Tag Archives: Karl Schultz

Coast Guard Unveils IT Transformation Strategy; Adm. Karl Schultz Quoted

The U.S. Coast Guard plans to transform the way it manages data and has unveiled a strategy to pursue that goal, National Defense Magazine reported Thursday. The plan, titled the Tech Revolution Road Map, aims to have USCG's information technology updated and tailored for the modern era.

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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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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power has reduced by almost 10 percent, and that it's working through the obstacles such as understaffing and outdated systems. 

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Report: Coast Guard Eyes Spring Award of First Polar Security Cutter Construction Contract

Adm. Karl Schultz, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, said the military branch will award a contract to build the first vessel of its heavy polar icebreaker fleet in the spring, National Defense Magazine reported Thursday. The $11.34B USCG budget proposed by the White House for fiscal 2019 includes $35 million to fund design work on new Polar Security Cutters and another $15 million to maintain the existing Polar Star icebreaker.

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Coast Guard Rebrands Icebreaker Program With National Security Focus; Adm. Karl Schultz Quoted

The U.S. Coast Guard has renamed its heavy icebreaker funding program to emphasize national security, USNI News reported Thursday. The program's rebranding as the Polar Security Cutter is intended to address funding requirements for a new class of icebreaker ships, by marketing the effort as one significant to national security.

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Adm. Karl Schultz Assumes Coast Guard Leadership

Adm. Karl Schultz officially succeeded Adm. Paul Zukunft as commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard during a ceremony that took place Friday at USCG’s headquarters in Washington, DoD News reported Friday. President Donald Trump attended the change-of-command ceremony and thanked Zukunft for his military service over the past 45 years. Schultz, former USCG …

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