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    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 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. 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. To learn more about the Holocaust visit the following links: Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas https://www.minndakjcrc.org/ U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum https://www.ushmm.org/ The Transfer of Memory Documentary 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). 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. #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. The WIFIA program accelerates investment in our nation’s water infrastructure by providing long-term, low-cost supplemental loans for regionally and nationally significant projects. 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. 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. Learn more about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Public Private Partnerships at 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. 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