Rear Admiral Patrick M. Stillman
Program Executive Officer of the Integrated
"A Marriage of Common
Interests--Performance, Affordability, and Accountability"
$24-billion/25-year Deepwater Program entails the progressive
modernization, conversion, and recapitalion of the Coast Guard's aging
legacy assets and systems. For an enterprise of Deepwater's scope and
complexity, sound business intelligence and system-of-systems thinking
are indispensable. Acquisition, program execution, and financial
management are woven together in this paradigm--with transaction cycles
and total-ownership-cost accountability providing the glue that binds. In this sense, the acquisition community, the chief financial officer,
and the operator form a marriage of common interests guided by
performance, affordability, and accountability.