09/23/2011 We have just posted a new special report for downloading. This special report focuses on the USCG’s National Security Cutter. The report looks at the key role which this capability plays for the USCG and its missions. The NSC is unique in providing for both defense and security missions which need to be executed for the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense. It is less a ship than a command platform able to mobilize assets to execute its missions. It is in the words of Captain Bardo, “a chaos management system.” The report brings together several of the interviews we have had with USCG leadership and operators about how the ship is actually used and the significance of the NSC for USCG operations.
The report can be found here