- The Coast Guard’s primary facility for the research, development, testing, and evaluation of solutions to assist the service’s mission
- More than 80 projects underway at any given time
- RDC regularly collaborates with outside agencies for procurement
The U.S. Coast Guard’s primary facility for the research, development, testing, and evaluation of solutions to assist the service’s mission, the Coast Guard Research & Development Center (RDC) conducts operational and risk management analyses to determine the feasibility of new technologies. Programs address a variety of areas, including unmanned vehicles, surveillance and reconnaissance abilities, and environmental crisis response. When appropriate, the RDC collaborates with professionals in the public and private sector.
Who’s it for?
Small businesses specializing in areas of interest to the Coast Guard, such as pollution abatement, marine science, and ship or aircraft technology.