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Coast Guard Cutter Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress


This report provides background information and potential oversight issues for Congress on the Coast Guard's programs for procuring eight National Security Cutters (NSCs), 25 Offshore Patrol Cutters (OPCs), and 58 Fast Response Cutters (FRCs). These 91 planned cutters are intended as replacements for 90 aging Coast Guard cutters and patrol craft. The Coast Guard began procuring NSCs and FRCs a few years ago, and the first few NSCs and FRCs are now in service. The Coast Guard plans to begin procuring OPCs within the next few years. The NSC, OPC, and FRC programs have a combined estimated acquisition cost of about $21.1 billion, and the Coast Guard's proposed FY2013 budget requests a total of $852 million in acquisition funding for the three programs. The issue for Congress is whether to approve, reject, or modify the Coast Guard's funding requests and acquisition strategies for the NSC, OPC, and FRC programs. Congress's decisions on these three programs could substantially affect Coast Guard capabilities and funding requirements, and the U.S. shipbuilding industrial base.


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Coast Guard Cutter Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress  [Order No: R42567  Release Date: Feb 28,2014  Pages: 58]

Coast Guard Cutter Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress  [Order No: R42567  Release Date: Feb 14,2014  Pages: 58]

Coast Guard Cutter Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress  [Order No: R42567  Release Date: Nov 18,2013  Pages: 57]

Coast Guard Cutter Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress  [Order No: R42567  Release Date: Jul 24,2013  Pages: 56]

Coast Guard Cutter Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress  [Order No: R42567  Release Date: Jul 03,2013  Pages: 52]

Coast Guard Cutter Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress  [Order No: R42567  Release Date: Jun 07,2013  Pages: 52]

Coast Guard Cutter Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress  [Order No: R42567  Release Date: May 13,2013  Pages: 47]

Coast Guard Cutter Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress  [Order No: R42567  Release Date: Apr 26,2013  Pages: 47]

Coast Guard Cutter Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress  [Order No: R42567  Release Date: Mar 15,2013  Pages: 62]

Coast Guard Cutter Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress  [Order No: R42567  Release Date: Dec 20,2012  Pages: 61]

Coast Guard Cutter Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress  [Order No: R42567  Release Date: Dec 10,2012  Pages: 59]

Coast Guard Cutter Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress  [Order No: R42567  Release Date: Oct 31,2012  Pages: 58]

Coast Guard Cutter Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress  [Order No: R42567  Release Date: Oct 25,2012  Pages: 58]

Coast Guard Cutter Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress  [Order No: R42567  Release Date: Jul 31,2012  Pages: 51]

Coast Guard Cutter Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress  [Order No: R42567  Release Date: Jul 20,2012  Pages: 51]

Coast Guard Cutter Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress  [Order No: R42567  Release Date: Jun 29,2012  Pages: 49]

Coast Guard Cutter Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress  [Order No: R42567  Release Date: Jun 13,2012  Pages: 49]