Coast Guard Cutter Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress [Updated December 18, 2019] [open pdf - 2MB]
From the Introduction: "This report provides background information and potential oversight issues for Congress on the Coast Guard's programs for procuring 8 National Security Cutters (NSCs), 25 Offshore Patrol Cutters (OPCs), and 58 Fast Response Cutters (FRCs). The Coast Guard's proposed FY2020 budget requests a total of $657 million in procurement funding for the NSC, OPC, and FRC programs."
CRS Report for Congress, R42567
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/