The Coast Guard's Science and Technology Innovation Center is officially opened during a ribbon cutting ceremony. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Cory Mendenhall.

Coast Guard’s new Science and Technology Innovation Center to enhance mission effectiveness through innovation

Ideas and innovation occur at all levels of an organization. Some of these ideas require years of research to develop into a fully executable solution, while other solutions can be more rapidly deployed. These innovations often improve mission effectiveness and offer solutions to potential issues that may arise. Recently, the Coast Guard, alongside scientists at the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), recognized that the Coast Guard fell short in this area, and worked to create a lasting solution that would allow for quick implementation of innovative ideas.

Partnership in Education: CEU Providence builds bridges with aspiring engineers

Think of a popular 21st century TV game show and finish the next sentence: “Who wants to be… a________?!” Now replace the missing word ‘Millionaire’ with the word ‘Engineer’ and you’ll basically find an equivalent level of enthusiasm amongst a small enclave of about 50 inner-city ninth and tenth-grade students from two public high schools in Providence, Rhode Island.


Securing our borders: Biometrics at sea

Written by Lt. j.g. Al Sowers, Coast Guard’s Office of C4 & Sensors Capabilities. The U.S. Coast Guard is the first-line protector of our nation’s 95,000 miles of coastline. In its law enforcement mission, verifying the identity of foreign nationals […]

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Steering the way into the future

Written by Cmdr. Andrea Palermo. Throughout its history, the Coast Guard has adopted and fostered a solution-oriented “can do” mindset promoting initiative. Our founding father, Alexander Hamilton, encouraged Revenue Cutter Service captains to develop and share ideas and suggestions about […]

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CGA develops leaders in the STEM field

March is Women’s History Month. In honor of the many contributions women have made to the history of our service, we bring you the stories of the female leaders of the Coast Guard. This week, we are highlighting female cadets […]

Did you know you can get a Coast Guard layer on Google Earth?

If you look here you can find a Coast Guard layer plug in for Google Earth. Pretty cool, showing our environmental stewardship efforts.