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Understanding Native American tribal sovereignty and the federal energy permit process

Posted on May 14, 2019
In recent years, major energy projects have encountered either significant delays or been stopped entirely due to permitting issues involving Native American tribal rights. This is a huge issue in the federal permitting process and any applicant that neglects to treat tribal treaty rights seriously and with the utmost respect is seriously undermining the likelihood of receiving required federal permit approvals...

Good luck, Alex Beehler

Posted on April 8, 2019
Congratulations to our colleague Alex Beehler, the new Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy and Environment). In this new position, he is responsible for policy and oversight of sustainability and environmental initiatives; resource management including design, military construction, operations and maintenance; Base Realignment and Closure; privatization of Army real estate; and installations safety and occupational health...

Emeritus Day at the Corps of Engineers

Posted on March 25, 2019
At Dawson & Associates, we’re proud of the remarkable achievements and contributions of our US Army Corps of Engineers alumni.  Collectively, our firm’s members have spent a combined total of more than 500 years serving in the Corps.  This service includes command and senior management of multiple Corps of Engineer Districts and Divisions, as well as the entire Corps...

Corps of Engineers ramps up public-private partnerships

Posted on March 1, 2019
In the FY 2018 Appropriations Conference Report (p. H2470), Congress expressed support for the Corps of Engineers to explore Public-Private Partnerships (P3) and other Alternative Financing (AF) mechanisms. Congress directed the Corps to issue a policy for a P3 program. Last September, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) R...

Happy 100th, Bill Gianelli

Posted on February 20, 2019
One of the earliest and finest members of our firm celebrates his 100th birthday today. From 1981 to 1984, Bill Gianelli served as Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works). Our founder, Bob Dawson, was his deputy and replaced Bill when Bill resigned...

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In the 1860’s…

…future President James A. Garfield built a home on the site of Dawson & Associates. For more information about how President Garfield’s values are reflected in our work, click here.