H.R. 2722 (110th): Integrated Deepwater Program Reform Act

Jun 14, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Passed House)
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S. 924 (same title)
Passed Senate — Dec 19, 2007

Elijah Cummings
Representative for Maryland's 7th congressional district
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S. 924 (Related)
Integrated Deepwater Program Reform Act

Passed Senate
Last Action: Dec 19, 2007


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 31, 2007 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced Jun 14, 2007
Referred to Committee Jun 14, 2007
Reported by Committee Jun 28, 2007
Passed House Jul 31, 2007
Full Title

To restructure the Coast Guard Integrated Deepwater Program, and for other purposes.


No summaries available.

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Jul 31, 2007 3:14 p.m.
Passed 426/0

2 cosponsors (2D) (show)

House Homeland Security

House Transportation and Infrastructure

Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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Library of Congress Summary

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7/31/2007--Passed House amended.
Integrated Deepwater Program Reform Act - Prohibits the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating from using a private sector entity as a lead systems integrator for future Integrated Deepwater Systems Program (Program) procurements.
Allows completion of existing delivery and task orders.
Allows the Secretary to obtain assistance from federal agencies and, by grant, contract, or cooperative agreement, from private sector entities.
Directs the Secretary, subject to exception, to use full and open competition for certain Deepwater Program acquisitions.
Imposes other Program requirements, including certain required contract terms, development of a life cycle cost estimate, and assignment of a separate contract officers.
Section 3 -
Requires the Coast Guard commandant to appoint or designate a career reserved employee as Chief Acquisition Officer for the Coast Guard to monitor Coast Guard acquisition activities, increase the use of full and open competition, and ensure the use of detailed performance specifications when performance-based contracting is used.
Requires the commandant, subject to appropriations, to establish special rate supplements that provide higher pay levels for employees necessary to carry out the amendment made by this paragraph.
Section 4 -
Directs the Secretary to cause each cutter, other than a National Security Cutter, acquired after enactment of this Act to be classed by the American Bureau of Shipping. Requires certain other testing and certification to be done by independent third parties. Requires the Secretary to cause the first in class of a major asset acquisition of a cutter or an aircraft to be subjected to an assessment of operational capability conducted by the Secretary of the Navy.
Section 5 -
Requires specified reports, including concerning : (1) National Security Cutters; (2) the Program, (3) change orders; (4) technology risks and maturity; (5) cost overruns, (6) a plan for management of acquisitions programs, financial management, engineering and logistics management, and contract management; and (7) any Coast Guard mission performance gap due to the removal of Program assets from service.
Section 7 -
Authorizes the Secretary to enter into a memorandum of understanding or a memorandum of agreement with the Secretary of the Navy to provide for the use of the Navy Systems Commands to assist the Coast Guard with the oversight of Coast Guard major acquisition programs.

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