Coast Guard

$27B later, Deepwater project killed

The Coast Guard officials didn't mince words in declaring the decade-old acquisition program over. What lessons do they say they learned?

Booz Allen pipes aboard Coast Guard admiral as senior VP

As senior vice president, retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen will lead Booz Allen’s justice and homeland security business unit’s thought leadership and client engagement.

Macfadden to shore up Coast Guard financial system

Macfadden & Associates Inc. has won a five-year, $9.9 million contract from the U.S. Coast Guard to provide financial management support.

Government sues, alleging contractor botched Coast Guard acquisition

The federal government has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Coast Guard, accusing Bollinger Shipyards of false statements in connection with the Deepwater acquisition program.

Deepwater costs hit $29B and rising, GAO says

It still is not smooth sailing for the Coast Guard's Deepwater program in which costs continue to go up, according to a new report.

Coast Guard accused of 20 Anti-Deficiency Act wrongs totaling $7M

The inspector general found that Coast Guard managers violated the Anti-Deficiency Act in the recent response boat acquisition.

Coast Guard acquisition forecast may be unrealistic, says GAO

The Coast Guard acquisition unit might be setting itself up for disappointment because of its unrealistic forecast of a jump in available procurement dollars, a GAO official testified.

Lockheed provides Coast Guard with training, tech support

Lockheed Martin Corp. will provide training and technical support to the Coast Guard under a five-year indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract that has a $57 million ceiling value.

Services, IT support cut to save millions in Coast Guard's 2012 budget

The Coast Guard is looking for savings from contractors and reduced IT support to shift resources to its operations.

Lockheed agrees to settle Deepwater False Claims lawsuit

A whistle-blower and Lockheed Martin have signed a settlement for an undisclosed amount, but the fight with Northrop Grumman continues.

Ace Info wins $145M Coast Guard IT contract

Ace Info Solutions Inc., a small-business Homeland Security Department contractor, will provide the Coast Guard with a range of information technology services, thanks to a five-year, $145 million Core Technologies Services contract from the Coast Guard Operations Systems Center in Kearneysville, W.Va.

Money pit: $3B in cost overruns for Coast Guard's Deepwater procurement

The Coast Guard's Deepwater asset procurement program has seen its costs skyrocket while its performance capabilities degrade, according to a new report from the GAO.

Coast Guard seeks oil spill technology

The Coast Guard is, perhaps belatedly, seeking technologies to help combat the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

A-T Solutions adds retired admiral to steer business unit

A-T Solutions Inc. has named retired Coast Guard Vice Adm. David Pekoske executive vice president. He will be responsible for developing and managing the company’s international maritime and port security business unit.

Agencies create Facebook pages for Deepwater and floods

FEMA and other federal agencies are establishing Facebook pages to help with disaster responses.

Alion to boost Coast Guard human resources, ship-design capabilities

Alion Science and Technology Corp. will help the Coast Guard improve its human resources capabilities; ship engineering design; and command, control, communications, computers and information technology acquisitions under a five-year, $9.5 million contract.

Deepwater whistle-blower case moves forward

A federal judge on April 5 allowed part of the Deepwater False Claims act lawsuit to be dismissed but held that the remainder should go forward.