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Geologists educate Mosul Dam Engineers on GIS modeling

Five engineers from the Ministry of Water Resources at the Mosul Dam project in Iraq and one engineer from Trevi S.p.A., the construction company working on the project, recently completed three weeks of training with a U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Data Management Reach Back Team. They learned about a Nashville District developed […]

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Mosul Dam at ‘Higher Risk’ of Failure

By John Lee. A new report by the U.S. Army Corps of Eengineers (USACE) says that the probability of Mosul Dam collapsing is even greater than was previously believed. According to Associated Press, the problem is that the dam was shoddily built on unstable ground: The earth underneath it is constantly being eroded by water. […]

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Versar Wins $10.7m Iraq Contract

Versar Inc. has announced that it was awarded an Iraq Personal Services II contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), with a maximum contract value of $10.69 million (12.5 billion Iraqi dinars). The firm fixed price IDIQ contract is a single award with a three-year period of performance consisting of a base year […]

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Versar Announces Contract Extension

By John Lee. Versar Inc. has announced that the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District (USACE-TAM) has extended the Company’s ongoing Personal Services and Support contract in Iraq by six months. The extension has a ceiling value of $1.5 million and the period of performance runs through August 6, 2014. Versar has […]

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Iraq Firm Pays $2.7m in Settlement

By John Lee. The US Department of Justice has said that an Iraqi construction company has paid $2.7 million to resolve allegations that it bribed a former US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) official to win contracts in Iraq. Iraqi Consultants and Construction Bureau (ICCB), headquartered in Baghdad, had reached the settlement of alleged violations […]

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Basra Children’s Hospital gets New MRI

By Nathan Herring. The installation of a new MRI at the Basra Children’s Hospital in Iraq brings the facility one step closer to diagnosing and treating childhood cancer, one of the leading causes of death in Iraqi children. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Middle East District oversaw the MRI project and the construction […]

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Piers, Dredging Opportunity at Umm Qasr

Solicitation Number: W912ER-13-R-0050 Agency: Department of the Army Office: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Location: USACE Middle East District Solicitation Number: W912ER-13-R-0050 Notice Type: Presolicitation The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer (USACE) Middle East District intends to solicit names of construction firms experienced in working in the Middle East region who are interested in submitting […]

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13-Year Jail Term for US Contractor

By John Lee. An American contractor has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for taking at least $3.7 million in bribes and kickbacks while working for the US army in Iraq. John Alfy Salama Markus, 40, pleaded guilty in September before a federal judge in New Jersey to taking the money in connection with […]

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Versar gets $4.4m Iraq Contract Extension

Construction and engineering company Versar has announced that the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District (USACE-MED) has exercised an option year for Versar’s ongoing Personal Services and Support contract in Iraq. The option year has a ceiling not to exceed a value of $4.4 million and the period of performance runs through […]

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US Army Can’t Show Delivery of $1bn Fuel to Iraq

By John Lee. The Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) has reported that U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) did not establish effective internal controls to document that goods and services paid for using DFI funds were received in Iraq. SIGIR sampled 12 DFI-funded payments, totaling about $1.1 billion, made to USACE and found that […]

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Three Charged in Iraq Kickback Scheme

AFP reports that three men have been charged with conspiring to defraud the US government over a kickback scheme involving contracts for ammunition disposal in Iraq. Briton Ahmed Sarchil Kazzaz and his business, Leadstay Company, were charged in federal court in the southern state of Alabama along with US citizens Gaines Newell, 52, and Billy […]

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