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Direct Access & ImageNow/Perceptive Content Outage Friday, 1 Nov 2019

The Coast Guard's Direct Access (DA) application and ImageNow/Perceptive Content application will not be available from 0600 to 2359 (Eastern Time) on Friday, 1 November 2019. This outage is necessary to conduct required validation contingency and disaster recovery plans.

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Direct Access Competency Dictionary Update

By Delon Edwards, CG-1B1, Future Force Project Division, USCG Headquarters (CG-1B1)


T​he Excel iconDirect Access Competency Dictionary (file in MS Excel format) (a spreadsheet which shows all authorized competency codes and descriptions) has been updated by Commandant (CG-1B-1).


Changes made since last update (5 September 2019) are hi-lighted in blue text on the spreadsheet. 

  • 02 Competencies created (Note: The CBRNINST competency was added to the Competency Dictionary in 2017 but was not created in Direct Access.  Although this competency has been represented in the dictionary, we have labeled it in blue font so that it can be  updated for the Direct Access/CGBI mapping process)
  • 00 Competencies modified 
  • 00 Competencies inactivated 
  • 00 OSMS 2.0 Competencies created
  • 00 OSMS 2.0 Competencies inactivated