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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division to migrate district websites to streamline information

Great Lakes and Ohio River Division
Published Nov. 7, 2023

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (USACE) Great Lakes and Ohio River Division (LRD) is scheduled to migrate the seven LRD district websites to www.lrd.usace.army.mil by Jan. 15, 2024. The goal is to create a digital platform that's easy to manage and simple to navigate for both first-time and repeat visitors.

  • Compliance is critical: We must be able to reach key stakeholders from scientists, congressional delegates, and dam & lock operators to homeowners and media outlets. Information must be streamlined and easily accessible for all.
  • Plain language: We've been building the nation's toughest projects for almost 250 years, so raw data and engineering terminology comes as second nature. However, users shouldn't have to break down complex information and it shouldn't be hard to find. Reframing user experience expectations to encourage information clarity ensures everyone receives the same message without degrading its meaning.
  • Centralize data: Our engineers are responsible for thousands of projects that affect 58 million people across 17 states. It's critical they are able to remain mission focused. By centralizing our data points, we can budget team focus while ensuring end users can find information in one location.

Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, www.lrd.usace.army.mil, is scheduled to migrate the below sites.

  • Buffalo District: www.lrb.usace.army.mil
  • Chicago District: www.lrc.usace.army.mil
  • Detroit District: www.lre.usace.army.mil
  • Huntington District: www.lrh.usace.army.mil
  • Louisville District: www.lrl.usace.army.mil
  • Nashville District: www.lrn.usace.army.mil
  • Pittsburg District: www.lrp.usace.army.mil

By centralizing, we can quickly identify gaps, streamline compliance, reduce operational costs, decrease error, eliminate task duplication, and above all, build an enjoyable online experience for everyone. It's also important for each district to maintain their unique identity and mission sets. It's a tough challenge but we're ready for the task!

If users find missing documents after the migration, please contact us and we'll help you find what you're looking for.

Learn more about the president's directive to ensure all federal agencies deliver a digital-first public experience through the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act at digital.gov.