The Corps is proud to play an important role in the nation's Homeland Security efforts. To coordinate and facilitate these efforts, the Corps established a Homeland Security Office in December 2002. This office oversees the Corps Civil Emergency Management program and efforts to improve protection of critical infrastructure facilities.
Through the Office of Homeland Security, the Corps serves as the Department of Defense's (DoD) Infrastructure Assurance Office for Public Works. In this capacity Corps personnel are responsible for ensuring that all DoD installations have Infrastructure Assurance Plans in place. In addition, the Homeland Security Office provides leadership, guidance, and expertise related to border and transportation security, and chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear countermeasures.
In 2002, the Corps Office of Homeland Security assessed 306 critical infrastructure facilities and certified 250 Force Protection engineers. The Corps is currently designing or constructing 84 infrastructure protection projects.
Other Corps Homeland Security efforts include: