ICF International Awarded $15.2M Contract with the Department of Homeland Security

Firm will Plan, Collect Data, and Analyze Results for National Survey on Recreational Boating Safety for the U.S. Coast Guard



Fairfax, Virginia, August 11, 2009 -

ICF Macro, a subsidiary of ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI), was awarded a new contract valued at $15.2 million with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)/Office of Boating Safety. Through this five-year, Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) contract, ICF Macro will provide technical and administrative support services to conduct alternating annual surveys in support of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Office of Boating Safety.

ICF Macro is an industry leader in survey research and has considerable experience conducting some of the largest telephone, mail, in-person, Internet, and mixed-methodology surveys for the Federal government.

“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,” said Dr. Greg N. Mahnke, senior vice president, ICF Macro.
The overall goal of this survey is to collect detailed information which will allow analysts to target safety programs and initiatives to specific segments of the boating community. For this project, ICF Macro will design and conduct national surveys to sample, collect, and analyze activity data from recreational boating participants, and compile profiles of the boating population. The results of the survey will be used as measurement in the National Recreational Boating Survey (NRBS) Programs’ Strategic Plan.
“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,” said Mr. Thomas P. Duffy, vice president, ICF Macro.


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ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional services and technology solutions in the energy and climate change; environment and infrastructure; health, human services, and social programs; and homeland security and defense markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from research and analysis through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 3,500 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF’s Web site is

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