Staying Always Ready with Advanced Technology, Interview with Capt. Patrick Thompson, US Coast Guard [GovFuture Podcast]


In this episode of the GovFuture podcast we get to interview Captain Patrick Thompson who is Infrastructure Services Division Chief, C5I Service Center with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). Capt. Thompson discusses how the USCG is adopting advanced technologies to stay “always ready”. He also shares some of the biggest challenges and limitations faced by the Coast Guard in implementing transformative technologies, and how they are working to address these issues as well as how USCG works with and learns from other agencies to apply best practices and lessons learned when it comes to process and technology issues.

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Trimmed Episode Transcript: (note there may be transcription errors or mis-attributions, so please consult the audio file for any potential errors)

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