A podcast that goes behind castle doors to have real conversations with real people about solving the nation’s toughest challenges.
Inside the Castle Talks USACE Construction Project Partnering Playbook
In this episode, Inside the Castle showcases the newly published USACE Construction Partnering Playbook with Sue Dyer, Founder of the International Partnering Institute; Sheryl Gatz, Military Programs Strategic Planner at USACE Headquarters; and Darrick Godfrey, Senior Construction Engineer at USACE Headquarters.
Published in April of 2022, the Partnering Playbook was developed in coordination with our industry partners and key practitioners in the field with first-hand construction project partnering knowledge and experience. It provides guidance, best practices, and scalable tools and processes that should be used to implement partnering on all USACE construction projects throughout the delivery life cycle.
A copy of the Playbook can be found at: https://www.usace.army.mil/Business-With-Us/Partnering/.
You can also find more information about partnering on the International Partnering Institute website at: https://partneringinstitute.org/.
Inside the Castle Talks USACE Small Business
In this episode, Inside the Castle talks about the USACE Small Business Program. The USACE Small Business Program assists firms doing business with the government to ensure small and disadvantaged businesses have the maximum opportunity to participate on contracts.
Listen in to learn more and then visit USACE Small Business at https://www.usace.army.mil/Business-With-Us/Small-Business/ for even more resources to help small and disadvantaged businesses.
Inside the Castle - Supplemental Program Overview
In this episode, Inside the Castle showcases the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Supplemental Program which is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for USACE to deliver water resource infrastructure projects that will positively benefit our communities across the Nation.
Listen in to learn how the USACE is delivering the mission for the Nation by executing quality projects on time and within in budget, safely.
Inside the Castle Career Development: The End of the Road to New Horizons
Learn about the Internal Career Acceleration Network (I-CAN), a new peer-to-peer knowledge sharing site where anyone in the Corps of Engineers can go to learn—and to teach! I-CAN was built using the milUniversity platform, which is available to all Department of Defense employees at no charge.
The episode also closes the book on Aaron Schlein's temporary detail with the Institute for Water Resources through the New Horizons program, where he was part of the I-CAN development team.
Link to previous New Horizons episode > https://www.dvidshub.net/audio/68133/career-development-road-new-horizons
Link to the Benefit/Cost Updates for Budget Development Course > https://www.milsuite.mil/university/ican-usace/courses/benefit-cost-updates/
Inside the Castle District Spotlight - Rock Island District
In this episode, Inside the Castle spotlights the Rock Island District. The Rock Island District provides vital civil works programs to the Midwest, the Mississippi River Valley and the Nation.
Listen in as Colonel Jesse T. Curry and Kim Thomas talk about their mission, key regional and national programs, and how they are ensuring they deliver quality projects on time and within budget, safely.
Visit https://www.mvr.usace.army.mil to learn more about the Rock Island District.
Inside the Castle Talks Congressional Details
Development assignments or details provide Federal employees with some of the best training experiences. Developmental assignments or details are outside the employee's regular department or agency and provide the employee with an opportunity to experience a different type of work or better understand various missions and functions of a specific organization.
In this episode, Inside the Castle learn more about Congressional Details with Mackie McIntosh and Lauren Leuck. Listen in as tLeuckjhey share what it was like working with members of Congress on their yearlong detail.
Bright team illuminating the Castle!
Wonderful podcast showcasing some well known and totally unknown areas of USACE. The opportunity to hear from from the top with the Chief, and all other levels from Senior Leaders and those in the field makes this a podcast that has continually refreshing topics.
Getting a peek behind the fortress walls is really interesting, and the hosts have a unique perspective. Very honest and refreshing transparency from a federal agency. Well done.