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Archive: 2019

Dec. 26, 2019

Final response boat-small arrives at Station Honolulu

The Coast Guard’s 370th, and final, response boat-small II (RB-S II) entered the water for the first time following delivery to Station Honolulu, Hawaii, in December 2019.

Dec. 26, 2019

Coast Guard orders two over the horizon cutter boats

The Coast Guard placed a delivery order for two over the horizon IV (OTH-IV) cutter boats Dec. 13. The order, valued at approximately $1.4 million, includes the boats, trailers, crew training and spare parts.

Dec. 20, 2019

Coast Guard releases draft request for proposal for industry studies, announces Offshore Patrol Cutter Industry Day

The Coast Guard released a draft request for proposal (RFP) for industry studies Dec. 4 to support offshore patrol cutter (OPC) follow-on production.

Dec. 19, 2019

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.

Dec. 13, 2019

Coast Guard releases request for information for Polar Star service life extension project

The Coast Guard released a request for information (RFI) Nov. 27 seeking industry input and feedback on the draft solicitation for the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star service life extension project (SLEP) as part of the In-Service Vessel Sustainment program (ISVS).

Dec. 9, 2019

Innovation Lab opens at Coast Guard Headquarters

“Every Coastie is an innovator” is more than a phrase on a banner in the Coast Guard’s new Innovation Lab, which opened for business at Coast Guard headquarters Dec. 2, 2019.

Nov. 27, 2019

Coast Guard Research and Development Center employee receives 2019 Secretary’s Award for Excellence

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recognized Amy Cutting of the Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC) with a Secretary’s Award for Excellence as part of its 2019 Secretary’s Awards.

Nov. 26, 2019

CG-91 challenges workforce for ideas on innovation in contracting

The four judges at the Coast Guard Contracting and Procurement Enterprise “Shark Tank” inspired event listen to a pitch from one of six groups who presented Nov. 5, 2019. After the initial presentation, the judges had time to ask clarifying questions of each project. From left: Michael Derrios, senior procurement executive and head of contracting

Nov. 26, 2019

Coast Guard accepts delivery of final response boat-small

The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the final 29-foot response boat-small II (RB-S II) at the Metal Shark Boats production facility in Jeanerette, Louisiana, Nov. 8. The boat is currently being shipped to Station Honolulu, Hawaii.

Nov. 22, 2019

Coast Guard releases draft statement of work for Offshore Patrol Cutter Program Industry Studies

A draft statement of work (SOW) was released by the Coast Guard Nov. 22 in support of the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) Program.