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OPC Coast Guard Cutter Stratton Four panel image consisting of a small boat filled with people, a color-coded map of the United States, a an oil slick on water, and an object covered in red iridescent liquid and held in forcepts (clockwise from top-left). Allen Balough, a lead engineer for the C4ISR program (right), tests the new interior communications system with a Coast Guard Cutter Spencer crewmember after installation of leaky coax cable. The installation took place in Boston July 18-21. U.S. Coast Guard photo. the crew Tezanos

Acquisition Update: Coast Guard Selects Offshore Patrol Cutter Design

The Coast Guard on Sept. 15, 2016, selected Eastern Shipbuilding Group Inc. of Panama City, Florida, to continue to the detail design and construction phase (Phase II) of the offshore patrol cutter acquisition program. The award is worth $110.29 million. Graphic courtesy of Eastern Shipbuilding Group.

Acquisition Update: Coast Guard Awards Contract For Long Lead Time Materials To Construct Ninth NSC

The Coast Guard on Aug. 30, 2016, awarded a contract to Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. to procure long lead time materials for the construction of the ninth NSC. The total value of the contract is approximately $88.2 million. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Ace Rheaume.

Acquisition Update: Coast Guard Releases 2017 RDT&E Portfolio

The Coast Guard Office of Research, Development, Test and Evaluation will carry out projects to test and evaluate new methods and technology to help the service face emerging challenges like mass migration, oil spills and cellphone use on the water. U.S. Coast Guard graphic.

Acquisition Update: Coast Guard Completes Wireless Interior Communications Upgrade

Allen Balough, a lead engineer for the C4ISR program (right), tests the new interior communications system with a Coast Guard Cutter Spencer crewmember after installation of leaky coax cable. The installation took place in Boston July 18-21. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Acquisition Update: Coast Guard Commissions 18th Fast Response Cutter

The Coast Guard commissioned its 18th fast response cutter, Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Aug. 26, 2016. The ship will be the sixth FRC stationed in San Juan. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Eric D. Woodall.

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Photo Journal: RDC Arctic Technology Evaluation 2016


NICS tracks rescue assets

The Coast Guard successfully completed the Arctic Chinook search and rescue exercise Aug. 23-24 with the cooperation of the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Alaska National Guard. The Coast Guard Research and Development Center was able to test the Next Generation Incident Command System, a web-based tool that helps organize response efforts. NICS tracks rescue assets, allows command posts to chat with responders in the field and provides updated information to guide decision-making. “We were able to feed command centers with more timely information than they were receiving through traditional methods, and they had a better overall picture of what was happening,” said Lt. Joseph DiRenzo, a program manager in the RDC’s surface branch.

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Last Modified 9/15/2016