The Deepwater Program includes efforts to build or modernize ships and aircraft and to procure other capabilities. In 2002, the Coast Guard contracted with Integrated Coast Guard Systems (ICGS) to manage the acquisition as systems integrator. After a series of project failures, the Coast Guard announced in April 2007 that it would take over the lead role, with future work on individual assets bid competitively, and a program baseline of $24.2 billion was set. This report addresses: (1) efforts to manage Deepwater; (2) changes in cost and schedule of the assets; and (3) efforts to build an acquisition workforce. The auditor reviewed Coast Guard documents and interviewed officials. Includes recommendations. Charts and tables.As Deepwater Systems Integrator, Coast Guard Is Reassessing Costs and Capabilities But Lags in Applying Its Disciplined ... we reviewed the Coast Guarda#39;s Major Systems Acquisition Manual (MSAM) and technical authority instructions.
|Author||:||John P. Hutton|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 2010-01|