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With Funding In Peril, Coast Guard Pushes Icebreaker As ‘Polar Security Cutter’

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“One of the things that we did early in my tenure was we changed (it to) Polar Security Cutter as we were trying to get the funds from the Congress, from our own department, the administration,” Coast Guard Commandant Karl Schultz told Breaking Defense.

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Hurricane Michael Hits Coast Guard’s Largest Program, Leaving Devastation

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The shipyard building the Coast Guard’s biggest program, the $10 billion Offshore Patrol Cutter program, has been leveled by Hurricane Michael.

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US Yards Can Build Icebreaker For Under $1B: Zukunft

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WASHINGTON: The Commandant of the Coast Guard  is “very confident” US shipyards can build the country’s first icebreaker in 20 years for less than the standard eye-watering $1 billion estimate. Adm. Paul Zukunft dismissed the idea of cutting costs by buying abroad, a toxic concept for Congress. And he publicly pondered a National Academy of Sciences proposal to… Keep reading →

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Adm. Zukunft Unveils New Coast Guard Cyber Strategy

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  WASHINGTON: “What is modern warfare going to look like in the 21st century?” asked Adm. Paul Zukunft. “Not that long ago,” he said, workers aboard a mobile offshore drilling unit unwittingly downloaded malware that scrambled the system that kept the floating platform stable. “They drifted off the well site,” the Coast Guard commandant said… Keep reading →

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