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Coast Guard Partners With JAIC for AI, Predictive Maintenance Efforts

Capt. Michael Dickey, the U.S. Coast Guard’s C4IT Service Center commander, said the service branch is working with the Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center on capabilities like predictive maintenance, FCW reported Tuesday. Dickey told attendees at an AFCEA event that the Coast Guard has deployed one of its personnel to JAIC and is seeking to implement AI for aircraft maintenance and data analysis. 

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Coast Guard to Field Insitu UAVs Aboard Nat’l Security Cutters

The U.S. Coast Guard plans to deploy small drones developed by Boeing's Insitu subsidiary onto four more National Security Cutters by the end of 2019, Flight Global reported Wednesday. The Scan Eagle unmanned aerial vehicles will contain payloads including sensor systems, communications relay platforms and a laser pointer to support various USCG missions including search-and-rescue, ice-breaking and anti-drug trafficking. 

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Army, USCG Research Arms Authorized for Partnership

The U.S. Army's and the U.S. Coast Guard's respective research laboratories have partnered to pursue projects of common scientific interest, National Defense Magazine reported Monday. Maj. Gen. Cedric Wins, commander of Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, Philip Perconti, Army Research Laboratory director and Capt. Gregory Rothrock, commanding officer of the Coast Guard’s research and development center, signed a memorandum authorizing the partnership.

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Coast Guard Issues New Arctic Strategic Outlook

The U.S. Coast Guard released a new strategy document outlining plans to address emerging threats in the Arctic, in response to attempts by Russia and to China expand regional influence. The service’s latest Arctic Strategic Outlook focuses on international partnerships, coordination with U.S. agencies and rapid technological advancements to enhance its capability to operate in the Arctic.

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DHS Looks at Simple IT Infrastructure to Improve Operations

The Department of Homeland Security is simplifying its information technology architecture to improve end-user experience and coordination among components, Federal News Network reported Thursday. Stephen Rice, deputy chief information officer at the Department of Homeland Security, said DHS wants to harmonize IT tools and experiences for DHS employees to help components better connect, share resources and collaborate.

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Report: Trump Eyes TSA Chief David Pekoske for Acting DHS Deputy Secretary Role

The Trump administration is expected to appoint David Pekoske, head of the Transportation Security Administration, as the acting deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, CNN reported Wednesday. Two administration officials revealed that Pekoske will succeed Claire Grady, who has served as interim DHS deputy secretary the last two years. 

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Congress to Reject White House Budget Proposal for Coast Guard

Lawmakers said the White House’s fiscal 2020 budget proposal for the Coast Guard is "dead on arrival" in Congress because of a lack of funding for critical missions, Military.com reported Tuesday. Officials made the remarks during a House meeting with Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Karl Schultz. 

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Karl Schultz: Coast Guard Facing $2B Backlog of Shore Infrastructure

Adm. Karl Schultz, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, said that the service faces a more than $1.7 billion shore infrastructure backlog, USNI News reported Friday. Schultz noted during his “State of the Coast Guard” speech at USCG’s Los Angeles-Long Beach base that the service’s purchasing power has reduced by almost 10 percent, and that it's working through the obstacles such as understaffing and outdated systems. 

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TRANSCOM, MARAD Heads Opt for Used Ships to Replace Aging Reserve Fleet

Top officials from the U.S. Maritime Administration and the Transportation Command want to proceed with the proposed acquisition of used vessels to replace the country’s aging fleet of reserve merchant ships, USNI News reported Thursday. The proposal intends to address the increasing cost of the maintenance and repair of existing ships in the Ready Reserve Fleet. The average age of reserve fleet is 44 years old. 

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