US Coast Guard adds security to website

January 31, 2017  - By
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The Coast Guard Navigation Center has implemented a small but important change to its website address. It is now, instead of

The change provides a secure, encrypted connection between browsers or other tools connecting to the Navigation Center website. It also provides authentication that you are unquestionably connecting to the Navigation Center website.

This change is a result of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memorandum M-15-13, Policy to Require Secure Connections across Federal Websites and Web Services, which requires that all publicly accessible federal websites and web services only provide service through a secure connection (HTTPS instead of HTTP).

Address any questions to the Navigation Center’s Web Services team via the Contact Us page.

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