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Author: Ronald O’Rourke, Specialist in Naval Affairs

Release Date: 3/1/2019

Number of Pages:  82

Price: $19.95

This report provides background information and issues for Congress on the Polar Security Cutter (PSC) program?the Coast Guard?s program for acquiring new polar icebreakers. The program was previously known as the polar icebreaker (PIB) program. The PSC program has received a total of $1,034.6 million (i.e., about $1.0 billion) in procurement funding through FY2019. The Coast Guard?s FY2019 five-year (FY2019-FY2023) Capital Investment Plan (CIP) projected that the Coast Guard?s FY2020 budget would request an additional $125 million in FY2020 procurement funding for the program.