Homeland Security: Coast Guard Operations - Background and Issues for Congress [Updated October 25, 2006] [open pdf - 147KB]
"The Coast Guard is the lead federal agency for maritime homeland security. For FY2007, the Coast Guard is requesting a total of about $4.5 billion for missions defined in The Homeland Security Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-296) as the Coast Guard's homeland security missions. The Coast Guard's homeland security operations pose several potential issues for Congress. This report will be updated as events warrant."
CRS Report for Congress, RS21125