ABSTRACT

Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General: Review of the U.S. Coast Guard's Expenditure Plans for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Redacted)   [open pdf - 448KB]

The Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) states the following about the content of this DHS-OIG report: "The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) allocated $240 million to the Coast Guard, including $142 million for the alteration or removal of obstructive bridges under the Truman-Hobbs Act of 1946, and $98 million for acquisition, construction, and improvements to the Coast Guard's shore facilities and vessels. As required by the Recovery Act, the Coast Guard issued two plans for expending the stimulus funds in both of these areas. We reviewed the expenditure plans to determine whether they were practical, thorough, comprehensive, and designed to meet the goals of the Recovery Act. Further, we evaluated the plans according to prudent management principles, such as risk mitigation and management control strategies. The Coast Guard generally developed practical, thorough, and comprehensive plans to spend Recovery Act funds to alter obstructive bridges and to acquire, construct, or improve its shore facilities and vessels. Although the plans were generally designed to meet the Recovery Act's goals, the Coast Guard's plans for shore facility and vessel projects and alteration or removal of obstructive bridges did not meet the Recovery Act's 'quick-start' goal of using 50% of the stimulus funds for activities that could be initiated by June 17, 2009. We are not making any recommendations in this report."

Report Number:
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Report No. OIG-10-06
Publisher:
Date:
2009-10
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States. Dept. of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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