CGNewsTip: Congress to keep closer eye on Deepwater

Federal Computer Weekly reports:

In separate pieces of legislation to fund the Iraq war, the House and Senate have included provisions to tighten oversight over procurement and require competition for portions of the Coast Guard’s $24 billion Integrated Deepwater Systems modernization program.

The Deepwater provisions are different in each bill, but both bills address numerous issues related to design flaws, lax oversight and cost overruns that have been raised by the Government Accountability Office and the Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General.

The Senate bill assigns Coast Guard managers to serve as chairs of the Deepwater integrated product teams, requires third-party reviews of design changes and demands life-cycle cost estimates for future assets.

Full Story at FCW.com

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