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USCG - Rescue 21

  • Investment Description

    Purpose: R21 is the Coast Guard's advanced command, control, & comms system for missions in the coastal zone. R21 was developed to better locate mariners in distress & save lives & property at sea. Stakeholders include CG operators,boating public,Purpose: R21 is the Coast Guard's advanced command, control, & comms system for missions in the coastal zone. R21 was developed to better locate mariners in distress & save lives & property at sea. Stakeholders include CG operators,boating public,DHS Undersecretary for Management,U.S. Congress,& other federal,state & local maritime operators,emergency response&law enforcement units/agencies.Goals: R21 Coastal will complete gapfiller sites; Install VSAT hardware in RFF sites; Commence system implementation in 3 WR Sectors & 2 AK Sectors, including new consoles, DSC capability and 3 new RFFs; Continue (OT&E) and deployments; Transition to full sustainment operations. Resolve prioritized coverage gaps.Benefits: R21 provides in helping to ensure the successful outcome of (SAR) missions. Advanced Direction Finding which more accurately identifies the location of callers w/ lines of bearing to the VHF radio transmission source which reduces response time & search area; Continuous, enhanced VHF-FM marine radio coverage out to 20 nautical miles from shore; ability to indentify suspected hoax calls;Increasing the number of voice channels from 1 to 5; Digital voice recording w/ immediate playback; Timely flow of info between CG & others.. R21 significantly enhances the CG's ability to detect & respond to distress calls in the coastal zone, which directly benefits the U.S. public's marine safety & saves lives. More..

  • FY2014 (CY) Spending

    $77.62 M

    Time frame of Investment

    1997 - 2027

  • Status

    No change in status

CIO Information

Luke McCormack

Agency Head

Jeh Johnson

Agency

DHS

Bureau

United States Coast Guard

Evaluation by Agency CIO

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Current Evaluation

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Color balls based on variances or ciorating

Evaluation Explanation

The US Coast Guard (USCG) Rescue 21 program is in the Mixed life cycle phase. The program is reporting cost and schedule variances within the OMB accThe US Coast Guard (USCG) Rescue 21 program is in the Mixed life cycle phase. The program is reporting cost and schedule variances within the OMB acceptable range. Rescue 21 continues to balance program expectations with available program funding while staying ahead of emerging technology and obsolescence challenges. The program continues to evaluate, prioritize and implement solutions to maintain system sustainability and achieve information assurance objectives. Rescue 21 utilizes a comprehensive resource plan, which includes a variety of vehicles available to meet the program management staffing demands, including program support contractors and government-to-government agreements. The program continues to engage in necessary coordination efforts with Telecommunication and Information Systems Command (TISCOM) and the deployment team to ensure timely service delivery and the program's ability to reach full operating capability by 2016. However, an operational analysis (OA) has not been conducted for the Rescue 21 program since June 2012. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Chief Information Officer (CIO) assesses the USCG Rescue 21 program as a Moderately Low Risk investment. More..

Project Summary

  • Number of Projects

    8

  • Cost Variance

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  • Schedule Variance

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Project Name Project Life Cycle Costs Cost Variance Schedule Variance
Rescue 21 Deployment$258 MGreenGreen
System Support and Maintenance$130.88 MGreenGreen
Project Management$48.26 MGreenGreen
Engineering$31 MGreenGreen
R21 Alaska$9.5 MGreenGreen
R21 Western Rivers$9.1 MRedRed
Vessels$1.5 MYellowGreen
VSAT AC&I$1.75 MGreenGreen

Operational Performance

Metric Description Frequency Unit of Measure FY2014 Target Most Recent Actual Metric Status * Updated Date of Most Recent Actual *
Channel 16 (International Hailing and Distress FreChannel 16 (International Hailing and Distress Frequency) Availability of Coast Guard's Distress System More..MonthlyPercentPercent99.599.8Met2014-02-10
Channel 70 (DSC) Channel 70 (International DigitalChannel 70 (DSC) Channel 70 (International Digital Selective Calling Reserved Channel) Availability of Coast Guard Distress System More..Semi-AnnualPercentPercent9999Met2013-09-30
Percent of availability of 3 simultaneous voice coPercent of availability of 3 simultaneous voice communciation channels More..Semi-AnnualPercentPercent9999Met2013-09-30
Provide 90% Communication Area Coverage Out to 20 Provide 90% Communication Area Coverage Out to 20 Nautical Miles from Shore More..Semi-AnnualPercentPercent9090Met2013-09-30
Percent of Coast Guard marine information broadcasPercent of Coast Guard marine information broadcasts transmitted by Rescue 21 in all sectors in which Rescue 21 is deployed More..Semi-AnnualPercentPercent9898Met2013-09-30
Provide uninterrupted guard to receive distress anProvide uninterrupted guard to receive distress and emergency alerts on VHF channel 16 and channel 70. More..Semi-AnnualPercentPercent9898Met2013-09-30
Number of Search and Rescue Cases in which the ResNumber of Search and Rescue Cases in which the Rescue 21 system was used More..MonthlyNumberNumber80,500,00061,018Met2013-12-31

* Value is self-reported by the agency.

Other Investment Metrics

Category Value
Does the investment have any activities with a planned duration greater than a year?:Yes
Planned duration of the longest activity (days):3329
Average planned duration of in-progress and future activities (days):2404
Planned cost of one activity is greater than 25% of total planned cost of all activities?:No
Number of contracts applying modular development principles:0

All activity calculations assess only activities with no related child activities.