Tag Archives: Coast Guard

1st TH-73A Training Helicopter Lands at Naval Air Station in Florida

TH-73A Thrasher

The U.S. Navy has received its first unit of the Leonardo-built TH-73A Thrasher helicopter through which undergraduate maritime pilots will undergo flight training. Future aviators from the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard will train with the modern avionics-equipped helicopter, which replaces the existing TH-57B/C Sea Ranger.

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Coast Guard Outlines 3 Lines of Effort in Cyber Strategic Outlook; Rear Adm. Michael Ryan Quoted

55th Cyber Squadron

The U.S. Coast Guard has released a new cyber strategy that comes with three lines of effort: defend and operate the service’s Enterprise Mission Platform; safeguard the Marine Transportation System and operate in and through cyberspace. The service said the Cyber Strategic Outlook updates its 2015 Cyber Strategy to ensure its readiness to perform all missions in a contested cyber domain, protect the maritime transportation sector through a rule-based international order and counter adversaries in cyberspace.

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Parsons Awarded Potential $12.6B DIA Contract For IT Services

Parsons Corporation

Parsons Corporation announced Tuesday that the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has awarded the company a potential $12.6 billion indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) multiple award task order contract. This 10-year contract has a five-year base period and five option periods. The contract will require Parsons to provide DIA’s Solutions for Information Technology Enterprise III (SITE III) strategic, technical, and program management guidance and support services

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Coast Guard to Form Unmanned Tech Requirements Review Group; Adm. Karl Schultz Quoted

U.S. Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard looks to establish a new group that will work to review the service branch's requirements for unmanned vehicles. Schultz said the potential group will explore the feasibility of unmanned technologies for the Coast Guard. According to the report, USCG's research and development hub is currently conducting experimental activities on a 29-foot unmanned vessel in Hawaii.

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Huntington Ingalls Board Elects Kari Wilkinson as EVP, Shipbuilding Division President

Huntington Ingalls

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Board of Directors has elected Kari Wilkinson, Ingalls’ vice president, program management, to serve as executive vice president of HII and president of the Shipbuilding division, effective April 1st. She will succeed Brian Cuccias, who will retire in April. Wilkinson will report to HII executive vice president and chief operating officer Chris Kastner

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DHS Taps Morcom International to Develop Tracker for Hazardous Objects at Sea;

Cyber Hygiene

Morcom International has received a $153,000 award to develop a sea pollution tracking technology for the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology (DHS S&T) Directorate. The existing TUNA technology offers reusable batteries, GPS-based tracking and automatic identification, and is designed to function in saltwater environments. DHS said Wednesday it issued the award under phase one of the Silicon Valley Innovation Program's Maritime Object Tracking Technology solicitation.

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DHS S&T Launches Collaborative Effort to Support Aerial Border Security; Teddy Damour Quoted

DHS Science

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) has commenced an effort to demonstrate its aerial surveillance technologies in support of security at the U.S.-Canada border. The Congress-supported effort will make use of small unmanned aircraft systems and other types of drones to simulate air domain threats.

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Coast Guard to Field Cloud-Based Maritime Analytic Support System

US Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard plans to implement an updated system in the cloud to help facilitate information sharing, improve security and enhance data management needed to carry out its missions and promote maritime domain awareness. The service plans to modernize the Maritime Awareness Global Network or MAGNet with the cloud-hosted Maritime Analytic Support System.

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GAO: DHS Chief Acquisition Officer Must Improve Vetting of Components’ Procurement Executives

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report stating that the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) chief acquisition officer needs to improve the assessment of DHS units’ component acquisition executives (CAE). GAO said Tuesday that the DHS chief acquisition officer selects CAEs that handle DHS components' acquisition-related policies, workforce, data colection and reporting functions.

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House Panel’s Draft DHS Appropriations Bill Includes $50B for DHS; $2.25B for CISA


The House Appropriations Committee on Monday released a draft bill that would authorize $50.72 billion in fiscal year 2021 discretionary funds for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The measure would provide the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) with $2.25B in FY 2021 funds, reflecting a $239.1 million increase from FY 2020.

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