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Sept. 6, 2023

First missionized Coast Guard HC-27J completes inaugural flight

The Coast Guard successfully performed the first flight of the newly missionized HC-27J prototype aircraft, CGNR 2712, on Sept. 6, 2023, at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland.

Aug. 31, 2023

Members of Coast Guard C&P community honored with Chief Procurement Officer Excellence Awards

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) Excellence Awards were established to recognize DHS employees, teams, acquisition programs and contracting activities that further the DHS mission through a procurement or procurement-related achievement in both individual and team categories.

Aug. 26, 2023

FAQ addresses continued use of 8(a) Program during Ultima injunction

The questions and answers in this document are intended to help the federal workforce as it implements Small Business Administration guidance on the impact of the U.S. District Court’s July 19, 2023, decision in Ultima Servs. Corp. v. Dep’t of Ag. (E.D. Tenn.) on the 8(a) Program.

Aug. 16, 2023

Coast Guard completes work on service life extension program prototype

U.S. Coast Guard photoCoast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane departs Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore Aug. 3, 2023, after undergoing 15 months of In-Service Vessel Sustainment Program production work. The service life extension program for this cutter entailed 113 work items, worth $21 million, which included a new electrical system and an MK38 Mod 3 gun

Aug. 11, 2023

Coast Guard commissions 53rd fast response cutter in Portland, Maine

Commissioning of the Coast Guard’s newest fast response cutter (FRC) took place Aug. 10, 2023, in Portland, Maine.

Aug. 11, 2023

Coast Guard accepts 17th C-130J long range surveillance aircraft

The Coast Guard accepted its 17th C-130J Super Hercules long range surveillance aircraft from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Marietta, Georgia, Aug. 10, 174 days ahead of its scheduled contract delivery date.

Aug. 4, 2023

Prototype work begins on the Coast Guard’s newest heavy polar icebreaker

Bollinger Mississippi Shipbuilding began cutting steel July 24, 2023, on the first prototype module that will become the foundation of a new polar security cutter (PSC), the first heavy icebreaker to be built in the United States in 50 years.

July 21, 2023

Coast Guard accepts 54th fast response cutter

The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the 54th fast response cutter (FRC), William Sparling, July 20 in Key West, Florida. William Sparling will be the fifth FRC to be homeported in Boston.

July 14, 2023

Coast Guard begins production phase of medium endurance cutter service life extension program

The service life extension program (SLEP) for the 270-foot Famous-class medium endurance cutters (MECs) moved to the production phase July 1 with the start of industrial work on Coast Guard Cutter Spencer.

June 30, 2023

Research and Development Center celebrates change of command

Capt. Michael Chien assumed the duties of commanding officer of the Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC) June 16, 2023.