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MAPPS to Testify Before House Subcommittee on Hydrographic Services Improvement Act

Posted By Nick Palatiello, Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Dick McDonald, CP, PLS, (T3 Global Strategies, Bridgeville, PA) President of MAPPS, the national association for private sector geospatial firms, will testify tomorrow, Thursday, June 13 before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs

Mr. McDonald will testify on H.R. 1399, a bill to reauthorize the Hydrographic Services Improvement (HSIA) Act of 1998, sponsored by Rep. Don Young (R-AK). HSIA authorizes the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to acquire hydrographic data, provide hydrographic services, conduct coastal change analyses necessary to ensure safe navigation along the coastal areas of the United States, and improve the management of coastal change in the Arctic. The legislation also directs the Comptroller General (GAO) to compare the cost of NOAA conducting hydrographic surveys compared to contracting with the private sector. 

In relation to H.R. 1399, Mr. McDonald will discuss the Digital Coast Act, H.R. 1382.  

The hearing will take place at 10:00 AM (EDT) in Room 1324 of the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill and will be webcast live on the Committee's website. 

Tags:  Congress  Digital Coast  HSIA  Hydrographic  NOAA 

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