New England News Releases

USACE to hold public meetings to share details of Connecticut River hydrilla project
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District announced today it will be conducting a research and demonstration project to better understand and control the invasive aquatic plant hydrilla...
Hop Brook Lake in Middlebury closes swimming area following excessive rainfall
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District announced today that the swimming area at Hop Brook Lake in Middlebury, Conn., will be closed until further notice.The closure is a precautionary...
USACE 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, New England District reminds visitors of the importance of practicing safe, sensible, and...

Top Rotator

Local bird watchers descended upon West Hill Dam armed with pen, paper and a few binoculars to participate in West Hill Dam’s annual Backyard Bird Count.
Construction of the System Management Engineering Facility (SMEF), the 40,000 square foot, 2-story addition, is well underway and progressing rapidly.
For vessels wanting to enter Plymouth waters, dredging to remove shoals from the Plymouth Harbor federal navigation project in Massachusetts is currently underway and on schedule.

News From Around the Corps

USACE marks completion of the Indiana Harbor Confined Disposal Facility Dike Raise Construction Project
Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Chicago District, Rep. Frank J. Mrvan (IN-1), and Fernando Trevino, Executive Director of the East Chicago Waterways Management District, marked the...
Racing towards a safer nation at the Indianapolis 500
The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate and the Cybersecurity and...
USACE Middle East District Forms University Partnership
5/9/2024 UPDATED
With their close proximity and expertise in the Middle East, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Middle East District (TAM) and Shenandoah University have long seemed like a natural fit for...

Feature Stories

Contracting in Disasters: What Companies Can Do To Help

Published March 21, 2020

MEMORANDUM FOR Prospective United States Army Corps of Engineers
SUBJECT: Message from the Director of Contracting                   
1. I want to make sure that everyone understands the first steps in doing business with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and the Government, is for your company to register with ( Within is the Disaster Response Registry, where you can register your company's unique capabilities (
2. If you are interested in doing business with us, I invite you to our website where you can find more about contracting with USACE and the U.S. Government (
3. If you are registered as a small business, I encourage you to work with our Small Business Program professionals ( You can also work with the Small Business Association (SBA)
4. There are also many subcontracting opportunities for your company, working as a part of the whole to accomplish the mission. This is usually done in partnership with larger companies. The SBA can best help you here.
5. Thank you for your willingness to help the country in its efforts to combat and recover from COVID-19. This is a trying time for everyone.

Director of Contracting

Read full memorandum on Contracting in Disasters from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineering Director of Contracting here. 

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