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Oct. 23, 2023

Fifth New England-based fast response cutter commissioned in New Castle, New Hampshire

The Coast Guard commissioned its newest fast response cutter (FRC), Coast Guard Cutter William Sparling, Oct. 19, 2023, at Station Portsmouth Harbor in New Castle, New Hampshire.

Oct. 20, 2023

Coast Guard completes third phase of Polar Star service life extension program

The Coast Guard has completed the third of five planned phases of Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star’s service life extension program (SLEP) as part of the In-Service Vessel Sustainment Program.

Oct. 17, 2023

Coast Guard accepts 10th national security cutter

The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the 10th national security cutter (NSC) Oct. 13, 2023, in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

Oct. 16, 2023

ISVS completes HVAC work on nine 140-foot icebreaking tugs

The In-Service Vessel Sustainment (ISVS) Program in partnership with Coast Guard Yard personnel completed scheduled work on Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay Sept. 22, 2023, successfully marking the conclusion of on-site and mobile road show projects to install heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment onboard nine 140-foot Bay-class icebreaking tugs that operate throughout Coast Guard Districts 1 and 9.

Sept. 8, 2023

Notice to Coast Guard contractors on invoice payment delays

The Coast Guard Finance Center will be unable to release payments from Sept. 26-Oct. 14, 2023, while the financial management system is offline for the annual fiscal year closeout period.

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.