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    Inside the Castle

    Inside the Castle

    Audio | U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters

    About

    A podcast that goes behind castle doors to have real conversations with real people about solving the nation’s toughest challenges.



    Episodes


    • Inside the Castle Mission Showcase - Puerto Rico Flood Risk Management

      After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico had significant infrastructure damage and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been working with locals to reduce flooding and ensure public health and safety for the citizens of Puerto Rico.<br /> <br /> Funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and emergency supplemental acts have provided a unique opportunity to construct new projects and promote resilience in Puerto Rico.<br /> <br /> Listen in to learn more about the Corps mission in Puerto Rico. <br /> <br /> For more information, visit the Jacksonville District website at: https://www.saj.usace.army.mil/

      08/04/2022


    • Inside the Castle Emergency Operations Mission Spotlight - Temporary Housing and Critical Public Facilities Missions

      In this episode, Dr. Nadia Mohandessi sits down with Chris Klein, USACE Temporary Housing and Critical Public Facilities Program Manager and Tony Hill, Emergency Support Function #3 (ESF #3) Permanent Cadre Member, to learn more about the Temporary Housing mission and the Critical Public Facility mission, and how the Corps has worked over the past several years to deliver these vital missions to disaster survivors.

      The temporary housing mission, one of the many missions USACE can perform... read more

      07/27/2022


    • Inside the Castle Regulatory Series Part 3

      In this episode we close out our three part regulatory series talking with Tunis McElwain, Deputy Chief of Regulatory at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters. <br /> <br /> Listen in and learn what Regulatory is doing to improve their processes and enhance capabilities to ensure USACE delivers the mission on time and within budget. <br /> <br /> Need more information about the USACE Regulatory Program? Visit us on the web at https://www.usace.army.mil/missions/civil-works/regulatory-program-and-permits/

      07/15/2022


    • Inside the Castle Talks Revolutionizing Performance Monitoring

      In this episode, Inside the Castle takes a closer look at project performance monitoring and learns about the innovative ways the Corps is working to ensure quality projects are delivered on time and within budget. <br /> <br /> Listen as Rich Feibelman and Michele Rebmann talk about how they are working with teammates from across the Corps to revolutionize performance monitoring.

      07/07/2022


    • 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... read more

      06/28/2022


    • 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. <br /> <br /> 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.

      06/21/2022


    • 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.<br /> <br /> 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.

      06/14/2022


    • 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. <br /> <br /> 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. <br /> Visit https://www.mvr.usace.army.mil to learn more about the Rock Island District.

      06/10/2022


    • 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... read more

      06/07/2022


    • 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. <br /> <br /> 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.

      06/03/2022


    • Inside the Castle - Emergency Operations Series -Temporary Roofing Mission

      In this episode, we chat with Mr. Josh Marx, USACE Temporary Roofing Program Manager and Mrs. Patsy Fletcher, Emergency Support Function #3 (ESF #3) Permanent Cadre Member, to learn more about the temporary roofing mission, also known as Operation Blue Roof, and how the Corps is working to improve this disaster recovery mission for the upcoming Hurricane Season.

      The temporary roofing mission, one of the many missions USACE can perform in support of FEMA under ESF #3 and the National... read more

      05/27/2022


    • Inside the Castle - Diversity and Inclusion AANHPI Community and COVID Challenges

      In this episode, Inside the Castle continues the diversity and inclusion discussion with members of the USACE Asian American, Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Community Group. <br /> <br /> Listen in as Roselyn Wang, San Francisco District; Pei-Lin Yu, Walla Walla District; and Eileen Taka, Los Angeles District, talk about how COVID impacted their family and AANHPI communities globally.

      05/24/2022


    • Inside the Castle talks USACE Knowledge Management

      In this episode we talk with Mark Hainsey, the Chief Knowledge Officer at USACE Headquarters, and Brian Temple, the Knowledge Management Officer at the North Atlantic Division, to learn how USACE uses a disciplined approach to share, use and manage information across the organization in order to effectively execute programs and projects on time and within budget.

      05/16/2022


    • Inside the Castle Program Spotlight - USACE Quality Program

      The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers strives to deliver quality projects on time and within budget. <br /> <br /> In this episode, Inside the Castle talks with Jeff Mansfield, the National Quality Program Manager, about the management principles and systems used to ensure Corps has the knowledge and information needed to execute their mission in a timely fashion, at the lowest cost and highest quality.

      05/11/2022


    • Inside the Castle – Water Resources Development Act Section 234 with Jennifer Rainey

      In this episode, we discussion Section 234 of the 1996 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) to learn how USACE is using its technical and managerial expertise to address domestic and international water resource challenges, infrastructure development and environmental protection.<br /> <br /> Listen in as Jennifer Rainey, National Program Manager from the Interagency and International Services Branch, talks about Section 234 and how USACE works with other Federal agencies, non-governmental and international organization, and foreign governments to address problems of national significance to the United States.

      05/06/2022


    • Inside the Castle Live! Career Development in South Pacific Division

      This episode of the career development series was recorded live at the 2022 Planning Workshop for the US Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division. Tune in to for priceless insights from early career employees in the Corps of Engineers in a discussion moderated by Aaron Schlein.<br /> ---<br /> Your panelists are Chris Chabot, Jess Gisler, Nicky Schleeter, and Sasha Voight.

      05/03/2022


    • Inside the Castle Regulatory Spotlight Part 2 - Permits

      The USACE Regulatory Program is committed to protecting the Nation's aquatic resources and navigation capacity, while allowing reasonable development through fair and balanced decisions.<br /> <br /> In this episode, we talk with Andrew Beaudet, Regulatory Program Manager at USACE Headquarters, to learn how USACE evaluates permit applications for activities that occur in the Nation's waters, including wetlands.<br /> <br /> To learn more about the USACE Regulatory Mission visit: https://www.usace.army.mil/missions/civil-works/regulatory-program-and-permits/

      04/28/2022


    • Inside the Castle District Spotlight - Transatlantic Expeditionary District

      In this episode, Inside the Castle learns more about the newest USACE District with Colonel Kenneth Reed, Commander of the Transatlantic Expeditionary District. <br /> <br /> Founded on May 15, 2021, the Transatlantic Expeditionary District provides theater-wide engineering solutions and expertise in support of U. S. Coalition, and Host Nation efforts to enable the building of partner capacity within CENTCOM area of responsibility and to support overall CENTCOM mission objectives.<br /> <br /> Learn more on our website: https://www.tad.usace.army.mil/TransatlanticExpeditionaryDistrict

      04/20/2022


    • Inside the Castle District Spotlight - Transatlantic Expeditionary District

      In this episode, Inside the Castle learns more about the newest USACE District with Colonel Kenneth Reed, Commander of the Transatlantic Expeditionary District. <br /> <br /> Founded on May 15, 2021, the Transatlantic Expeditionary District provides theater-wide engineering solutions and expertise in support of U. S. Coalition, and Host Nation efforts to enable the building of partner capacity within CENTCOM area of responsibility and to support overall CENTCOM mission objectives.<br /> <br /> To learn more visit our website: https://www.tad.usace.army.mil/TransatlanticExpeditionaryDistrict

      04/20/2022


    • Inside the Castle Talks Business Process Improvement

      The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is continuously analyzing business procedures to identify areas to encourage process improvement, build more efficient workflows, and increase the overall mission execution.

      USACE strives to safely deliver the mission on time and within budget. To help USACE achieve this goal, they have a cadre of business process improvement specialist across the organization who work to not only improve the way the organization does business but also incorporate... read more

      04/18/2022


    • Inside the Castle - Diversity and Inclusion Spotlight the new AANHPI Community

      At the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of who we are. Diverse and inclusive teams have a positive impact on our programs and projects and help us better deliver the mission.<br /> <br /> The newly formed Asian American, Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Community Group is one example of how we are constantly working to create a workplace where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work.<br /> <br /> In this episode, we have a candid discussion with Wen-Huei Chang, Marie Kopka, and Judy McCrea, of the newly formed Asian American, Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Community Group about their experiences and how others can join their growing group.

      04/13/2022


    • Inside the Castle Career Development: Early career insights

      We often turn to leaders and seasoned experts to guide the future of our organizations.

      Now more than ever, it is essential that we give equal attention to employees in early stages of their careers—to learn from their insights, understand their perceptions, and recognize how they contribute to the mission.

      In today’s episode, we’ll meet one of those early career employees.

      Lindsay Floyd is 2½ years into her career as a Planner in the US Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento... read more

      04/06/2022


    • Inside the Castle Talks USACE Command Partner Philosophy

      In this episode we learn about the USACE Command Partner Philosophy and the development a USACE Construction Partnering Playbook with Darrick Godfrey, Senior Construction Engineer at USACE Headquarters and Sheryl Gatz, Military Programs Strategic Planner at USACE Headquarters.

      03/23/2022


    • Inside the Castle Interviews ASA CW Michael Connor

      Inside the Castle Interviews ASA CW Michael Connor.

      03/21/2022


    • Inside the Castle Talks USACE Debris Mission

      In this episode, Dr. Nadia Mohandessi sits down with Bo Ansley, Chief of Emergency Management at Mobile District and Matt Tate the National Disaster Program Manager at Mobile District to talk about how the Corps assists FEMA with their Debris mission.

      03/21/2022


    • Inside the Castle -Mapping Modeling and Consequences Production Center

      In this episode we learn about the Corps’ Mapping, Modeling, and Consequences Production Center with Robert Stubbs, Production Center Director; Michelle Carey, Mapping and Documentation Branch Chief; and Kurt Buchanan, Consequences Tech Lead.

      03/14/2022


    • Inside the Castle Career Development: Feedback, Pt 2

      Feedback keeps us on our toes and makes us better professionals—and better humans. But where does good feedback come from? And what do we do when we get it?<br /> <br /> This is part two of a career development mini-series about all things feedback.<br /> <br /> An episode about feedback wouldn't be complete without asking you, our ITC listeners, to sound off with some feedback of your own.<br /> <br /> Follow the link below to let us know what matters most to you!<br /> <br /> https://forms.office.com/r/eZBW1X8hZ7

      03/02/2022


    • Inside the Castle Regulatory Showcase Part 1

      In this episode we start our three part Regulatory series with Ms. Sarah Wingert and Mr. Jacob Siegrist, Regulatory Program Managers at USACE Headquarters.

      02/25/2022


    • Inside the Castle Mission Showcase - Real Estate

      In this episode we learn about the USACE Real Estate mission. Listen as we talk with Ms. Paula Johnson-Muic, Chief of Real Estate at USACE Headquarters, Mr. Todd Czarnecki, Chief of Real Estate at Northwestern Division; and Ms. Ashley Klimaszewski, Chief of Real Estate at Louisville District.

      02/18/2022


    • Inside the Castle District Showcase - Middle East District

      In this episode we are showcasing the Middle East District with Colonel Phillip Secrist III, District Commander for the Middle East District, and Mr. Tom Waters, Director of Programs for the Middle East District. <br /> <br /> Tune into this episode to learn about the Middle East District’s mission and how they help USACE Build Strong!

      02/10/2022


    • Inside the Castle Career Development: Feedback, Pt 1

      Feedback keeps us on our toes and makes us better professionals—and better humans. But where does good feedback come from? And what do we do when we get it?<br /> <br /> This is part one of a career development mini-series about all things feedback.<br /> <br /> An episode about feedback wouldn't be complete without asking you, our ITC listeners, to sound off with some feedback of your own.<br /> <br /> Follow the link below to let us know what matters most to you!<br /> <br /> https://forms.office.com/r/eZBW1X8hZ7<br /> <br /> This episode references Kim Scott, author of Radical Candor. You can find out more about Kim's work at www.radicalcandor.com

      02/02/2022


    • Inside the Castle talks about the Multi-District Innovation Team

      Listen in as we learn more about a team that is revolutionizing Natural Resources Programs across the Corps. Jason Knight, a Natural Resource Specialist from the Tulsa District, is joined by Roseana Burick, the Natural Resources Manager at USACE Headquarters, to talk about the launch the innovation team and showcase the innovative tools they created that are changing the way USACE manages and promotes Natural Resources.

      01/25/2022


    • Inside the Castle Talks Enviornmental Justice

      Join Inside the Castle as we discuss Environmental Justice with Maria Wagner, Senior Economic Policy Advisor at USACE Headquarters and Jessica Ludy, Risk Program Manager at the San Francisco District.

      01/20/2022


    • Inside the Castle Talks with the Inland Navigation Design Center

      Listen in as we learn about the Inland Navigation Design Center with Mr. Andy Barnes, the Director of the Inland Navigation Design Center and Mr. Andy Harkness, the Deputy Director of the Inland Navigation Design Center.

      01/12/2022


    • Inside the Castle - An AE Perspective

      In this episode Inside the Castle sits down with Mr. David Johnson, Houston Engineering, Inc, to learn what's like to be an A/E firm working with the Corps of Engineers.

      01/07/2022


    • Inside the Castle Career Development The Road to New Horizons

      In this episode, we continue our Career Development series with host Aaron Schlein. Listen in and learn how working actively and intentionally to sell your skills and ideas to others will help you and your organization achieve success!

      01/03/2022


    • Inside the Castle Talks with Mr. Jaime Pinkham

      In this episode we get to know Mr. Jaime Pinkham, the Principal Deputy for Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works.

      11/19/2021


    • Inside the Castle Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

      Inside the Castle celebrates Native American Heritage Month with Dr. Crystal Tulley-Cordova, Principal Hydrologist at the Navajo Nation Department of Water Resources.

      11/09/2021


    • Inside the Castle Talks Collaborative Analytics

      Listen in as Inside the Castle discusses Collaborative Analytics with Joe Powell, Chairman at the University Research Institute; Bob Latas, Vice President at JE Dunn Construction; and Kelly Miller, Program Manager at the Kansas City District.

      11/09/2021


    • Inside the Castle Talks Vaccine Mandates with the Chief of Engineers

      Listen in as LTG Scott Spellmon, Chief of Engineers and Ms. Karen Pane, Director of Human Resources at USACE Headquarters, talks with Inside the Castle about the vaccine mandate for federal workers.

      11/02/2021


    • Inside the Castle Year in Review

      In this episode, the hosts of Inside the Castle reflect on their first season. Listen in to learn more about the hosts, what their favorite episodes are and what it was like to start a podcast.

      11/01/2021


    • Inside the Castle Career Development Series on Networking

      Inside the Castle is proud to launch a new series focused on career development. Mr. Aaron Schlein, the founder of the career development series, sits down with subject matter experts from across the Corps to talk about professional networking. Listen in and learn valuable networking skills that will excel your career.

      10/28/2021


    • Inside the Castle talks Emergency Operations - Response and Recovery

      In this episode, Dr. Nadia Mohandessi, Program Manager for the Corps Emergency Management Continuous Improvement Program, talks with USACE Emergency Management personnel about the different ways the Corps can get involved with disaster response and recovery.

      10/28/2021


    • Inside the Castle Talks about USACE Technical Assistance Programs

      In this episode, Inside the Castle sits down with Susan Layton, USACE Headquarters Deputy Chief of the Planning Community of Practice; Amy Guise, Chief of Planning Division for the Baltimore District; Cynthia Tejeda, Watershed and Floodplain Program Manager for the South Pacific Division to talk about the USACE technical assistance programs.

      10/26/2021


    • Inside the Castle Talks Digital Modernization

      In this episode, Inside the Castle sits down with Mr. Dovarius Peoples, the Chief Information Officer at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters. Listen in to learn how Mr. Peoples and his staff are using innovative strategies to drive digital modernization at all levels of the organization.

      10/15/2021


    • Inside the Castle Talks Climate Resilience

      In this episode we sit down with Mr. Will Veatch, the acting lead for the USACE Climate Preparedness and Resilience Community of Practice, to learn more about Climate Resilience.

      10/14/2021


    • Inside the Castle Talks Engineering with Nature

      In this episode, Inside the Castle sits down with Dr. Todd Bridges, founder and national lead of the Engineering with Nature Program; Ms. Julie Beagle, Environmental Planning Section Chief for the San Francisco District; and Ms. Danielle Szimanski, Ecologist and Project Manager at Baltimore District. Listen in to learn how the Corps using innovative science and engineering solutions to produce sustainable delivery of projects.

      10/08/2021


    • Inside the Castle talks Cyber Security

      Cyber resilience is critical to USACE’s ability to engineer solution to this Nation’s toughest challenges. Learn more about cyber security in this episode of Inside the Castle.

      09/29/2021


    • Inside the Castle - New Horizons

      In this episode we sit down with Michael Deegan, the New Horizons Program Manager at the Institute for Water Resources (IWR), to learn more about the New Horizons Program.

      09/15/2021


    • Inside the Castle talks Asset Management

      In this episode we sit down with Peter Dodigon, the Asset Management Program Manager at USACE Headquarters, to learn more about the Asset Management Program.

      09/09/2021


    • Inside the Castle Talks Women Equality

      In this episode, Inside the Castle talks Women's Equality with Jodi Creswell and Kari Hauck from the St. Paul District and Erica Thomas from the Memphis District.

      08/25/2021


    • Inside the Castle Talks Silver Jackets

      In this episode, Inside the Castle showcases the Silver Jackets Program. The Silver Jackets are interagency teams located in states across the Nation who work together reduce flood risk and other natural disasters. Listen in to learn more about these unique teams.

      08/04/2021


    • Inside the Castle Talks Emergency Supplemental Part 2

      In this episode, Inside the Castle continues our emergency supplemental discussion with Southwestern Division. Listen in as they share lessons learned from their Harvey Emergency Supplemental projects.

      07/29/2021


    • Inside the Castle Talks Emergency Operations

      In this episode, various staff highlight the Corps' Emergency Management mission. Listen to learn how the Corps approaches emergency operations.

      07/28/2021


    • Inside the Castle Talks Workplace Transformation

      In this episode, Inside the Castle sits down with Mr. Jeremy Dorsey, the Human Capital Chief at USACE Headquarters, to talk about the USACE Workplace Transformation Strategy.

      07/22/2021


    • Inside the Castle - Natural Resource Management

      Inside the Castle talks about Natural Resource Management

      07/19/2021


    • Inside the Castle Talks Serious Gaming

      Inside the Castle talks with Hunter Merritt, a Social Scientist at the Institute for Water Resources, and John Kucharski, a Research Scientist at the Engineering Research and Development Center’s Environmental Laboratory, about serious gaming that is enhancing collaborative efforts across the agency.

      07/14/2021


    • Inside the Castle Celebrates Pride Month

      Inside the Castle continues their series on diversity, equity, and inclusion in this Pride Month episode.

      06/09/2021


    • Inside the Castle - Corps History

      Inside the Castle interviews Corps historians to discuss Corps history in celebration of the Corps birthday.

      06/01/2021


    • Inside the Castle - Dredge Safety

      Inside the Castle discusses the importance of Dredge Safety.

      06/01/2021


    • Inside the Castle - Celebrates Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month

      Inside the Castle celebrates Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Dr. Siripong Malasri from the Gadomski School of Engineering at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee.

      05/26/2021


    • Inside the Castle Celebrates 150 years with Portland District

      In the episode, we celebrate Portland District's 150th Anniversary with Mr. Kevin Brice, the former Deputy for Programs and Project Management at the Portland District.

      05/25/2021


    • Inside the Castle Talks Emergency Supplemental

      Inside the Castle showcases the Corps Emergency Supplemental projects during an interview with Doug Sims, Program Manager for the Emergency Supplemental Program at USACE Headquarters; Scott Mensing, Senior Program Manager at Kansas City District; Chance Bitner, Lead Engineer for the Kansas City Levees Program; and Brandon Moore, Supplemental Program Manager at the Huntington District.

      05/25/2021


    • Inside the Castle Talks Rulemaking with Stacey Jansen

      In this episode, Inside the Castle talks rulemaking with Stacey Jansen from the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works.

      05/13/2021


    • Inside the Castle Talks Aging Infrastructure with Eddie Belk

      The Corps provides critical infrastructure to the Nation and in this episode Inside the Castle has a candid discussion with Mr. Eddie Belk, Programs Director at the Mississippi Valley Division, about why investing in critical infrastructure is important to the Nation.

      05/11/2021


    • Inside the Castle - Collaboration and Public Participation Center of Expertise

      In this episode, Inside the Castle talks with team members from the Collaboration and Public Participation Center of Expertise about how they help the Corps build collaborative capabilities across the agency as well as deliver innovative collaborative processes, tools and techniques that builds a more collaborative culture.

      05/05/2021


    • Inside the Castle - A Day in the Life of an Emergency Management Specialist

      Inside the Castle learns about the Corps' Emergency Management Specialists, the National Flood Fight Materiel Center and the Rock Island District's Flood Area Engineers. Listen in as we interview Mr. Cory Haberman, Emergency Management Specialist for the Rock Island District and Ms. Amanda Mueller, Emergency Management Specialist and Flood Area Engineer for the Rock Island District. <br /> <br /> To learn more about the Corps Emergency Operations visit us at: https://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/Emergency-Operations/

      04/29/2021


    • Inside the Castle - Holocaust Remembrance

      Inside the castle continues their series on diversity, equity, and inclusion in this Holocaust Remembrance episode. Ms. Lili Chester shares her family's history and talks about the experiences her family encountered during the Holocaust. <br /> <br /> To learn more about the Holocaust visit the following links: <br /> <br /> Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas <br /> https://www.minndakjcrc.org/ <br /> <br /> U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum <br /> https://www.ushmm.org/ <br /> <br /> The Transfer of Memory Documentary <br /> http://transferofmemory.org/the-collection.html

      04/15/2021


    • Inside the Castle - Mission Spotlight -Operations with Tom Smith

      In today's episode, Inside the Castle talks with Mr. Tom Smith, Chief of Operations and Regulatory, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters, to learn about the Corps' Operations mission and how his staff is making revolutionary change across the Corps.

      03/29/2021


    • Inside the Castle - Climate Research and Development

      In this episode, Inside the Castle talks about the Corps' Climate research and development efforts with Dr. Joseph Corriveau, Director of the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory and Dr. Tom Douglas, a Senior Scientist at the Cold Regions Research and Engineering, Alaska Laboratory. The Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory is part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC). <br /> <br /> To learn more about the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory visit their website at: https://www.erdc.usace.army.mil/Locations/CRREL/

      03/26/2021


    • Inside the Castle talks with Environmental Leaders

      In this episode, Inside the Castle talks with a few of the environmental leaders at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters. Learn what these leaders do and how their jobs benefit the agency.

      03/25/2021


    • Inside the Castle - Tribal Partnership Program

      Inside the Castle interviews Corps staff to discuss the Tribal Partnership Program.

      03/19/2021


    • Inside the Castle - A Day in the Life of a Corps Diver

      Inside the Castle talks with Mr. Al Wong, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters Dive Team Coordinator and Mr. Bill Ford, Mississippi Valley Regional Dive Coordinator, to learn what it is like to be a member of the Corps Dive team.

      03/17/2021


    • Inside the Castle Celebrates Women in the Workplace Part 2

      In this episode, Inside the Castle continues to celebrate women in the workplace with a discussion focused on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on women in the workforce, particularly mothers. Listen in as we talk with Ms. Cheree Peterson, Programs Director for the South Pacific Division; Ms. Marcia DeVille, Chief of the Real Estate Programs Branch at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters; and Ms. Maria Lantz, Social Scientist at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Institute for Water Resources.

      03/08/2021


    • Inside the Castle Celebrates Women in the Workplace Part 1

      In this episode, Inside the Castle goes behind castle doors to have a Women's History Month conversation with Major General Diana Holland, Mississippi Valley Division Commander; Ms. Stacey Brown, Chief, Programs Integration Division, Corps Headquarters; and Ms. Tamara Cameron, Chief, Operations Division, St. Paul District. Listen in to hear how these women are making revolutionary changes within the Corps.

      02/17/2021


    • Inside the Castle Celebrates 150 Years with Charleston District

      In this episode of the Inside the Castle, we talk with staff from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District who are celebrating 150 years of serving South Carolina. Listen and learn how Charleston District has been delivering world-class solutions for South Carolina and the Nation. <br /> <br /> #CGSCorps150

      02/16/2021


    • Inside the Castle Celebrates Black History Month

      In this episode, Inside the Castle has a candid conversation with a panel of guests to celebrate Black History Month.

      02/11/2021


    • Inside the Castle Talks with EPA about WIFIA

      In this episode, we are joined by Jorianne Jernberg, the acting director of the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) management division for the Environmental Protection Agency.<br /> <br /> The WIFIA program accelerates investment in our nation’s water infrastructure by providing long-term, low-cost supplemental loans for regionally and nationally significant<br /> projects. <br /> <br /> https://www.epa.gov/sites/default/files/2017-08/documents/wifia-2-onepager-508-1-web-final2.pdf

      02/09/2021


    • Inside the Castle talks with Agents of Revolution

      The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Civil Works Directorate has been revolutionizing the way they do business. In this episode, Inside the Castle talks with leaders from the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division about how they have been rewarding Agents for the Revolution. <br /> <br /> Learn more about the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division by visiting them on the web at: https://www.lrd.usace.army.mil/

      01/29/2021


    • Inside the Castle - Fargo-Moorhead Public Private Partnership Pilot

      This episode highlights the USACE Public Private Partnership (P3) pilot project in Fargo, North Dakota and Moorhead, Minnesota. To learn more about the USACE P3 pilot program visit https://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Infrastructure/Infra_P3_program/

      01/19/2021


    • Inside the Castle - A Day in the Life of A Lock Operator

      Inside the Castle launches a new feature titled "A Day in the Life of...". This featured series highlights the various careers within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In this episode Inside the Castle talks with Jeff Kelly, Lock and Dam Equipment Mechanic Supervisor at the Smithland Lock and Dam on the Ohio River.

      01/12/2021


    • Inside the Castle talks Public Private Partnerships with Jill Jamieson

      Inside the Castle talks Public Private Partnerships (P3) with Jill Jamieson, CEO of Illuminati Infrastructure Advisors. <br /> <br /> Learn more about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Public Private Partnerships at <br /> https://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Infrastructure/Infra_P3_program/

      01/07/2021


    • Inside the Castle talks LQBTQIAplus

      Inside the Castle has a candid conversation with USACE staff on LGBTQIA+ to better understand the challenges that some of our teammates face daily.

      12/16/2020


    • Inside the Castle Talks Policy with Robyn Colosimo

      Inside the Castle has a candid conversation with Ms. Robyn Colosimo, Director of Policy and Legislation for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. This episode discusses how policy is made within Corps and the Administration.

      12/16/2020


    • Inside the Castle New Leaders Roundtable Part 2

      Inside the Castle continues their conversation with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters leadership. In this episode get to know some of the Corps newly appointed Senior Executive Service (SES) Directors.

      12/11/2020


    • Inside the Castle Commanders Roundtable with New Leaders Part 1

      Inside the Castle has a candid conversation with newly assigned USACE Headquarters leadership. In this episode, Inside the Castle learns more about MG William “Butch” Graham, Deputy Commanding General for Civil Works and Emergency Operations; COL Michael Clancy, Executive Director, Civil Works; and Mr. Alvin Lee, Director of Civil Works.

      12/09/2020


    • Inside the Castle with the Chief of Engineers

      Inside the Castle interviews the Chief of Engineers. Get to know the LTG Scott Spellmon and learn a little about his leadership philosophy and vision for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in this latest podcast episode.

      12/08/2020


    • Inside the Castle Social Justice Commanders Roundtable

      Inside the Castle continues their social justice series with MG Holland (Mississippi Valley Division Commander), COL Jansen (St. Paul District Commander) and COL Miller (Memphis District Commander).

      11/17/2020


    • Inside the Castle learns about Future Directions

      Inside the Castle talks to the USACE Headquarters Future Directions team to learn more about what they do and how the work they do assists USACE with successfully executing projects and building relationships with external partners.

      11/16/2020


    • Inside the Castle Veterans Special

      Inside the Castle hosts a special Veterans Day episode. Thank you to all of you who have served and continue to serve. <br /> <br /> To learn more about the veteran resources are discussed during this episode visit the following links: Fedshirevets.gov and veteranscurationprogram.org

      11/10/2020


    • Inside the Castle talks Social Justice Part 2

      In this episode, Inside the Castle's guest hosts continue their social justice conversation.

      11/09/2020


    • Inside the Castle Talks Innovation

      Inside the Castle talks with the Institute for Water Resources and the Engineer Research and Development Center about innovation and how the Corps can encourage a culture of innovation.

      11/03/2020


    • Inside the Castle Commanders Roundtable

      Inside the Castle has a candid conversation with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commanders about leadership, empowering others and social justice.

      10/29/2020


    • Inside the Castle Social Justice Part 1

      Inside the Castle talks about some of the social challenges the nation is facing and interviews a couple U.S. Corps of Engineers employees to get their perspectives.

      10/28/2020


    • Inside the Castle Discusses the Continuing Authorities Program

      Inside the Castle has a candid conversation with Corps Program Managers about the Continuing Authorities Program.

      10/12/2020


    • Inside the Castle Discusses Trust with Internal and External Partners

      Inside the Castle discusses how to build trust with internal and external partners.

      10/07/2020


    • Inside the Castle with Alvin Lee Director of Civil Works

      Inside the Castle chats with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Director of Civil Works, Mr. Alvin Lee.

      09/30/2020


    • Inside the Castle Discusses Work and Life Balance

      Inside the Castle has candid conversation with Corps staff about work/life balance and how their life has changed during the recent pandemic

      09/30/2020


    • Inside the Castle - Trusting Organization

      Inside the Castle has a candid conversation with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staff about trust and why it's important to have a trusting organization.

      09/29/2020


    • Inside the Castle with Simon Sinek

      Inside the Castle's host Aaron Snyder has a fireside chat with author Simon Sinek during a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Strategic Workshop.

      09/16/2020