Integration and logistics support
The Coast Guard has released a request for information to assess data and voice technologies on small Coast Guard cutters. Cutters rely on different technologies, such as VHF-FM marine band, cellular phone service and high frequency, for command, control and operational communications during missions. Many have inadequate communications systems to support message traffic or e-Coast Guard initiatives.
The Coast Guard is seeking off-the-shelf systems and services that will address these communications needs and integrate them with the existing Coast Guard standard workstation infrastructure. More information can be found on fedbizopps.gov, solicitation no. G-SCT-ILS. Responses are due July 28.