Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Spotlight: Innovation Awards

The Coast Guard Innovation Council assesses and provides strategic guidance on emerging technologies, missions, gaps, challenges and requirements. Recently, 12 Coast Guard members were honored for ideas that significantly impacted the service’s operations with the Capt. Niels P. Thomsen Innovation Awards during the Senior Leadership Conference held at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C.


Research, Development, Test & Evaluation Spotlight: 3-D Printing

For the average person, tracking down a spare part is merely an annoyance. But for the crew of a Coast Guard cutter, the availability of spare parts can be important to mission completion or greatly affect their work environment.

The Coast Guard Research and Development Center in New London, Connecticut, is currently studying how the use of 3-D printing technology might improve mission readiness through logistical support.


Research Development Test & Evaluation Spotlight: Diesel Outboard Engine

Is it possible for the Coast Guard to power its surface fleet using only one type of fuel? The Coast Guard Research and Development Center is investigating that possibility through the evaluation of available diesel outboard engines.


2010 Innovation Expo

2010 Innovation Expo: Diversity and sustainability

Post Written by Commander Andrea Palermo Yesterday, the Coast Guard welcomed more than 1,600 attendees to its largest Innovation Expo in the 10 year history. Held in Tampa, Fla., the three-day expo features more than 500 exhibits from industry and […]


Guardian of the Week – CGC Healy

The phrase “necessity is the mother of invention” rings true for the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Healy this week, as they were awarded the CDR Joel Magnussen Innovation Award for Management for their shipboard waste management/recycling program. “That is […]


itCG – Innovation Expo, pirates repelled, First Lady honors women vets, Guardians in the community

YouTube DoDLive The Ninth Coast Guard Innovation Expo wraps up today. Yesterday’s focus was on harnessing the power of Guardian innovators. While the private sector can be a powerful force for progress, some of the best ideas come from right […]


USCG Live Streaming Commandant’s Remarks from Innovation Expo

In the spirit of the Coast Guard Innovation Expo, we are taking advantage of the unique opportunities available here to test cutting edge technology… we are going to live stream the video of the awards ceremony and the Commandant’s closing […]


Day 2: Coast Guard Innovation Expo

Harnessing the Innovative Power of Internal Stakeholders Day two of the expo started early with junior enlisted Guardians eating breakfast and networking with Coast Guard senior leadership including the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard (MCPOCG) and the […]


itCG – Innovation Expo, new cutter class, rescue swimmer training facility, inspiring students

YouTube DoDLive Yesterday, the Coast Guard launched the 2009 Innovation Expo in Virginia Beach. The three-day conference is the ninth that the Coast Guard has held and brings together Guardian innovators and private sector representatives interested in helping the Coast […]


Day 1: Coast Guard Innovation Expo

As the Compass mentioned last week, we are covering the 2009 Coast Guard Innovation Expo LIVE as the exhibits, panel discussions and other events unfold. You can follow along via Twitter @uscoastguard or search for the hashtag #innovation to see what other […]


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