The Coast Guard set standards for streamlining information and data transfer between state, federal and local partners, Adm. Mark Butt of the Coast Guard said at a committee hearing on improving the use and integration of maritime defense-awareness data in maritime transportation.
The new standard is Ozone Widget Framework, an open-source Web application. In the future, DHS could require Coast Guard partners receiving federal money to comply with the Ozone Widget Architecture, Butt confirmed at the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation subcommittee hearing.
he military is working with local law enforcement to develop software that will help track gang networks.
Software now known as the Organizational, Relationship and Contact Analyzer (ORCA) was initially developed and used in military operations to identify networks of insurgents, and is now being used domestically. The military will use the domestic tests as a way to hone the software for future wartime applications, while in the meantime providing police gang units with a valuable free tool that could eventually see a more widespread deployment.
CREATE researcher, Milind Tambe, visited the U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area where he delivered a presentation about ARMOR-PROTECT and the application of Game Theory to Security Operations to a national audience.
During his visit, Milind was presented with the Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation by Captain Keith Smith, the Chief of Staff of Coast Guard Atlantic Area. The award was bestowed upon Milind Tambe, his team of students - Eric Shieh, Rong Yang and Fei Fang, postdcotoral researcher Albert Jiang, Isaac Maya and Steve Hora of CREATE, and the very large US Coast...