COAST GUARD: IMPROVEMENTS NEEDED IN MANAGEMENT OF PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES. TESTIMONY

This is the statement of Kenneth M. Mead, Director, Transportation Issues, Resources, Community, and Economic Development Division, General Accounting Office (GAO), before the Subcommittee on Transportation and Related Agencies, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, on the management of the Coast Guard. The testimony focuses on three main points: (1) The Coast Guard is requesting $3.8 billion in spending authority for fiscal year 1994, an increase of $150 million over the nearly $3.7 billion it was granted in fiscal year 1993. The Coast Guard has shifted its resources among its many missions, increasing funding for some while decreasing funding for others. (2) In previous studies, GAO identified numerous instances in which the Coast Guard could have more effectively managed its resources and, as a result, the performance of its missions was adversely affected. (3) The Coast Guard has taken action, for the most part, to address the weaknesses GAO found in specific programs and made recommended improvements. It also recognizes that these management weaknesses may go beyond the programs reviewed and has begun to address them on an agency-wide basis.

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  • Authors:
    • Mead, K M
  • Publication Date: 1993-4-20

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00629118
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: GAO/T-RCED-93-28
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1993 12:00AM