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GAO: 2017 Hurricane-Related Federal Contracts Hit $5.6B

The Government Accountability Office has found that 19 federal agencies had allocated more than $5.6 billion on contracts as of Dec. 31, 2017 to support initiatives in response to three hurricanes last year. GAO said in a report published Wednesday about 97 percent of those contract obligations in response to hurricanes Irma, Harvey …

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Rickey Dale James Confirmed to Head Army Corps of Engineers

The Senate has confirmed Rickey Dale James, a manager at family farming business A.C. Riley Cotton Company, as assistant secretary of the U.S. Army for civil works and head of the Army Corps of Engineers, the Northern Kentucky Tribune reported Monday. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) said James will help address water infrastructure …

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NIST Leads Federal Effort to Assess, Reduce Windstorm Impacts

The National Institute of Standards and Technology will spearhead a federal program that aims to study wind behavior in a push to cut the risk of loss of life and property damage from windstorms. NIST said Tuesday the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program covers three long-term strategic goals along with 14 key objectives and seven …

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GAO: USACE Should Develop Info Recording Guidance on Nonfederal Sponsor-Led Water Projects

The Government Accountability Office has called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to create a guidance for information recording on federal water resources projects undertaken by nonfederal sponsors. GAO said Tuesday USACE headquarters does not monitor information on nonfederal sponsor-led federal water resources projects such as reimbursements that the Corps has …

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CBP Begins Air & Marine Surveillance Center Expansion Project

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has begun work to expand CBP’s Air and Marine Operations Center at March Air Reserve Base in California. CBP said Wednesday it established AMOC to help law enforcement personnel detect, identify, monitor and direct the interdiction of suspect aviation and maritime targets. “This 22,000-square-foot expansion will allow us to …

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