Insights: Military

The day once known as Armistice Day: a (not so secret) history
The day once known as Armistice Day: a (not so secret) history

As we celebrate Veterans Day, we thought it would be helpful to provide a little context for and share some interesting facts about this important holiday.

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US Army Corps of Engineers task order awards: new procedures
US Army Corps of Engineers task order awards: new procedures

As things start getting “back to normal,” there will be changes to how AE firms are selected to execute USACE task orders off multiple award, Indefinite Delivery Contracts.

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How do we maintain quality when everyone’s working remotely?
How do we maintain quality when everyone’s working remotely?

In these times of uncertainty, good QAQC remains as important as ever. We have the tools to execute our QAQC processes even when working from home.

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US Army Corps of Engineers 2021 budget: how will the Corps execute?
US Army Corps of Engineers 2021 budget: how will the Corps execute?

The President’s Fiscal 2021 Budget for the USACE Civil Works Program is out. Here is a summary of what it says and could mean for the program.

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Engaging with Government to improve our profession
Engaging with Government to improve our profession

Industry-Government-Engagement is about sharing knowledge and best practices and collaborating on issues to solve problems and reach consensus.

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As a professional engineer, why serve on the boards of non-profits?
As a professional engineer, why serve on the boards of non-profits?

Volunteering on the board of non-profits allows us to widen our view as engineers so that we can use our abilities to better our world.

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Quality Assurance vs. Quality Control: what’s the difference?
Quality Assurance vs. Quality Control: what’s the difference?

Both quality assurance and quality control are a vital part of long-term project success, so knowing the differences between them is important.

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Successful FAR Compliance is not so FAR away!
Successful FAR Compliance is not so FAR away!

On November 20th-21st, Mead & Hunt staff will present at the Deltek Insight Conference to go over ways to successfully comply with FAR on federal projects.

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QAQC is the “secret ingredient” to success
QAQC is the “secret ingredient” to success

Do new employees understand the value of checking their work to confirm it follows the prescribed design criteria—or recipe for success?

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Women in STEM: why does it matter?
Women in STEM: why does it matter?

Women make up around 50% of students pursuing higher education in STEM fields, but the number attaining higher-level postions is much lower.

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