The Coast Guard Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Program has

RDT&E Program Seeks Ideas for Possible Research Projects

The Coast Guard Office of Research, Development, Test and Evaluation was established Nov. 1, 1968, to discover new concepts and develop technological improvements necessary to meet present and future mission requirements. 50 years later, the RDT&E Program’s mission remains the same, achieved in part through its annual project portfolio. The program is currently seeking ideas for its fiscal year 2020 RDT&E portfolio; the deadline to submit ideas is Sept. 12, 2018.


Coast Guard boat crews patrol Lake Washington, Aug. 4, 2018, during Seattle’s 69th annual Seafair celebrations. The Coast Guard worked to ensure the safety of all Seafair participants, including boaters, paddle craft operators and swimmers. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ali Flockerzi.

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Annual search for Coast Guard project ideas

Each year, the Coast Guard Office of Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) seeks ideas for new research and development projects from Coast Guard service members and civilian personnel. The deadline for Coast Guard personnel to submit ideas to the RDT&E for its fiscal year 2019 project portfolio is Oct. 4, 2017.