News from around USACE

ERDC employee recognized for 50 years of service
12/2/2021
Employee retention is a challenge facing businesses and government agencies across the country. Millennials and Generation Z are constant job hoppers who don’t expect to stay at one position for very...
Bush retires with over 30 years government service
12/1/2021
Thirty-one years ago, as a civil engineer summer hire for the Coastal and Geotechnical Engineering Section, Leslie Bush’s primary assignment was oversight of the geotechnical subsurface investigation...
IWR is now Social – Check Out our Page on LinkedIn!
11/30/2021
Did you know IWR is now on LinkedIn?  We plan on sharing information and updates regularly, including publication and software announcements, USACE news, IWR job postings, photos, and more!We look...
History Runs Deep: partnering to support and celebrate American Indian heritage
11/30/2021
Over 165,000 square miles of land makes up the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and they are rich with American Indian ancestry. We are highlighting this bountiful history to...
  • November

    USACE Omaha District receives distinguished honors at national awards ceremonies

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters hosted the 2021 National Awards Ceremony on Nov. 10 and the Small Business Awards ceremony on Nov. 17. During both of virtual events, the Omaha District received distinguished honors and was recognized alongside colleagues from across the organization by Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellman, 55th Chief of Engineers and Commanding General.
  • Multiple USACE Districts attend Iowa State partnership meeting to discuss collaborative public infrastructure efforts

    This week, four U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Districts met with representatives from the Iowa state agencies to discuss their respective programs, as well as explore collaborative efforts for the future in the state’s public infrastructure projects.
  • Veterans and spouses of active-duty members have a leg up in competitive federal hiring process

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is always looking for new and talented team members. If you are a military veteran or the spouse of an active-duty service member, you may have an advantage in the hiring process.
  • October

    Omaha District hosts USACE Northwestern Division’s Regional Governance Meeting

    This week, USACE Omaha District hosted the Northwestern Division’s quarterly, Regional Governance Meeting for USACE leaders in the District headquarters
  • USACE, Omaha District executes historic $1.75B in fiscal year 2021

    There were many challenges this year including finishing the restoration of the Lower Missouri River Basin from the catastrophic flood event of 2019, reintegrating the workforce safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, and numerous hurricane first responder deployments. But in the face of unprecedented adversity, the USACE, Omaha District team rose to each challenge by leveraging its industrious culture and continued to successfully support its worldwide missions. The District closed out the fiscal year by executing its largest program ever at $1.75 billion across its four business lines, civil construction, military construction, regulatory mission support, and the bank stabilization program of the Missouri River.
  • PERSONAL VIGNETTE: Ensuring safety of disaster response volunteers is a mission within a mission

    As public affairs specialists with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, we are used to helping craft messages like “safety is our top priority” and “we are committed to keeping our team safe” but while developing messaging and talking points is part of our normal duties, it is not often that we are on the receiving end of our own words. Developing COVID-19 safety messaging in the Hurricane Ida disaster response was a game changer and our “talking points” have become real-life reminders of what we need to stay safe, while helping others.
  • Engineering community comes together in Omaha for SAME Industry Day

    The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Omaha District took part in the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Omaha Post Industry Day event, Oct. 5 – 7, bringing together the national engineering community in Omaha, Nebraska. In alignment with the USACE mission to “solve this nation’s toughest engineering challenges”, the partnership with SAME unites public and private sector entities and individuals in the architecture, engineer, and construction fields so that they can prepare for and overcome natural and manmade disasters, acts of terrorism and improve security at home and abroad.
  • USACE set to complete Lower Yellowstone irrigation, fish bypass project on schedule

    The Omaha District’s Lower Yellowstone irrigation project in south eastern Montana is on budget and on schedule at approximately 85 percent completion. This civil works construction project began in early 2019 after the Bureau of Reclamation reached out to the District to replace an existing, outdated diversion dam.
  • September

    Commitment to high-quality blue roof installations for Ida survivors

    Water-logged floorboards. Moldy sheetrock. Broken windows. Desperation. For many survivors of Hurricane Ida, the storm itself was not the worst part—the worst of their experience was the growing anxiety of watching their homes quickly deteriorate every day it was left exposed to the elements.
  • Lake Cunningham reopens after 3 years in partnership with USACE, City of Omaha, Lake Cunningham Trust

    After nearly three years and $23 million in improvements, Glenn Cunningham Lake reopened to the public Aug. 3.