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  • October

    USACE developing multifaceted approach to environmental forecasting

    Climate change and environmental issues are at the forefront of national conversation. Researchers across the public and private sectors are looking to tackle some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.
  • Ongoing R&D is discovering new ways to put dredged sediment to use

    Dredging is a central part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) largest mission – to maintain clear, safe and navigable waterways. Without periodic dredging, many harbors and ports would be impassable, and so more than 400 ports and 25,000 miles of navigation channels are dredged throughout the U.S. each year.
  • Army Announces Corps of Engineers’ Civil Works Investments for Supply Chain Resilience and Flood Mitigation Funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works announced additional U.S. Army Corps of Engineers studies, projects, and programs funded by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. These actions will invest almost $800 million to address urgent issues facing Americans, including supply chain resilience, flood mitigation, and coastal storm damage protection.
  • August

    The Corps Environment - August 2022 issue now available

    The August 2022 edition of The Corps Environment is now available! This edition highlights employing an open and transparent process, in support of Environmental Operating Principle #7, and features initiatives from across the Army environmental community that are providing environmental benefits across the globe.
  • July

    A digital partner to building better, faster

    Each month, Jonathan Boone comes into his office in Vicksburg, Mississippi, sits down and inputs data collected from the ongoing construction of a new state-of-the-art medical facility in Missouri. He updates timelines, construction schedules, supply chain information and recent permitting approvals.
  • Using optimization strategies to prioritize and schedule dredging operations

    Researchers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have developed dredging optimization models using artificial intelligence and operations research methods to help prioritize and schedule dredging operations across the enterprise.
  • Protecting, modernizing our nation’s infrastructure

    Imagine a world where buildings are coated in a material that turns slightly darker in the winter, absorbing solar energy to help warm the interior. Imagine that same material turning white during the summer to better reflect that same solar energy, keeping the interior cooler.
  • Robotics within USACE: The future is right now

    A team from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) is utilizing robotics to help keep U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) team members out of harm’s way and enable successful completion of the Corps’ vital civil works mission.
  • Army Corps of Engineers warns most water-related accidents and fatalities occur in July

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reminding the public that more water-related accidents and fatalities occur at its lakes and river projects in July than in any other month. “July is the month when we normally see the most water-related accidents and fatalities so there is reason to be concerned,” said Pam Doty, USACE National Water Safety Program Manager. “We stress to the recreating public a number of things to be aware of while in, on, or near open water
  • June

    PUBLIC NOTICE – PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: Public Comment for Section 160 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2020, Definition of Economically Disadvantaged Community

    Public Comment Period: 03 June 2022 to 02 August 2022 In accordance with Section 160 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020 the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works is conducting a 60-day public comment period to gather public comments on the definition of the term “economically disadvantaged community” and other terms listed below. A companion Federal Register Notice is publishing concurrently and can be found at www.federalregister.gov/d/2022-11881.

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