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GAO assessed the Coast Guard's actions to increase the qualifications and tenure of acquisitions personnel.
Recommendations for Executive Action
|Department of Transportation||1. The Secretary of Transportation should direct the Commandant of the Coast Guard to formalize the selection criteria regarding prior experience and education to ensure that, along with management skills necessary to ensure effective performance, all future project managers selected have acquisition experience or acquisition training.|
|Department of Transportation||2. The Secretary of Transportation should direct the Commandant of the Coast Guard to institute a formal requirement that, once selected, all project managers have relevant training, consistent with their educational background and acquisition experience, before their tours begin.|