Senior advisor Joe Corrigan addressed 300 people at the joint Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) and the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Industry Day luncheon. In the presentation Joe Corrigan provided an update from Washington on the defense, military construction and energy and water appropriations bills, the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018 and the new key political leaders responsible for installations and the Corps of Engineers civil works program  in the Department of Defense.  Among the topics covered was spending levels, Base Realignment and Closure as well as Congress' heightened oversite on cost over runs on military construction projects.