Maintenance, Rehabilitation, and Upgrading of Shore Facilities in Support of United States Coast Guard Missions [open Unknown - 2MB]
"This report presents the results of our audit of shore facilities that support the missions of the United States Coast Guard. Our objective was to determine the extent to which the United States Coast Guard is properly maintaining, rehabilitating, and upgrading its shore facilities. The United States Coast Guard has been working diligently to maintain its more than 22,000 shore facilities. However, as each year passes, this task is becoming increasingly challenging. More than 80% of its current acquisition, construction, and improvements funding is directed to the Integrated Deepwater System Program, leaving funding available for shore facilities well below the industry and United States Coast Guard accepted standard of 2% of plant replacement value. For fiscal years 2003 through 2006, the United States Coast Guard funded shore acquisition, construction, and improvements at approximately 0.3% of plant replacement value, resulting in a funding gap of about $511 million. To compensate for the gap, the United States Coast Guard improperly used maintenance funds to upgrade or expand its shore facilities."
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Report No. OIG-08-24
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