14 U.S. Code § 569a - Major acquisitions
In conjunction with the transmittal by the President to Congress of the budget of the United States for fiscal year 2014 and biennially thereafter, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives a report on the status of all major acquisition programs.
(b)Information To Be Included.—Each report under subsection (a) shall include for each major acquisition program—
a statement of the Coast Guard’s mission needs and performance goals relating to such program, including a justification for any change to those needs and goals subsequent to a report previously submitted under this section;
a justification explaining how the projected number and capabilities of assets acquired under such program meet applicable mission needs and performance goals;
an identification of any and all mission hour gaps, accompanied by an explanation of how and when the Coast Guard will close those gaps;
(4) an identification of any changes with respect to such program, including—
any changes to the timeline for the acquisition of each new asset and the phaseout of legacy assets; and
a justification explaining how any change to such program fulfills the mission needs and performance goals of the Coast Guard;
a description of how the Coast Guard is planning for the integration of each new asset acquired under such program into the Coast Guard, including needs related to shore-based infrastructure and human resources;
an identification of how funds in the applicable fiscal year’s budget request will be allocated, including information on the purchase of specific assets;
a projection of the remaining operational lifespan and life-cycle cost of each legacy asset that also identifies any anticipated resource gaps;
a detailed explanation of how the costs of legacy assets are being accounted for within such program; and
(c)Adequacy of Acquisition Workforce.—Each report under subsection (a) shall—
include information on the scope of the acquisition activities to be performed in the next fiscal year and on the adequacy of the current acquisition workforce to meet that anticipated workload;
specify the number of officers, members, and employees of the Coast Guard currently and planned to be assigned to each position designated under section 562(c) of this subchapter; and
(d)Cutters Not Maintained in Class.—
Each report under subsection (a) shall identify which, if any, Coast Guard cutters that have been issued a certificate of classification by the American Bureau of Shipping have not been maintained in class, with an explanation detailing the reasons why the cutters have not been maintained in class.
(e)Major Acquisition Program Defined.—
In this section, the term “major acquisition program” means an ongoing acquisition undertaken by the Coast Guard with a life-cycle cost estimate greater than or equal to $300,000,000.
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