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Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Linda Fagan on workforce, modernization, strategy and diversity

Admiral Linda Fagan made history when she became the 27th commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard in June. She is the first woman to lead a military branch and the Coast Guard’s first female four-star admiral. One of Fagan’s priorities is transforming the workforce. She told Government Matters she is focused on making it easier […]


US has ‘a real opportunity’ to distance China from Russia, says federal executive fellow

Another casualty of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is collaboration among Arctic states. The Arctic Council, which includes Russia and seven other Arctic states, has suspended operations because of the war. However, because China has interest in the Arctic, this presents the United States with an opportunity to distance China from Russia. CDR Jeremy Greenwood, federal […]


Coast Guard commandant: ‘I’m most proud of the resilience of our people’

Last week, the Government Matters team attended the Surface Navy Association’s 34th National Symposium, “Surface Warfare: The Competitive Edge,” its first fully hybrid conference with both virtual and in-person events. Members, including Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro, and defense contractors attended the event, which had over 90 exhibitors and more than 3,000 attendees. At the […]


Coast Guard working to balance readiness with response to high demand

Last week the Government Matters team attended the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space conference. Marjorie Censer spoke with Adm. Karl Schultz, commandant of the United States Coast Guard. Schultz said he is encouraged with the direction of the Coast Guard as it faces high levels of demand while also working to address what it has identified as […]


America needs strong presence in Antarctic, says retired Coast Guard vice admiral

The Coast Guard’s budget request for fiscal 2022 includes $13.1 billion, $170 million of which will go to program management for construction of the Polar Security Cutter, which is replacing the Coast Guard’s current fleet of icebreakers. Vice Adm. Sandra Stosz (USCG, Ret.), former Deputy Commandant for Mission Support, said the United States must have […]


Financial Systems Modernization at DHS

Troy Edgar, Chief Financial Officer at the Department of Homeland Security, discusses the transition to a new financial management system at TSA and other components


The Coast Guard’s role in space

Michael Sinclair, Federal Executive Fellow at the Brookings Institution, explains how increased access to space will help the Coast Guard execute its mission

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