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  • ACC welcomes new commander

    Aug 19, 2015

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command welcomed its new commander during a change of command ceremony here Aug. 19. Maj. Gen. James E. Simpson became ACC's third commander. He succeeds Maj. Gen. Theodore "Ted" C. Harrison III, who has commanded ACC since October 2013. The ceremony was hosted by Gen. Dennis Via, commanding general, Army Materiel Command.

  • MICC personnel provide students operational contracting insight

    Aug 14, 2015

    Three contracting professionals from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command and 922nd Contracting Battalion at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, recently provided valuable contracting information and lessons learned to 20 students attending the Army Logistics University's Operational Contract Support Course.

  • 412th CSB welcomes new command sergeant major

    Aug 13, 2015

    Members of the 412th Contracting Support Brigade welcomed their new command sergeant major during a change of responsibility ceremony Aug. 13 at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • JBLM contracting leader to retire

    Aug 12, 2015

    The director of contracting for the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, retires Aug. 17 during a ceremony honoring 36 years of federal service.

  • Army contracting supports development of Taqaddum

    Aug 10, 2015

    AL-TAQADDUM AIR BASE, Iraq -- Developing a new military site at Al-Taqaddum Air Base was a mission originally given to the U.S. Marines. And through their mission analysis, the Marines identified various services that would be required to sustain life at the remote site, which is located roughly 40 miles west of Baghdad in the Al-Anbar province.

  • Iraq regional contracting office conducts first vendor day

    Aug 10, 2015

    Soldiers at the regional contracting office in Erbil, Iraq, conducted the first in-theater vendor training day to cultivate the critical relationship between local vendors and U.S. forces in Iraq.

  • Acquisition key topic at AMC, ASA(AL&T) town hall

    Aug 6, 2015

    Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, and Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command, held a town hall for AMC and ASA (AL&T) employees personnel during a visit to the Rock Island Arsenal, July 9.

  • Unique contracting approach brings big work to small business

    Aug 6, 2015

    An Army Contracting Command-Rock Island team recently executed a unique acquisition strategy to meet a continually growing need for contractors supporting the sustainment of the Logistics Modernization Program, a computer-based system which integrates daily business processes in one accessible location.

  • Two command members earn ACC awards

    Aug 6, 2015

    Two members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command are among the 32 recognized by higher headquarters for performance excellence.

  • 'I Want To Help Soldiers So They Can Focus On Their Job'

    Aug 5, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- With his welcoming smile and can-do attitude, it's easy to see that Maj. Curt Schultheis is happy to serve as the commander of the Aviation and Missile Command's Headquarters and Headquarters Company.

  • Army Contracting Command Announces Annual Award Winners

    Aug 4, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - The U.S. Army Contracting Command has recognized 32 individuals and four teams for excellence in fiscal year 2014.

  • Simultaneous NTC exercises call for contracting teamwork

    Jul 31, 2015

    Members of the 615th Contracting Team are executing operational contracting support for two simultaneous exercises at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California.

  • Soldiers gear up for AMC Best Warrior Competition

    Jul 30, 2015

    Ten Soldiers will compete in the 2015 Army Materiel Command's Best Warrior Competition. The contest will be at Camp Atterbury, Indiana Aug. 24-28.

  • 410th CSB cases its colors for deployment

    Jul 28, 2015

    Members of the 410th Contracting Support Brigade cased their organizational colors during a ceremony July 27 here signaling the first deployment as a brigade headquarters since its activation in May 2007.

  • Fort Rucker contracting director to retire

    Jul 23, 2015

    The director for the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Fort Rucker, Alabama, is retiring July 28 after more than 30 years in the contracting and program management.

  • Army Contracting Command Announces New Commanding General

    Jul 23, 2015

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command will get a new commander next month.

  • MICC leader receives new assignment

    Jul 22, 2015

    The Mission and Installation Contracting Command's senior enlisted leader is departing the command in August following his selection for another nominative position.

  • Rock Island's 920th CBN assumes CENTCOM mission

    Jul 21, 2015

    The 920th Contracting Battalion has assumed the contingency contracting administration services mission in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility during a ceremony at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, July 9. It replaced the 926th CBN.

  • Leaders Are Best When They Connect With Employees

    Jul 20, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Time is often considered a leader's most valuable asset. There's never enough of it, someone always wants it and it is fleeting when it's most needed. So, it goes without saying that time management is essential to effective leadership. But, for one of the Aviation and Missile Command's long-time leaders, time takes on a whole different dimension when a leader uses it to move an organization and its employees forward.

  • MICC analyst's perseverance rewarded

    Jul 20, 2015

    After years of working to pay for college, a Mission and Installation Contracting Command analyst here was recently awarded a $15,000 scholarship to help pay for his education.

  • Chaplain "Grants" Civilians Marriage Enrichment Program

    Jul 20, 2015

    If you're in the Army or work for the government, you're probably familiar with the Strong Bonds program, where military personnel spend a weekend with their spouse in a group setting meeting with the chaplain about topics to grow their marriage. If you're a civilian, you might be jealous of that opportunity. But don't be. At Army Contracting Command, you can have it, too.

  • 928th Contracting Battalion welcomes new commander

    Jul 17, 2015

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany ‐ The 928th Contracting Battalion has a new commander. Lt. Col. Jerel R. Grimes, assumed command July 14 during a ceremony here. He succeeds Lt. Col. Robert C. Murray.

  • 903rd Contracting Battalion assesses capabilities with field training exercise

    Jul 17, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- The 903rd Contracting Battalion recently conducted a field training exercise to assess its contracting capabilities in a deployed environment.

  • MICC stands ready for promising new future

    Jul 13, 2015

    More than 500 days ago, Dec. 2, 2013, I accepted the colors of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command. In addressing the men and women in the formation that day, I challenged, "During this period of fiscal uncertainty, we must do our part to keep the Army strong. This will take every man and woman within our formation to be dedicated to innovative contracting solutions to ensure we maintain a highly capable Army within our budgetary constraints."

  • Army to realign brigades, cut 40,000 Soldiers, 17,000 civilians

    Jul 9, 2015

    By the end of fiscal 2018, the active Army expects to have drawn down in size from 490,000 to 450,000, said Army officials during a press conference at the Pentagon, July 9. The service will also shrink the size of several brigade combat teams and will cut 17,000 civilian employees.

  • PAC-3 missile contracting team saves millions

    Jul 8, 2015

    The Army Contracting Command-Redstone, Patriot Directorate, Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missile production team provides contracting support for the Army's PAC-3 missile program, which falls under the Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space.

  • From Concept to Delivery

    Jul 7, 2015

    A Q&A with ARCIC's Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins and Army AL&T magazine on the importance of defining requirements within Army Acquisition. This article was first published in the July - September issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • Gen. Via meets with Army civilian interns at Rock Island Arsenal

    Jul 7, 2015

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general of U.S. Army Materiel Command, met july 8 with interns from several Rock Island Arsenal commands subordinate to AMC, to advise and encourage them as they begin their journey as federal employees.

  • Reservist Leadership, Capabilities Benefited Army in Two Ways

    Jul 7, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- When it comes to the nation's "citizen Soldiers," the skills and capabilities developed during the work week in a civilian career can turn into a substantial benefit for the Army on the weekends.

  • ACC-WRN Unveils New Source Selection Office

    Jul 2, 2015

    U.S. Army Contracting Command -- Warren unveiled the newly renovated space that will house its Source Selection Support Center of Excellence in a ribbon cutting ceremony.

  • MICC contracting battalion assumes mission

    Jul 1, 2015

    Soldiers with the 900th Contracting Battalion and the 916th CBN performed a transfer of authority ceremony June 25 in Baghdad to recognize the exchange in mission responsibilities between the two battalions.

  • Small businesses benefit from combined resources

    Jul 1, 2015

    The strategic partnering with two local small business experts with more than 65 years of shared acquisition experience with diverse companies along with contracting professionals from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command offered a wealth of information for open house participants June 17 at Fort Lee, Virginia.

  • 'Required' Reading: Latest Army AL&T magazine online

    Jul 1, 2015

    The newest edition of Army AL&T magazine is all about requirements and in keeping with the theme, this "required" reading is now available online.

  • Acquisition leader recognized for Operation United Assistance work

    Jun 30, 2015

    A member of the Army's acquisition corps was recognized for his work with the Joint Force Command-United Assistance Fiscal Triad Team, during an annual conference of the American Society of Military Comptrollers May 28, 2015, in New Orleans.

  • ACC-RI NCO selected for promotion, training program

    Jun 25, 2015

    Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Butler, a contract specialist at Army Contracting Command-Rock Island, was selected for promotion to master sergeant.

  • ECC welcomes new command sergeant major

    Jun 23, 2015

    The U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command welcomed its new command sergeant major during a change of responsibility ceremony at Redstone Arsenal, AL, June 22.

  • Contract experts discuss cost, pricing techniques

    Jun 23, 2015

    Contracting professionals from across the command are meeting June 23-25 for a cost and price workshop conducted by Mission and Installation Contracting Command officials at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • Fort Belvoir contracting office welcomes new leader

    Jun 19, 2015

    The Mission and Installation Contracting Command welcomed a new leader during a June 17 ceremony at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

  • Common Engines product office changes leadership

    Jun 19, 2015

    The Program Executive Office for Aviation saw a change in leadership with its Common Engines product office, part of the Utility Helicopters Project Office, during a change of charter ceremony June 17.

  • MICC officials research ideas to increase GPC program efficiencies

    Jun 18, 2015

    A group of acquisition professionals met May 27-29 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, to discuss increasing efficiencies into the oversight and management of the Government Purchase Card program.

  • ECC commanding general addresses 409th CSB during town hall

    Jun 18, 2015

    SEMBACH, Germany -- Brig. Gen. Michael D. Hoskin, commanding general, U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command, held a town hall with the 409th Contacting Support Brigade here.

  • Experience Runs Deep At Levels For Public Affairs Professional

    Jun 17, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- With a mix of experience and opportunity, Art Forster has enjoyed a public affairs career that has taken him around the world to support both military and private industry leaders, given him plenty of challenges to test his capabilities, and left him with lots of stories of overcoming media situations and building community relationships.

  • Finding Closure

    Jun 17, 2015

    Rock Island contract closeout team returns more than $320 million to customers, capturing lessons learned from 13 years of contracting in Southwest Asia. This article was first published in the April - June 2015 issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • RIA, Quad Cities celebrate Army's 240th birthday

    Jun 17, 2015

    Rock Island Arsenal's 2015 Army Birthday Ball hosted a variety of military, civilian and community leaders at the Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf, Iowa, June 13.

  • Honored to fly

    Jun 17, 2015

    An Army Contracting Command-Rock Island employee recently volunteered to assist veterans as they visited various memorials in Washington, D.C., June 2.

  • MICC contracting battalion deploys

    Jun 17, 2015

    The 900th Contracting Battalion from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, arrived June 16 in Southwest Asia to support Operation Inherent Resolve.

  • Contracting Command recognizes 414th Contracting Support Brigade for excellence

    Jun 16, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Michael Hoskin, commanding general of the Expeditionary Contracting Command in Huntsville, Ala., and Command Sgt. Maj. Angel Clark, ECC command sergeant major, traveled to Vicenza recently to recognize 414th Contracting Support Brigade personnel for their accomplishments over the past year.

  • Spotlight on … Fred Moore

    Jun 16, 2015

    Fred Moore is a quality assurance specialist at the Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Gordon contracting office in Georgia.

  • Contracting battalion prepares to deploy to Southwest Asia

    Jun 12, 2015

    In advance of a deployment to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in support of the Contingency Contracting Administration Services (CCAS) mission, the 920th Contracting Battalion held a color casing ceremony here, June 4.

  • Communication, feedback key topics at EAGLE BOA holder's meeting

    Jun 12, 2015

    The U.S. Army Sustainment Command and the U.S. Army Contracting Command-Rock Island hosted representatives from 50 companies for a biannual Enhanced Army Global Logistics Enterprise Basic Ordering Agreement holder meeting, June 2.

  • The Changing Nature of Contracting in Afghanistan

    Jun 12, 2015

    A traditional military change of command ceremony at the U.S. Central Command Joint Theater Support Contracting Command headquarters at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, was much more than it seemed. It was a harbinger of much greater change to come for contracting support in Afghanistan.

  • Army observing National Safety Month in June

    Jun 10, 2015

    The Army is once again observing National Safety Month during June, and this year leaders and safety professionals will have an opportunity to benefit from a recent partnership with the National Safety Council.

  • 409th Contracting Support Brigade welcomes new commander

    Jun 8, 2015

    SEMBACH, Germany --The 409th Contracting Support Brigade welcomed Col. Douglas S. Lowrey as its new commander during an assumption of command ceremony on Sembach Kaserne here June 5.

  • Army leader opens business symposium

    Jun 4, 2015

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command told more than 400 attendees that now is the time to become innovative partners in working with the government.

  • Tribute to a Servant Leader

    Jun 3, 2015

    Few Soldiers or civilians have dedicated so much of their lives to supporting Department of Defense efforts in the U.S. Central Command as Ms. Dona Alexander. She has continuously been in Iraq or Afghanistan for more than six years, providing policy advice to contracting officers, tactical units and commanders. Seven CENTCOM - Joint Theater Support Contracting Command commanders have credited Ms. Alexander with much of their success. No one knows more about, and no single individual has done as much to advance expeditionary contracting than Dona.

  • Army recognizes MICC small business efforts

    Jun 3, 2015

    Army officials recently recognized the Mission and Installation Contraction Command for its outreach and support efforts with the presentation of the Secretary of the Army Award for Small Business Utilization for 2014.

  • Journey to government partnership hot topic at showcase

    Jun 3, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Small business gained new insight on partnering with federal and state governments during a contracting symposium held recently at a local community college.

  • 902nd CBN members welcome new commander

    Jun 2, 2015

    Soldiers and Civilians from the 902nd Contracting Battalion welcomed their new commander to the unit during a change of command ceremony May 19 here at Watkins Field.

  • Operational Camouflage Pattern Army Combat Uniforms available July 1

    Jun 1, 2015

    The Army announced today the release of the Operational Camouflage Pattern in Soldier uniforms. The Operational Camouflage Pattern will be available for purchase in select Military Clothing Sales Stores beginning, July 1.

  • ACC Names 2015 Best Warrior

    Jun 1, 2015

    Sgt. 1st Class Enes Memic has been named the U.S. Army Contracting Command's Best Warrior for 2015. Memec and five other Soldiers participated in a series of competitive events here, May 29-30.

  • Broadening: Building individual career paths to leadership in Army 2025

    Jun 1, 2015

    The emphasis for re-shaping the Army in the years ahead will focus on growing agile, flexible and widely experienced leaders at all levels and across all components and ranks, U.S. Army Human Resources Command leaders said.

  • Fort Drum contracting professional selected to postgraduate program

    May 29, 2015

    A contract specialist from Fort Drum, New York, has been selected for an opportunity to obtain a graduate degree through the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.

  • Contracting team visits security enterprise in Saudi

    May 27, 2015

    An Army Contracting Command team gave contracting operations at the Office of the Program Manager-Saudi Arabian National Guard Modernization Program the thumbs up during an April 14-17 visit to Eskan Village in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

  • Next-GEN Command Post

    May 26, 2015

    For Soldiers on the front lines, winning in a complex world calls for an increase in both capability and adaptability. In response, the Army is integrating advanced technology and taking new, more flexible and holistic approaches to acquisition to create a leaner, more mobile command post to support an expeditionary force. This article was first published in the April - June issue of Army AL&T Magazine

  • ACC-RI contract specialist participates in advisory board

    May 26, 2015

    Brittany Cecil, an Army Contracting Command-Rock Island employee was recently selected to participate on an Army Acquisition Workforce Advisory Board.

  • MICC-Fort Bragg contracting professional supports airborne unit

    May 26, 2015

    A Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Bragg contracting specialist briefed more than 30 service members and civilians May 19 about contracting processes and policies during training at Fort Bragg.

  • ACC gets 'FIAR'd' up for Army audit

    May 22, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The Army Contracting Command Deputy Chief of Staff Resource Management G8 office is "FIAR"d up.

  • Farewell ceremony held April 23

    May 21, 2015

    A farewell ceremony was held for four Soldiers departing Army Contracting Command-Rock Island here on April 23.

  • MICC Fort Knox director retires

    May 20, 2015

    After spending the majority of her 37 years of civil service at one location, a leader in the acquisition workforce retires this week at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

  • Self-guided staff rides enhance unit's development

    May 20, 2015

    In the snow and ice of January, Soldiers from the Army Contracting Command-New Jersey Contracting Battalion began a six-part series of professional leadership development, self-guided, one-day staff rides.

  • 918th CBN welcomes new commander

    May 19, 2015

    Lt. Col. Thomas G. McFall assumed command of the 918th Contracting Battalion during a ceremony at the Special Events Center May 12, 2015.

  • Boutchyard to serve as first 51C drill sergeant

    May 19, 2015

    Staff Sgt. James Boutchyard, who most recently served as a contract specialist at Army Contracting Command-Rock Island, is taking on his new assignment as a drill sergeant at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

  • ACC-RI personnel receive acquisition awards

    May 19, 2015

    Four acquisition professionals and one team from Army Contracting Command-Rock Island recently received recognition for awards presented by senior acquisition corps leaders.

  • Key leaders discuss preserving the Industrial Base

    May 18, 2015

    WASHINGTON D.C. -- Army Materiel Command's top leader engaged congressional representatives and staff members May 14, for a candid discussion focused on preserving the country's national security insurance policy.

  • What we learned

    May 18, 2015

    Lessons learned in expeditionary contracting have vastly improved the capabilities and professionalism of the contingency contracting workforce. Now the Army must build upon those lessons to continually improve the enterprise. This article was first published in the April - June 2015 issue of Army AL&T magazine

  • Fort Campbell contracting staffs host small business symposium

    May 18, 2015

    The 922nd Contracting Battalion and Mission Installation Contracting Command-Fort Campbell staff at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, hosted a small business symposium April 21 at the Fort Campbell Sportsman's Lodge.

  • 5 Years Later, She's 'The Match'

    May 12, 2015

    Imagine spitting in a cup. Now imagine someone calling you five years later to tell you that you can change a life because of that one simple action. For Terri Arranz, a human resources specialist in Army Contracting Command's Deputy Chief of Staff, Human Capital G-1, that process came true this spring.

  • Spotlight on … Jim Walker

    May 11, 2015

    Jim Walker is a contracting officer with the Mission Enterprise Division at Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He recently supported the U.S. Army Reserve Command Enterprise Data Center and Information Technology support section in obtaining $3 million of additional support to cover an increased workload resulting from newly established IT security requirements and infrastructure needs.

  • ASC's LOGCAP plays crucial role in fight against Ebola

    May 11, 2015

    The U.S. Army Sustainment Command's LOGCAP proved its value again in West Africa. This time, the contract-oriented program wasn't supporting a war, but rather contributing to the halt of the largest Ebola epidemic in history.

  • PEO workers receive Army acquisition awards

    May 11, 2015

    The Program Executive Offices for Aviation and Missiles and Space took the opportunity to recognize some of their workforce superstars during the 25th Army Acquisition and Contracting Awards April 28 in Huntsville.

  • SOCOM recognizes MICC Soldier with annual award

    May 8, 2015

    A Mission and Installation Contracting Command Soldier from Fort Carson, Colorado, has been named the U.S. Special Operations Command Outstanding Contingency Contracting Officer for 2014.

  • Knox proves ability to operate without external power

    May 8, 2015

    The Fort Knox energy team demonstrated during an Energy Security Project ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday the installation's capability to operate independently of external power sources using natural gas from beneath the post's surface -- a first for a U.S. military installation.

  • Tips for new contracting officers

    May 4, 2015

    Contractors play a significant role in Army operations. This article provides operational contracting officers with guidance for managing contracting duties.

  • Army researchers explore the future of computing

    May 1, 2015

    Supercomputers and new kinds of algorithms are making a big difference as Army scientists explore what is possible with future computing, a senior computer researcher said.

  • APG SHARP Resource Center hosts ribbon cutting ceremony

    May 1, 2015

    Aberdeen Proving Ground's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention, or SHARP, Resource Center officially opened its doors during a ribbon cutting ceremony conducted on April 15.

  • Contracting battalion uncases colors after 21-days monitoring

    May 1, 2015

    After completing 21 days of monitoring and the return from their deployment to West Africa, Soldiers from the 922nd Contracting Battalion uncased their unit colors during a ceremony April 21 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

  • Army awards contracts for Rifleman Radio

    Apr 30, 2015

    The U.S. Army announced that it awarded contracts to two vendors -- Harris Corporation and Thales Defense and Security Incorporated -- for its Handheld, Manpack and Small-form Fit (HMS) Rifleman Radio.

  • Army Acquisition Corps Recognized

    Apr 30, 2015

    Senior Acquisition Corps leaders recognized the expertise and commitment of uniformed and civilian acquisition and contracting professionals dedicated to delivering capability to Soldiers during the 2014 Army Acquisition and Contracting Awards Ceremony on 28 April in Huntsville, Ala.

  • Army upgrades body armor, saves money

    Apr 27, 2015

    Rather than scrap hundreds of thousands of first-generation Improved Outer Tactical Vests, a team of Army officials and engineers capitalized on smart decisions and solid testing. They devised a way to use existing equipment to upgrade the vests and extend their life cycle for just half the cost of replacement, potentially saving tens of millions.

  • Contracting officer recognized for ARSOF support

    Apr 24, 2015

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, April 24, 2015 ) - U.S. Army Captain Miracle Garcia, 905th Contracting Battalion (Army Contracting Command), was named the 2014 U.S. Special Operations Command Outstanding Contingency Contracting Officer of the Year for her success while serving as a Contracting Officer supporting Army Special Operations Forces.

  • ACC SHARP Stand-Down Day

    Apr 24, 2015

    Liani Hill, Forensic Nurse Examiner Program director, Crisis Services of North Alabama, tells the Army Contracting Command and Expeditionary Contracting Command headquarters staffs about her organization's services available for sexual assault victims.

  • One mouse click takes ACC employees to crisis assistance sites

    Apr 23, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Army Contracting Command Soldiers and employees have a new, one-stop tool to help employees get help, especially in times of crisis, according to the command's safety manager.

  • Army to observe Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

    Apr 23, 2015

    The Army will continue its annual observance of national Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month this May, giving leaders and Soldiers an extended opportunity to prepare for the riding season ahead.

  • Army leaders stress industry partnership on network, cyber needs

    Apr 22, 2015

    Urging industry partners to look beyond current budget constraints and plan to deliver technologies Soldiers will need in the future, Army senior leaders hosted an industry feedback forum focused on modernizing tactical network and mission command capabilities for Force 2025 and Beyond.

  • The New 'Gansler Report'

    Apr 20, 2015

    Seven years after the commission he chaired released its landmark report, Jacques Gansler assesses the current state of defense acquisition in a Q&A with Army AL&T magazine. The article was first published in the April - June 2015 issue of the Army AL&T magazine.

  • ACC volunteers reach out to local elder-care center

    Apr 20, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Army Contracting Command logisticians, engineers and other staff members have begun a relationship with a local elder-care center.

  • Army regs prohibit eating popular health bar-Hemp seeds source of protein, banned by DA

    Apr 17, 2015

    For anyone who relies on protein bars as an afternoon or after workout snack, they should be warned about nonmilitary friendly ingredients in their all-natural selections. Natural food snacks, like the Kind Companies Strong & Kind bars, are off limits to military personnel and DOD civilians because they contain hemp seeds. While the seeds are a natural source of protein and have high content of necessary vitamins they are off limits as a food source due to the possibility of ingesting THC.

  • New SES joins the ranks at AMC

    Apr 17, 2015

    Joining the elite ranks of the Department of Army civilian corps, Kevin J. Bostick was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in a ceremony here, April 17. The promotion lands Bostick in the top one-tenth of one percent of all Army civilians.

  • AMC commander asks interns to help recruit talent

    Apr 15, 2015

    DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. -- The highest ranking officer in the Army Materiel Command asked eight Army interns to help bring new talent to the organization's workforce.

  • APG contracting battalion supports premier DOD contracting exercise

    Apr 14, 2015

    The Department of Defense is wrapping up Operational Contracting Support Joint Exercise 2015. Phase 1 of the exercise ran March 12-30 at Fort Bliss, Texas, and consisted of warrior skills training, classroom instruction and the culminating event, the contracting exercise.