Coast Guard Innovation

innov_2009smNext week, the Coast Guard will hold its ninth annual Coast Guard Innovation Exposition at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. This year’s theme is “Innovation Inside – Opportunities Amidst Change.”

As the Coast Guard focuses on modernizing its organizational structure to better conduct its missions and serve the public, it must also continue to foster a culture of innovation to resolve challenges. The annual Innovation Expo offers Guardians an opportunity to showcase and share their initiatives as well as collaborate with others across government, industry and academia.

0230_bannerThe Coast Guard social media team will be covering the expo all next week. Follow us here on the blog for a daily summary of events and activities. You can also tune in to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Flickr for updates and imagery on the prestigious guest speakers and intriguing exhibits. The Coast Guard Visual Information Gallery (CGVI) will also have video and photographs. On Twitter, search for the hashtag #innovation to see what the Coast Guard and other participants at the Expo are saying.

If you happen to be in the area, come on over and join us. From 8:00am to 12:30pm on Thursday, November 19 (the last day of the expo) admission is free for the exhibits. Stop by and check out the variety of booths demonstrating and highlighting the Coast Guard’s use of innovation to solve everyday problems.

For more information on Coast Guard Innovation initiatives, check out To view multimedia from past Innovation Expos, click here and search for “innovation.”

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