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July 2, 2024

Coast Guard commissions 56th fast response cutter, David Duren

The Coast Guard commissioned the 56th fast response cutter (FRC), Coast Guard Cutter David Duren, on June 27 in Astoria, Oregon.

June 28, 2024

Coast Guard accepts second new hull for MH-60T sustainment program

The Coast Guard accepted the second newly manufactured MH-60T hull from Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation on June 3 at the Aviation Logistics Center (ALC) in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

June 27, 2024

Coast Guard awards contract to procure cutter-based unmanned aircraft system capability

The Coast Guard awarded a contract on June 26, 2024, to Shield AI Inc. of San Diego for unmanned aircraft system (UAS) capability that can be deployed from Coast Guard cutters.

June 21, 2024

Coast Guard starts fourth phase of work to extend Polar Star's service life

The Coast Guard has initiated the fourth of five planned phases of Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star’s service life extension program (SLEP).

June 17, 2024

Coast Guard accepts 57th fast response cutter

The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the 57th fast response cutter (FRC), Florence Finch, June 13 in Key West, Florida. Florence Finch will be the second FRC to be homeported in Astoria, Oregon.

June 14, 2024

Coast Guard acquisition excellence honored at DHS awards ceremony

Six members of the Coast Guard workforce were honored for superior performance during fiscal year 2023 with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Honorary Acquisition Program Management Awards.

May 28, 2024

Coast Guard looks toward future at annual Innovation Awards

“Tomorrow looks different, and so will we.” James Knight, deputy assistant commandant for acquisition and director of acquisition services, used the commandant’s oft-repeated message to the workforce to open the Capt. Niels P. Thomsen Innovation Awards Ceremony that took place during the Coast Guard Senior Leadership Conference on May 2.

May 16, 2024

Coast Guard exercises contract option to build two fast response cutters

The Coast Guard exercised a contract option on May 8 with Bollinger Shipyards of Lockport, Louisiana, for production of two Sentinel-class fast response cutters (FRCs) and associated deliverables.

May 1, 2024

Robotic process automation project results in big benefits for Coast Guard

While it’s a relatively new tool for the Coast Guard, the service’s use of robotic process automation (RPA) is already realizing significant savings of time and money. The RPA effort was led by the Office of Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) and Innovation; the Research and Development Center (RDC); the C5I Service Center (C5ISC); and the Office of Financial Systems and its RPA Center of Excellence (COE).

April 30, 2024

Coast Guard commissions 10th national security cutter

The Coast Guard commissioned Coast Guard Cutter Calhoun, the 10th national security cutter (NSC), at its Charleston, South Carolina, homeport on April 20.