emphasis of this phase is to ensure that the system (e.g., equipment, parts, software, data,
procedures, documentation) is properly packaged and disposed.
SDLC ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. The Commandant (CG-6) organization works
proactively with all entities involved in the system life cycle. Figure 1: CG-6 Roles and
Relationships Framework, as outlined in reference (a), illustrates the key roles involved and their
relationships. The remainder of this section describes the roles, relationships, and responsibilities
as it relates to this policy.
Budget & Resources
Policy & Practices
SDLC, EA, Rqmts Mgmt,
System Development & Support
Figure 1: CG-6 Roles and Relationships Framework
a. CG-6. The Chief Information Officer (CIO). The CIO is responsible for implementing the
SDLC for C4&IT systems Coast Guard-wide. Specifically, CG-6 has the following
(1) Maintaining and approving SDLC policy and practice. To this end, CG-6 shall establish an
SDLC policy review board, consisting of representatives from various stakeholder groups,
to develop and maintain the SDLC.
(2) Designating SDLC roles, in writing, to specific Coast Guard or other organizations, or
individuals, as necessary, to ensure organizational alignment and accountability for each
(3) Delegating the execution of SDLC policies and practices to the roles defined herein.
b. Enterprise Steward. CG-6 provides enterprise-level stewardship of the policies and practices
associated with the SDLC. The Enterprise Steward monitors the health, effectiveness, and
efficiency of the SDLC and ensures organizational compliance. The Enterprise Steward shall
sponsor, develop, promulgate, and maintain SDLC policies and ensure the implementation of
associated practices for CG-6. The Enterprise Steward has the following responsibilities: