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Asset Project Office

Through the Asset Project Office, the Coast Guard plans, manages and executes the delivery and transition of newly acquired Coast Guard assets to operational service in the field. With minimal disruption to operators and maintainers, the APO is the Coast Guard’s middleman between acquiring and sustaining new assets.

How does the program help transition assets to the fleet?

The APO, located in the vicinity of the Coast Guard Yard and Surface Forces Logistics Center in Baltimore, Maryland, provides logistics, systems engineering and integration, business process support and decision-making analysis services. The APO’s technical subject matter expertise helps to prepare product lines for sustainment, providing critical continuity for lifecycle support of new assets.

The APO has established and supports product lines for each of the Coast Guard’s major surface asset categories, similar to those of the Aviation Logistics Center at Elizabeth City, North Carolina. The product line organizational structure helps the APO to work interdependently with the acquisition, logistics and operational communities, bridging the gap between the sometimes disparate processes of acquisition and long-term sustainment.

The APO has:

  • Established product lines for the national security cutter, fast response cutter, response boat-medium and response boat-small.
  • Developed acquisition and logistics support plans for the forthcoming offshore patrol cutter program.
  • Developed integrated logistics support plans and products.
  • Defined resource requirements for staffing product lines and associated billets.
  • Trained and developed personnel for management of the product lines.
  • Provided subject matter expertise in acquisition logistics and transitioning new assets to the fleet.