National Security Cutter (NSC)
The national security cutters (NCS) are replacing the aging 378' high
endurance cutters. The first three NSCs, Bertolf, Waesche, and
Stratton, are homeported in Alameda, CA and the fourth NSC, the Hamilton, is
homeported in Charleston, SC. Hulls 5, 6, and 7 are
currently being built in Pascagoula, MS.
The Human Systems Integration team, specifically the system safety
domain, continue to support various analysis on the NSCs to include:
- System Safety engineering and technical support
through completion of a comprehensive Total-Ship System
Safety Hazard Analysis on NSC’s Hydraulic, Mechanical and
Electrical (HM&E) systems and an Operational and Support
Hazard Analysis (O&SHA) sufficient to successfully complete
exit criteria for NSC’s Operational Test Readiness Review
(OTRR) and Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E).
- Human Factors Engineering and technical support
through completion of a Usability Analysis (UA) and Report on NSC’s
Coast Guard Machinery Control System (CGMCS) to evaluate
the ability of the design to support operator cognitive
requirements and mitigate human error hazards.
- Perform as NSC System Safety Manager along with
conducting ongoing hazard assessments and life-cycle
closed-loop hazard tracking for entire NSC fleet.
More information on NSCs can be found on the
Acquisition Directorate's (CG-9) website.