The Coast Guard released its FY2009 Performance Report and FY2010 Posture Statement.  In a introductory letter accompanying the Performance Report, Coast Guard Commandant ADM Thad Allen stated that the report assess performance in the eleven mandated missions and provides a better understanding of the value of the Coast Guard’s activities and current potential future challenges.  A summary table shows the major performance results for each mission category for FY2009 and the target for FY2010.  In addition, the report describes the performance target setting process.  The Coast Guard Posture Statement begins with a review of the FY2009 mission performance, but the focus is to describe the Coast Guard’s FY2011 budget in summary and in detail and to discuss its strategic priorities.   These priorities include recapitalizing aging assets and infrastructure, enhancing operations and maritime awareness, optimizing the workforce, and modernizing business practices.  Regarding business practices modernization program, the report describes the critical elements as 1) creating a Coast Guard Operations Command and a Force Readiness Command to streamline command and control: 2) designating a Deputy Commandant for Operations to consolidate policy, planning, and requirements; and 3) designating a Deputy Commandant for Mission Support.