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  • July

    Recipients announced for prestigious Army Engineer awards to be presented at annual Castle Ball

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will recognize multiple individuals for their contributions to the organization and Engineer Regiment at the annual Engineer Castle Ball on Fri., Aug. 9, 2024.
  • June

    The Department of Veterans Affairs and the US Army Corps of Engineers Participate in a National Level Program Assessment and Strategy Conference

    Senior leaders from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) conducted a three-day strategy conference in Frederick, Maryland at the VA Acquisition Academy earlier in June.
  • USACE Hosts Vietnamese and World Bank Delegation for a Study Tour on Nature-Based Solutions

    For over 15 years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has actively engaged in initiatives that share best practices in water management, disaster risk mitigation, and sustainable development across the Indo-Pacific region. Collaboration with our international partners and allies not only contributes to community resilience within the region but also fosters peace, stability, cooperation, and development worldwide. Earlier this month, USACE hosted delegates from five Vietnam ministries and eight provinces for a World Bank sponsored study tour focused on nature-based solutions. The delegates visited various Corps of Engineers’ offices and projects to learn about the use of nature-based, sustainable solutions in the management of water resources. The objective of the visit was to support Vietnam’s initiative to implement nature-based solutions in the Vietnam delta.
  • May

    USACE Construction Management Unveils Innovative Lab at Workshop

    More than 150 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers professionals experienced innovative technology as the Construction Management Community of Practice unveiled their new lab at a workshop, held at the Kansas City District in early April.
  • U.S. Army’s premier engineer award presented posthumously to Medal of Honor recipient

    SAVANNAH. Ga. -- U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher A. Celiz was posthumously presented the Gold Order of the de Fleury Medal, the highest honor in the U.S. Army Engineer Regiment, during a ceremony today in Savannah, Georgia.
  • The Corps Environment – Spring 2024 edition now available

    The Spring 2024 edition of The Corps Environment is now available! This edition features diverse initiatives focused on protecting and preserving our environment.
  • April

    Earth Day 2024: Highlighting our Environmental Professionals

    Today, we join our global community in the celebration of Earth Day. During this time, we often focus on the actions being taken to shape a sustainable future, but this year I want to focus on the people behind these actions.
  • March

    USACE Planning and Policy Chief Receives Coastal Summit Award

    In a ceremony held at the Hart Senate Office Building, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Director of Planning and Policy, Eric Bush, was presented with the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association’s (ASBPA) Corps of Engineers Coastal Summit Award.
  • USACE ‘pushing the boundaries’ of research and development

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and its Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) announce the release of the FY23 USACE R&D Annual Report, a deep dive into the innovation and critical thinking throughout the organization to tackle tough engineering challenges and transform future operations. The report highlights dozens of ongoing projects and programs being executed in USACE’s premier research laboratories and the ways in which the techniques and technologies developed in those laboratories are being deployed across the USACE enterprise.
  • February

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation: A Joint Commitment to the Nation’s Water Infrastructure

    Washington - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation recently released “State of the Infrastructure: A Joint Report by the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.” The report provides a high-level overview of the infrastructure asset portfolio and related asset management practices, collaboration efforts, and future strategies.

News Releases

  • USACE extends comment period on draft National Levee Safety Guidelines

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today it is extending the comment period on the draft first edition of the National Levee Safety Guidelines to Aug. 31, 2024. The guidelines were developed with stakeholder input under the National Levee Safety Program and released for public review on April 1, 2024.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Releases 2024-2027 Climate Adaptation Plan

    Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers joined more than 20 other federal agencies to release its 2024-2027 Climate Adaptation Plan and expand the Biden-Harris administration’s efforts to ensure federal operations are increasingly resilient to climate change impacts. The updated adaptation plans advance the administration’s National Climate Resilience Framework, which helps to align climate resilience investments across the public and private sector through common principles and opportunities for action to build a climate resilient nation.
  • Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas in observance of Army Corps of Engineers Birthday and Juneteenth Celebration

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees at its more than 2,850 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in observance of the USACE birthday, June 16, and Juneteenth National Independence Day, June 19.
  • USACE introduces new Regulatory Request System online application portal

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is introducing its new Regulatory Request System, an online application portal that allows the public to submit permit applications and other information when requesting permission to dredge, fill or conduct activities in jurisdictional wetlands and waters of the U.S.
  • Army Corps of Engineers releases Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2024 Civil Works appropriations

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2024 Work Plan for the Army Civil Works Program May 10, 2024. “The FY 2024 Work Plan for Army Civil Works continues this administration’s ongoing commitment to fund crucial infrastructure projects and build resilience in a changing climate. Its investments in our coastal ports and inland waterways will strengthen the economy and help maintain our farmers’ competitive advantage in the global marketplace. Resources are also dedicated to ensure the resumption of full operations at Baltimore Harbor, re-opening a critical port for the nation’s trade and commerce,” said Michael Connor, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works.
  • Army Corps of Engineers reminds visitors to practice water safety

    As millions of Americans plan visits to our nation’s lakes and rivers, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds visitors of the importance of practicing safe, sensible, and thoughtful activities in, on, and around open water.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commemorates 200th anniversary of the Civil Works program

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is today commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Civil Works program.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers develops tentative timeline to reopen Fort McHenry Channel following Key Bridge collapse

    BALTIMORE – As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District continues working with local, state and federal partners to clear the wreckage along the Fort McHenry Channel following the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, engineers have determined a tentative timeline for the restoration for safe navigation in and out of the Port of Baltimore.
  • USACE releases draft National Levee Safety Guidelines for public comment

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that the first-ever comprehensive guidelines for the nation’s levees are available for public comment. The National Levee Safety Guidelines are intended to provide best practices and serve as a resource to help achieve nationwide consistency in improving the reliability of levees and resilience of communities behind levees.
  • Statement by Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works on the President’s Fiscal Year 2025 Budget

    The Biden-Harris Administration today released the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2025. Following historic progress made under the President’s leadership—with over 14 million jobs added since the President took office and inflation down two-thirds from its peak—the Budget protects and builds on this progress with proposals for responsible, pro-growth investments in America and the American people. The President’s Budget will lower costs for the American people, protect and strengthen Social Security and Medicare, secure Americans at home and abroad, and reduce the deficit by ensuring the wealthy and big corporations pay their fair share.

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