Página 1 dos resultados de 392 itens digitais encontrados em 0.003 segundos

U.S. Coast Guard reorganization: why merging the field units is not enough to remain Semper Paratus (always ready)

Greene, Lawrence E.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
49.05578%
Approved for public release, distribution is unlimited; After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the U.S. Coast Guard shifted much of its effort toward Maritime Homeland Security activities. In response to this major shift in mission priorities, the Coast Guard is merging its Operational and Marine Safety field units into Sector commands. This reorganization is designed to ensure unity of effort, allow more efficient use of resources, improve training of Coast Guard members, and ensure better customer service. This thesis shows that further reorganization will be necessary at the operational and strategic levels of the Coast Guard. The organization-wide changes recommended by the author will allow the Coast Guard to align with the new Sector field commands, better align with the other agencies within the Department of Homeland Security, and ensure the critical tenets of unity of command, unity of direction, and unity of accountability are realized. Research data gathered for this project included surveys, personal interviews, and a use-case. The author also conducted a detailed review of documents produced at a Coast Guard Reorganization Summit, other internal Coast Guard documents, and the published literature. Based on the results of this study...

Improving the Coast Guard Ports, Waterways and Coastal Security outcome measure

Cutts, Matthew E.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
48.923887%
CHDS State/Local; This thesis examines the Coast Guard Ports, Waterways and Coastal Security (PWCS) Outcome Measure. The first goal was to determine if the current measure accurately reflects Coast Guard mission effectiveness in achieving homeland security. The PWCS Outcome Measure provides information on risk reduction due to threat, vulnerability and consequence management by the Coast Guard with respect to 15 maritime terrorism scenarios. While the current measure provides a good sense of Coast Guard effectiveness in reducing the risk of maritime terrorism, there are a number of areas for potential improvements. This finding led to the second goal of the research, which was to provide recommendations to more accurately assess Coast Guard homeland security mission effectiveness. As a formative evaluation of the PWCS Outcome Measure, the research provides insight into recommendations for improving this measure from several experts both inside and outside the Coast Guard. In addition, it outlines considerations to implement these recommendations. It is critical to optimize the application of limited resources to the issue of maritime terrorism, and this can only occur through accurate measurement of mission effectiveness in preventing terrorism. This study is applicable to the improved assessment of terrorism risk reduction efforts...

Deterrence and the United States Coast Guard: enhancing current practice with performance measures

Palin, Philip; Hall, Steven; Lewis, Ted; Baldwin, Craig
Fonte: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval Publicador: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval
Tipo: Relatório
Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
49.05578%
Deterrence displaces or delays unwanted behavior. More ambitiously, deterrence aims to permanently discourage an individual or individuals from such behavior. It operates through the prospect of pain or pleasure. Fear of future pain and hope of future pleasure influence choices, habits, and predilections. Individuals seek to avoid pain and maximize pleasure. Expectations of pain and pleasure will vary, but given an individual’s or group’s specific sensibilities a pattern of pain-minimization and pleasure-maximization persists. An effective deterrence strategy rewards “good behavior” and punishes “bad behavior.” Coast Guard deterrence effectiveness is anchored in a multifaceted approach to safety, stewardship, and security in maritime communities. The Coast Guard is also effective in customizing its approach to particular communities or sub-groups within a community to deter unwanted behavior. However, the Coast Guard has not adopted an explicit data-informed strategy of deterrence. As a result Coast Guard practice and outcomes are uneven, measurement is not possible, and continual improvement is accordingly difficult. The effectiveness of Coast Guard practice is limited by the absence of an organizing theory...

U.S. Coast Guard Station Monterey, Executive Officer LT John Suckow [video]

Suckow, John; Richmond, Alan
Fonte: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School. Publicador: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School.
Tipo: Vídeo Formato: 129 MB. Duration: 00:04:52
Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
68.28325%
Executive Officer LT John Suckow talks with Inside NPS Host Alan Richmond about the important role that the the U.S. Coast Guard has on the Monterey Bay.

A geographic optimization approach to coast guard ship basing

Gençay, Mehmet Ali
Fonte: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
68.53581%
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited; This thesis studies the problem of finding efficient ship base locations, area of operations (AO) among bases, and ship assignments for a coast guard (CG) organization. This problem is faced by many CGs around the world and is motivated by the need to optimize operational outcomes in the face of budget constraints. There is a need for a tool to optimize the placement of the available number of ships to candidate bases and the assignment of the AOs for each base. In this thesis, we developed a model that takes the objective of minimizing the weighted demand for CG services. We also used constraints to have proportionate AOs to the number of ships on each base and partition constraints. To the best of our knowledge, until now, there has yet to be a tool designed for finding both ship allocations and AOs for each base. Therefore, developing this tool is a huge step forward in this area.; ; Lieutenant Junior Grade, Turkish Coast Guard

Modeling, simulation, and visualization for submarine transit security and Coast Guard contingency Preparedness

Heron, Marlon
Fonte: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
68.53581%
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited; Includes supplemental material. Please contact rresources@nps.edu for access.; The U.S. Navy’s Strategic Systems Program (SSP) and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Maritime Force Protection Unit (MFPU) have a close working relationship, access to advanced Modeling and Simulation (M&S) tools, and a mutual interest in the safe escort of naval submarines. The USCG Contingency Preparedness and Exercises (CPE) Branch has a strong interest in maritime security, which extends to the safe navigation of vessels in U.S. territorial waters, including naval submarines. CPE rarely interacts with SSP and the MFPU; further, CPE does not have access to modern M&S tools. The goal of this thesis is to demonstrate that SSP and MFPU can greatly increase maritime security in the littoral waterways used by submarines and other naval vessels by partnering with CPE. A mixed method approach was used to provide an overview of existing maritime security roles and partnerships, and a 3D-simulation experiment was also developed to demonstrate how CPE can enhance exercises by utilizing robust 3D M&S resources. This thesis establishes that CPE can drastically improve maritime security and other missions by leveraging M&S and Visualization tools. The thesis also found that by partnering with SSP and the MFPU...

Quantitative and qualitative effectiveness dimensions of the U.S. Coast Guard recruiting program; NA

Johnson, Harvey E.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: 113 p.
Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
68.8037%
Distinguished Alumni Award Program author. VADM Harvey E. Johnson, Jr., USCG (Ret) (Presented 11 May 06); Recognizing that earlier this year the Coast Guard's level of awareness was elevated with regard to deficiencies in the basic skill and knowledge requirements, the purpose of this thesis is to identify the recruiting program, from among the many alternatives, as having the greatest potential for effectively evaluating and controlling the quality dimension. This thesis will explore the concept of recruiting effectiveness as it can be defined in terms of quantity AND quality within the Coast Guard recruiting program. The Coast Guard recruiting program has generated considerable expertise and efficiency at operating within the quantity dimension. Therefore, this thesis will focus attention upon the quality dimension as it relates to, and can be manipulated by, the recruiting organization. The specific elements of the recruiting program having potential to impact effectiveness through quality will be identified and evaluated in light of current research. Recommendations concerning those elements and their usefulness in the evaluation and control of the quality and quantity dimensions will be offered with the intention of improving the Coast Guard's responsiveness to evolving quality demands. (Author); http://www.archive.org/details/quantitativequal00john; NA; NA; U.S. Coast Guard (U.S.C.G.) author.

Connectivity for underway Coast Guard patrol boats

Busch, Gregory C.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
68.830464%
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited; This thesis examines the US Coast Guard patrol boat's ability to effectively exchange operational data while underway. The patrol boat is currently unable to obtain tactical law enforcement information from the central Law Enforcement Information System 2 (LEIS 2) database while on patrol. LEIS 2 provides access to law enforcement information from Coast Guard, FBI, and state and local law enforcement agencies. Availability of this information will alert the boarding team of potentially dangerous situations and heighten their awareness during the boarding, allowing for a safer boarding. This thesis evaluates the current state of the patrol boat's communication system and recommends a solution to its current needs. Current and proposed satellite communication systems are evaluated using the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). Pairwise comparisons are made of multiple decision criteria and the alternatives to obtain a recommended solution. The conclusion of this study is that the patrol boat's future requirements will far exceed the bandwidth available from current satellite systems. Broadband mobile communication systems such as Teledesic and Spaceway are currently under development and show promise. Until broadband service is available...

Satellite communications for Coast Guard homeland defense

Campen, Andrew.; Clarke, Kurt
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xxii, 157 p. : ill. ;
Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
68.87214%
Approved for public release, distribution is unlimited; The Coast Guard has developed a C4ISR infrastructure ashore to aid personnel in decision making, job performance, and information exchange, but in doing so they have neglected their most important asset; the afloat community. In an effort to explore and find a wireless connectivity solution for CG cutters, the authors examined the requirements for solutions in the area of commercial satellite connectivity. This connection is necessary for USCG afloat assets to access vital maritime, law enforcement, and Fisheries databases maintained ashore, as well as to keep those ashore informed of mission status. This connection also allows cutters to connect to CGDN+ and the Internet, improving both morale and personnel administration issues (leave, medical records, training, assignment process, etc.) With the technologies now available, the USCG must identify which solutions can best be utilized with respect to bandwidth, security, cost, equipment installation requirements, durability, and range. Primarily our research dissects Qualcomm's Globalstar satellite options, INMARSAT and capacity expander (ICE) technology, and current Navy INMARSAT technology solutions. The authors have identified technological limitations and proper requirement analysis techniques that will aid in future Coast Guard evaluations of these extremely high cost wireless networks. Finally...

Building consensus for strategic planning and implementation for Coast Guard law enforcement

Holmgren, Jeffrey D.; Dolan, James R.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: 116 p.
Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
69.077324%
Approved for public release: distribution is unlimited.; This thesis examines the strategic planning and implementation process within the law enforcement missions of the United States Coast Guard. The Coast Guard is a unique federal agency for several reasons. Unlike many federal agencies, it has numerous missions that are not closely related. Coast Guard units are located throughout the United States and the world. There are various other political and organizational pressures that confront the Coast Guard leadership. This thesis looks at the Coast Guard law enforcement organization with an eye towards the changing dynamics that must be dealt with in strategic planning, including the various pressures that specifically affect the Coast Guard's law enforcement mission. Field interviews were conducted to identify themes and problems that relate to law enforcement strategic planning for law enforcement missions. Additionally, a survey was developed based on theme constructs, which was used for quantitative analysis and model development. Based on a literature review, qualitative analysis, model review, qualitative analysis, we then detail conclusions and recommendations that may improve strategic planning for the law enforcement mission within the Coast Guard and can be applied to many organizations that face multiple missions in a complex environment...

Coast Guard strategic management: law enforcement in the 1990s

Kelley, Brian D.
Fonte: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: vi, 91 p. ill.
Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
68.956504%
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.; The purpose fo this study is to examine how the United States Coast Guard develops and manages its law enforcement mission. The author analyzes the Coast Guard's strategy development in its maritime law enforcement mission. Specifically, the thesis starts with a review of the strategy concept and attempts to answer what strategy is, what a strategist is, and what is strategic planning. Secondly, this study cites four factors (the original culture, public opinion, the law enforcement mission role, and expectations) that will significantly influence Coast Guard law enforcement strategy in the 1990s. Finally, the author addresses the current Coast Guard law enforcement strategy from its formulation to its execution.; Lieutenant, United States Navy

A comparative analysis of Total Quality Management and compliance inspections as the control mechanism for the Coast Guard's afloat centralized supply system

Atkins, Vincent B.; Thien, Robert S.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: 200 p.
Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
58.70894%
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited; This thesis examines the Cost Guard's current compliance-oriented inspections and considers Total Quality Management (TQM) as an alternative control mechanism aboard the Coast Guard's High Endurance Cutters. This cooperative analysis is based on a review of applicable literature and data gained through field interviews. The Coast Guard's use of an overlay structure to increase innovation is analyzed. Research on parallel learning structures suggests that questions remain about the impact such structures may have on transforming Coast Guard culture. A comparative analysis is used to weigh the merits of compliance systems and the self-control mechanisms of The Quality Advantage, the Coast Guard variant of TQM. A basic model of control serves as a framework for comparison. Significant differences in philosophy, control processes, and results are noted. The major goals of organizational efficiency and innovativeness are impacted differently by the two systems.; http://archive.org/details/comparativeanaly00atki; Lieutenant, United States Coast Guard; Captain, United States Marine Corps

A comparison of the fit between the organizational climate of the Coast Guard, the job/career expectations of black college graduates, and their perceptions about the Coast Guard.

Norwood, Percy Owens, Jr.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: 194 p.
Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
59.285625%
Approved for public release, distribution unlimited; All original copies missing. Best digital copy available.; The purpose of this project was to attempt to answer the question: Given the present state of the organizational climate of the United States Coast Guard, the job and career expectations of Black college students/graduates, and their perceptions about the Coast Guard, can the Coast Guard realistically expect to require and retain enough Black officers to achieve its goal of 12 percent Black officers within the next five years? Information was gathered from Coast Guard officers and Black college graduates using questionnaires and interviews. Data was obtained from former Coast Guard officers via telephone interviews. The results of this project revealed the perceptions and expectations of Black college graduates were generally higher than all Coast Guard officers' view of the organizational climate of the Coast Guard. Their preceptions about the Coast Guard are generally positive. Their expectations were higher than their perceptions. Thus, the Coast Guard is perceived in a 'positive' light as a viable employer by Black college students/graduates. However, the gap that exist between their perceptions of the Coast Guard, their expectations...

Game theory, probabilistic risk, and randomized strategy: the rulebook revisited with emphasis on Coast Guard Mission Space

Engel, Ryan S.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Formato: xvi, 73 p. : col. ill., 2 col. maps ; 28 cm.
Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
68.76202%
The welfare of the United States is highly dependent upon its critical infrastructures and key resources. The Marine Transportation System is critical to the flow of commerce. The United States Coast Guard is charged with facilitating the protection of the Marine Transportation System from acts of terrorism under the Port, Waterways, and Coastal Security Mission. The Coast Guard faces the challenge of providing essential protection strategies with limited resources. Optimizing limited resources to provide maximum protection from deliberate attacks is a complex problem. In this thesis we explore various analytic techniques that can be used to provide guidance in resource allocation for defense against terrorism. We focus on two techniques, risk-based analysis and game theoretic analysis. We review the fundamental mathematical concepts and philosophical assumptions necessary for these techniques to be applicable. We review the Coast Guard's role in the protection against potential terrorist attacks. Using a game theory approach, we build a model and present a preliminary analysis on the transportation of commerce along the Pittsburgh Three Rivers area.; US Coast Guard (USCG) author

Enhancing recruitment and retention of volunteers in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

Dooris, Matthew D.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xvi, 170 p. : ill. ;
Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
49.05578%
CHDS State/Local; The U.S. Coast Guard lacks the personnel and resources to fill critical gaps in its safety and security missions without help from its volunteer arm, the Coast Guard Auxiliary. It is for this reason that Department of Homeland Security and Coast Guard leaders have become dependent on the Auxiliary to achieve a number of Coast Guard missions, a reliance that has become more tenuous as Auxiliary membership dropped 20.61% since 2003 to the current 28,635. This trend is in sharp contrast to membership trends in other large volunteer groups in the U.S. Further, at its current strength, the Auxiliary is far from the 48,000 member goal declared mission-critical by 2000 in the 1987 Coast Guard report to the U.S. Congress. This thesis describes the Auxiliary's 69-year history and examines the reasons for the organization's decreasing membership. In this process, the thesis also revealed the absence of a systematic, quantitative tool to assess Auxiliary recruiting and retention practices. This thesis proposes the use of the Coast Guard Organizational Assessment Survey, already administered to all other components of the Coast Guard and which, tailored to the Auxiliary, would be extremely effective in stimulating a genuinely useful approach to increasing Auxiliary membership.; Chief...

Officer performance appraisal in the Coast Guard : an analysis of the fitness reporting system

Olsen, Robert Clarence; Oakman, Jay Clarence
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: 229 leaves;28 cm.
Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
68.76202%
Approved for public release; distribution unlimited; The purpose of this research effort was to investigate the U.S. Coast Guard's Fitness Reporting system, which is used to appraise and evaluate its officer personnel. The current system has been successfully used for the past fifteen years, but is now suffering from marked inflation and what have been called 'the problems typical of similar performance appraisal systems.' The approach used for this investigation focused on the non-numerical aspects of the system in an attempt to enhance the 'quality' of information provided to the system users, and to increase the credibility of the present system throughout the service. An analysis of the current system was made, set against the background of a comprehensive literature review. Data from telephone interviews, a sample of 100 actual Coast Guard fitness reports, and other sources were analyzed to determine which systemic variables were/were not effective. Based on the foregoing analysis, several system modifications were suggested to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the current system. (Author); http://archive.org/details/officerperforman00olse; Lieutenant Commander, United States Coast Guard; Lieutenant, United States Coast Guard Reserve

Human factors in Coast Guard Computer Security - an analysis of current awareness and potential techniques to improve security program viability

Whalen, Timothy J.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xxi, 106 p. ; 28 cm.
Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
68.830464%
The Coast Guard is becoming increasingly reliant upon our nation's information infrastructure. As such, our ability to ensure the security of those systems is also increasing in import. Traditional information security measures tend to be system-oriented and often fail to address the human element that is critical to system success. In order to ensure information system security, both system and human factors requirements must be addressed. This thesis attempts to identify both the susceptibility of Coast Guard information systems to human factors-based security risks and possible means for increasing user awareness of those risks. This research is meant to aid the Coast Guard in continuing to capitalize on emerging technologies while simultaneously providing a secure information systems environment.; US Coast Guard (USCG) author

Fleet Mix Planning in the U.S. Coast Guard: Issues and Challenges for DSS*

Bhargava, Hemant K.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Relatório
Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
68.395923%
Fleet mix planning in the U.S. Coast Guard involves determining a combination of naval assets best suited to meet the Coast Guard's future mission requirements while satisfying various resource constraints. In this paper, I describe the problem, and present and discuss certain challenges it raises in the field of decision support systems (DSS). The fleet mix planning problem is fairly unstructured, has a long-term planning horizon and impact, and there is uncertainty about future mission objectives and demand for the fleet's services. As such, I believe, it is a classical application suited to the use of DSS technology, according to accepted definitions of a DSS. However, an examination of DSS theory and technology reveals that current DSS theories and implementations do not adequately address this problem. Thus, the fleet mix planning problem raises several research challenges in the design and implementation of decision support systems. In this paper, I discuss the problem and these challenges in detail, and propose that fleet mix planning could be a useful benchmark problem for DSS; Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA; http://archive.org/details/fleetmixplanning00bhar; O&MN, Direct Funding; NA

Change leadership in the U.S. Coast Guard; Change leadership in the United States Coast Guard

McAllister, Michael F., 1964-
Fonte: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Publicador: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: 211 p.; 10074926 bytes; 10074732 bytes; application/pdf; application/pdf
Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
49.104067%
The ability to lead productive change is becoming increasingly necessary and important to organizations. Across the spectrum of private businesses, non-governmental organizations and the public sector, organizations are expected to adapt quickly to rapidly changing market and environmental conditions. Effective leadership is needed to successfully implement new programs that require changes in people's skills, attitudes or behaviors. Leadership is also needed to build organizational cultures that stimulate innovation and risk-taking and embrace change. The United States Coast Guard, an agency within the new Department of Homeland Security, has a 215-year history of adapting to meet new mission challenges. Just over the past three decades, the service has taken on new operational roles in drug interdiction, fisheries enforcement, environmental protection, ports and waterways security and national defense, while also responding to increased calls for efficiency and innovation in service delivery. Today's Coast Guard is going through monumental change as a result of the emergence of the homeland security mission, the move to a new Department, and an internal reorganization of operational units. This thesis addresses the strengths and challenges of the Coast Guard in leading organizational change. A historical perspective on Coast Guard change leadership and an analysis of change leadership challenges common to U.S. Government agencies is presented. A "macro" look of the environment for change in the Coast Guard is presented as well. John Kotter's eight-stage framework from his 1996 book Leading Change and his 2002 book The Heart of Change is used to evaluate Coast Guard change programs. The thesis concludes with recommendations that; (cont.) senior executives in the Coast Guard might consider in improving organizational change leadership. The research was conducted through a survey of available literature...

Recommendations for Integrating the U.S. Coast Guard AC&I Planning and NEPA Process

Fosbrook, Cristal
Fonte: Universidade Duke Publicador: Universidade Duke
Tipo: Relatório
Publicado em 25/11/2012 Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
58.055938%
Incorporating the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process into the US Coast Guard’s (USCG) major construction program is generally perceived by facility planners and engineers as “checking the box”, a waste of resources, or a useless document. NEPA statutes clearly outline the requirement that federal agencies must address environmental impacts when making decisions on a major federal action that significantly affects the quality of the environment. Early incorporation of NEPA into the planning process reduces costs and avoids potential delays due to unforeseen environmental impacts. This action should be integrated into the USCG planning processes, but unfortunately facility planners and engineers perceive it as a document of little value that often slows the planning process. Observations of project teams and interviews with facility planners has lead me to believe NEPA analysis is not utilized in the decision making process but, completed parallel to the planning process and attached to the required planning document. This paper focuses on the USCG Shore Acquisition and Improvements (AC&I) planning process and the early integration of NEPA. The objective of this paper is to provide recommendations, which could be implemented to facilitate the integration of the planning process with early NEPA analysis. This process facilitates a better project by making well informed decisions...