Coast Guard modernization and the cloud

The Coast Guard C5I Resource Council recently approved funding for network improvements and office applications. As a result, the Coast Guard will be improving unit network connections and migrating Microsoft services to a hybrid cloud for many applications.

Coast Guard to modernize financial management services

The Commandant has made the modernization of our Coast Guard Financial Management System one of his top priorities. The Coast Guard currently relies on unsupportable procurement, accounting, and asset management systems, including the Core Accounting System, as well as outdated and inefficient business processes.

Cutter Yered

To be a plank owner

There are many titles used in the Coast Guard. Some are earned as you move up in the ranks while some are given based off your chosen profession. Amongst all of the titles Coast Guard members earn there is one that perhaps warrants the most bragging rights – plank owner.


$25 million drug seizure on inaugural deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche, the service’s second national security cutter, just returned from its inaugural deployment. And what a successful deployment it was. Throughout the three-month patrol in the Pacific Ocean, the cutter and crew demonstrated the national security cutter’s […]


Coast Guard takes possession of Stratton

This morning, the Coast Guard took another important step in recapitalizing America’s cutter fleet. Stratton, the third of eight planned national security cutters, was handed over to Capt. Charles Cashin in an “in-commission special” ceremony in Pascagoula, Miss. He and […]

CGC Bertholf

Crises highlight need to continue service recapitalization

The following blog was posted by Cmdr. Glynn Smith on behalf of Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp. As Hurricane Irene strikes the eastern seaboard this weekend, your Coast Guard is already responding to help those in need. We remain […]

NSC Stratton performs exceptionally at sea trials

Written by Capt. James Knight, commanding officer, Project Resident Office Gulf Coast Tradition holds that a ship takes on some of the traits of her namesake and sponsor. The third National Security Cutter is named after Capt. Dorothy Stratton, the […]

Adm. Bob Papp testifies before the U.S. Senate

Adm. Papp testifies at Senate hearing

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp testified before the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard Subcommittee about the Coast Guard’s fiscal year 2012 budget today. During the hearing, Adm. Papp provided an oral […]

Admiral Allen delivers State of the Coast Guard address

Yesterday, Admiral Allen delivered his final State of the Coast Guard address as Commandant of the Coast Guard at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. During his speech, he recognized the role Guardians played (and continue to play) in […]

Coast Guard Innovation

Next 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 […]

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