Wrap Up: Fiscal Year 2011

Published Dec. 30, 2011

Fiscal Year 2011 was a critical year for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as the agency obligated more than $40 billion and completed more than 100,000 contracting actions.  Some key accomplishments include completing projects associated with the Army Base Realignment and Closure 2005 (BRAC ’05) program,  the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System in New Orleans and the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act; enhancing the Command & Control structure in Iraq and Afghanistan to better support project execution and deploying more than 1,000 employees overseas; and conducting emergency response operations in coordination with our federal partners following flooding, hurricanes and severe storms.  USACE continued supporting small businesses and helping local economies, exceeding all congressionally-mandated goals and awarding more than $5 billion to small businesses in FY11. 

USACE is operating in a more complex, resource-constrained environment requiring greater collaboration and trust with our customers, partners, stakeholders and the public.  The Corps of Engineers remains focused on consistently delivering innovative, resilient, risk-informed solutions to the Armed Forces and the Nation.

Civil Works

  • Obligated $7.5 billion in the Civil Works program area, including ARRA and supplemental funds.  80 percent of projects were delivered on or ahead of schedule. 
  • Provided 100-year perimeter risk reduction in New Orleans for the 2011 hurricane season.  Work on the $14.6B Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System will continue through 2015. 
  • Conducted long-term flood fight operations along the Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Red and Souris rivers, operating flood control structures and mainstem reservoirs to effectively manage record high water levels.
  • Conducted Emergency Operations missions following severe spring storms in Missouri and Alabama, Hurricane Irene and other disasters here and abroad.

Military Programs

  • Executed $24 billion across all Military Programs, including overseas contingency operations, environmental compliance responsibilities and Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC ‘05) and installation support missions. The MILCON delivery team awarded 341 of the original 396 forecasted projects, finishing the year at 87 percent.
  • USACE delivered facilities valued at $17.8 billion in support of BRAC 2005 implementation by the Army, Air Force, and Defense Agencies.  For the Army, USACE delivered 250 of 274 projects (total program of $11.15 billion) to enable successful implementation of 101 of 102 Army managed BRAC recommendations by the 15 September 2011 statutory implementation deadline.  Approximately $284 billion of construction will be delivered after 15 Sep 11.
  • Completed the last five MILCON projects associated with the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act, valued at $110 million.
  • Turned over 214 facilities worth $5.4 billion to our stakeholders.  Currently there are 802 active projects under construction totaling $21 billion.
  • Executed $1.6 billion environmental requirements, including Environmental Quality, Installation Restoration and Military Missions, BRAC Environmental, Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS), Super fund and Environmental reimbursable.  The FUDS program achieved 100 percent obligation of $475 million in FY11, with half of the funds not received until June.
  • Executed $2.4 billion of reimbursable services for more than 70 non-DOD entities.Provided humanitarian assistance construction support in 46 countries, totaling 189 projects awarded and/or in progress.