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  • Deployable Cadre Program helps to fill the void

    Jun 25, 2013

    The Army Contracting Command's Deployable Cadre Program may be able to help military contracting organizations overseas with staffing shortages.

  • Tomorrow's Technology for today's workforce

    Jun 25, 2013

    When buying and using new information technology equipment, it's difficult to keep up with changes as today's innovations can be tomorrow's old gadgets.

  • Rock Island employees set to perform in Les Miserables

    Jun 25, 2013

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. - The first showing of Countryside Community Theater's production of Les Miserables won't hit the stage until the first week of July, but the cast and crew -- including Army Contracting Command-Rock Island employees Michelle Blocker-Rosebrough and Steven Jessen -- have been preparing for months.

  • Q & A: Michael Fischetti, Executive Director National Contracting Management Association

    Jun 25, 2013

    Questions and answers with Michael Fischetti, Executive Director National Contracting Management Association

  • Parker praised for a job well done

    Jun 25, 2013

    Parker, a contract specialist with the Army Contracting Command -- Aberdeen Proving Ground's Natick Division in Natick, Mass., received a letter of appreciation and commander's coin from Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld, Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, for his contracting work on the Navy Working Uniform.

  • Pilot Training with Industry program deemed a success

    Jun 25, 2013

    Three members of the Army Contracting Command -- Aberdeen Proving Ground left their government cubicles and relocated to defense contractor business offices as part of ACC's Training with Industry program.

  • Industry partnerships provides forums for discussions

    Jun 25, 2013

    Army Contracting Command-New Jersey contracting personnel work with their customers and industry members to make sure everyone is moving toward the same goal.

  • ACC TODAY - Summer 2013

    Jun 24, 2013

    U.S. Army Contracting command's quarterly magazine.

  • Refining AMC's mission and vision

    Jun 21, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- After ten months of site visits and internal assessments, the U.S. Army Materiel Command changed its mission and vision statement.

  • Spotlight on...Connie Fox-Samson

    Jun 20, 2013

    Connie Fox-Samson serves as the director, Army Contracting Command's Equal Employment Opportunity, where she will serve as the commanding general's special advisor on all EEO matters and to ensure that the command maintains a workplace environment where individuals are valued and supportive of each other's unique talents and abilities.

  • Weirick to lead Army Contracting Command-Redstone

    Jun 20, 2013

    Rebecca "Becky" Weirick has been named executive director of the Army Contracting Command-Redstone Arsenal, Ala., contracting center.

  • Virtual reviews save command travel dollars

    Jun 20, 2013

    There will be fewer paper cuts as the Expeditionary Contracting Command conducts its procurement management reviews virtually versus the standard face-to-face inspections during the rest of fiscal year 2013.

  • ACC NewsBlast - June 19, 2013

    Jun 19, 2013

    Weekly news wrap-up from around the world of Army Contracting.

  • 410th CSB changes command

    Jun 14, 2013

    Command of the 410th Contracting Support Brigade here changed hands in a ceremony June 14 at the Army Medical Department Center and School Museum Medal of Honor Walk.

  • Hallock to be new deputy assistant secretary of the Army, procurement

    Jun 14, 2013

    In a letter to the Army acquisition community, Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army (acquisition, logistics and technology), announced today the selection of Harry P. Hallock as the deputy assistant secretary of the Army (procurement).

  • ACC stand down raises sexual assault awareness

    Jun 13, 2013

    Prompted by reports of an increase in sexual assaults across the Department of Defense, the Army Contracting Command hosted a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response stand down at the Missile Defense Agency Auditorium, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., June 10 to raise awareness among the command's Soldiers, civilians and contractor workforce.

  • Spotlight on...Patricia A. Wingers

    Jun 13, 2013

    Patricia A. Wingers is assigned to Headquarters, Army Contracting Command G-8 at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • 412th's attachment, integration streamlines command, control of ACC's 51C contracting Soldiers

    Jun 13, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The 412th Contracting Support Brigade is now attached to the Mission and Installation Contracting Command, a move that happened five months ahead of schedule, according to Army Contracting Command officials here.

  • ACC NewsBlast June 12, 2013

    Jun 12, 2013

    Weekly news wrap-up from around the world of Army Contracting.

  • Brigade activation strengthens contracting capability

    Jun 7, 2013

    Officials from the Army Contracting Command activated the 419th Contracting Support Brigade during a ceremony June 7 at Fort Bragg, N.C., in a continuing effort to provide installation and operational contracting support to Army commands.

  • ACC NewsBlast June 5, 2013

    Jun 5, 2013

    Weekly news wrap-up from around the world of Army Contracting.

  • Spotlight on...Sonja J. Ablola

    Jun 5, 2013

    Sonja J. Ablola enjoys fast pace of deployed life

  • Family sets an example, pursues higher education

    Jun 5, 2013

    For inspiration, Jamal Cummins doesn't have to look far when it comes to educational heroes.

  • OSBP helps small business with contracting opportunities

    Jun 5, 2013

    With more than 100 years of collective contracting and acquisition experience, the Army Contracting Command's Office of Small Business Programs staff spends its days matching small businesses with contracting opportunities around the world.

  • Message to the Army Contracting Workforce: Sexual Assault and Harassment

    Jun 5, 2013

    Video messages from ACC and ECC senior leaders to the workforce regarding sexual assault and harassment.

  • Faces of the Force: Sgt. 1st Class (P) Michael Kahyai

    May 30, 2013

    This edition of Faces of the Force recognizes Sgt. 1st Class (P) Michael Kahyai who is committed to educating the next generation of contracting specialists, Army and Airforce alike. Faces of the Force is a biweekly online feature providing an opportunity to highlight members of the Army Acquisition Workforce currently serving in a variety of AL&T disciplines.

  • Army promotes National Safety Month

    May 30, 2013

    June is National Safety Month, and senior Army leaders are asking Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and their family members to educate one another on risk and influence behaviors surrounding the leading causes of preventable injury and death.

  • ACC NewsBlast May 29, 2013

    May 29, 2013

    Weekly news wrap-up from around the world of Army Contracting.

  • ACC employees earn AMC's 2012 Dellamonica Awards

    May 29, 2013

    Clay Socha and Gloria Golden, Army Contracting Command -- Aberdeen Proving Ground, have been selected by the Army Materiel Command for the 2012 Louis Dellamonica Award for Outstanding Personnel of the Year.

  • ACC-NCR drawdown going 'better than expected'

    May 29, 2013

    "Better than expected" is the way the point man characterized the closing of the Army Contracting Command-National Capital Region contracting center.

  • Spotlight on...Undra Robinson II

    May 29, 2013

    For Undra Robinson II, the Army Contracting Command's Deployable Cadre Program has been a window of opportunity both professionally and personally.

  • 414th CSB contracting Soldiers support African mission

    May 29, 2013

    The 414th Contracting Support Brigade, Vicenza, Italy, recently supported the Flintlock 2013 exercise in Mauritania, Africa, with two contingency contracting officers.

  • MICC Small Business on track for fiscal 2013 goals

    May 23, 2013

    After the Mission and Installation Contracting Command commanding general announced the fiscal 2013 small business goals earlier this year, contracting personnel are off to a strong start in meeting those goals.

  • Senior Executive Accepts New Challenge

    May 23, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- For 32 years, Cathy Dickens has worked for an organization known for its ability to change, evolve and adapt to the nation's worldwide military actions and policies. And now, as the Army prepares for its most significant transformation, Dickens is in a position to influence change, push the evolution and assess such adaptive capabilities as budgets, technology, sustainment and the organic industrial base at the Aviation and Missile Command.

  • ACC Cites Executive For Exceptional Service

    May 23, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- One of Team Redstone's most respected members of the senior executive service was recognized May 6 with honors as she took over as the deputy commander of the Aviation and Missile Command.

  • Flags In 2013

    May 23, 2013

    Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), place American flags in front of fallen veteran's gravestones during Flags In, May 23, in Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • Army launches 'Know the Signs' summer safety campaign

    May 22, 2013

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center commences its official summer safety campaign and encourages all Soldiers, Department of the Army Civilians and Family members to remain prepared for the fun and hazards associated with warmer weather.

  • ACC NewsBlast May 22, 2013

    May 22, 2013

    Weekly news wrap-up from around the world of Army Contracting

  • Spotlight on...Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Maine

    May 22, 2013

    The 903rd Contingency Contracting Battalion training noncommissioned officer, Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Maine plans, coordinates and in some cases, executes training sessions that keep Soldiers up-to-date and ready to deploy.

  • ACC-Warren hosts memorial benefit bicycle ride/walk

    May 22, 2013

    In a tribute to their longtime biking buddy, Dave Menzel, more than 60 friends and family united for a benefit bike ride/walk for The Fallen and Wounded Soldier Fund, May 11.

  • DCMA teams with the Army's 410th CSB

    May 22, 2013

    Twenty-five military and civilian personnel of the Army's 410th Contracting Support Brigade recently participated in a field tour at the Defense Contract Management Agency Aircraft Propulsion Operations Kelly office here.

  • AMC announces its 2012 Dellamonica awardees

    May 20, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Annually, U.S. Army Materiel Command selects the top employees from throughout the command to receive the Louis Dellamonica award.

  • ACC NCO of the Year readies to compete for AMC title

    May 16, 2013

    In what may be the first time the Army has conducted any kind of Soldier's competition by video teleconference, the Army Contracting Command has set a new precedence.

  • Spotlight on...Sabin A. Joseph

    May 16, 2013

    Sabin A. Joseph is a senior contracting specialist assigned with the Belvoir Division at the Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Transparent leadership; interactive training key to preventing sexual assault

    May 15, 2013

    Sexual assault and sexual harassment has no business amongst the ranks of our Soldiers. The Old Guard is aggressively and actively training our Soldiers to ensure the bonds of trust within the regiment are not broken.

  • ACC NewsBlast

    May 15, 2013

    This week's edition of the ACC NewsBlast

  • Faces of the Force: Master Sgt. Cynthia Perryman

    May 15, 2013

    From logistician to contracting officer, Master Sgt. Perryman's drive is fueled by her passion to take care of Soldiers--providing them what they need, when they need it to accomplish the mission at hand. Faces of the Force is a biweekly online feature providing an opportunity to highlight members of the Army Acquisition Workforce currently serving in a variety of AL&T disciplines.

  • GPC efficiencies may yield greater savings

    May 9, 2013

    As installation garrison leaders continue to search for cost savings in today's uncertain fiscal environment, more are finding it in an unlikely source -- their Government Purchase Card Program administration.

  • Spotlight on...Kerry L. Luke

    May 9, 2013

    Kerry K. Luke is a 413th Contracting Support Brigade contract specialist assigned to the Regional Contracting Office -- Hawaii at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Contracting specialists complete 2-year Smart Buyer training program

    May 9, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Camille M. Nichols, commanding general, Army Contracting Command, presided over an award ceremony during her visit to the ACC-New Jersey Arsenal April 8.

  • ACC NewsBlast May 8, 2013

    May 8, 2013

    Weekly news wrap-up from around the world of Army Contracting.

  • May is Mental Health Month

    May 3, 2013

    The Army is determined to decrease the stigma and get help to those who need it, by promoting dialogue between leaders, Soldiers, families, civilians and the community.

  • ACC NewsBlast May 1, 2013

    May 3, 2013

    Weekly news wrap-up from around the world of Army Contracting.

  • Army completes armed helicopters' delivery to Iraqis

    May 3, 2013

    The Army completed a milestone in helping to maintain stability in Iraq now that the U.S. military has departed.

  • Operational contract support planning: Evolution to the next level

    May 1, 2013

    Embedding operational contract support planning capability into each Army service component command may be the key to filling contracting gaps in the current force structure.

  • Spotlight on...Sgt. 1st Class Andre L. Wilson

    May 1, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Andre L. Wilson is a training noncommissioned officer with the 639th Senior Contingency Contracting Team of the 900th Contingency Contracting Battalion assigned to the Field Directorate Office - Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Contracting specialist readies for 500-mile trek across Spain

    Apr 30, 2013

    Sometimes reaching to achieve a major milestone can lead a person to even greater accomplishments. That's the case for Estella Juarez, a contracting specialist with the Mission Installation Contracting Command at Fort Carson, Colo.

  • Fort Knox team saves customer millions on contract

    Apr 29, 2013

    The innovative thinking of a team of contracting professionals at the Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Knox, Ky., is saving more than $4.5 million annually on a multimillion dollar contract.

  • MCRP interns conduct out-briefings to end session

    Apr 26, 2013

    Four months of learning and hard work came to an end April 19 for 15 Minority College Relations Program interns after each out-briefed a general officer on their accomplishments within the Army Sustainment Command and Joint Munitions Command.

  • 409th CSB hosts first European contracting board

    Apr 25, 2013

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- The 409th Contracting Support Brigade hosted the first European contracting coordination board March 29 in Wiesbaden, Germany.

  • Spotlight on...Sgt. 1st Class Jamie Trice

    Apr 25, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Jamie D. Trice is a contingency contracting noncommissioned officer assigned to the 603rd Senior Contingency Contracting Team, under the 413th Contracting Support Brigade at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • Chinook team drives hard bargain

    Apr 25, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--If you're thinking about making a major purchase you may want to enlist the help of the team that just saved the government more than $810 million on a multiyear contract to buy 155 CH-47F Chinook cargo helicopters.

  • Black Hawk helicopters fit for Jordanian king

    Apr 23, 2013

    USASAC and the Army Security Assistance Enterprise complete a delivery of two UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters with a special configuration for Jordan, ending a case that began with the country's initial request in 2006.

  • Leader recognizes Fort Jackson contracting support

    Apr 23, 2013

    Mission and Installation Contracting Command staff members at Fort Jackson, S.C., were recognized for their contributions leading to the Hilton Field ribbon cutting ceremony April 16.

  • Message from CSM Clark-Davis: Army Contracting NCO of the Year Competition

    Apr 22, 2013

    ECC's CSM Angel Clark-Davis discusses the upcoming Army Contracting Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Competition.

  • Army Earth Day Message signed by SMA, CSA, SA

    Apr 19, 2013

    Monday, April 22, the Army joins the nation in celebrating Earth Day. Army installations and organizations will continue efforts to support the Army's mission by conserving cultural and natural resources, harnessing more energy from alternative sources, promoting greater fuel and energy efficiency, and furthering Net Zero energy, water and waste efforts. By making the right choices today, our Army will remain the world 's premier military force into the future.

  • Rare tumor slows IT specialist down, but he's not out

    Apr 18, 2013

    Charles "Chuck" Pennington will tell you serving in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years was tough, but nothing in his military career prepared him for the fight he faced as a civilian.

  • 2013 ACC NCOY competition goes virtual

    Apr 18, 2013

    During this year's Army Contracting Command Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition, participants and judges will rely on technology more than ever as portions of the event will be conducted virtually.

  • Spotlight on...Master Sgt. Samantha Weatherspoon

    Apr 18, 2013

    Master Sgt. Samantha Weatherspoon, the senior noncommissioned officer for contracting at Army Contracting Command-Rock Island, Ill., says she's friendlier than she looks.

  • Shyu to ACC: 'Army leadership has your back'

    Apr 18, 2013

    Army Contracting Command public affairs had an opportunity to ask Heidi Shyu, the Army acquisition executive and assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, a few questions about Army contracting. She visited ACC and the Expeditionary Contracting Command headquarters at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., on April 4.

  • College partnership helps contracting professionals reach educational goals

    Apr 18, 2013

    The Army has reached a formal agreement that will enable 51C noncommissioned officers to receive academic credit for completion of various military courses necessary for certification in the contracting career field.

  • South Korea to buy Apache Attack helicopters through FMS

    Apr 17, 2013

    The Republic of Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced it will purchase 36 U.S. Army Apache (AH-64E) helicopters through Foreign Military Sales (FMS). The value of this FMS is estimated at $1.6 billion.

  • 409th CSB names top NCO

    Apr 11, 2013

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Staff Sgt. Booker Jordan, 903rd Contingency Contracting Battalion, was named the 409th Contracting Support Brigade noncommissioned officer of the year for the second consecutive year.

  • Benning holds first MCoE industry day

    Apr 11, 2013

    More than 65 industry representatives from throughout the country took part in the 1st Industry Day conducted March 28 by contracting officials at Fort Benning, Ga., in support of the Maneuver Center of Excellence and installation operations.

  • Spotlight on...Danny Hall

    Apr 10, 2013

    Danny L. Hall is a contract administrator assigned to the Mission and Installation Contracting Command - Fort Knox, Ky.

  • Fort Bragg team awards multimillion dollar contract in 34 days

    Apr 8, 2013

    Members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Fort Bragg, N.C., played a critical role in meeting an expedited need to establish a comprehensive training and support program for Iraqi defense forces.

  • The customer -- our reason to exist

    Apr 3, 2013

    Army Contracting Command-Warren works hard to deserve its longstanding reputation for providing exceptional acquisition, contracting, and business advisory services to its customers and other stakeholders.

  • Educated in the contracting school of hard knocks

    Apr 3, 2013

    Armed with a doctorate degree in getting it done from the school of hard knocks, Ruth Anne Ijames has been a fixture in the contracting world since 1970.

  • Contracting and customers work hand in hand for mission success

    Apr 3, 2013

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- The relationship between the 409th Contracting Support Brigade contracting offices and their customers represent a link that affects the successful completion of Army missions in Europe.

  • Deployable Cadre: Program mission evolves

    Apr 3, 2013

    Management of the Army Contracting Command's Deployable Cadre Program has moved to the ACC Deputy Chief of Staff Human Capital G1.

  • NCOs, Meet Charlie, the MOS with the Most

    Apr 3, 2013

    MOS 51C offers NCOs what may just be the best opportunity in the Army. There's more than meets the eye in the world of contracting and "Charlie" has a lot to offer. The Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) 51C classification trains noncommissioned officers (NCOs) to be contracting professionals, provides significant career and educational opportunities, and is one of the few areas of the Army that is expected to grow in the near term.

  • Questions and Answers: Mr. Kim Denver, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Procurement)

    Apr 3, 2013

    What is the goal of the single Army Contract Writing and Management System and what are the benefits of having one system?

  • ACC appointed lead for new contract writing system

    Apr 3, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Appointed by the deputy assistant secretary of the Army (Procurement) as the lead agent for the Army Contract Writing System, the Army Contracting Command has opened a capabilities management office to develop capabilities, elicit, curate, and refine a set of unified functional requirements.

  • Military integration at ACC-APG

    Apr 3, 2013

    The Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground began integrating military members into its organizational structure to optimize contingency contracting and to enhance the training opportunities for Soldiers in the contracting career field.

  • Process improvements produce savings

    Apr 3, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md.-- Customer support is a major component of contracting and one member of the Army Contracting Command -- Aberdeen Proving Ground understands the rewards that come from this collaboration.

  • Duncan deploys in aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

    Apr 3, 2013

    Christopher Duncan, a security officer with the Army Contracting Command -- Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., had just completed his weekend drill with the New Jersey National Guard as Hurricane Sandy pushed toward the New Jersey coastline Oct. 29.

  • Employee returns to work after cancer battle

    Apr 3, 2013

    What makes it better is that he is healthier and doing well, which wasn't the case in 2011 when Dixon was diagnosed with cancer.

  • Brigade provides golden support during Thailand exercise

    Apr 3, 2013

    Members of the 413th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, augmented the U.S. Pacific Command's contingency command post with military contracting professionals during Cobra Gold 2013.

  • Spotlight on...Sgt. 1st Class Jerry K. Nkansah

    Apr 3, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Jerry K. Nkansah is the Army Contracting Command's equal opportunity advisor.

  • Army acquisition executive visits contracting students

    Apr 3, 2013

    Hon. Heidi Shyu, Army acquisition executive, visits the Army Acquisition Center of Excellence at its building on the campus of the University of Alabama-Huntsville on April 3 to speak with Army contracting students.

  • Getting down-and-dirty, unit uses local fund-raiser to build esprit de corps

    Apr 3, 2013

    Soldiers and civilians in the 617th Contingency Contracting Team, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, got down and dirty during the second annual Makahiki Obstacle Course Race at Kualoa Ranch National Park, Kaneohe.

  • USAASC Takes Home Top Prizes in Armywide Public Affairs Competition

    Mar 27, 2013

    The U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) took first place honors in two categories of the 2012 Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Competition, and secured second place in another honoring excellence in Army public affairs.

  • Security assistance enterprise benefits from partnership

    Mar 27, 2013

    The execution of Security Assistance programs and FMS cases requires the direct involvement of individuals across many different organizations.

  • Spotlight on...Sgt. 1st Class DeLeon Kelly

    Mar 27, 2013

    A former recruiter and communications specialist, Sgt. 1st Class DeLeon Kelly is now enamored with the mechanics of military contracting.

  • Battalion enhances readiness with field training exercise

    Mar 27, 2013

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - The 903rd Contingency Contracting Battalion pulled its teams together here for a field training exercise to analyze and discuss tactical procedures used to support expeditionary and contingency environments.

  • Faces of the Force: Soldier makes a point of helping somebody every day

    Mar 22, 2013

    In observance of Women's History Month, this edition of Faces of the Force recognizes Master Sgt. Julie Saorrono, who specializes in contracting and serves as a trainer and mentor to her Soldiers. Faces of the Force is a biweekly online feature providing an opportunity to highlight members of the Army Acquisition Workforce currently serving in a variety of AL&T disciplines.

  • Nominations now open for 37th Army Acquisition Annual Awards

    Mar 21, 2013

    Nominations for individuals and teams are now being accepted for the U.S. Army Acquisition Annual Awards now through June 21. This year marks the 37th anniversary of the awards, which honor and recognize excellence among those military and civilian members of the Army Acquisition Workforce who go above and beyond what is expected to provide Soldiers with the weapons and equipment they need to execute decisive, full-spectrum operations in support of their missions.

  • named Army's best website

    Mar 20, 2013, Army Contracting Command's recruiting website, has been named the Army's best website, the Army announced, March 19, 2013.

  • Spotlight on...Jeannie Johnson

    Mar 20, 2013

    Jeannie W. Johnson is a contract specialist and contracting officer assigned to the Regional Contracting Office at Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

  • ACC subject matter experts examine standardizing contract oversight, surveillance

    Mar 20, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Two questions--how is a contractor performing and how does the government know--formed the basis for a study examining standardizing contract oversight and surveillance.