Ocean Technology Industry Association Hosts Coast Guard Technology Procurement Event

The International Ocean Science & Technology Industry Association (IOSTIA) is working with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) on an exclusive opportunity to showcase new technology solutions for future procurement by USCG. On Nov. 28, 2018, IOSTIA will bring a delegation of technology companies to meet one-on-one with acquisitions personnel and flag officers at USCG headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The USCG is interested in cutting-edge ocean technologies and those that may align with their needs within current program areas. Limited space for the Nov. 28 event at USCG headquarters is available. Email info@iostia.org for more information on how to participate.

Current USCG program areas include:

Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR)

The C4ISR Branch supports maritime domain awareness, command and control, tactical communications and cybertechnology programs.

Environment and Waterways (E&W)

The E&W Branch supports aids to navigation; pollution; non-indigenous species prevention and response; and automatic identification system (AIS) programs.

Modeling and Simulation Center of Expertise (MSCOE)

The MSCOE provides decision-makers with responsive, low-cost, low-risk modeling support for USCG and external customers. It produces tools that support fleet mix analysis, tactical mission engagement scenarios, sensor optimization, resource allocation, game theory-based scheduling tools and system-wide trade-off studies to support strategic capability and acquisition decision-making.


The Surface Branch provides program support to Arctic missions as well as programs to enhance vessel technology, port security, law enforcement, alternative energy and weapons of mass destruction identification and prevention capabilities.

Systems and Unmanned Technology

The Systems and Unmanned Technology Branch provides investigations of sensor and airborne platform technologies; mission-relevant test and evaluation; performance measurement; and analysis and performance-model validation programs. This branch also produces analysis products that address specific questions for decision-makers, including requirements and alternatives analysis, mission analysis, risk analysis and life-cycle cost analysis.

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