The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has played a key role in the development and growth of the nation in peace and in war. For more than 200 years, the Corps has supported the nation's river-based commerce, protected established population centers, provided disaster response and constructed military facilities to protect our nation.
The Baltimore District (NAB) is a full service District that executes regional and national programs for USACE. In fiscal 2017, the District worked on 150 Civil Works projects and 850 active Military projects expending $150 million and $1.35 billion respectively. Baltimore District's Washington Aqueduct provides drinking water to our Nation's capital, producing an average of 150 million gallons per day.
Headquartered adjacent to Baltimore's Inner Harbor, the District provides engineering, construction, environmental and real estate expertise to a variety of important projects and customers. The 1,100 employees of the Baltimore District continue to serve the Mid-Atlantic States and the Nation.
Civil Works support encompasses the Susquehanna, Potomac, and upper Chesapeake Bay watersheds, and it spans across six states and the District of Columbia. NAB is responsible for 15 reservoirs with 11 recreation projects, 290 miles of federal navigation channels, 148 miles of federally-constructed levees, and has restored hundreds of acres of wildlife habitat in the Chesapeake Bay.
Military programs are primarily in Maryland, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, northern Virginia, Delaware, and West Virginia. In addition to supporting service members at more than a dozen major military installations in the District's primary area of responsibility, NAB provides real estate, environmental, and specialized support to military and other Federal clients across the nation and the globe.
NAB fully supports the government policy of placing a fair proportion of its contracts for architect and engineering, environmental, construction and support services with qualified small, small disadvantaged, women-owned, HUBZone and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. In addition, such concerns are to also be afforded the maximum practicable opportunity to participate as subcontractors in qualifying contracts awarded to large businesses.