MAY 11 1999
end-users requirements and desires against adhering to standards and managing the
introduction of new technology.
DISCUSSION. The intent of this Directive is to delegate the acquisition of IT resources to
each Local Configuration Control Board (LCCB), as identified in reference (a). This Directive
provides policy concerning the acquisition of standard workstation hardware and software,
nonstandard hardware and software for use on standard workstations or Local Area Networks
(LANs), and other nonstandard microcomputer hardware and software. This Directive does
not eliminate the requirement to comply with current IT policy concerning large or cross-
functional IT systems development or IT acquisitions. For purposes of this Directive, the term
"unit" includes HQ Offices and Directorates.
POLICY. LCCBs shall require those units desiring additional IT resources to submit business
cases justifying additional workstations, servers, peripherals or software. LCCBs shall
maintain sufficient documentation to support decisions they make under this Directive.
Except where otherwise noted, this Directive does not apply to initiatives that meet any
one of the following criteria.
Scope and thresholds of initiative are covered by reference (a).
Initiative has a life-cycle cost over ,000.
Initiative is cross-programmatic, that is, it involves more than one HQ Directorate or
mission area of the Coast Guard.
For any initiative subject to (2) or (3) above, use current IT policy concerning large or
cross-programmatic IT initiatives.
This Directive does not address acquiring Local Area Network (LAN) or Wide Area
Network (WAN) equipment, LAN/WAN software or services. Commandant (G-SCT)
provides guidance for WANs and Commandant (G-SCC) provides guidance for SWIII and
This Directive complements other Directives and policy guidance related to Coast Guard
computing infrastructure. If there appears to be a conflict with other policy, contact
Commandant (G-SIA) for guidance. For example, security policy prohibits connecting a
workstation with a modem to the CGDN+. This Directive does not change that policy --it
only makes the acquisition of a modem more expedient.