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The Army Corps of Engineers has a unique role. It oversees military construction and develops new technology. It also undertakes civil works like protecting and restoring the nation’s waterways.

  • The Army Corps of Engineers has a $92-billion portfolio that includes thousands of projects both within the country and around the world, Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon, 55th chief of engineers and commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said.
  • Climate change is having a large effect on the work the Army Corps of Engineers does with the country’s waterways, he explained.
  • The Army Corps of Engineers received over $17 billion from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that it plans to use to make a dent in some backlogged projects, such as port deepening projects, according to Spellmon.
  • Spellmon stated that the Army Corps of Engineers is also working on cleaning up contaminated sites around the country.
  • Supply chain disruptions have led to construction delays for several projects the Army Corps of Engineers has been working on, he said.

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