Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General: Annual Review of the United States Coast Guard's Mission Performance (FY 2009) [open pdf - 1MB]
"This report presents our annual review of the United States Coast Guard's mission performance, as required by the Homeland Security Act of 2002. To address the Act's requirements, we reviewed the Coast Guard's performance measures and results for each non-homeland security and homeland security mission, as well as resource hours used to perform the various missions from Fiscal Years 2001 through 2009. We did not verify the accuracy of Coast Guard--provided data. According to the Coast Guard, the data show that in Fiscal Year 2009, for the eighth consecutive year, the Coast Guard dedicated more resource hours to homeland security missions than to non-homeland security missions. The data also show that the gap between homeland security and non-homeland security resource hours increased to 12% in FY 2009 from 10% in FY 2008. Coast Guard performance measurement information indicates that it met more non-homeland security mission performance measures than homeland security mission performance measures. Coast Guard-- provided budget projections for Fiscal Year 2010 show a decrease in homeland security mission spending and a slight increase in non-homeland security mission spending from Fiscal Year 2009, and a narrowing of the gap between the two categories. This report contains no recommendations."
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Report No. OIG-10-106
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