Photo/USCG A top Coast Guard official acknowledged Wednesday [December 11] that the service had failed to meet several mission performance targets in the 2013 fiscal year that ended September 30, 2013, and said he expects similar shortfalls in the current fiscal year.

In testimony before the House Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee, Vice Adm. John Currier cited inadequate funding levels along with so-called sequestration —automatic, across-the-board spending cuts that kicked in last spring—as a “contributing factor to reduced performance observed in FY 2013.”

Read more about how budget cuts in 2013 caused the Coast Guard to fall short of its performance targets.


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