1/31/2017: Changes to Navigation Center website

The Coast Guard Navigation Center has implemented a small but important change to its website address. It is now https://www.navcen.uscg.gov, instead of http://www.navcen.uscg.gov.

This 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).

The Navigation Center is pleased to provide you with these secure services. Questions may addressed to our Web Services team via our Contact Us page.

This blog is not a replacement or substitute for the formal posting of regulations and updates or existing processes for receiving formal feedback of the same. Links provided on this blog will direct the reader to official source documents, such as the Federal Register, Homeport and the Code of Federal Regulations. These documents remain the official source for regulatory information published by the Coast Guard.

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