Challenges that Maintaining Legacy Assets Poses to United States Coast Guard Mission Performance, 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, September 20, 2012 [open pdf - 2MB]
From the opening statement of Frank LoBiondo: "The subcommittee is meeting this afternoon to review the challenges the Coast Guard faces maintaining its legacy assets and examine how those challenges impact the Service's mission and performance. Findings by GAO [Government Accountability Office] and others over the years have accurately shown the rapid decline of legacy assets that is causing the Coast Guard to fall short of its operational targets, forcing the Service to spend too much of its tight budget on maintenance and undermining the success of its critical safety and security missions. This is a very serious problem that has me and, I believe, many others very deeply concerned." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Ronald J. Rábago, Stephen L. Caldwell, Rick Larsen, Howard Coble, and Frank LoBiondo.
Serial No. 112-105
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