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DHS/USCG/PIA-027 U.S. Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP) is an outreach tool for educating diverse audiences about the United States Coast Guard (USCG). COGAP relies on contributions and works of art provided by its members to tell the story of the service’s missions, heroes, and history.

Snapshot: S&T Conducts T&E of USCG's National Security Cutter

Since December 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has participated with the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) in several tests and evaluations of two National Security Cutters, USCGC Hamilton and USCGC James, to independently confirm that operational capability is delivered to the Coast Guard fleet.

Coast Guard Develops and Tests Environmentally-Friendly Buoy Moorings

S&T found a potential solution to the problem in a simple, but effective, buoy mooring system. Instead of a concrete sinker, Cole Keaoulu Santos, an innovator from Hawaii, proposed a narrow screw anchor; instead of a heavy metal chain, he suggested an elastic rope to prevent scraping of the ocean floor.

Hurricane Maria Response and Relief Operations Underway

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) top priority is to provide life-saving resources to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, while aggressively working to gain greater access to disaster affected areas.

Readout of Secretary Kelly's Meeting with President of Costa Rica Luis Guillermo Solis

On Thursday, March 16, Secretary Kelly met with President of Costa Rica Luis Guillermo Solis to discuss bilateral and regional security and economic issues of mutual interest.  Key DHS officials, to include Acting CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan, and USCG Commandant Paul Zukunft were also present.  The delegation from Costa Rica also included the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.

Unitred States Coast Guard member stands by 4.2 tons of seized cocaine.

Coast Guard Seizes Cocaine Worth an Estimated $125 Million

The U.S. Coast Guard this week offloaded approximately 4.2 tons of seized cocaine, worth an estimated $125 million in wholesale value, at Coast Guard Sector San Juan. Four Guyanese men apprehended in this case were transferred Saturday to federal law enforcement authorities in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, where they face potential prosecution by the U.S. Attorney’s Office-District of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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