The History of the U.S. Coast Guard's Deepwater Program and Evolution of the Acquisions Directorate
Technical rept. Aug-Dec 2014
NEW ORLEANS UNIV LA COLL OF ENGINEERING
Pagination or Media Count:
The Coast Guard has created a robust acquisitions process for handling its assets. However, the Coast Guard has overcome many hurdles in order to become successful. In the late 1990s the Coast Guard realized its fleet was becoming antiquated and obsolete. As a result, a contract to modernize the fleet was awarded to ICGS to oversee and execute the Deepwater acquisition. Through mismanagement and lack of oversight, the Deepwater program to modernize the fleet was scrutinized and reexamined. In 2007, the Coast Guard assumed ownership of modernization, later referred to as fleet recapitalization. The Coast Guard created the Acquisitions Directorate CG-9 which was a new command structure to handle the recapitalization program. In order to provide self-governance and direction, a strategic plan and systems manual was developed to emphasize a systems oriented approach to Coast Guard acquisitions management and oversight. The end result a cost-effective approach to sustaining the Coast Guard s missions in the 21st century and beyond.
- Administration and Management
- Marine Engineering
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies