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Coast Guard News

Coast Guard rethinking mobile security

Adm. Bob Day, the assistant commander for C4&IT at the U.S. Coast Guard, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the agency's recent purchase of a mobile-security solution from contractor Unisys.

Friday - 01/20/2012, 05:42pm EST
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How a power outage led to the Coast Guard Academy's cloud migration

Lt. Jason Warren, the branch chief of hardware and software systems at the Coast Guard Academy, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the academy's cloud email transition. It all started with a power outage, he said.

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 05:21pm EST
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DHS to limit employees' outside employment

The Homeland Security Department proposed a rule that would prohibit employees in certain DHS components from participating in certain outside jobs and activities. By drafting the proposals, DHS leaders are trying to prevent perceptions of conflicts of interest.

Thursday - 10/13/2011, 07:07pm EDT

Coast Guard, GAO at odds over health of acquisition programs

The Government Accountability Office found the Coast Guard cannot meet its most recent acquisition objectives to recapitalize its aging boats and airplanes. The audit agency told Congress Tuesday the service hasn't properly aligned its ambitions with its expected budgets. The Coast Guard contends the GAO findings are out of date.

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 06:17am EDT
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Information Sharing Environment ready for Act III of its development

The Information Sharing Environment has helped lead the improvement of federal, state and local terrorist-related data sharing since 2004. Kshemendra Paul, the ISE program manager, said his office is opening its "aperture" to include broader terrorism-related information.

Wednesday - 09/14/2011, 05:43am EDT
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DHS St. E's to be victim of budget axe

Secretary Janet Napolitano said the agency has more important priorities than building the new consolidated headquarters at least for now. The House cut all funding for the program, while the Senate included enough to complete the Coast Guard's new building.

Thursday - 09/08/2011, 02:51pm EDT

Thursday morning federal headlines - Aug. 11

On the Federal Drive: The Coast Guard became the first agency to adopt both iPhones and Android mobile platforms, the Navy cyber command gets a new leader and the National Treasury Employees Union re-elected its leader.

Thursday - 08/11/2011, 08:12am EDT

Exclusive: Coast Guard first to OK iPhone, Android on network

The Coast Guard will being replacing its aging inventory of smartphones with iPhones and Android-based devices. In doing so, the Coast Guard becomes the first military service to adopt the new generation of mobile devices.

Wednesday - 08/10/2011, 02:52pm EDT
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DHS coordinates interagency security at waterways, ports

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) brought forth a new plan, the Maritime Operations Coordination (MOC), that will improve cross-coordination efforts between the Coast Guard (USCG), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 02:47pm EDT

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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