The Integrated Deepwater Systems IDS program, or Deepwater program for short, is a project to replace and modernize the Coast Guards aging fleet of deepwater-capable ships and aircraft. It is the largest and most complex acquisition effort in Coast Guard history. The Coast Guards FY2007 budget requests 934.431 million for the program. The House-reported version of H.R. 5441, the FY2007 Department of Homeland Security DHS appropriations bill, recommends 892.64 million for the Deepwater program the Senate-reported version recommends 993.631. The issue for Congress is whether to approve, reject, or modify the Administrations funding requests and overall approach for the program.

Subject Categories:

  • Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft
  • Sociology and Law
  • Marine Engineering
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE