USCG - COMDTINST 5402.4
DEPUTY COMMANDANT FOR MISSION SUPPORT (DCMS) ENGINEERING TECHNICAL AUTHORITY (ETA) POLICY
|Publication Date:||19 May 2015|
PURPOSE. This Instruction unifies the preexisting engineering-related Technical Authority delegations to Commandants (CG-1), (CG-4), and (CG-6) within the Coast Guard. It establishes a single Engineering Technical Authority (ETA) policy for DCMS directorates and prescribes actions to support program management and sponsors in the systems engineering process. This includes influencing development of system requirements and the planning, design, construction, maintenance, logistics, and environmental support necessary for the proper life cycle management of Coast Guard materiel systems. This policy and accompanying Enclosures directs those making decisions on behalf of a designated ETA to be qualified, warranted, empowered, and entrusted to support program management and system sponsors by providing engineering expertise and technical guidance. It provides sufficient checks and balances to minimize conflictof- interest situations that could result from consolidating the establishment and enforcement of both technical standards and program management within a single entity, and meets the requirements of reference (a).