The operations of the Army Contracting Command-Picatinny have expanded to include an ACC contracting activity at Fort Dix, creating a new organization officially established in October 2011 called the Army Contracting Command-New Jersey.

The mission of ACC-NJ is to plan, direct, manage and execute the full spectrum of contracting, acquisition support and business advisory services in support of major weapons, armaments, ammunition, information technology and enterprise systems for the Army and other Department of Defense customers.

"The objective of the new organization is to further enhance the contracting capability at Fort Dix, improve effective and efficient customer support, enhance workload distribution, and more effectively retain experienced acquisition workforce personnel across ACC," said Bruce Berinato, ACC-NJ executive director.

Contracting activities at Picatinny have gone by different names over the years, including the Joint Munitions and Lethality Contracting Center and ACC-Picatinny.

As a result of the realignment, the organization's name was changed to ACC-NJ to reflect the regional nature of the contracting mission.

This is a logical step in maturing and strengthening Army contracting," said Carol E. Lowman, ACC executive director. "Although our command has been in business for a little over three years, we've made fantastic progress in the way the Army buys its goods and services. With the merger of our two contracting centers in New Jersey, I'm confident we can do an even better job of providing our Soldiers and civilians with the tools and support they need to ensure the defense of our great nation."

Major customers for ACC-NJ at the Picatinny location include the Program Executive Office for Ammunition; the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center; the Program Executive Office for Ground Combat Systems; the Program Executive Office for Soldier, and the Program Executive Office for Special Operations Forces Warrior.

The expansion of ACC-NJ into a regional contracting center has resulted in the growth of its customer base to include the Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems; the Program Executive Office for Command, Control and Communications-Tactical; the Army Cyber Command and the United States Army Logistics Innovation Agency.

"Our portfolio of customers has greatly expanded from a $3 billion business base to potentially a $5 billion business base," said Paul Milenkowic, ACC-NJ deputy director.

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