The Obama administration unveiled a long-term restoration plan on Sept. 28 that calls for a dedicated fund to be set up to pay for long-term recovery and restoration of the Gulf Coast. The restoration plan was written by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus at the request of President Obama. Chief among its recommendations is a call for Congress to dedicate a significant amount of any civil penalties obtained from responsible parties for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill into a Gulf Coast Recovery Fund to go toward the long-term cleanup and restoration of the Gulf. The plan also recommends that Congress authorize
The growing need to collect, store and analyze the huge volumes of data collected from infrastructure project stakeholders is generating a new growth area for construction-sector firms, IT vendors and professionals.