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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.

Tags: Christopher Lagan , Dan Taylor , contracting , acquisition , wiki , technology , social media , collaborative tools , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 02/11/2011, 03:47pm EST
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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.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , management , technology , Gulf oil spill , James Cash , NOAA , Michele Jacobi , EPA , Jeffrey Levy

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 05:22pm EST
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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.

Tags: technology , DoD , Navy , Air Force , Ray Mabus , Phillip Collum , biofuel , biodiesel , Max Cacas

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.

Tags: AFFIRM , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , oil spill , EPA , NOAA , best practices , management

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

Tags: technology , Meeting Mission Goals Through Technology , NOAAA , Navy , Scott Carr

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

U.S. Navy symposium confronts sexual assaut

WFED's Max Cacas reports.

Tags: management , Navy , sexual assault , Max Cacas , Marines , DorobekInsider

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

Tags: Homeport Web portal , Collaboration Center , Ted Kim , Deepwater Horizon , oil spill

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.

Tags: newsstand , defense , Army , Navy , Air Force , Eric Brown , Academy

Friday - 04/09/2010, 11:30am EDT
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Washed up whale in Del. had fractured skull

For Delaware beach-goers, a whale that washed up near Fenwick Island was an unusual sight.

Tags: whale , Fenwick Island , conservation , dead whale , Ship , Colleen Kelleher , Marine Education, Research & Rehabilitation Instit , MERR , DNR , Suzanne Thurman , Ed Kelleher , environmentalists , Ocean City , resort , vacation , Delaware

Monday - 03/22/2010, 09:05pm EDT

Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen has good news, bad news on budget

USCG Commandant is stepping down May 26th, makes his last State of the Coast Guard speech.

Tags: management , budget , Thad Allen , technology

Tuesday - 02/16/2010, 03:02pm EST
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