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

DHS

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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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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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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DHS Needs Maritime Detection Tech for Coast Guard

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate has announced its search for startups with the capacity to develop tracking technology for underwater objects. DHS S&T said Thursday it posted a solicitation for maritime object tracking technology in support of the U.S. Coast Guard.

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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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