Commandant (G-T) is the Coast Guard Designated Senior Official (DSO) for Information
Resources Management (IRM). this instruction extends the responsibilities outlined in
reference (a) to include oversight and management of all Coast Guard microcomputer
resources. Further delegation of these responsibilities is required, in writing.
Coast Guard microcomputers and microcomputer systems must be justified on the basis
of mission requirements and identified in the MAL.
Microcomputers are corporate resources for distribution and redistribution in accordance
with priority requirements and the MAL. Microcomputer resources in excess of those
authorized by the MAL must be relocated. Flag Officers and Senior Executive Service
(SES) members will reallocate their excess microcomputer resources to meet identified
MAL shortfalls at units under their respective administrative/operative control.
Microcomputer reallocations must be documented using form DD 1149 with an
information copy sent to Commandant (G-T). The first annual update of the MAL as
desccribed in enclosure (2) will commence no later than 30 September 1994. No
reallocation of microcomputer equipment is required until after this update is complete
and certified as accurate by Commandant (G-T). After this update, no request for new or
additional microcomputer resources will be considered without an endorsement by the
responsible Flag or SES officer certifying that all excess microcomputer resources under
their control have been reallocated to units with MAL shortfalls.
d. Program Directors may reallocate excess microcomputer resources to units outside their
AOR only with the concurrence of affected Flag/SES Officers. In each of the above
cases, Commandant (G-T) must receive an information copy of the DD 1149 for all such
reallocations. No microcomputer resources may be reallocated from a unit at or below its
MAL ceiling without written permission from Commandant (G-T), except for the
temporary (less than 14 days) relocation of equipment in response to either an emergency
or to replace equipment being repaired. A proposal to replace a unit's microcomputer
resources with hardware or software of lesser capability must include an assessment of
the impact on that unit's ability to accomplish its mission(s) and requires Commandant
e. No single microcomputer, microcomputer system, or peripheral, may be procured,
developed, distributed, or implemented without prior approval by Commandant (G-T).
Funds to support the centralized Coast Guard Standard