The Coast Guard is implementing a new information assurance process that will strengthen cybersecurity for the C4ISR equipment on the service’s newest cutters.
The C4ISR program is currently implementing its latest electronics upgrade on the national security cutters. It has already been installed on the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche, and a contract was recently awarded to begin implementing the systems on the rest of the NSC line. This upgrade will also serve as the baseline for future electronics on the fast response cutters and for the systems to be installed on the offshore patrol cutters which are currently in the early stages of design.
The Coast Guard’s command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance program ’s products enable more effective and efficient joint-service mission execution by improving maritime domain awareness. This concept is used by the Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy in reference to the effective understanding of anything associated with the global maritime domain that could impact the security, safety, economy or environment of the United States.