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On DoD: Reshaping the Army Corps of Engineers

Lt. Gen Thomas Bostick, the Army Corps of Engineers' commanding general, talks about changes coming to the Corps as a result of the military and budget draw downs.

Tags: On DoD , Thomas Bostick , Jared Serbu , DoD , Army ,

Friday - 03/28/2014, 12:58pm EDT
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Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, Commanding General, Army Corps of Engineers

Over the past 12 years, the Army Corps of Engineers has had a full plate building new facilities for the last round of base realignments, dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and a lot of overseas construction in Iraq and Afghanistan. But as wars and military budgets draw down, it's time for the agency to reshape itself, says Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, the Corps' commanding general. He spoke with Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu. Hear Jared's full hour-long interview with Bostick, Weds. March 26 at 3p.m. Listen here.

Tags: Thomas Bostick , On DoD , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 01:38pm EDT
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Critics say federal design-build construction contracts stifling competition

Representatives of the construction and building design industries told lawmakers Tuesday that agencies' practices in issuing design-build construction contracts are dissuading qualified contractors from even offering bids.

Tags: Congress , federal real property , design-build contracts , American Institute of Architects , James Dalton , Charles Dalluge , Randall Gibson , Jared Serbu , contracting , industry

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 04:15am EST
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Army Corps of Engineers awards contract for James River dredging

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a three-year, $12 million contract to Cottrell Contracting Corp. of Chesapeake. The contract calls for dredging and removal of shoals from 90 miles of the James River in Virginia.

Tags: contracting

Friday - 08/23/2013, 04:10am EDT

Army Corps of Engineers worries about a shrinking pool of talent

The Army Corps of Engineering is already having difficulty recruiting candidates for certain fields, and is convinced the problem will worsen unless STEM graduation rates increase.

Tags: DoD , Army , STEM , Thomas Bostick , workforce , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 06:09am EDT
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House bill cuts renewable energy budget

Tags: House , Energy , Congress , budget 2014

Thursday - 07/11/2013, 12:00pm EDT

Water resource infrastructure not adequately funded, report says

A National Research Council report recommended Congress and the White House take a broader view at planning and allocating funds for the resources maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Tags: David Dzombak , National Research Council , water , infrastructure , Army , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 10/31/2012, 12:04pm EDT
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Army releases $7B solicitation for renewable energy on bases

Army says 130 companies have expressed interest in building renewable facilities on military installations so far. Winners will be picked by the end of the year.

Tags: DoD , Army , Energy , renewable energy , contracting , industry , Power purchase agreements , Energy initiatives task force , Katherine Hammack , Thomas Bostick , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 05:23am EDT
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Federal Drive interviews -- July 13

Tom Simmons of Citrix discusses the technological challenges facing teleworkers. Dave Romano of the Army Corps of Engineers talk about the Asian Carp. Steve Redburn, former senior executive, Office of Management and Budget,discusses the current stalemate on Capitol Hill and Dr. Paul Ceruzzi of the Smithsonian Air and Space museum looks at the historical significance of Telstar.

Tags: Tom Simmons , Citrix , Dave Romano , Steve Redburn , telework , OMB , Paul Ceruzzi , NASA , Smithsonian Air and Space Museum , Telestar , Federal Drive

Friday - 07/13/2012, 09:35am EDT

Man pleads guilty in contracting fraud scheme

Tags: contracting , DoD , bribery

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 03:56pm EDT
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