Tag: Modernization

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unsupportable procurement, accounting, and asset management systems, including the Core Accounting System, as well as outdated and inefficient business processes.

To be a plank owner

Cutter Yered

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


The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Waesche, homeported in Alameda, interdicted two separate drug smuggling vessels. One case included the recovery of 13 bales of cocaine, totaling 500 kilograms, and five suspects. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Cutter Waesche. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche, the service’s second national security cutter, just returned from its

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Coast Guard takes possession of Stratton


Irwin Edenzon, president of Huntington Ingalls Industries and Rear Adm. John Korn, assistant commandant for acquisition, sign the key to Stratton at an in-commission special ceremony, Sept. 2, 2011. Stratton is the third national security cutter to be delivered to the Coast Guard. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Casey J. Ranel. This

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Crises highlight need to continue service recapitalization

CGC Bertholf

The following blog was posted by Cmdr. Glynn Smith on behalf of Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf, homeported at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., arrives in San Francisco, as the Coast Guard’s first National Security Cutter. The new cutters will replace the aging 378-foot cutters as the Coast

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NSC Stratton performs exceptionally at sea trials

Written by Capt. James Knight, commanding officer, Project Resident Office Gulf Coast National Security Cutter 3, Stratton, underway during acceptance trials. Photo courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries. 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

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Adm. Papp testifies at Senate hearing

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

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp provides testimony before the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard about the Coast Guard’s fiscal year 2012 budget in the Russell Senate Office in Washington, D.C., June 23, 2011. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. Coast Guard Commandant

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Admiral Allen delivers State of the Coast Guard address

Commandant of the Coast Guard, Adm. Thad W. Allen, answers questions at the State of the Coast Guard address at the National Press Club. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria Bonk-Meyers) Yesterday, Admiral Allen delivered his final State of the Coast Guard address as Commandant of the Coast Guard at the

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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 to better conduct its missions and serve the public, it must also continue to foster a

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