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Coast Guard concludes small UAV test

The Coast Guard concluded earlier this year its final phase of small unmanned aerial vehicle testing with a two week shore-side test on Virginia's eastern shore.

Rockefeller: Zukunft will whiz through confirmation to be next Coast Guard commandant

Vice Adm. Paul Zukunft kept his expression even and his tone modulated, humble – but Tuesday's confirmation hearing for the position of the next Coast Guard commandant still ended with the 37-year service veteran aglow from approbation. "I think you'll be a whiz right through here, you'll be out of here before you know it," promised Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.)

Coast Guard authorization bill sent to Senate

A bill authorizing Coast Guard discretionary spending for two years at $8.7 billion annually sailed through the House of Representatives – to the chagrin of some on the House Homeland Security Committee.

California calls for maritime task force to address panga boats

Many maritime smugglers use panga boats, 20-40 foot fishing vessels that are made of fiberglass and difficult to detect.  "This, coupled with the sheer size of California's coastline, means that most panga discoveries are made either through tips or by happenstance," says a  report  issued by California Attorney General Kamala Harris.

Papp: Coast Guard can't afford new icebreaker

Disagreement among administration officials over the priority a new U.S. icebreaker should assume within the Coast Guard acquisition budget is one reason why the service has yet to submit a five year capital investment plan.

S&T ready to invest in riskier science

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Now that the Homeland Security Department's Science and Technology Directorate has established a track record and credibility, it plans to take on more risky, futuristic projects, an agency official said Tuesday.

Coast Guard not absorbing oil spill lessons learned

The Deepwater Horizon environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico caused no fewer than seven after actions reports containing 549 recommendations for improving the response to oil spills – but the Coast Guard can't say with certainty how many of them it's following.

Papp: Budget falloff results in smaller Coast Guard

If enacted as proposed, the Coast Guard budget request for the coming year will result in fewer patrols conducted by fewer Coast Guardsmen, outgoing Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert Papp told House appropriators Wednesday.

2015 Budget Request: Coast Guard

The Coast Guard budget for the coming fiscal year would slip below $10 billion under the White House federal spending proposal released Tuesday.

Papp delivers his final State of the Coast Guard

Adm. Robert Papp struck a note of mild triumphalism for the final annual address he'll deliver to the Coast Guard as its commandant. Papp is set to retire from the service after his four year term as the top officer in the chain of command comes to a finish at the end of this May.