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Coast Guard News

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

Coast Guard makes over maritime 911 system

The maritime version of 911 gets a makeover. Don Wilt is the Senior Director for federal civil programs for General Dynamics C4 systems explains how it all works.

Thursday - 08/19/2010, 10:31am EDT

Oil spill shows difficulty the Coast Guard faces

The priorities of the USCG have changed.

Friday - 08/13/2010, 12:33pm EDT

Pentagon has best food/cafeteria in govt.

The votes are in and Federal News Radio listeners and readers have determined that the Pentagon has the best food choices of any agency in the federal government.

Friday - 08/06/2010, 11:06pm EDT

Vote: Which agency has the best food/cafeteria?

See which agencies made the cut and vote for your favorite in our poll.

Friday - 07/30/2010, 04:11pm EDT

Ship Anchorage Site to Inspect and Decontaminate Gulf Ships

The National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration - with assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard and Navy - has started to survey a new ship anchorage site at the mouth of the Mississippi River in the Gulf of Mexico - for ships to undergo inspection and oil decontamination before entering ports.

Shipping vessels are currently facing increasing time delays and other challenges as they try to avoid the oil slicks caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. A magnetometer survey of a proposed alternate anchorage site would ensure the safety of ships, their crews, and the marine environment by making sure that there are no buried pipelines in the proposed area that would be ruptured by ships lowering their anchors. Maritime commerce is important farmers especially, who need to export their crops through Gulf ports, as do the millions of retail outlets nationwide that rely on a constant flow of imports.

Friday - 07/09/2010, 11:55am EDT

Coast Guard commandant on Gulf Coast response

President Barack Obama's pick to lead the Coast Guard proposed major cuts to the agency's counterterrorism mission. You can imagine how that's being received. Commandant Robert Papp explains.

Wednesday - 06/30/2010, 10:08am EDT

U.S. Navy symposium confronts sexual assaut

WFED's Max Cacas reports.

Thursday - 06/03/2010, 06:00pm EDT

Coast Guard harbored concerns about oil rigs

Globs of sticky brownish ooze soil miles of sensitive shoreline and marsh from Alabama to Louisiana. Former Coast Guard vice admiral Brian Peterman tells Federal News Radio deepwater oil rigs have caused concern for years.

Friday - 05/28/2010, 10:51am EDT

USCG portal keeping tabs on oil spill

A Coast Guard portal has been busy keeping pace with response efforts since the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20.

Tuesday - 05/25/2010, 06:00am EDT

Military academies are looking for leadership of the future

The 2010 academy nomination season now is open. We get details from Captain Eric Brown, Assistant Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

Friday - 04/09/2010, 11:30am EDT

Agencies trying to find balance between Web 2.0, cybersecurity

Coast Guard wants to set up separate network to use social media sites. CIO Council looking at cybersecurity implications of these tools.

Friday - 08/28/2009, 07:01am EDT

Coast Guard Yard green and shimmering

Thursday - 06/18/2009, 09:37am EDT

Making TWIC more than a FlashPass

Thursday - 05/07/2009, 09:37am EDT

Coast Guard goes blogospheric

Monday - 02/23/2009, 10:28am EST

USCG moves past 'Deepwater' problems

The Coast Guard buys a lot of equipment and supplies, but how should all that work get done? To answer that question, the Coast Guard came up with a set of acquisition priorities.

Thursday - 02/12/2009, 06:05pm EST

House Homeland Security Committee

Thursday - 02/05/2009, 06:07pm EST

Facebook to the Rescue?

Monday - 10/27/2008, 11:24am EDT
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