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    Civil Works Business Intelligence: Modernizing and Integrating U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Data Management and Analysis

    The collection, organization, accessibility, and interpretation of large sets of data are foundational to many of the major U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) decisions and actions across its many business lines.  These data sets include performance and traffic volumes at USACE locks and the nation’s ports, cargo statistics of barges (inland waterways and ports, both domestic and international), statistics regarding uses and visitor days at USACE recreational sites, flood loss damages prevented by USACE levees, amounts and value of hydropower generated at USACE hydroelectric power facilities, and other information across USACE’s Civil Works program.
  • Center Hill Lake levels rising for 2020 recreation season

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 24, 2020) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has received approval to return Center Hill Lake to normal operations, which means that lake levels will be on the rise for the upcoming recreation season.
  • DHA Announcement Crane Operator, Revetment Section

    Position Title: Crane Operator Series/Grade: XF-5725-12 Full Performance Level: XF-12 Duty Location: Official Duty Station is the Ensley Engineer Yard, position requires TDY travel and mandatory overtime. Hourly Salary Range: $27.86 - $32.52 Work Schedule: Full-Time Appointment Type: Permanent Travel Requirement: Temporary Duty Travel is over 50% of the time Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens
  • DHA Announcement - Marine Machinery Mechanic XF-5334-11 Dredge Hurley

    Position Title: Marine Machinery Mechanic Series/Grade: Marine Machinery Mechanic, XF-5334-11 Full Performance Level: XF-11 Duty Location: Official Duty Station is the Dredge Hurley, position requires (non-TDY) travel with the Hurley, shift work, and mandatory overtime. Hourly Salary Range: $26.30 - $30.65 Work Schedule: Full-Time Appointment Type: Permanent Travel Requirement: Temporary Duty Travel is 10% of the time Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens
  • DHA Announcement - Motor Vehicle Operator, Revetment Section

    Position Title: Motor Vehicle Operator Series/Grade: XF-5703-08 Full Performance Level: XF-08 Duty Location: Official Duty Station is the Ensley Engineer Yard, position requires TDY travel and mandatory overtime. Hourly Salary Range: $21.75 - $25.37 Work Schedule: Full-Time Appointment Type: Seasonal Travel Requirement: Temporary Duty Travel is over 50% of the time Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens
  • Norfolk District navigation support team preps, updates inlet for dredging

    The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers navigation team arrived at Croatan Point here early February to replace pilings and a floating dock in preparation for the next iteration of dredging.
  • The Corps’ Field Research Facility unsurpassed for coastal observation and research

    Duck, N.C., (February 18, 2020) -- Along the Outer Banks of North Carolina, in the small coastal town of Duck, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Field Research Facility has supported the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ coastal engineering mission for more than 40 years.
  • Ranger Workshop

    On Feb. 3, 2020 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rangers and natural resource specialists from across Arkansas and Southern Missouri gathered at the Russellville Project Office in Russellville, Arkansas for a weeklong Ranger Workshop.
  • Allatoona Project Releases High Water, Carters Lake Receding

    MOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District at Allatoona Lake Project has begun releasing water through its dam spillway as of 3:00 p.m. EST on Feb. 21, 2020 due to high water levels at the reservoir. In addition, USACE Mobile District’s water management efforts – along with reduced inflows from lighter rainfall – have helped the main reservoir's high water level recede at Carters Lake Project.
  • UNM students learn about working with USACE during Engineer Week

    Seven students from the University of New Mexico participated in an interactive briefing and panel discussion with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Albuquerque District leaders at the district's headquarters office, Feb. 20, 2020.
  • Corps’ employees participate in National Engineer Week event, tout career as positive impact on others

    Three U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District employees traveled to John Muir High School Feb. 12 to share their career experiences with students during the school’s Engineering Week. Capt. Gus Madrigal with the Contracting Division; Linh Do of the Engineering Division; and Jenna May, a biologist with the Planning Division, spoke with ninth to 12th grade students during the school’s Engineering and Environmental Science Academy Career Exploration Showcase. In its seventh year, the career exploration showcase gives students the opportunity to meet with and interview industry professionals from various agencies representing engineering and environmental disciplines.
  • Corps plans changes to summer reservoir levels at Hills Creek, Lookout Point to reduce earthquake risk

    The Portland District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will limit summer reservoir levels at Lookout Point and Hills Creek dams to reduce the structural risk during large earthquakes, and to protect and save lives by reducing the potential for flooding following an earthquake.
  • New Book of Historical Importance – The Development of Water Resources Planning in the US from the Reclamation Act of 1902 to the Principles and Standards of 1973

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Institute for Water Resources (IWR) recently released a book titled The Development of Water Resources Planning in the United States from the Reclamation Act of 1902 to the Principles and Standards of 1973:  An Assessment Based on Original Sources by David C. Major and Eugene Z. Stakhiv.  This book is a continuation in the series of publications for IWR’s Maass-White Library Series in Water Planning and Management.
  • Civil engineer reflects on her 18-year career at USACE Chicago District

    For 18 years, Natalie Mills has worked her way up from a summer co-op student to project manager (PM) at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Chicago District. And it all started with a flier.
  • TAD inducts former employees into new Gallery of Distinguished Civilians

    As the Transatlantic Division joins the rest of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in celebrating Engineer Week 2020, it was fitting that the Division inducted two former TAD employees into its new Gallery of Distinguished Civilians (GoDC) in front of family, friends and former co-workers. The two inaugural inductees – Donn Booker and Jo-Ann Evans – complement this year's Engineer Week theme, which is “Pioneers of Progress.” Both were inducted into the GoDC during a ceremony held Feb. 20, 2020 at TAD’s headquarters in Winchester, Va.
  • Corps employees get taste of Nashville’s black history

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 20, 2020) — Corps employees got a taste of Nashville’s black history today during a tour and lunch at Woolworth’s on Fifth Avenue.
  • Nashville District recognizes its newest professional engineers

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 19, 2020) – The Nashville District recognized its newest professional engineers during a ceremony today as part of National Engineers Week activities.
  • TAD PM receives Army Technology Leader award

    Margaret Jones, a program manager with the Transatlantic Division’s Afghanistan District, received a U.S. Army Technology Leader award during a ceremony at the 2020 BEYA STEM Conference in Washington, D.C., Feb. 14.
  • Uniquely qualified unmanned aircraft systems team completes data collection project

    VICKSBURG, Miss. (Feb. 14, 2020) -- As the installation asset mapping project nears completion, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Manager Jenny Laird said she feels proud of her team. “This has been a two-year project in the making, and it’s a huge accomplishment for our group, the Environmental Laboratory and the ERDC as a whole to have created a comprehensive map for a 700-acre installation,” Laird said. “That’s a large data collection to take on as our first go-around with this type of application.”
  • Regulatory Branch completes over 1700 permit actions last year, plus more

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District Regulatory Branch does more than issue permits. Last year alone, it completed over 1,700 actions that covered permits plus more of what the team does on a daily basis: investigate violations, determine jurisdiction, along with permit compliance inspections and pre-application meetings.
  • Senior electrical engineer honored as ‘Modern-Day Technology Leader’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 19, 2020) – Officials honored a senior electrical engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District as a “Modern-Day Technology Leader” during the 34th Black Engineers of the Year Awards Technology Recognition Luncheon Feb. 14 in Washington, D.C.
  • Senior electrical engineer honored as ‘Modern-Day Technology Leader’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 19, 2020) – Officials honored a senior electrical engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District as a “Modern-Day Technology Leader” during the 34th Black Engineers of the Year Awards Technology Recognition Luncheon Feb. 14 in Washington, D.C.
  • Engineers Week 2020: Resident Engineer speaks about building a career with USACE

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea – U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) employees are provided opportunities worldwide to grow with the organization and continue to influence potential future employees of the organization.
  • Mother’s Life Lessons Guide Eller Ever Higher

    Many people struggle to find or recognize their higher purpose in life. Some never come to understand the significance of the minutes, hours and days that make up their life. Tambour Eller is not one of them. From a young age Eller looked to her mother, who raised her alone, for such answers. What she found was an example of how to face life's daily challenges straight on, with faith that hard work and perseverance would reveal all she needed to know. "She taught me that when the going gets tough, it's tough for everyone – people have different ways of handling it. But every day, you get up, be thankful and get to work because you are a part of a larger plan – God's plan."
  • Army Corps Construction Marches Forward at West Point

    This winter a number of New York District construction projects are in full swing at the U.S Military Academy at West Point, north of New York City.