Coast Guard FY12 Budget Request

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Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Robert Papp

Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Robert Papp said the department’s priorities for the upcoming year will be rebuilding the Coast Guard fleet, sustaining front-line operations, enhancing maritime incident prevention and response and supporting military families in submitting his Fiscal Year 2012 budget request to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security.

“The demands on the Coast Guard remain high,” Papp said. “As we have for over 220 years, we remain ready to meet the Nation’s many maritime needs supported by the FY 2012 request. We will always fulfill our duties and obligations to the American people, true to “Semper Paratus, Always Ready.”

Some of the highlights of the budget (you can check out further details here) request:

  • $642 million for surface asset recapitalization
  • $289.9 million for air asset recapitalization
  • $193.7 million to recapitalize shore infrastructure
  • $110.2 million for pay and benefits to the Coast Guard’s acquisition workforce
  • $39 million for the Polar Icebreaking Program
  • $8.6 million for network security

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Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Departments, U.S. Coast Guard
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