Oversight Hearing on Recent Setbacks to the Coast Guard Deepwater Program

February 14, 2007

The hearing will focus on a number of recent reports that identify major concerns with the Deepwater program, and recommendations for changing the program’s present course, including an independent review of the entire contracting approach, conducted by the Department of Defense’s Defense Acquisition University, which recommends significant changes to the acquisition approach currently used in the Deepwater program.


Majority Statement

  • Daniel K. Inouye

  • Maria Cantwell


Minority Statement

  • Olympia J. Snowe


Witness Panel 1

  • Mr. Richard L. Skinner

    Inspector General, Office of Inspector General
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Mr. Stephen L. Caldwell

    Director, Homeland Security and Justice Issues
    U.S. Government Accountability Office
  • Admiral Thad W. Allen

    United States Coast Guard

Witness Panel 2

  • Dr. Leo Mackay

    Vice President and General Manager, Coast Guard Systems
    Lockheed Martin
  • Mr. Phillip Teel

    President, Ship Systems
    Northrop Grumman
  • Captain Kevin Jarvis

    U.S. Coast Guard, Retired