National Maritime Strategy: DOT is Taking Steps to Obtain Interagency Input and Finalize Strategy, Report to Congressional Committees [open pdf - 434KB]
From the GAO [Government Accountability Office] Highlights: "DOT's [Department of Transportation] efforts related to a national maritime strategy aimed at helping to ensure the sustainability and competitiveness of the U.S.-flag fleet were first mandated in statute in 2014. In 2018, the due date for the national maritime strategy was extended to February 2020. A provision in statute directed GAO to identify the challenges facing the U.S. maritime industry and the status of the national maritime strategy. This report (1) identifies selected stakeholders' views on the key national defense implications of the challenges facing the U.S. maritime industry, among other things, and (2) examines the status of the national maritime strategy and the extent to which DOT coordinated the strategy's development with relevant federal agencies."
Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/