The Coast Guard’s Acquisition Directorate today announced the publication of the fifth edition of its strategic plan, the Blueprint for Continuous Improvement. Version 5.0 of the Blueprint emphasizes performance measurement in advancing all aspects of the Coast Guard's acquisition and contracting business processes, human capital management, knowledge and information stewardship functions. This plan purposefully sets the bar high, urging the Coast Guard’s acquisition organization to achieve even better performance and even better service to stakeholders, especially the men and women in the field who depend on the assets the directorate delivers.
Tied directly to the Blueprint’s performance measures, the Action Plan provided in the document’s Appendix includes separate tasks grouped under the responsibility of offices that are designated as Performance Measure Managers. The Performance Measure Managers are responsible for assembling Integrated Project Teams (IPTs), as necessary, to accomplish the plan’s tasks.Previous editions of the Blueprint have guided the Coast Guard’s acquisition improvement efforts. The new edition of the plan continues this momentum over the next two years. The next edition of the plan will be published in March 2012.