Earlier today, the Department of Homeland Security updated the National Terrorism Advisory System, or NTAS, a tool designed to communicate information about terrorist threats by providing timely, detailed information to the American public. As part of the Coast Guard’s commitment to the security of America’s waterways, we are informing you of the change to the NTAS system and providing our readers with the opportunity to add an NTAS widget to your own websites to keep friends, family and neighbors informed of potential threats.
“The Secretary’s Award for Valor is the highest honor to recognize those who have put others before themselves, integrity and duty above all else,” said Secretary Jeh Johnson. “It is an honor to shake their hands today and thank them for their selfless service.”
Today, United States Coast Guard men and women are standing the watch around the world in service to our Nation. Our efforts and mission success depend on reliable and predictable funding.
Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp provided oral testimony before two U.S. House of Representatives subcommittees yesterday on the Coast Guard’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget request. In the morning, the Commandant testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security and in the afternoon testified along with Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Michael P. Leavitt before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Marine Transportation.
The size and impact of Hurricane Sandy will be remembered for years to come and the significance of the storm will not be lost to the Coast Guard civilian volunteers who were part of the Department of Homeland Security’s Surge Capacity Force. Following Hurricane Katrina, a need was recognized for the federal government to be more responsive in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. Thus, the surge capacity force was created.
Written by Capt. Stuart Merrill. The Constitution states “[n]o money shall be drawn from the Treasury but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law.” For more than 220 years, the U.S. Coast Guard has executed its missions using the funds […]
Posted on behalf of Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp. I am delighted to congratulate the Department of Homeland Security on its ninth anniversary. Today, DHS continues exceptional work to protect the United States. I join with all Coast Guard […]
In remembrance of the 9/11 attacks, Coast Guard Compass interviewed Adm. James Loy, 21st commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. As commandant during the 9/11 attacks, part of the transition team that launched the Department of Homeland Security and a […]
Later this year, America will observe the 10th anniversary of the tragic 9/11 terrorist attacks. The events of that day forever changed the way the Coast Guard conducts its missions and ushered in a new era of cooperation between law […]
We have written before about the changing conditions in the Arctic, the difficulties presented by its vast expanse and its unforgiving climate. The magnitude and relevance of those challenges to maritime safety, environmental protection and U.S. sovereignty were highlighted by […]