ICF Macro, a subsidiary of ICF International, has won a new contract worth $15.2 million from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)/Office of Boating Safety. ICF Macro will provide technical and administrative support services to alternating annual surveys in support of the U.S. Coast Guard’s (USCG) Office of Boating Safety.
Dr. Greg N. Mahnke, senior vice president, ICF Macro, said “Competing and winning projects like the National Survey on Recreational Boating Safety plays to ICF Macro’s strengths, given our extensive experience with large scale residential phone surveys like NOAA’s Coastal Household Telephone Survey (CHTS), the National Alcohol Survey (NAS), National Tobacco Survey (NATS), and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS) as well as our significant content area expertise regarding recreational activities and public safety.”
The survey’s goal is to collect detailed information allowing analysts to target safety programs and initiatives to specific portions of the boating community. The results of the survey will be used as measurement in the National Recreational Boating Survey (NRBS) Programs’ Strategic Plan.
Thomas P. Duffy, vice president, ICF Macro added “We are excited to start working on this new opportunity. This contract builds upon our practice in survey work related to recreational fisheries, and allows us to further expand our qualifications for outdoor recreation research.”