Coast Guard commandant testifies before House subcommittee

Coast Guard Headquarters NewsWASHINGTON — The commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Adm. Robert J. Papp, Jr., testified Tuesday before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation about the Coast Guard’s acquisition program.

The subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Frank LoBiondo, received testimony detailing the progress of the Coast Guard Acquisitions program and highlights of recent successful acquisitions.

“I am proud to report we are making real progress.  On Sept. 2, we accepted the on-time delivery of Cutter Stratton – the third National Security Cutter; fabrication of Cutter Hamilton, NSC #4, started in August, and we awarded a fixed price contract for the Cutter James, NSC #5, just last month,” said Papp. “In April and August, the first two Fast Response Cutters – the replacement for the venerable Island Class patrol boat – were launched.  Production of hulls #3-8 is underway and we just exercised a fixed price option for production of hulls #9-12.”

To download written testimony click here.

To download the oral statement click here.

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