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Coast Guard News

Coast Guard helps rescue turtle off Va.

The Coast Guard says it's helped rescue a sea turtle found tangled up in a crab pot line.

Monday - 05/23/2011, 03:06pm EDT

Man with suspicious device towed to shore on James

The Coast Guard says a James River boater who had a suspicious device chained to his body has been towed to shore.

Friday - 05/20/2011, 03:05pm EDT

Critical needs first in DHS IT modernization

A day after the Department of Homeland Security cancelled its $450 million contract to modernize and unify its backoffice IT systems, the department's acting CFO told Congress DHS will focus first on modernizing the infrastructure of the department's components that are severely out of date. A new strategy for an integrated, departmentwide system has yet to be determined, she said.

Monday - 05/16/2011, 07:29am EDT
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1 dead, 1 missing in Va. boat capsizing

A sailboat carrying 10 people affiliated with NASA's Langley Research Center capsized during a late night cruise on the James River in Virginia, leaving one man dead and another missing while the other eight survived after clinging for hours to floating debris in frigid waters.

Friday - 05/13/2011, 05:32pm EDT

After Deepwater: USCG acquisitions improve

As a result of Deepwater's failures, the Coast Guard has reformed the acquisitions management process. We talk with GAO's John Hutton about how that's going.

Thursday - 04/21/2011, 10:08am EDT
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One year post-spill, Thad Allen sees progress

Working with government agencies means working in a political environment. The response, former Coast Guard Admiral and Commandant Thad Allen said, was "as much as a political event as an operational event."

Monday - 04/18/2011, 09:08am EDT
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DHS's lack of financial clarity a huge liability

The Homeland Security Department's chief management officer said Tuesday that the lack of a departmentwide financial management system is a huge deficiency. Fixing that, he said, is among the department's primary management priorities.

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 08:24pm EDT
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Coast Guard launches wiki to revamp IT acquisition strategy

The Coast Guard's Capt. Dan Taylor and Christopher Lagan explain how social media is changing the way the Coast Guard is handling its IT acquisition strategy.

Friday - 02/11/2011, 03:47pm EST
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Rand Paul: Put Coast Guard in Defense

Newly elected Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., thinks the U.S. Coast Guard should be part of the Defense Department, not the Department of Homeland Security.

Tuesday - 02/01/2011, 10:40am EST

Communications lessons learned from Gulf oil spill

The Gulf Coast oil spill is prompting many agencies to take a second -- and often a third -- look at how they handle communications in a crisis.

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 05:22pm EST
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Lessons learned from the Gulf Coast oil spill

Captain James Cash of the Coast Guard spoke at the AFFIRM panel about the lesson learned from the Gulf Coast oil spill. The panel was moderated by Chris Dorobek.

Monday - 11/01/2010, 06:18pm EDT
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Navy on course to meeting energy conservation on ships

The service has reached an important first milestone in its effort to achieve a key energy conservation goal with last week's test of the first experimental ship to operate using algae-based bio-diesel fuel.

Thursday - 10/28/2010, 06:57am EDT
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DorobekINSIDER moderates AFFIRM meeting on Gulf Coast spill response

The DorobekINSIDER moderates AFFIRM meeting on Gulf Coast spill response.

Tuesday - 10/26/2010, 03:58pm EDT

GAO: Coast Guard must break ice with stakeholders

GAO recommends that the Coast Guard communicate with key stakeholders on the process and progress of its Arctic planning efforts. Details from GAO's Stephen Caldwell.

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 10:31am EDT
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Coast Guard's Allen shares lessons from leading Gulf Coast oil spill response

Adm. Thad Allen headed the national response to the Gulf Coast spill. He shared with the DorobekINSIDER the successes and challenges to facing the disaster.

Tuesday - 10/12/2010, 06:04pm EDT
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Allen on his Coast Guard service, Gulf Coast oil spill

Adm. Thad Allen is one of the most widely praised feds for his work during the Gulf Oil Spill. Recently retired, he joined the DorobekINSIDER to discuss the Coast Guard response to the spill and his time in office.

Friday - 10/08/2010, 04:52pm EDT
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Coast Guard cracks down on smartphone use

The Coast Guard issued guidance July 16, 2010 to its personnel prohibiting the use of these devices by operators of Coast Guard boats and also restricted their use by other crewmembers. We get an update from Rear Adm. Brian Salerno

Monday - 09/27/2010, 10:31am EDT
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Navy Blamed for Fatal Midair Crash

A failure by Navy air traffic controllers to follow standard procedures contributed to a midair collision that killed seven Coast Guard members and two Marines off Southern California last year, according to a Coast Guard report released Tuesday. The Associated Press says controllers at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado, near San Diego, failed to notify the pilot of a Coast Guard C-130 plane that four Marine helicopters were in the area. The Marine flyers were also unaware of the Coast Guard plane's presence. The report said there is no single reason or person to blame for the crash on the night of Oct. 29, 2009. It made a series of recommendations to improve safety in the largely unregulated airspace.

Wednesday - 08/25/2010, 04:22pm EDT

DoD gets money saving tips from aerospace industry

Learn more in today's DoD Report.

Friday - 08/20/2010, 04:12pm EDT

Coast Guard Academy named top college

Learn more about its ranking on the U.S. News and World Report list.

Friday - 08/20/2010, 12:27pm EDT
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