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Coast Guard Mission Execution: How Is The Coast Guard Meeting Its Mission Goals? Hearing Before The Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, December 11, 2013   [open pdf - 2MB]

This is the December 11, 2013 hearing on "Coast Guard Mission Execution: How Is The Coast Guard Meeting Its Mission Goals?," held before The House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. From the testimony of John P. Currier: "The United States faces an increasingly broad set of maritime risks to people, cargo, conveyances, and the environment. These risks drive the need for effective maritime governance and an increased demand for Coast Guard's unique authorities and operational capabilities. As we balance the demand for our services with available resources in this challenging fiscal environment, tough choices have to be made. Unfortunately, despite our continuing efforts to meet all mission demands, we are not able to sustain effective presence, meet every demand, or conduct operations in all areas that are needed. However, we are making responsible and informed decisions through our performance planning process to mitigate our highest risks and to respond to the highest maritime threats. […] Protection of the maritime transportation system is vital to promote the safe and efficient flow of legitimate maritime commerce in executing our ports, waterways, and coastal security mission." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: John P. Currier, Duncan Hunter, John Garamendi, Rick Larsen, and Tom Rice.

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Serial No. 113-44
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2013-12-11
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