Polar Ice Breaker (PIB)
The Coast Guard was approved to enter the Analyze/Select phase of the
Department of Homeland Security acquisition lifecycle for Polar Ice Breakers
(PIB) in June of 2014. The purpose of this phase is to determine which
alternative offers the optimum balance of affordability, timeliness, and
performance for the end user.
Human Systems Integration team is providing cost estimates for various tasks
and reports to determine manpower needs, system functions, technical
specifications, system safety, etc., that will comprise the Human Systems
Integration Plan for the acquisition.
More information on PIBs can be found on the
Acquisition Directorate's (CG-9) website.