Accession Number:

ADA415758

Title:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: The Nation's Homeland Security Engineers

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-04-07

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

Following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, President Bush created the Department of Homeland Security and developed a Homeland Security Strategy. Federal, state, and local governments as well as the private sector share responsibility for critical physical infrastructure security and for preparedness and response to attacks against the homeland. As a major Army command, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is an organization that can provide unique technical expertise not yet available in the private sector, in support of the homeland security mission. In addition, the geographic structure and the established relationships the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Divisions and Districts have with state and local governments can assist in the establishment of the initial intergovernmental relationships needed to begin the partnership between the levels of government. This strategic research paper will review the historical and traditional roles, responsibilities, and functions of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and examine the feasibility of the Corps to serve as the nations engineers by providing unique technical expertise and assistance to all levels of government to meet Homeland Security requirements.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE