The following is the June 19, 2015 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, Arcitic Planning
DOD Expects to Play a Supporting Role to Other Federal Agencies and Has Efforts Under Way to Address Capability Needs and Update Plans. Read More
Coast Guard commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft
The commandant of the Coast Guard says cyber “is going to be a domain as natural as breathing” that offers a host of challenges to the private and public sector, and the first step in meeting those challenges is understanding “the need to defend your cyber space.” Read More
The following is the 2015 U.S. Coast Guard Cyber Strategy, released this week. Read More
The Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf departs from Dutch Harbor May 9, 2011, to continue its first Alaska patrol in the Bering Sea. US Coast Guard Photo
Over the past few years there has been much debate in Congress and in the Department of Defense over the requirement to maintain a Navy fleet that will be able to respond to the increasing demands of the combatant commanders. Read More
A photo of USNS Mercy near the USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii shortly the ship may have struck the iconic white pavilion. Photo courtesy Military.com.
The Tuesday accident that damaged the floating dock of the USS Arizona Memorial did not damage the sunken World War II battleship on which 1,177 sailors and Marines died in the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Navy said late Thursday. Read More
The following is the May 27, 2015 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, Sequestration: Documenting and Assessing Lessons Learned Would Assist DOD in Planning for Future Budget Uncertainty. The report was called for in the Fiscal Year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to review the “implementation and effects” of the FY 2013 sequestration cuts levied on the Department of Defense. Read More
An SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopters from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 48 embarked aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and a rigid-hull inflatable boat from Leyte Gulf monitor the Philippine-flagged merchant vessel M/V Falcon Trader II, which had sent out a distress call reporting it had been boarded by pirates in March 2011. US Navy photo.
The House-passed National Defense Authorization Act creates a simpler path from a career in the Navy or Coast Guard to a career in the commercial maritime industry, a boon to both veterans and businesses. Read More
Defense Secretary Ash Carter testifies on defense posture before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee in Washington, D.C., May 6, 2015. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, also testified during the hearing.
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Secretary of Defense Ash Carter asked Congress to relieve the Pentagon of the “double whammy” of sequestration budget restrictions and the Republican proposed single year defense plan. Read More
National Security Cutter James during acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico. HII photo.
The fifth Legend-class National Security Cutter (NSC) completed its acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico, shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced on Monday. Read More
The following is the April 22, 2015 Congressional Research Service report, Coast Guard Polar Icebreaker Modernization: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More