Coast Guard members and civilian personnel chat about the new MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter at the 11th Annual Coast Guard Innovation Exposition at the Tampa Convention Center, Fla., Oct. 25, 2011.

The Coast Guard Innovation Exposition is sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association with service participation coordinated by the Commandant's Innovation Council.

The exposition creates a rich focused environment for Coast Guard innovators to resolve organizational challenges by showcasing their initiatives in a rich collaborative learning environment alongside other innovators throughout the Department of Homeland Security and across government, industry and academia.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Tara Molle.