Worst-Case Scenario: Almost 13,000 Federal Facilities Could be Harmed by Flooding

Under the worst-case scenario, nearly 13,000 federal facilities may be at risk from rising sea levels due to the climate crisis. 

That is one of several points included in various documents released by the Office of Management and Budget on Monday related to climate risks in the federal budget and federal revenue going forward. This follows an executive order President Biden issued in May 2021 ordering such calculations. Please click here for more information.

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Needed at Federal Facilities

The federal government is looking for small businesses who can provide general construction with design-build capabilities to support the installation of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment at federal agency locations throughout the U.S. The applicable NAICS code is 236220. Click here to read more. Offers are due: April 20, 1:00 PM Central

Dept. of VA Recommendations for VA Health Care System

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ has made recommendations to the Asset and Infrastructure Review Commission to modernize and realign the VA health care system. To read more about these recommendations, please click here.

GSA Outlines Plan to Spend $3.4 Billion on Infrastructure Upgrades along U.S. Border

Federal News Network – The General Services Administration, as part of the Biden administration’s infrastructure agenda, is moving ahead with a multi-billion-dollar upgrade of its land ports of entry along the country’s northern and southern borders.

GSA plans to spend $3.4 billion to modernize 26 land ports of entry along the U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico.

The agency received this funding as part of the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure spending plan that President Joe Biden signed into law last November. Click here to read more.

Dept. of Energy Organizational Restructuring to Effectively Implement Clean Energy Investments

The Department of Energy announced an organizational realignment to ensure that the Department has the structure needed to effectively implement the clean energy investments in President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Energy Act of 2020. This includes establishing two new Under Secretaries. To read more, please click here.

United States Army Corps of Engineers FY 22-23 Forecast

The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has released their Fiscal Year 2022-2023 forecast. To view, please click here.

EPA $1 Billion Infrastructure Law Will Benefit Wisconsin

Under the new infrastructure law, 22 out of 25 EPA projects on the remaining Great Lakes “Areas of Concern” will be completed by 2030.The bulk of the funding will go to clean up and restore the severely degraded Areas of Concern sites, some of which are in Wisconsin. To read more, please click here.

Nearly 100 Utility Companies Now Participate in Cyber Sensor Initiative

NextGov – The White House effort to secure industrial control systems from cyberattack requires nothing of the private sector. Despite this, about 90 participants are part of a White House pilot program to improve the resilience of systems that control physical processes at electric utilities and other industrial control systems. To read more, please click here. [February 2022]

Biden Administration Outlines Plans for National EV Charging Network

Route Fifty – The Biden administration is using part of the first round of federal infrastructure spending to build electric vehicle charging stations across the country. As part of this effort, the Federal Highway Administration released a 31 page guidance document on February 10. To read more, please click here. [February 2022]

Executive Order on Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects

The Biden Administration has released an executive order designed to make Federal construction projects more efficient and economic. To read more, please click here. [February 2022]

Infrastructure Law Guidebook Released

The Biden administration on Monday released a 465-page guidebook meant to help state, local, and tribal governments navigate programs included in the recently signed $1.2 trillion infrastructure law. Click here to read more. [February 2022]

DoD Should Better Manage Risks Posed by Deferred Facility Maintenance

The DoD has over 550,000 buildings and facilities worldwide, with an estimated value of about $1.3 trillion. These facilities need ongoing maintenance to keep them in good working order. DoD currently has a deferred maintenance backlog of at least $137 billion in FY 2020. To read more, please click here. [February 2022]

Fact Sheet: Public-Private Cybersecurity Partnership to Water Sector

The Biden-Harris Administration recently announced it will extend the Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Cybersecurity Initiative to the water sector. The Water Sector Action plan outlines surge actions that will take place over the next 100 days to improve the cybersecurity of the sector. Click here to read more. [January 2022]

Projects Benefiting Great Lakes Region Receive Multi-Million Dollar Boost from Infrastructure Law

Major projects benefiting the Great Lakes region will receive a large infusion of funding as part of $14 billion awarded through the Biden administration’s bipartisan infrastructure law and other sources, the White House announced on Wednesday. Click here to read more. [January 2022]

SAME: The Second Century Begins – Preparing for the Future by Building on the Past

SAME: The Second Century Begins is the exclusive, official publication marking the first 100 years of the Society of American Military Engineers. Learn more by clicking here. [October 2021]

SAME LMP Annual Yellow Ribbon Picnic

The event was on Thursday, September 9th, 2021 at the Naval Station Great Lakes Beach Pavilion. They will again be collecting school supplies in support of the North Chicago School District, thank you to all that has donated school supplies for the students this year. [September 2021]