Winners were announced today for Phase I of the U.S. Coast Guard Ready for Rescue Challenge.
DHS S&T, in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center, launched the U.S. Coast Guard Ready for Rescue Challenge, a $255,000 prize competition that seeks boater safety solutions that will help make it easier to find people in the water.
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.
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.
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.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) United States Coast Guard (USCG) Research and Development Center (RDC) has been tasked and funded to evaluate small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) for potential use by USCG for operational missions.
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.
For many of us, our careers define a lot about who we are. But when something happens to take that career away, as it did in the case of Petty Officer 1st Class Robert Troha, it becomes an opportunity to pursue new challenges.
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.
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.