Better Logistics Planning Needed to Aid Operational Decisions Related to the Deployment of the National Security Cutter and Its Support Assets

Caldwell, Stephen L.
July 2009
GAO Reports;7/17/2009, preceding p1
Government Documents
The article reports on the deployment of the National Security Cutter (NSC) to improve the maritime safety, security, and environmental stewardship of the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard says that the objectives of NSC are to replace the deteriorating condition and technical obsolence of its assets. Meanwhile, the delivery of NSCs under the Deepwater program aims to carry out the Coast Guard's missions.


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