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Hearing on the Future of Federal Programs for Safe, Efficient, & Secure Navigation

Washington, DC, Jan 30 | Jim Billimoria, Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446 | comments
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The Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, chaired by U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), will hold a hearing on Tuesday to examine the future of federal navigation programs.

A safe, secure, and efficient marine transportation system is critical to U.S. economy.  Waterborne cargo and associated activities contribute more than $649 billion annually to the U.S. gross domestic product and sustain more than 13 million jobs.  Nearly 100 percent of the volume of overseas trade enters or leaves the U.S. by vessels navigating the marine transportation system.  The Subcommittee will focus on the programs for assisting vessel navigation and the movement of goods, and the federal agencies that play integral roles in operating and maintaining the U.S. navigation system.

The Subcommittee hearing, entitled “Finding Your Way: The Future of Federal Navigation Programs,” is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 in 2253 Rayburn House Office Building

Witnesses:

Panel I

  • Rear Admiral Joseph Servidio, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, United States Coast Guard
  • Rear Admiral Gerd F. Glang, Director, Office of Coast Survey, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Jim Hannon, Chief, Operations and Regulatory Division, United States Army Corps of Engineers
  • Panel II

  • Dana Goward, President, Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation
  • Dr. Larry Mayer, Professor and Director, Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center
  • John Palatiello, Executive Director, Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors
  • Captain Lynn Korwatch, Executive Director, Marine Exchange of the San Francisco Bay Region
  • More information about the hearing, including testimony, additional background information, and link to live webcast, will be posted here as it becomes available. 

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