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  • Program integrator provides embedded contracting expertise to PEO-Soldier

    Jun 25, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Essential to the Army Contracting Command--Aberdeen Proving Ground, customer relations is a high prirority.

  • ACC gathers expertise, efforts to solve business problems in four complex areas of contracting

    Jun 25, 2012

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command has established communities of practice to help its business processes and practices look and behave more alike than differently in critical, complex areas of interest across the enterprise.

  • Increase in oversight and reporting capabilities found in virtual suite of tools

    Jun 25, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.- Military contracting professionals within the Army Contracting Command are closer to having the means to provide a higher level of reporting and oversight capability with the fielding of its virtual contracting enterprise suite of tools and software.

  • Room in the Army Acquisition Corps for reclassifying NCOs

    Jun 25, 2012

    As the Army reduces in size, reclassification into the acquisition corps may be an option for qualified Soldiers to stay in the Army.

  • A Mother's Day family reunion in Afghanistan

    Jun 25, 2012

    This year Claire Jones didn't receive flower's for Mother's Day. Instead, she received a bouquet of love at an unexpected family reunion.

  • ACC Today Summer 2012

    Jun 20, 2012

    The latest edition of the award-winning ACC TODAY magazine is available online.

  • Armed Forces Celebration Week Oath of Enlistment

    Jun 19, 2012

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Brig. Gen. Ted Harrison, commanding general, U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command, administered the oath to enlistment to approximately 50 Soldiers during Armed Forces Week prior to the start of the U.S. Army Soldier Show June 13 in Huntsville High School auditorium.

  • Spotlight on...Maj. Marian Feist

    Jun 15, 2012

    Maj. Marian W. Feist is assigned to the 412th Contracting Support Brigade's 721st Contingency Contracting Team at Rock Island, Ill.

  • Future system to streamline Army HR and Soldier pay

    Jun 14, 2012

    For the first time, the Army will automatically execute pay actions in response to approved personnel information changes, such as a change in grade or dependents via future system.

  • Scheil captures 2012 ACC NCO of the Year title

    Jun 8, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - After three days of intense competition, Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Scheil, 413th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, was named the 2012 U.S. Army Contracting Command Noncommissioned Officer of the Year during a ceremony here June 8.

  • Contracting command's NCO of the Year competition underway

    Jun 6, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-- The challenge has begun for six noncommissioned officers who will give it their all in this year's Army Contracting Command NCO of the Year competition here June 6-8.

  • Spotlight on...Michelle Kelley

    Jun 6, 2012

    Michelle Kelley is assigned to the Mission and Installation Contracting Command - Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Program improves contract administration

    May 31, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Officials from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command here continue to implement phases of its Quality Assurance Program aimed at improving contract administration and oversight to help ensure Army organizations are getting what they pay for.

  • Army's 'face to the world' relies on relationships

    May 30, 2012

    The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command, or USASAC, is known as "The Army's Face to the World" because its engagements with 145 countries throughout the world are many times the first or most consistent relationships they will have with the Army.

  • GFEBS set to streamline, standardize Army financial system

    May 30, 2012

    Lower your shields and prepare to be assimilated - resistance is futile! Star Trek fans are familiar with this command from the Borg, but now there's a new kind of Borg ready to establish a collective hive, the General Fund Enterprise Business System, or commonly referred to as GFEBS.

  • Spotlight on...Christopher Lindberg

    May 30, 2012

    Learn more about Christopher Lindberg, the Expeditionary Contracting Command director of Intelligence and Security at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • Contracting command 'indescribable honor'

    May 24, 2012

    ACC welcomes first commanding general

  • Changes coming for the Army's Regular Army Enlisted Involuntary Early Separation Program

    May 24, 2012

    Expansion of the Army's Regular Army Enlisted Involuntary Early Separation Program

  • ACC-APG forges new ties with AbilityOne

    May 24, 2012

    Representatives from the Army Contracting Command -- Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., took part in a kick-off ceremony in upstate New York for an AbilityOne contract.

  • Spotlight on...Susan Beury

    May 24, 2012

    Q & A with Susan Beury, Contract Specialist, 413th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • National Safety Month--public service announcement video

    May 22, 2012

    June is National Safety Month, and here's a tool to support your safety program and get the message out. It features Brig. Gen. William T. Wolf, director of Army Safety and commanding general, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, Fort Rucker, Ala. Professionally produced by USACR/Safety Center video producers, it's a :30 WMV format. Thanks for all you do. Army Safe is Army Strong!

  • ACC welcomes its first commanding general

    May 17, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., May 17 --Maj. Gen. Camille Nichols became the first commanding general of the U. S. Army Contracting Command today during an assumption of command ceremony here.

  • Welcome Message to the Workforce

    May 17, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Camille Nichols' welcome message to the Army Contracting workforce.

  • Army Contracting Command Announces Annual Award Winners

    May 16, 2012

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command recognized outstanding individual and team performance at its third annual contracting awards ceremony here May 16.

  • 409th Contracting Support Brigade welcomes new commander

    May 15, 2012

    KAISERNSLAUTERN, Germany --The 409th Contracting Support Brigade welcomed Col. William Bailey as its new commander during a change of command ceremony on the Panzer Kaserne parade field here May 10.

  • Media Advisory: ACC to hold change of responsibility ceremony at Redstone

    May 15, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala -- Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, Army Material Command commanding general, will officiate at an Army Contracting Command assumption of command ceremony here Thursday, May 17.

  • ECC commanding general visits 409th CSB

    May 15, 2012

    U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command's Brig. Gen. Ted Harrison, commander, visited the 409th Contracting Support Brigade, Kaiserslautern, Germany, May 6-10 to meet the workforce and gather information about the organization.

  • Army seeks nominations for annual greatest inventions awards

    May 11, 2012

    Nominations are being accepted until July 6 for inventions initiated by Soldiers and by the Army Science and Technology community for recognition in the Army Greatest Inventions program.

  • MICC hosts small business, industry events

    May 9, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Officials from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command here are hosting free small business and industry outreach events the first week of June at Fort Sam Houston's Blesse Auditorium to provide information on contracting opportunities with the Army

  • 903rd CCBN Family Readiness Group leaders receive Presidents Volunteer Service Awards

    May 9, 2012

    Kaiserslautern, Germany. -- Family Readiness Group leaders from the 903rd Contingency Contracting Battalion here were honored April 20 for their volunteer service.

  • Spotlight on...Mike Holcomb

    May 9, 2012

    Commandant here to serve

  • Nichols to assume command of ACC

    May 9, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Camille M. Nichols will become the U.S. Army Contracting Command's first commanding general at a 10 a.m., assumption of command ceremony, May 17, at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • Bragg initiative seeks to recruit much needed 51C Soldiers, officers

    May 9, 2012

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- As the U.S. Army reduces in size, reclassification into the acquisition corps may be an option for qualified Soldiers who want to stay in the Army.

  • Army Materiel Command brings 'last MRAP' to port

    May 7, 2012

    The last U.S. Army mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle to depart from Iraq arrived at the Port of Beaumont, Texas, May 6, 2012, on its way to the 1st Cavalry Brigade Division Museum at Fort Hood, Texas, for preservation and display.

  • Spotlight on...Michelle Brown-Earlywine

    May 3, 2012

    Learn more about Michelle Brown-Earlywine, defense travel administrator and headquarters' super-user for the Automated Time Attendance and Production System.

  • Message to the Workforce: Ethics

    May 3, 2012

    BG Harrison discusses the importance of ethics among the ECC workforce.

  • New contract ensures continued innovation

    May 2, 2012

    Prototype Integration Facility extends support to Soldiers

  • USO honors Dunwoody as Woman of the Year

    May 2, 2012

    Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commander of Army Materiel Command, was honored by the USO during a luncheon in New York City, May 1, 2012.

  • BG Ted Harrison's welcome message to the ECC workforce

    May 2, 2012

    BG Ted Harrison's welcome message to the ECC workforce

  • Knowledge building

    Apr 27, 2012

    Lessons learned from a contracting intern's developmental assignment to Kuwait and Italy.

  • Senior Enterprise Talent Management program opens for Army civilians

    Apr 27, 2012

    Army civilians in the grades of GS-14/15 and equivalent employees, may now begin the self-nomination process for entry into the Army's Senior Enterprise Talent Management program.

  • What the customer sees

    Apr 27, 2012

    A capabilities approach to establishing a continency contracting office.

  • ACC gives children first-hand look at contracting mission

    Apr 26, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-- Nearly 50 children joined their parents during the Army Contracting Command's Bring Your Child to Work Day to learn what ACC employees do on a daily basis.

  • Spotlight on...Alice Williams

    Apr 25, 2012

    Alabama A&M recognizes ACC employee

  • Command changes hands during U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command ceremony

    Apr 20, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Theodore Harrison accepted the reigns of the U.S. Army's Expeditionary Contracting Command in a change of command ceremony today at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • Mental and physical pain not enough to stop the marathon man

    Apr 19, 2012

    One of more than 266,600 participants in this year's Boston Marathon, Col. Jeff Gabbert maintained one simple thought throughout the 26.2-mile trek through the historic Massachusetts city - finish the race.

  • ACC online

    Apr 19, 2012

    Did you know the U.S. Army Contracting Command is on many of your favorite websites? Watch our short video to learn more.

  • Soldiers compete, rally for NCO of the Year honors

    Apr 18, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Staff Sgt. Booker Jordan battled it out with other noncommissioned officers and was selected the 409th Contracting Support Brigade's NCO of the Year during an intense three-day competition here March 28-30.

  • Spotlight on...Ruby L. Mixon

    Apr 18, 2012

    Learn more about Ruby Mixon, chief of the ACC-APG Policy Support Branch who enjoys traveling and attending Broadway plays.

  • ECC to hold change of command ceremony at Redstone

    Apr 18, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Dr. Carol E. Lowman, executive director, U.S. Army Contracting Command, will host a Change of Command ceremony for the U. S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command, Friday, April 20, 2012 at 10 a.m.

  • Acquisition workforce deemed vital to controlling costs

    Apr 16, 2012

    Despite a climate of tighter scrutiny of defense spending, the expansion of the acquisition workforce will continue to be an ongoing goal, a top Army acquisition executive said March 22.

  • Spotlight on...Deborah Van Heest

    Apr 12, 2012

    Learn more about Deborah Van Heest, ACC executive assistant and author.

  • Secretary of the Army announces program to aid civilian employees

    Apr 6, 2012

    New directive encourages greater Army civilian professional development

  • MICC welcomes new leader

    Apr 4, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Command of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command changed hands during a ceremony here March 28 attended by Fort Sam Houston leaders, local civic dignitaries and members of the command.

  • Commanders, directors meet to review ACC programs, priorities and initiatives

    Apr 4, 2012

    Senior leaders from Army Contracting Command, major ACC contracting centers, the Expeditionary Contracting Command and the Mission and Installation Contracting Command met at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, March 27 to review selected command programs, priorities and initiatives.

  • Spotlight on...Roderick Redman

    Apr 4, 2012

    Learn more about Roderick W. Redman, Contract Cost/Price Analyst at ACC-Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Army drawdown forces tightening of retention standards

    Apr 4, 2012

    Army officials have announced the tightening of recruitment and reenlistment standards to reduce end strength and reshape the force to meet future requirements.

  • Tool ensures contracting dollars efficiently spent

    Apr 3, 2012

    The Senate wanted to hear how the Army maintains oversight over contractors vs. DOD civilian employees and an Army senior leader explained a tool that was developed seven years ago to monitor the contract workforce.

  • Renovated Long Barracks new home to MICC

    Mar 28, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Mission and Installation Contracting Command officials here marked their move to the historic Long Barracks with a ribbon-cutting ceremony today attracting more than 250 distinguished military visitors, local civic leaders and guests.

  • Spotlight on...Master Sgt. Julie Saorrono

    Mar 28, 2012

    A native of Aibonito, Puerto Rico, Master Sgt. Julie A. Saorrono was recently recognized for her contributions in support of the Army Contracting Command's premiere pre-deployment exercise, Joint Dawn 2012, held at Fort Bliss, Texas, Jan. 19 until Feb. 3.

  • Impact felt after six months at the headquarters

    Mar 28, 2012

    After almost six months as the Army Contracting Command's Deputy to the Executive Director, Harry Hallock sees thing from a brand new perspective.

  • Providing contracting services for presidential event

    Mar 23, 2012

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - For the military, contingency contracting tends to reference combat operations or natural disasters, but in reality, they can occur anytime, anywhere and sometimes for positive reasons such as preparing for a visit from the president of the United States.

  • Harvard graduate answers his call to duty

    Mar 23, 2012

    After rubbing elbows with elite educators at the world-famous Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., and graduating cum laude, Mark Rinaldi did what only the brightest, highly sought-after college student would do. He started working for the Army Contracting Command--Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., in its Massachusetts office.

  • Deployed civilian enjoys working next to Soldiers

    Mar 23, 2012

    "It's the most wonderful job in the world," Kathie Potter said, about her duties with the Army Contracting Command's Deployable Cadre Program.

  • Unique relationship forges a bond between contracting organizations

    Mar 23, 2012

    The relationship between the U.S. Army Contracting Command and the Military Surface, Deployment and Distribution Command's Acquisition directorate may be unique, but senior officials from both agencies agree they share a common goal, supporting the joint war fighter.

  • Landry volunteers his services to Tennessee in 2013

    Mar 23, 2012

    MADISON, Ala. - Travon Landry doesn't consider himself to be a bluegrass music fan. He's into rap and hip-hop. But he's got a lot of the bluegrass standard, "Rocky Top," in his future.

  • Early delivery creates a happy ending for the Scotts

    Mar 23, 2012

    Little miracles happen every day. Just ask Charles and Shellie Scott about Jordan Grace Scott. Born 16-weeks premature, Jordan entered the world much sooner than expected.

  • 410th provides a helping hand

    Mar 23, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas--Volunteers from the 410th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, demonstrated their commitment to service by serving meals to almost 250 homeless men, women and children at the Haven for Hope transformation center here Feb. 11.

  • ACC-KU holds vendor conference

    Mar 21, 2012

    KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait -- Army Contracting Command-Kuwait and the 408th Contracting Support Brigade hosted the 2012 Kuwait Vendor Conference at the Kuwait Hilton Resort here, March 11.

  • ACC-RI hosts Dr. Lowman

    Mar 21, 2012

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Army Contracting Command Executive Director Carol Lowman and Command Sgt. Maj. John Murray visited ACC-Rock Island March 15 to meet with ACC-RI leaders on a variety of topics, tour the facilities and host a town hall with approximately 500 attendees.

  • Women's group recognizes ECC Soldier for meritorious service

    Mar 21, 2012

    Lt. Col. Martha K. Brooks is this year's recipient of the North Alabama Chapter of Federally Employed Women's Military Meritorious Service Award.

  • Spotlight on...Maj. Donald Leath

    Mar 21, 2012

    Learn more about Maj. Donald Leath, a reservist with the 915th Contingency Contracting Support Battalion, Baltimore, Md., and a branch chief with the Army Contracting Command-National Capital Region, Alexandria, Va.

  • ACC Today Winter 2012

    Mar 21, 2012

    The latest issue of ACC Today is now available online. View in pdf or flip versions.

  • Qualitative Service Program to help shape force during drawdown

    Mar 19, 2012

    The Army will begin to shape the force by implementing the Qualitative Service Program, beginning with a centralized selection board that will convene after April 1, 2012.

  • ACC announces 2012 NCOY competition

    Mar 15, 2012

    Army Contracting Command will select its Noncommissioned Officer of the year during three days of competition, May 21-23, at Camp Bullis, Texas.

  • Spotlight on...Master Sgt. Cynthia Perryman

    Mar 15, 2012

    This week's employee spotlight features Master Sgt. Cynthia Perryman from the 903rd Contingency Contracting Battalion in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

  • ACC trio wins 2010 Louis Dellamonica awards

    Mar 15, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Three Army Contracting Command employees have won Army Materiel Command's 2010 Louis Dellamonica Award for Outstanding Personnel.

  • Program offers acquisition career roadmap

    Mar 15, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Officials here have developed an Acquisition Workforce Civilian Leadership Development Program offering contracting professionals a structured, detailed roadmap for career management.

  • NCMA Lunch and Learn at ACC-RI

    Mar 9, 2012

    Approximately 50 U.S. Army Contracting Command - Rock Island employees attended a Lunch and Learn event March 7.

  • Contractors now process through Indiana's Camp Atterbury under ASC auspices

    Mar 8, 2012

    A March 1 ribbon-cutting ceremony 1 symbolically marked the point that all deploying and redeploying contractors will be processed through Camp Atterbury, Ind.

  • Spotlight on...Sgt. 1st Class Lascelles Cuff

    Mar 7, 2012

    Learn more about Sgt. 1st Class Lascelles Cuff, ECC's CBRN NCO

  • ACC employees run in pursuit of health, happiness

    Mar 7, 2012

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. -- For three Army Contracting Command -- Rock Island employees, the pursuit of competition is the equivalent to the pursuit of happiness.

  • A child's curiosity leads to historic find

    Mar 1, 2012

    As a child, Deborah J. Hunter's curiosity would lead her down a path resulting in a brush with a significant historical figure.

  • Spotlight on...Kane E. Leedy

    Mar 1, 2012

    Learn more about Kane E. Leedy, a contracting officer at ACC - Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • Security assistance enterprise shares acquisition overview

    Feb 29, 2012

    The Security Assistance Command and the Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation hosted an acquisition workshop for USASAC employees Feb. 16. Two three-hour workshops were conducted by video teleconference and were available to the work force in morning and afternoon sessions.

  • Contracting team supports unconventional warfare exercise

    Feb 29, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Members of the 621st Contingency Contracting Team at Fort Campbell, Ky., deployed in August to provide dedicated contracting officer support and subject matter expertise during the 5th Special Force Group (Airborne) capstone training exercise conducted in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

  • Fort Benning contracting office tackles demanding mission

    Feb 28, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Found at one of the largest training installations in the Army responsible for training infantry and armor Soldiers, experts at the Installation Contracting Office-Fort Benning, Ga., remain focused despite having one of the busiest missions in the Mission and Installation Contracting Command.

  • Shyu outlines state of Army acquisition: saving lives, saving money

    Feb 23, 2012

    The U.S. Army is immersed in a series of ongoing efforts to find fiscal efficiencies while continuing to harness needed innovation, in many cases, to deliver life-saving technologies to Soldiers in Afghanistan, said the Army's top acquisition official.

  • New plans slated for ACC/ECC headquarters

    Feb 23, 2012

    Plans are in motion for the Soldiers and civilian employees at the U.S. Army Contracting Command and the U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command headquarters to relocate their operations to Building 4505 on Redstone Arsenal as their permanent facility.

  • Spotlight on...Mark Mohler

    Feb 23, 2012

    Learn more about Mark Mohler, a quality assurance specialist with the 413th Contracting Support Brigade - Regional Contracting Office, at Fort Shafter.

  • Retrograde, Reset: Responsible materiel management

    Feb 22, 2012

    The Army's method of attack for addressing the retrograde and reset mission from Iraq was to link the industrial base to the operational force by focusing on four strategic imperatives: visibility, accountability, velocity, and triage forward.

  • 409th CSB supports mission in Horn of Africa

    Feb 21, 2012

    Deploying to locations that cover a third of the globe, members of the 409th Contracting Support Brigade, based in Kaiserslautern, Germany, regularly find themselves supporting U.S. Africa Command in remote parts of the African continent.

  • HQAMC announces its Keith L. Ware winners

    Feb 17, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command announces its winners of the 2011 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Awards Communication Competition. First place winners will represent AMC at the Department of the Army level of the competition.

  • Video: Joint Dawn 2012

    Feb 16, 2012

    Joint Dawn 2012, held from Jan. 19 to Feb. 3 at Fort Bliss, Texas, brought together a joint-service group of contracting professionals for a contingency contracting pre-deployment mission readiness exercise.

  • Spotlight on...Bill Baxter

    Feb 16, 2012

    Learn more about ACC's new G-1, Bill Baxter

  • MICC deputy inducted into senior executive service

    Feb 15, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Mission and Installation Contracting Command deputy to the commander was appointed to the Senior Executive Service today during a ceremony here today recognizing exceptional skills and abilities in transforming the government.

  • Joint Dawn 2012 wraps up

    Feb 13, 2012

    "Joint Dawn 2012 is the beginning, not the end of your preparation to deploy," said Heidi Shyu, acting assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, via a video message to the exercise participants, Jan. 27, 2012.

  • ACC-RI provides contracting training to airmen

    Feb 13, 2012

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Purchasing the billions of dollars worth of items needed by warfighters is a big job often reserved for seasoned contracting professionals in theater.

  • Upcoming Small Business Workshops scheduled

    Feb 10, 2012

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command Office of Small Business Programs has two upcoming workshops.

  • ACC realigns Miami contracting office

    Feb 9, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Expeditionary Contracting Command's Regional Contracting Office-Miami is being realigned under the Mission and Installation Contracting Command, the U.S. Army Contracting Command announced today.