Policy & Reporting Documents
Commandant (CG-46) is committed to empowering the Coast Guard with energy management tools and strategies that infuse mission criticality and fiscal consequence into all decisions and processes. Resourceful readiness is the ability to apply resources effectively to maximize readiness to execute Coast Guard missions with minimal fiscal, energy, and environmental burden. Resourceful readiness provides a decision-making tool for all levels of leadership that enables an optimal balance between Coast Guard mission effectiveness, sustainment, and economic consequence. Resourceful readiness recognizes mission sustainment decisions have a sustainability nexus, and that all engineering decisions may involve energy evaluations. When it comes to energy management, the Coast Guard can either invest upfront or pay more over the long term. Resourceful readiness provides a continual evaluation mechanism for all hands to consider any item, mission, or process under a total energy lifecycle perspective.
Operational and Fiscal Imperative
Energy is a key strategic resource with significant economic, environmental, and national security consequences. Energy is important to every mission, on a daily basis and throughout all operational and support communities. Recognizing the critical role of energy in sustained mission execution, all Coast Guard operators, mission support personnel, and program managers must judiciously oversee this valuable resource through an optimal balance between operational effectiveness and fiscal efficiency.
Coast Guard Accountability
To achieve resourceful readiness, energy management influences all lifecycles.
From acquisition-to-decommissioning, affordability, mission capability, and environmental consequence drive asset management.
Resourceful readiness facilitates energy decision-making across all job functions. Resourceful readiness assists all levels of the organization to identify when a sustainment decision can enhance mission effectiveness in an energy-wise manner or has larger, long-term economic consequences.
Resourceful readiness is incorporated into all support functions to the maximum extent possible.
Resourceful readiness governs both contingency and steady-state operations.
Coast Guard Energy Commodities
Energy expenditures represent nearly a quarter of the Coast Guard's annual AFC-30 operating budget. Improved resource management will result in significant cost avoidance and represents good stewardship.
To manage energy effectively, reliable data must be acquired. The Coast Guard approaches all energy management goals and objectives through data-driven strategies that objectively prioritize energy management investments. Sound decision-making, based on timely and accurate data, allows the Coast Guard to fully utilize limited resources, defend warranted Research and Development (R&D) investments, and enhance energy management strategies. Data-driven decisions inform operational requirements and priorities.
Office of Energy Management (CG-46)
U.S. Coast Guard Stop 7714
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE
Washington, DC 20593-7714