Category Archives: U.S. Coast Guard

Coast Guard Issues Draft RFP for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for National Security Cutters

Coast Guard Issues Draft RFP for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for National Security Cutters

USCGC Stratton off Annapolis, MD, Oct. 31, 2011. Stratton is the third Legend-class ships in the Coast Guard’s new line of technologically advanced cutters. DoD photo

The U.S. Coast Guard is considering fielding a small unmanned aerial vehicle on its Legend-class National Security Cutters, according to a draft request for proposal that was posted this week on FedBizOpps. Read More

Zukunft: Cutter Acquisition On Track, But Coast Guard Still Lacks Capacity To Meet Demand Signal

Zukunft: Cutter Acquisition On Track, But Coast Guard Still Lacks Capacity To Meet Demand Signal

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft delivers the 2017 State of the Coast Guard address on March 16, 2017. US Coast Guard photo.

The commandant is looking to increase the Coast Guard active-duty force by 5,000 over the next five years, restore 1,100 billets in its reserves that were cut by sequestration, and modernize its “geriatric class of cutters” working inland waterways. Read More

Document: Letters from Congress Protesting U.S. Coast Guard Budget Cuts

Document: Letters from Congress Protesting U.S. Coast Guard Budget Cuts

The following are a collection of letters to the White House and Office of Management and Budget director from Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) and a group of 23 Senators led by Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) protesting the proposed $1.3 billion cut to the U.S. Coast Guard in OMB’s proposed FY 2018 draft budget. Read More

Opinion: Doing the Most with the Least; the Coast Guard Dilemma

Opinion: Doing the Most with the Least; the Coast Guard Dilemma

National Security Cutter Munro completed builder’s sea trials in August. HII Photo

No other service over the last decade has been hit harder by budget cuts and sequestration than the U.S. Coast Guard. In a time when our maritime services have been asked to do more with less, the Coast Guard has been engaging increased maritime threats with its leanest force in decades. Read More

Info Warfare's Biggest Challenge: The Crowded Chaos of Cyberspace

Info Warfare’s Biggest Challenge: The Crowded Chaos of Cyberspace

Information Systems Technician 1st Class Heather Edbauer assigned to Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), track inventory while issuing new network computers for shipboard offices on July 14, 2015. US Navy Photo

Information Systems Technician 1st Class Heather Edbauer assigned to Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), track inventory while issuing new network computers for shipboard offices on July 14, 2015. US Navy Photo

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Unlike conventional warfare, the vast information environment has no boundaries and few rules, but rapid advances in technologies make it even tougher to keep up with cyber threats and ensure warfighting readiness, senior Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps leaders told WEST 2017 conference attendees in several talks and panel discussions. Read More