Archive: 2015
  • November

    Taking Printing to a Whole New Level

    The idea of taking a two-dimensional drawing and turning it into a three-dimensional object is something engineers have been doing for years. A new project recently completed by the Inland Navigation Design Center (INDC) at the Rock Island District is taking this concept to a new level with the help of a local university and some new computer technology.
  • Lockport Major Rehabilitation Project Reaching Final Stages of Construction

    For more than a decade, members of the Rock Island District have been working to design and implement one of the largest civil works projects ever completed in the District. The project, known as the Lockport Lock and Dam Upper Pool Project, is a multi-stage, multi-year and multi-million dollar rehabilitation effort that is now in its final stages and is nearing completion.
  • August

    Rock Island District Dive Team Goes in for a Closer Look

    The lower guidewall at Locks and Dam 15 on the Mississippi River was originally constructed in the early 1930s. For more than 80 years this concrete wall has been used by commercial vessels to approach and depart the lock. Now, after many years of standing strong, the wall is showing wear and the Rock Island District dive team was called in for a closer look.
  • Rock Island District Park Ranger,Tracy Spry, receives 2015 Hiram M. Chittenden Award for Excellence in Interpretation

    Interpretive efforts of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park rangers are nationally recognized by the presentation of the Hiram M. Chittenden Award for Excellence in Interpretation. This year, park ranger Tracy Spry from Rock Island District’s Lake Red Rock was chosen as the recipient of this prestigious award. This will be the first time, since the award was created, that a member of the Rock Island District has received the award.
  • July

    Inland Navigation Design Center Taking Shape for Infrastructure Needs

    On Jan. 15, 2013, the Chief of Engineers, Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, endorsed the creation of an Inland Navigation Design Center Mandatory Center of Expertise (INDC). The purpose of the new organization was to use in-house technical expertise in both the Mississippi Valley Division (MVD) and the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division (LRD) to deliver inland navigation projects. Expert resources from across the Corps could then be engaged if the workload demanded or specialization in specific areas were needed.
  • February

    USACE Awards New Five-Year Enterprise Information Technology Contract

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ use of information management and information technology support services continues to evolve to adapt to mission changes. On Aug. 15, 2014, USACE officially announced the award of its $517 million Army Corps of Engineers Information Technology (ACE-IT) Information Management and Information Technology Services (AIES) contract to Vectrus Systems Corporation. After evaluating a protest, the General Accounting Office denied the protest in its entirety on Dec. 11, 2014. This award represents the end of a journey that began more than three years ago, the culmination of the time and effort invested enterprise-wide by many ACE-IT teammates, USACE customers and industry.