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Acting Secretary Wolf Commemorates USCG Blackthorn Memorial

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf and U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Karl Schultz delivered remarks at the United States Coast Guard memorial service for the Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn in St. Petersburgh, Florida.

DHS/USCG/PIA-030 U.S. Coast Guard Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems Pilot

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is conducting an operational pilot to test and evaluate Counter- Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS) capabilities used to detect, identify, and mitigate UAS that pose a credible threat to “covered facilities or assets.” USCG will conduct the pilot testing through 2020, after which the USCG C-UAS program may become fully operational. This Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) discusses measures taken to mitigate privacy risks and protect against any impact to personally identifiable information (PII) during the deployment of C-UAS technologies under operational circumstances. If the USCG C-UAS program becomes fully operational, this PIA will be updated.

DHS extends contract relief for Offshore Patrol Cutter

The Department of Homeland Security, after extensive analysis by the U.S. Coast Guard and further review by a Contract Adjustment Board chaired by the Department’s Deputy Under Secretary for Management, has granted limited extraordinary contract relief to Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) for the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) contract under the authority of Public Law (P.L.) 85-804.

DHS and USCG Donate 224 Backpacks and School Supplies to Students Living in DC Housing Authority Communities

DHS and USCG Donate 224 Backpacks to DC Students

During a back-to-school rally on Saturday, employees of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) headquarters distributed 224 backpacks filled with school supplies and 50 laptop totes to families living in Southeast District of Columbia (DC) Housing Authority communities as part of the USCG’s Annual St. Elizabeths Back-to-School Backpack and School Supplies Drive. Both headquarters are located within the Southeast DC community.

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