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Author: Denise M. Fantone
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: budget, transparency, priorities, presentation, agencywide, could, improved, emphasizes, corps, engineers, formulation, process, army
Number of Pages: 44
Published: 2010-08
ISBN-10: 1437931731
ISBN-13: 9781437931730

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is the world's largest public engineering, design, and construction management agency. In FY 2006 it began incorporating performance information into its budget process, but Congress raised concerns that the criteria used by the Corps to prioritize projects are not transparent and the budget formulation process could achieve a higher return on investment. This report: (1) describes the information the Corps uses in its budget formulation process and the implications of the process; and (2) evaluates whether the President's recent budget requests for the
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Author: Anu K. Mittal
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: several, errors, issues, need, addressed, corrected, reanalysis, river, deepening, project, comprehensive, delaware
Number of Pages: 67
Published: 2010-08
ISBN-10: 1437931723
ISBN-13: 9781437931723

In 1992 Congress authorized the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to implement the Delaware River deepening project, which would deepen the river's shipping channel from 40 to 45 feet. In 2002 a review of the Corps' economic analysis of the project, concluding that it contained significant limitations. It was recommended that the Corps prepare a comprehensive economic reanalysis, which the Corps completed in 2004. This report determined the extent to which: (1) the reanalysis addressed the limitations identified; (2) the reanalysis's benefit projections, as updated, reflect current and anti
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Author: Anu K. Mittal
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: needs, workforce, effectively, address, future, current, planning, update, capital, corps, engineers, human
Number of Pages: 37
Published: 2008-10
ISBN-10: 143790579X
ISBN-13: 9781437905793

With a workforce of about 35,000, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provides engineering services for civil works and military programs in the U.S. and overseas. Recently, the Corpsż focus has shifted to also support contingency operations, such as responding to natural disasters. To meet its mission and emerging priorities, the Corps must have effective human capital planning processes to ensure that it can maintain its workforce. This report examines the: (1) extent to which the Corps has aligned its human capital plan with its strategic plan; (2) extent to which the Corps has the informatio
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Author: Anu K. Mittal
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: effectiveness, several, challenges, overcome, enhance, could, corps, engineers, organizational, realignment, army
Number of Pages: 62
Published: 2011-01
ISBN-10: 143794065X
ISBN-13: 9781437940657

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (Corps) civil works mission has grown over the years, while its three-tiered headquarters, division, and district structure has remained the same since it was created in 1893. This report examined for the Civil Works Program: (1) over time, how the Corps has realigned its organization to take into account its changing mission, budget, staffing, and workload; (2) the challenges that the Corps has faced in realigning its organization; and (3) areas where officials and stakeholders believe changes t
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Author: Nicole T. Carter
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: projects, authorization, appropriations, resource, water, corps, engineers, army
Number of Pages: 18
Published: 2011-01
ISBN-10: 143793823X
ISBN-13: 9781437938234

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineersżs civil works projects can provide economic benefits in addition to their water resource development purposes. The primary missions of the Corps are creating and maintaining navigable channels, reducing flood and storm damage, and restoring aquatic ecosystems. Congress directs the agency through authorizations, appropriations, and oversight of studies, construction projects, and other activities. This report gives an overview of Corps congressional authorization and appropriations processes. It a
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Author: Ned Smith
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: salmon, columbia, river, basin, assist, actions, resources, corps, engineers, water
Number of Pages: 65
Published: 1998-06-01
ISBN-10: 0788177834
ISBN-13: 9780788177835

Columbia River Basin salmon runs were once the world's largest. By 1996, however, returning adult salmon had been greatly reduced in number. This report addresses how well the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is implementing its Columbia River Fish Mitigation program. Provides information on (1) the Corps' decision-making process for identifying, setting priorities for, & funding actions to help the recovery of salmon runs, & (2) whether the Corps has been completing its fish mitigation actions on schedule & within budget. Determines why the Corps had not entered into an agreement with the Bonnevi
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Author: Anu K. Mittal
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: decisions, asserting, jurisdiction, support, needs, wetlands, corps, engineers, waters
Number of Pages: 62
Published: 2006-03
ISBN-10: 1422304388
ISBN-13: 9781422304389

The Clean Water Act prohibits the discharge of dredged or fill material into fed reg'd waters without first obtaining a Army Corps of Eng. permit. Before 2001, the Corps asserted jurisdiction over most waters, if migratory birds could use them. However, in Jan. 2001, the Supreme Court concluded that the Corps exceeded its authority in asserting jurisdiction over such waters based solely on their use by birds. This report examines the extent to which the Corps: processes data it uses for making jurisdictional determinations; documents decisions that it does not have jurisdiction; is using its r
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