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A Tribute to Maj. Gen. (ret) Jimmy Bates

Posted on April 5, 2017
Jimmy Bates On March 30, 2017, our friend and colleague Jimmy Bates passed away. Even with his health challenges during the last few years, I had grown accustomed to knowing that Jimmy was always around to provide steady counsel and leadership to us at Dawson & Associates...

“A thousand moral paintings I can show”

Posted on April 3, 2017
flowers With the coming of spring, we’ll take time out from policy analysis to pass along these photos of watercolors recently painted by our colleague Art Williams. Art joined us in 2003 after more than 30 years in the Army Corps of Engineers including 4 years (1992 to 1996) as Commanding General...

The right way forward on Federal infrastructure

Posted on March 20, 2017
One of Trump's first One of President Trump’s first official acts was to sign Executive Order 13766, “Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals for High-Priority Infrastructure Projects.” Will this Executive Order actually do something to deliver on the president’s promise of increased infrastructure investment? Or is it primarily window dressing to show action without achieving much?..

Thank you, Gen. Semonite & Corps leadership

Posted on March 12, 2017
Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, Commander and Chief Engineer of the Army Corps of Engineers, makes a point during the Corps’ recent "Leaders Emeritus” session. At left is our founder Bob Dawson and in the center is our colleague Maj. Gen. (ret) Bo Temple. On March 6, Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, Commander and Chief of Engineers for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and other Corps of Engineers leaders hosted the Corps’ annual “Leaders Emeritus” meeting at Corps headquarters in Washington, DC. I was honored to take part with about 60 former Corps leaders, which included several other Dawson & Associates colleagues: Robert Dawson, our founder, Gen...

“The Trump administration can’t just say, ‘Well, we don’t like the rule, we’re going to vacate it.’”

Posted on March 7, 2017
Caption One of the highest profile policy disagreements in Washington involves the Trump Administration’s effort to revoke the EPA’s 2015 Waters of the US (WOTUS) rules. Currently stayed by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (for more, click here), this rule is a prime focus for both the Trump Administration and a majority of State Attorneys-General...


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In the 1860’s…

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