At a hearing in front of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, the discussion centered not only the need to build more submarines but on the technological advances that will be required.
Oceans month 2016 saw the reauthorization of the Freedom of Information Act become law, defense appropriations and COMPETES reauthorization advance, and a number of ocean-related bills be introduced in the House and Senate.
The House and Senate Small Business Committees have passed legislation to reauthorize the programs and to increase SBIR and STTR funding levels through H.R. 4783 and S. 2812, respectively, following three hearings this year.
At Center for American Progress’s event, “The National Security Implications of Climate Change and Food Security,” RADM Jonathan White, USN (Ret.), President and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, affirmed the undeniable connection between food security, climate change, and national security.
The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing to assess products and technologies in the private weather sector and public-private partnerships for weather forecasting.
The Northeast Regional Planning Body (RPB) is proud to release the draft Northeast Regional Ocean Plan for public review and comment.
Following eight public hearings and one closed hearing, the Senate Appropriations committee approved the bipartisan Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017, S.3000, after the Subcommittee on Defense completed its markup earlier in the week.
Arctic temperatures are rising and sea-ice is diminishing, yielding new challenges for all Arctic stakeholders. Distinguished panel speakers from a range of backgrounds spoke at the congressional briefing, “Technology Solutions in an Opening Arctic,” that was hosted by the Marine Technology Society, the House Oceans Caucus, and the Congressional Arctic Working Group.
Request For Comments: Reporting Requirements For Barges Loaded With Certain Dangerous Cargoes On Inland Rivers In The Eighth Coast Guard District
Through this interim rule, the Coast Guard is providing administrative changes to the existing reporting requirements under the Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) applicable to barges loaded with certain dangerous cargoes on the inland rivers...
Coast Guard Is Establishing A Temporary Safety Zone Within The Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound (LIS) Captain Of The Port (COTP) Zone
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone within the Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound (LIS) Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone. (From the Federal Register) — This temporary final rule is...