LOS ANGELES – About 100 military engineers met with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers here April 25 at the LA Hotel Downtown to discuss the district’s proposed fiscal year 2014 budget, the potential impacts of sequestration on Corps projects and upcoming business opportunities.
Col. Mark Toy, commander of the Corps’ Los Angeles District, told members of the Society of American Military Engineers that the budget provides more than $79 million in federal funds for studies, construction and the operation and maintenance of civil works projects in the district.
“The availability of these funds has a direct impact on you and your business opportunities,” Toy said.
Toy said the majority of the funding supports restoration studies and the construction and the operation and maintenance of flood risk reduction and navigation projects. He also advised members that, while the district is attempting to minimize the impacts of the sequestration, it has the potential to affect military projects more than civil works projects.