NOAA OCS Turns to Leidos for Surveying Services

first_imgUSD 250m contract value for all awardeesNOAA OCS provides navigation products and services that ensure safe and efficient maritime commerce on America’s ocean coastal waters and in the Great Lakes.Under the contract, Leidos will provide hydrographic data for updating NOAA’s nautical charts used by mariners to safely navigate coastal waters in the United States.Hydrographic surveying is used to update nautical charts for shipping, fishing and boating communities, and also supports diverse users with interests from marine ecology, climate change, archeology, energy and water resource management, harbor security and emergency response.Leidos and team members will provide hydrographic data acquisition services using vertical beam echosounder, multibeam echosounder, side scan sonar, airborne bathymetric Lidar and airborne topographic Lidar in any of the priority areas as defined in the NOAA Hydrographic Survey Priorities.Supporting data acquisition services includes water levels, ellipsoidally referenced surveys, shoreline and feature acquisition, secchi depth readings and speed of sound through water measurements. Press Release; August 07, 2014 zoom Leidos, a US security, health and engineering solutions company, was awarded a prime contract by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Coast Survey (OCS) to provide hydrographic surveying services.The multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a five-year period of performance and a total contract value of USD 250 million for all awardees.The contract was awarded under the NOAA/OCS Hydrographic Surveying Services contract. Leidos is one of eight awardees eligible to compete for task orders under the contract.last_img read more

Aimia in talks with new Aeroplan partners as it braces for Air

MONTREAL – Loyalty program operator Aimia Inc. (TSX:AIM) swung to a loss of $25.1 million in its latest quarter as it said it’s in talks with a number of potential partners to replace its departing Aeroplan partner Air Canada (TSX:AC).CEO David Johnston wouldn’t provide details of the Montreal-based company’s plans for replacing Air Canada on a conference call with analysts Thursday, but said to “expect a re-invented program which will continue to be multi-airline.”Johnston and departing chief financial officer Tor Lonnum said during the call that Aimia’s diversified customer base and cash resources are giving management time to cut costs, simplify the business and find new offerings for card holders.Still, Johnston said Aeroplan customers mainly use their points for travel, and that’s likely to continue both before and after 2020 when Air Canada will begin to operate its own points program.By the end of 2019, Aimia said it expects to reduce annualized costs by $70 million, in part by cutting its workforce by 10 per cent this year.The company said its loss amounted to 19 cents per share for the quarter ending June 30, compared with net earnings of $7.2 million or two cents per share for the same period last year.Aimia’s shares are worth less than one-quarter what they were before Air Canada’s announcement on May 1.The company said that while Aeroplan activity was up in its latest quarter, there’s been no material change in redemption trends following elevated levels in May.Aimia also said it has maintained its overall 2017 company guidance.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version had the incorrect spelling of CEO David Johnston’s surname. Aimia in talks with new Aeroplan partners as it braces for Air Canada’s departure by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 10, 2017 12:34 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 10, 2017 at 3:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more