Corps Welcomes Wickham as Contracting Chief
Tracy Wickham assumed duties as Chief of the contracting division for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District.
In his new position, he is responsible for the planning and execution of the USACE contracting mission in Alaska. In a typical year, this workload involves about $400 million in new contract awards, $1 billion in ongoing construction, engineering and service contracts; and another $1 billion in planning contracts to support the organization’s military, civil works and environmental programs. Prior to his arrival in Alaska, Wickham held multiple USACE assignments in the U.S. and overseas. He served as chief of the contracting division for the Portland District from May 2015 until May 2021. Wickham earned a bachelor’s from the University of Northern Iowa and holds a MBA from Babson College in Massachusetts.
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50 Years of ANSCA
Fifty years ago, as the Watergate scandal swirled around then-President Richard Nixon, he signed into law the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). It was the largest land claims settlement in the nation’s history and a stark departure from agreements forced on Tribes in the Lower 48.