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Innovation Program

in·no·va·tion - The process of bringing forward the most promising solutions to strategic capability challenges in an implementable, transparent and measurable manner.

Innovation Updates:

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As per ALCOAST 365/12, the entire USCG Innovation Program has undergone an intensive analysis. As a result, a forthcoming ALCOAST will announce all of the changes and describe how the new USCG Innovation Program will operate.

In the meantime, encouraging, recognizing, and rewarding innovative people and teams remain top priorities for the USCG Innovation Program. For the 2013 Captain Niels P. Thomsen Innovation Awards solicitation, the workforce is invited to enter new innovation entries into the Innovation Database at its new location:


Need more information?

For additional information on the Commandant’s Innovation Initiatives and how you can get involved, contact your Area Innovation Council Representative or email the HQ Innovation Program Manager, CDR Tyson Weinert.

For additional details on the Coast Guard Innovation Program, including guidance on nominations for Innovation Awards or funding, review COMDTINST 5224.13.

Collaboration Fuels Innovation

The collaborative exchange of ideas is the single most critical element of innovation.

The Coast Guard Innovation Guide was developed to help all stakeholders continuously improve.

Spotlight on Innovators

2012 Innovation Award WinnerS

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