Serial No. 112-92: A Review of Federal Maritime Domain Awareness Programs, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, July 10, 2012   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the opening statement of Frank LoBiondo: "The subcommittee is meeting this morning to review the status of the Coast Guard Maritime Domain Awareness programs. The Coast Guard operates a broad array of systems and sensors to gather data to enhance the Service's awareness of activities in the maritime domain. At a time when Coast Guard assets and personnel are stretched very thin, Maritime Domain Awareness programs can act as a critical force multiplier, but that can only happen if the programs are properly implemented and information is integrated and distributed for action at all levels of the Coast Guard. Unfortunately, that does not seem to be the case. I remain skeptical as to whether the Coast Guard has ever looked at all these systems in totality to determine whether they are providing the data in an efficient manner. Each system was designed for a specific mission goal and developed independently of each other. As a result, many systems provide the Coast Guard duplicative information." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Peter V. Neffenger and Frank LoBiondo.

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