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Polar Scout Project Tests Mini Satellites Over Arctic

The U.S Coast Guard (USCG) Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) Program, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), launched two 6U CubeSats from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California in December. The CubeSats, or miniature satellites, are part of the Polar Scout project to evaluate the effectiveness of space-based sensors in support of

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Ballast Management Legislation Signed into Law

Legislation that sets standards for incidental water discharges from vessels has been signed into public law.  The Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018, S. 140, which includes the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA), passed the Senate and moved to the president to be signed in late 2018. The provision places the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the

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Coast Guard Cutter Celebrates 50 Years of Service

The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Steadfast is celebrating the ship’s 50 years of maritime service. Since the cutter’s commissioning in 1968, its crew has performed nearly all of the U.S. Coast Guard’s 11 statutory missions. The cutter is best known, however, for its role enforcing maritime law through the execution of hundreds of successful drug and migrant

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USCG Cutter Returns Home after Four Months in the Arctic

The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Cutter Healy has returned to their home port in Seattle following a four-month deployment in the Arctic. In addition to providing presence and access in the Arctic during the 129-day summer deployment, the Healy crew completed three research missions in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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Homeland Security Hosts HAZMAT Demo for First Responders in Houston

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is hosting a demonstration of integrating emergency response technologies during a simulated HAZMAT scenario at the Port of Houston on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. The Next Generation First Responder (NGFR) – Harris County Operational Experimentation (OpEx) involves a coordinated response by Houston public safety agencies, the U.S. Coast Guard

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