Description : The Coast Guard manages a broad $27 billion major acquisition portfolio intended to modernize its ships, aircraft, command and control systems, and other capabilities. Previous reports have discussed the Coast Guard's significant acquisition challenges, including project challenges in its Deepwater program. They identified problems in costs, management, and oversight, but also recognized several steps the Coast Guard has taken to improve acquisition management. This report: (1) assessed Coast Guard capabilities to manage its major acquisition programs; and (2) determined the extent to which the Coast Guard leverages DoD and other agency contracts or expertise to support its major acquisition programs. Illus. This is a print on demand report.
Description : This report, which is part of an annual series that began in 1997, reviews the activities of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) under the UMRA of 1995. It covers public laws enacted and legislation considered by the Congress in calendar year 2010 that would impose federal mandates on state, local, or tribal governments or on the private sector. Contents: A Review of CBO¿s Activities in 2010 Under the UMRA; An Overview of Key Provisions in the UMRA 63; Public Laws That Contain Federal Mandates as Defined in the UMRA, 1996 to 2010; Primary Contributors to CBO¿s Analyses of Mandates. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand edition of an important, hard-to-find publication.
Description : This report on federal mandates focuses on preemptions, a type of mandate that would limit the authority of state, local, or tribal governments to apply and enforce their own laws. It discusses the nature of federal preemptions and identifies preemptive language in legislation considered by the 111th Congress. It also outlines the policy areas most affected by those proposed federal requirements and presents data about other preemptions since 2001. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand edition of an important, hard-to-find report.