US Coast Guard Integrated Deepwater Systems

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From Marine Link:

USCG Contracts with HII for Fifth National Security Cutter
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The U.S. Coast Guard awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries a contract action valued at approximately $482 million for the production of the fifth National Security Cutter.Construction of the ship to be named James, is scheduled to begin this spring at the Huntington Ingalls Industries’ shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss. following prefabrication.
More at http://www.marinelink.com/news/contracts-national340347.aspx
 
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From The Navy Newsstand:

Navy Operational Stress Control Leader Training Piloted for Coast Guard
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ASTORIA, Ore. (NNS) -- Officers and senior enlisted leaders from U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Sector Columbia River were among the first to participate in the Coast Guard's pilot of the Navy's Operational Stress Control (OSC) Leader Course at Sector Columbia River Aug. 22.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=63186
 
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From The Navy Times:

Coast Guard charges survivor in 2010 helo crash
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The Coast Guard has filed negligent homicide charges against the lone survivor of a July 2010 helicopter crash in Washington.

Lt. Lance Leone was also charged Sept. 30 with dereliction of duty and destruction of government property in the July 7, 2010, crash of an MH-60 Jayhawk off La Push, Wash., said Chief Public Affairs Specialist Kip Wadlow, District 17 spokesman.
More at http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/10/coast-guard-charges-survivor-in-2010-helo-crash-102011w/
 
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Feature story from The Navy Times:

Coast Guard acquisition chief: Deepwater dead
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The Coast Guard’s acquisition chief has officially declared the multibillion-dollar Deepwater acquisition plan as dead.

“The time has come for the U.S. Coast Guard to officially drop the Deepwater name from any reference to our acquisition portfolio,”￾ Rear Adm. Jake Korn, assistant commandant for acquisition, said in an article published last month in the agency’s Service Lines magazine.
More HERE

Comment: Of course the problem is that the Coast Guard is still stuck with a lot of overage equipment and platforms. If they are to retain what any reasonable person just might confuse for operational utility and credibility, they will have to be dealt with.