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Coast Guard Academy and RDC ink partnership to promote education and innovation


The Coast Guard Academy (CGA) and the Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC) created a strategic partnership to promote research, innovation and education with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) Nov. 22.

The MOU provides blanket authority to the RDC and CGA to work together on research and development tasks of strategic significance to the Coast Guard. The partnership will position the service to maximize the application of science and technology for mission effectiveness.

From left: Rear Adm. William Kelly, CGA superintendent, and Rear Adm. Michael Johnston, assistant commandant for Acquisition and chief acquisition officer, signed the MOU between the two organizations, both located in New London, Connecticut.

For more information: Research, Development, Test and Evaluation program page and Research and Development Center program page