U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Feb 16, 2018

Maryland official mulls special conditions on pipeline

Special conditions to address concerns about water quality may be justified for a proposed natural gas pipeline, a Maryland official wrote Thursday.

Mar 16, 2015

Sodexo chosen to bid for DoD medical facilities support tasks

Gaithersburg-based Sodexo Inc. has been selected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a prime contractor to support Department of Defense medical facilities with operations and maintenance services around the world. Sodexo anticipates that it will bid on and execute multiple task orders under the five-year contract, which is worth up to $198 million. […]

Oct 23, 2013

Funding for Corps of Engineers is opportunity for small businesses

Despite cuts in federal spending, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has up to 16 local contracts that may soon be up for bids, and state officials want to help Maryland businesses win them.

Jul 27, 2012

Real Estate Weekly – 7/27/12

Mahan Rykiel creates plan for Children’s Inn playground Mahan Rykiel Associates Inc., a Baltimore-based landscape architecture, urban design and planning firm, designed a new playground/park for children seeking treatment at the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda. The first phase of the Children’s Inn playground was completed Monday by more than 150 volunteers from […]

Jul 25, 2012

Oregon defense contractor is target of investigation

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Federal authorities are investigating whether a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers program manager made sure an Oregon defense contractor won nearly $160 million worth of contracts as part of a cozy relationship that included snowboarding and fishing vacations, trips to Singapore and Bali, and sex with female employees hired to work […]

Jan 18, 2012

U.S. judges asked to halt Delaware River dredging

PHILADELPHIA — A U.S. appeals court was asked to shut down a $360 million dredging project on the Delaware River amid concerns from environmentalists and the state of New Jersey. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is deepening the river from 40 to 45 feet to accommodate larger commercial ships expected to reach U.S. shores […]

Jan 3, 2012

Supreme Court to hear environmental case

WASHINGTON — Mike Sackett remembers what he thought when he saw the eye-popping fines of more than $30,000 a day that the Environmental Protection Agency was threatening to impose on him over a piece of Idaho property worth less than one day’s penalty. “If they do this to us, we’re going to lose everything we […]

Nov 24, 2011

Doing it the St. John way

Looking back, Edward St. John calls the June 2009 move to take over for a struggling developer outside the gates of Aberdeen Proving Ground a colossal risk. “It was just like going to Las Vegas and putting up $2 million on a roulette wheel,” he said of St. John Properties Inc. stepping in for Opus […]

Oct 4, 2011

4 accused of $20M kickback scheme

WASHINGTON — Two employees of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and two others were arrested Tuesday in a $20 million bribery and kickback case that prosecutors say helped pay for the purchase of more than a dozen properties, Rolex and Cartier watches, fancy sports cars and hotel accommodations, first-class airline tickets and a trove […]

Oct 2, 2011

Environmental group has standing, says Court of Appeals

An environmental group has standing to challenge roadway construction it says may pollute the Patuxent River, because one of its members paddles on and draws and sells maps of the waterway, Maryland’s top court has ruled. The Court of Appeals, in its 5-2 decision, said the pollution’s potential harm to David Linthicum’s “aesthetic, recreational and […]

Aug 15, 2011

Aquaculture approvals speeded up

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources have jointly agreed on a streamlined procedure for processing applications for new oyster and other shellfish aquaculture activities in Maryland waters, including the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. The new procedure took effect on Monday. Applicants are now able to […]

Jun 6, 2011

Virginia scientists to spy on bay oysters

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Attention Chesapeake Bay oysters: Big Brother will soon be watching you. To determine how valuable a foodstuff oysters are to blue crabs and finfish, scientists will place the celebrated mollusk under surveillance this summer. Virginia Institute of Marine Science researchers will use a high-tech camera system to watch afar as blue […]

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