Coast Guard: Actions Needed to Ensure Investments in Key Data System Meet Mission and User Needs, Report to Congressional Requesters   [open pdf - 4MB]

From the GAO [Government Accountability Office] Highlights: "The Coast Guard, within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is the principal federal agency responsible for maritime safety and security. The Coast Guard maintains and uses MISLE [Marine Information for Safety and Law Enforcement]--a data system that tracks and reports results data for nearly all Coast Guard missions. GAO was asked to review the status of MISLE and efforts to update it. This report examines (1) the extent to which MISLE supports Coast Guard operations and decision-making; (2) the extent to which the Coast Guard has policies, procedures, and training to ensure reliable MISLE data; and (3) Coast Guard efforts to enhance, upgrade, or replace MISLE since 2008. GAO reviewed Coast Guard plans and performance documents, policies and procedures related to MISLE data entry; select performance data for four missions from fiscal years 2014 through 2018, the most recent data available; and Coast Guard and DHS systems engineering life cycle and acquisition frameworks. GAO also interviewed Coast Guard field and headquarters MISLE users."

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