ALCOAST 428/14: 2013 CAPTAIN NIELS P. THOMSEN INNOVATION AWARD WINNERS
-- Award Descriptions
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 innovative people and teams remain top priorities
for the USCG Innovation Program. We know our creative and talented workforce
will continue to develop clever solutions to today's problems. As we look toward
the program's future, the focus will be on crowd-sourcing within our workforce
for challenges that don’t have solutions yet. By using a targeted approach, we
know we can get the solutions to the challenges being sent out via a
collaborative ideation tool. The challenges will connect the prioritized
strategic problems with the Coast Guard's long-standing innovative workforce.
Stay tuned for exciting program announcements in 2015!