Corps receives contracting awards and nominations

Published Dec. 22, 2010

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New Orleans District was nationally recognized earlier this month at the National Contracting Organization Annual Leadership Summit for its achievements in contracting.

Now in its third year, the USACE Excellence in Contracting Awards Program (ECAP) publically recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of the USACE contracting workforce. Corps contracting officials from across the country are nominated each fall for one ECAP’s eight awards.

This year, honorees were announced at the summit, which was held in conjunction with the Small Business Conference during the first week of December.

New Orleans District Assistant Chief of Contracting, Tim Black, received the Leadership in Contracting Award.

“It was absolutely an honor,” Black said. “The entire team deserved the award – I just happened to be the leader of it.”

Four additional New Orleans District employees were nominated at the national level, including contracting officers Lindsay Dawson, Paulette Phillips, and Carrie Wakumoto, and Hurricane Protection Office Levees, Floodwalls, and Armoring Branch Chief Marcia Meekins.

Also that week, Deputy for Small Business Programs Ned Foley received the Small Business Champion Award for outstanding support of the USACE small business program. Both Foley and former New Orleans District Commander Col. Alvin Lee were recognized for awarding nearly $1 Billion in FY2010. They were two of four Small Business Champion Award recipients nationwide.

Rachel Rodi

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