Coast Guard: New Communication System to Support Search and Rescue Faces Challenges

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A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Search and rescue--one of the Coast Guard's oldest missions--involves minimizing the loss of life, injury, and property damage by aiding people and boats in distress. The Coast Guard has previously reported that its 30-year-old search and rescue communication system, called the National Distress and Response System, has several deficiencies and is difficult to maintain. Thus, the Coast Guard contracted to replace and modernize it with a new system, called Rescue 21. GAO was asked to identify the status and plans of the Coast Guard's acquisition of ... continued below

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United States. General Accounting Office. September 30, 2003.

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A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Search and rescue--one of the Coast Guard's oldest missions--involves minimizing the loss of life, injury, and property damage by aiding people and boats in distress. The Coast Guard has previously reported that its 30-year-old search and rescue communication system, called the National Distress and Response System, has several deficiencies and is difficult to maintain. Thus, the Coast Guard contracted to replace and modernize it with a new system, called Rescue 21. GAO was asked to identify the status and plans of the Coast Guard's acquisition of Rescue 21 and the technical and program risks associated with Rescue 21."

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United States. General Accounting Office. Coast Guard: New Communication System to Support Search and Rescue Faces Challenges, report, September 30, 2003; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc291514/: accessed December 13, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.