Tag Archives: U.S. Coast Guard

DHS, Partners Test Air Domain Awareness Tech for Border Security; Shawn McDonald Quoted

Air Domain Awareness

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology (DHS S&T) Directorate is testing technologies designed to secure the U.S.-Canada border's airspace. “S&T is excited about this opportunity to conduct these air domain awareness demonstrations and test these unique technologies, sensors and capabilities in realistic environments,” said Shawn McDonald, S&T program manager.

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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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Coast Guard Eyes Cloud-Based Platform to Manage Investigative Data

Cloud Computing

The U.S. Coast Guard's law enforcement organization is looking to procure a software-as-a-service platform for storage, analysis and sharing of data collected through independent investigations. Coast Guard added the platform should meet Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) compliance requirements. The service anticipates a one-year base period of performance, followed by three one-year option periods, for the procurement effort.

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New Strategy Outlines Navy, USMC, USCG Sea Security Plan; Adm. Michael Gilday Quoted

Adm. Michael Gilday

The U.S. government's three maritime-focused armed services have developed and released a strategy that outlines how they plan to integrate, collaborate and modernize toward the future. The “Advantage at Sea” tri-service maritime strategy tackles the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard's joint approach to protect international seas from Russia and China over the next 10 years. 

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GSA Promotes John Radziszewski to IT Vendor Mgmt Office Director

John Radziszewski

John Radziszewski, former director of information technology products at the General Services Administration, has been appointed to lead an office that functions as the single point of contact for federal IT providers, G2Xchange FedCiv reported Friday. As director of the GSA IT Vendor Management Office, Radziszewski lead efforts to assist customer agencies with market research. 

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Trump Eyes Nomination of Sean Plankey as DHS Asst Director

Sean Plankey

President Trump plans to nominate Sean Plankey to serve as assistant director for infrastructure security at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Plankey currently serves as principal deputy assistant secretary for cybersecurity, energy security and emergency response at the Department of Energy (DOE). Before DOE, he held the role of director for cyber policy at the National Security Council

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Kenautics Gets DHS Funding to Develop Underwater Tracking Tech

DHS

Kenautics Inc. has secured $157,800 in funds from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the Maritime Object Tracking Technology solicitation to build a tracking system for marking and monitoring objects underwater. The company proposed to repackage its handheld Diver Navigation and Imaging System into a ruggedized buoy that can be deployed from air, land or sea under harsh conditions. 

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DHS S&T Funds Kynamics to Develop Language Translation Tool

DHS

The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has selected Kynamics to develop a portable language translation system with funds worth $192.5K. The California-based awardee will deliver this tool under the Silicon Valley Innovation Program to help the U.S. Coast Guard communicate with non-English speakers when required by missions. S&T issued the award through the Language Translator solicitation.

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