The U.S. Coast Guard plans to implement an updated system in the cloud to help facilitate information sharing, improve security and enhance data management needed to carry out its missions and promote maritime domain awareness.
The service plans to modernize the Maritime Awareness Global Network or MAGNet with the cloud-hosted Maritime Analytic Support System to improve system access authentication processes, update user interfaces and “ingest new data sources on an as-needed basis."
The cloud-based MASS platform will allow the Coast Guard to “apply new technologies to better tag data for retention, access, and use purposes,” the notice reads. The system will also help the service execute its 11 statutory missions by providing access to maritime data, storage and basic individual and vessel search capabilities.
The Department of Homeland Security issued the notice of proposed rulemaking to exempt MASS from certain provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974.
Comments on the notice are due Dec. 23.