Coast Guard makes over maritime 911 system

Thursday - 8/19/2010, 10:31am EDT

Don Wilt, Senior Director, federal civil programs, General Dynamics

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The Coast Guard has a new system designed to help it respond faster to help people in distress. The prime contractor for Rescue 21 is General Dynamics. Don Wilt is the Senior Director for federal civil programs for General Dynamics C4 systems. He says the system uses a vast network of antennae along almost the entire coastline of the U.S.