Coast Guard Polar Icebreaker Modernization: Background and Issues for Congress

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The Coast Guard's proposed FY2013 budget includes $8 million in acquisition funding to initiate
survey and design activities for a new polar icebreaker. The Coast Guard's Five Year Capital
Investment Plan includes an additional $852 million in FY2014-FY2017 for acquiring the ship.
The Coast Guard anticipates awarding a construction contract for the ship "within the next five
years" and taking delivery on the ship "within a decade." The project to design and build a polar
icebreaker is a new acquisition project initiated in the FY2013 budget.

Creator(s): O'Rourke, Ronald
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: April 6, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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O'Rourke, Ronald

Specialist in Naval Affairs

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: April 6, 2012
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United States
Description:

The Coast Guard's proposed FY2013 budget includes $8 million in acquisition funding to initiate
survey and design activities for a new polar icebreaker. The Coast Guard's Five Year Capital
Investment Plan includes an additional $852 million in FY2014-FY2017 for acquiring the ship.
The Coast Guard anticipates awarding a construction contract for the ship "within the next five
years" and taking delivery on the ship "within a decade." The project to design and build a polar
icebreaker is a new acquisition project initiated in the FY2013 budget.

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76 pages.

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