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  • Three ACC employees selected to attend senior fellowship program

    May 11, 2011

    Three members of the U.S. Army Contracting Command have been selected to attend the Senior Service College Fellowship Program designed to develop future defense acquisition leaders. Peggy Maxwell, Debra Abbruzzese and Undra Robinson were selected to attend by a Department of the Army centralized selection board for the Defense Acquisition University program

  • Redstone Restored To Full Power

    May 11, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Reopening Redstone Arsenal has been a team effort. With the majority of electrical power shut down for a week due to the destruction caused by a series of storms and tornadoes that passed through the area on April 27, the Arsenal was only open to basic services and closed to the work force for just over a week. During that time, the Garrison's Directorate of Public Works, Directorate of Logistics, Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security and Directorate of Emergency Services along with the Aviation and Missile Command/Garrison Public Affairs Office worked countless hours based at the Installation Operation Center/Emergency Operation Center to bring the Arsenal back up to full operating power, provide safety and security during the power outage, and inform employees about their work status.

  • Romanian requirements

    May 11, 2011

    Lt. Col. David Hosna, 903rd Contingency Contracting Battalion commander (center) discusses future contracting requirements with delegates from the Romanian Ministry of Defense Land Forces. The 903rd, headquarterd in Kaiserslautern, Germany provides support during exercies through out the European theater.

  • Wyche promoted to Maj. Gen.

    May 11, 2011

    Wyche promoted to Maj. Gen.

  • Lt. Gen. Pillsbury retires

    May 10, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command retired after 38 years of service to the Army in a formal ceremony here, May 6.

  • 405th AFSB accepts control of DOL mission in Europe

    May 10, 2011

    The 405th Army Field Support Brigade, partnered with the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, accepted command and control of Directorate of Logistics missions in the European theater from the Installation Management Command - Europe April 1. The transfer of the DOL mission is in support of the DOL enterprise transformation, which is designed to align logistical support with core competencies, thereby increasing quality and efficiency and standardizing performance.

  • Pentagon acquisition chief underscores need for change

    May 10, 2011

    Against the backdrop of slower increases in defense spending, the Pentagon's acquisition chief called for faster decisions and greater focus on more value for taxpayer dollars.

  • Pace Award winners help Army save millions of dollars

    May 5, 2011

    The Army's civilian recipient of the Pace Award saved $128 million by bringing employees back to work and the military winner helped prevent the loss of $324 million in total obligation authority.

  • Vanpoolers become 'tight little group'

    May 5, 2011

    That's because Cotto drives a vanpool fully funded by Thurston County's public transportation system, InterCity Transit. He and six other people commute from Lacey to McChord Field each day, saving lots of money in the long run. The county provides him a credit card to pay for gas, the federal government covers the cost of the van and passengers can earn rewards just for riding in the van.

  • Army Contracting Command Announces Annual Award Winners

    May 5, 2011

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command has selected 24 individuals and six teams as recipients of this year's Army Contracting Command annual contracting awards. Jeffrey P. Parsons, ACC executive director, will present the awards at a formal ceremony May 17, in Huntsville, Ala.

  • Business Community Rallies to "Support Our Heroes" for C4ISR Military Ball in June

    May 5, 2011

    "Support Our Heroes" Military Ball, Saturday, June 25, 2011, 5:00 PM

  • 'We Did Our Best To Support Soldiers'

    May 4, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- As he walks out the door following his retirement, the Army Materiel Command's Lt. Gen. Jim Pillsbury will leave behind a 38-year legacy of working in support of Soldiers.

  • Retirement ceremony in honor of Lt. Gen. James Pillsbury

    May 4, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - May 4, 2011 - A retirement ceremony in honor of Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury, U.S. Army Materiel Command Deputy Commanding General, is scheduled for May 6 beginning at 3 p.m. in the Bob Jones Auditorium, Sparkman Complex on Redstone Arsenal.

  • MICC-Fort Sill director retires after 39 years of service

    May 3, 2011

    Almost 40 years after starting his career at Fort Sill, Okla., as a mail clerk, Bernard Valdez, the Mission Installation Contracting Command-Fort Sill director, said his farewell to friends and colleagues and joined the ranks of the recently retired.

  • Military recognizes role of spouses

    May 3, 2011

    Today is being set aside to recognize the wives and husbands of more than one million active-duty servicemembers, Guardsmen and Reservists.

  • U.S. kills bin Laden in intelligence-driven operation

    May 2, 2011

    An intelligence-driven U.S. operation in Pakistan killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden yesterday, President Barack Obama announced in a nationally televised address from the White House late last night.

  • Army Contracting Centers Merge at Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Apr 29, 2011

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command announced today the consolidation of its two contracting centers at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., into a new organization: Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground. This action will leverage the enterprise capabilities of ACC and achieve greater efficiencies and effectiveness in providing America's Army with the equipment, supplies and services it needs to accomplish its global mission.

  • Army Contracting Centers Merge at Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Apr 29, 2011

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command (ACC) announced today the consolidation of its two contracting centers at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD into a new organization: Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground. This action will leverage the enterprise capabilities of ACC and achieve greater efficiencies and effectiveness in providing America's Army with the equipment, supplies and services it needs to accomplish its global mission.

  • MICC officials begin standup of mission contracting centers

    Apr 28, 2011

    The Mission and Installation Contracting Command is increasing its effectiveness and efficiency by transforming and restructuring its mission and installation contracting offices under mission contracting centers. The first to be established is the Mission Contracting Center-Fort Eustis, Va.

  • Training program produces quality (assurance) interns

    Apr 27, 2011

    On Nov. 1, 2007, then-Secretary of the Army Pete Geren accepted a report from an independent commission on Army acquisition and program management in expeditionary operations.

  • Army seeking 'frank' Soldier feedback on power sources

    Apr 27, 2011

    The "Power Sources Feedback" user group is designed so that Warfighters can share frank observations and recommendations directly with CERDEC Army Power engineers as they prepare to host the Joint Services Power Expo, May 2-5, 2011, at the Myrtle Beach, S.C., Convention Center.

  • ACC holds monthly Small Business Workshop

    Apr 26, 2011

    U.S. Army Contracting Command Office of Small Business personnel answer questions from the attendees at the April Small Business Workshop. This month's training was held in coordination with the Women's Business Center of North Alabama at the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce April 26. Approximately 40 small business owners were in attendance. Highlights of the workshop were tweeted live from the event at

  • Iowa Staffer visits ASC

    Apr 25, 2011

    Joseph Jones (left), Staffer for Senator Tom Harkin, Iowa (DEM), visited U.S. Army Sustainment Command headquarters at Rock Island Arsenal, April 22. Scott Welker (right), deputy to the commander, briefed Jones on ASC's most prominent programs and tasks. Jones was also briefed by senior leaders on the roles and responsibilities of the Rock Island Garrison, Joint Munitions Command, Corps of Engineers Rock Island and the Army Contracting Center Rock Island.

  • General Dunwoody arrives in Huntsville

    Apr 25, 2011

    Gen. Dunwoody completed her relocation from Fort Belvoir, Va. and arrived at her command's new location at Redstone Arsenal today. She and her husband, retired Air Force Colonel Craig Brotchie, join an already robust and productive AMC team of approximately 800 employees at Redstone Arsenal.

  • Moving forward with new resource management chief

    Apr 22, 2011

    When you hear Belinda Gemme discuss the strength of the employees working in her resource management directorate on, it's evident that she has faith in each of them and the way they work together as a unit.

  • 411th CSB Provides Support to Operation Tomodachi

    Apr 20, 2011

    The main island in the country of Japan experienced one of its worst earthquakes in history March 11. The 9.0 magnitude earthquake lasted several minutes and was followed by a tsunami that devastated the countryside in the vicinity of the city of Sendai.

  • Army develops smartphone framework, applications for the front lines

    Apr 18, 2011

    The device known as a Joint Battle Command-Platform, or JBC-P Handheld, is the first developed under an Army effort to devise an Android-based smartphone framework and suite of applications for tactical operations.

  • DCOM-Regional Support sergeant major visits northern Afghan police training sites

    Apr 17, 2011

    Afghan police schooling continues in northern Afghanistan but not without its unique concerns that need addressing by the top training leaders in NATO. Command Sgt. Maj. David J. Vincent conducted a three-day "Battlefield Circulation" at training sites in Konduz and Sherbeghan to assess the status of Afghans training to become civil order police and border police respectively. He was out and about April 9-11 to see how progress is coming regarding the training and living conditions for new police recruits and for the coalition forces instructing them.

  • First in, last out for logistics task force supporting Balikatan 2011

    Apr 14, 2011

    The logistics task force set up operations in early February to start the necessary contracts needed to get the life support in place by the time the exercise participants arrived in April. Those contracts made it possible to conduct Balikatan 2011 from six different locations across the northern region of the Philippines.

  • Army, contractors forge partner agreement

    Apr 14, 2011

    Managing growth at Fort Benning, Ga., was the main subject during a recent meeting between Army officials and its contract partners. Officials from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Benning met with the Fort Benning U.S. Army GarrisonAca,!a,,cs Directorate of Public Works and Tiya Support Services, LLC, a small disadvantaged Native American business, in February to develop a partnering agreement for a contract to provide facilities maintenance and repair at Fort Benning and Camp Merrill, Ga.

  • Equation for IT success: Process + People + Education = Solutions

    Apr 14, 2011

    Like fortune tellers gazing into crystal balls, Army Contracting Command's information technology professionals focus on solving tomorrow's challenges today. The mission of the ACC chief information officer is to provide command, control, communications, computers and information management operational capabilities in support of the ACC enterprise.

  • Contracting officials hold international conference in South Korea

    Apr 14, 2011

    SEOUL - Defense contracting officials from 14 nations gathered here in the South Korean capital April 11 - 13 to discuss best practices in government quality assurance.

  • U.S.-Friendly Buys Are Big Business

    Apr 13, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--"Selling" the idea of foreign ownership of U.S. hardware is easy in the worldwide market. The reputation of high quality missile and aviation systems combined with the best technical, maintenance, training and logistics support makes the Army's equipment a popular commodity among U.S. allies.

  • Police training in northern Afghanistan

    Apr 13, 2011

    Command Sgt. Major David J. Vincent, DCOM-Regional Support, conducted a three-day battlefield circulation beginning April 9 at the Konduz Regional Training Center in northern Afghanistan. Vincent, stationed at Camp Eggers in Kabul, visited various police training sites to check on training, living conditions, morale, welfare, and any health issues concerning coalition forces and Afghan trainees.

  • Mother's invitation accepted by first lady

    Apr 12, 2011

    The mother of Army Contracting Command-Rock Island student aide Adam Geneva put her words into action - and the graduates at University of Northern Iowa will benefit.

  • Soldiers come out for command's first Dining In

    Apr 11, 2011

    It was a time of tradition and fun as members of the Expeditionary Contracting Command held its first Dining-In March 24, in Huntsville, Ala. The evening's event was hosted by Brig. Gen. Joe Bass, ECC commanding general. Bass also served as the president of the mess. Soldiers representing each of ECC's brigades and battalion were present, formally attired to partake and celebrate in this momentous occasion.

  • Gen. George W. Casey Jr. farewell letter

    Apr 11, 2011

    Read what the outgoing 36th Chief of the Army has to say to the Army community.

  • Budget deal avoids government shutdown

    Apr 9, 2011

    Government agencies are continuing normal operations after the administration, the Senate and the House of Representatives agreed to a fiscal 2011 budget.

  • Soldiers must transfer post 9/11 G.I. Bill benefits before retirement and dependent children turning

    Apr 8, 2011

    Service members interested in transferring their post 9/11 G.I. Bill benefits to qualifying dependent children must do so before retirement and before children reach age 26. Confusion and not paying attention to detail have caused consternation and erroneous Congressional inquiries.

  • Logistics Information Warehouse

    Apr 8, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Secretary of the Army has directed the U.S. Army Materiel Command to continue developing the Logistics Information Warehouse as the Army's single authoritative source for all Army leaders to maintain situational awareness of equipment around the Army.

  • Qs and As about possible government shutdown

    Apr 8, 2011

    Qs and As to help the globally positioned USASMDC/ARSTART understand a potential government shutdown.

  • Lynn Releases Message on Potential Government Shutdown

    Apr 8, 2011

    The Defense Department is hopeful that a government shutdown will be averted, but is releasing guidance to help plan for an orderly process if a shutdown becomes necessary, said Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III.

  • Command leader 'distinguished' herself from rest of class

    Apr 8, 2011

    The head of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's Contracting Office received a prestigious award from her alma mater April 2.

  • Conference looks to future of Army training

    Apr 8, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Army leaders see a need to change the way Soldiers fight and how they learn to fight. Gone are the days when generals send divisions into battle - today's battles require quick action and reaction of Soldiers and leaders at the lowest level.

  • ECC ready to assist with the Operation Tomodachi mission

    Apr 8, 2011

    Life after an earthquake, a tsunami and currently dealing with the threat of radiation from damaged nuclear plants has left those on the East Asian island of Japan searching for answers. Expeditionary Contracting Command Soldiers and civilian are among the many providing support to those affected by the devastation.

  • Message to DoD workforce on potential government shutdown

    Apr 7, 2011

    "The department remains hopeful that a government shutdown will be averted," said Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn III

  • Celebrating Month of the Military Child: Raising strong kids year round

    Apr 7, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Army first observed the Month of the Military Child in 1986, to honor the youngest members of the Army community.

  • Internship creates opportunities for disabled students

    Apr 5, 2011

    Special program offers internship opportunities to disabled students, broadening workforce diversity.

  • A look back, TRADOC hosts history workshop

    Apr 5, 2011

    The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command held a history workshop at Fort Benning, Ga., March 22-24.

  • History of Army Contracting

    Apr 4, 2011

    Contracting is "the cheapest, most certain, and consequently the best mode of obtaining those articles which are necessary for the subA,A!sistence, covering, clothing, and moving of an Army." Robert Morris made this observation during the Revolutionary War.

  • ACC commanders and directors meet at Aberdeen

    Apr 4, 2011

    "Strategic Move Forward" was the theme for the Army Contracting Command's Commanders' and Directors' Offsite Conference at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, March 29-30. Participants included the commanding generals of the Expeditionary Contracting Command and the Mission and Installation Management Command, ACC contracting center executive directors and senior members of the ACC headquarters staff.

  • AMC CG visits ACC

    Apr 1, 2011

    Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, Army Materiel Command commanding general, visited the U.S. Army Contracting Command and Expeditionary Contracting Command headquarters facilities at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., March 22 and presented coins to three employees.

  • ACC reaches tipping point

    Mar 31, 2011

    Army Contracting Command's move to Redstone Arsenal passed its "tipping point" in March as the personnel strength in Alabama surpassed the 50 percent mark.

  • Army says Aca,!Eoegenerating forceAca,!a,,c should not be cut further

    Mar 31, 2011

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal told senators March 29 that the ArmyAca,!a,,cs generating force has already taken significant cuts and must be preserved to ensure a pipeline of trained troops.

  • AMC: the Army's Lead Materiel Integrator

    Mar 30, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Secretary of the Army has designated the U.S. Army Materiel Command as the Army's Lead Materiel Integrator in a memorandum March 22, which changes how the operational Army will receive its materiel, arms, ammunition, and equipment in the future.

  • AMC town hall and award ceremony

    Mar 30, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In a packed auditorium, with several outlaying organizations participating through a live broadcast, AMC's commanding general gave a progress report on the organization from a global perspective here, March 25.

  • Employees Make Difference For AMC

    Mar 30, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Despite the demands of two wars, budget issues, an Army in transformation and moving its headquarters from Fort Belvoir, Va., to Redstone Arsenal, AMC continues to provide its customer - the war fighter - with the best equipment and support, said AMC commander Gen. Ann Dunwoody.

  • ECC civilian recognized for service in Afghanistan

    Mar 29, 2011

    An Expeditionary Contracting Command civil servant has been honored for his work in Afghanistan by the NATO commanding general. Douglas Waller received the Commander's Award for Civilian Service in March from Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, commanding general of the NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan and Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, for his work with the Afghanistan Ministry of Defense and Afghan National Army.

  • AMC designated Army's Lead Materiel Integrator

    Mar 29, 2011

    AMC Press Release

  • ACC Today - Winter 2011

    Mar 29, 2011

    ACC TODAY Winter Edition 2011 - Find today's top news, breaking news and links to electronic versions of ACC Today.

  • Chief of Staff, Sergeant Major, Army visit U.S. Army Human Resources Command to discuss new command

    Mar 28, 2011

    Chief of Staff and Sergeant Major of Army visit U.S. Army Human Resources Command Soldiers, Civilians of the Adjuctant General Directorate, to discuss new command selection board process, award CSA coins.

  • New campus built on tradition of excellence

    Mar 28, 2011

  • ACC Small Business training workshop 'a huge success'

    Mar 25, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command's Office of Small Business Programs held a two-hour training workshop March 23 at the Hogan Family YMCA in Madison.

  • Military children need nation's support

    Mar 24, 2011

    Military children need the support not just of the Defense Department, but the "whole of nation" to ensure they're ready for the future, a DoD official said here today.

  • The 27th Annual Army Family Action Plan Conference identifies 16 new quality-of-life issues

    Mar 22, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Earlier this month, I discussed the progress we made resolving 17 of 40 quality-of-life issues at the AFAP General Officer Steering Committee held in February.

  • Military family members arrive in Seattle from Japan

    Mar 20, 2011

    About 200 military family members arrived March 19, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Wash., after leaving Japan voluntarily, U.S. Army North officials said. The family members left Yokota Air Base, Japan, aboard a government-chartered airplane.

  • One step closer to leaving: property transfers to Iraqis continue

    Mar 19, 2011

    As the U.S. and Iraqi forces continue to further strengthen their cohesion, an official building and equipment transfer between the United States Forces - Iraq joint civil-military operations staff and Iraqi Ground Forces Command civil-military operations staff took place, March 12, at Camp Victory, Iraq.

  • ACC director visits MICC

    Mar 18, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Sharing the command's priorities and successes were among the topics discussed by the Army Contracting Command executive director during a visit here March 16 and 17.

  • Contracting professional selected for national panel

    Mar 18, 2011

    Senior Service College Fellow student Charles Farrior has received the honor of presenting his research paper at the Naval Postgraduate School eighth annual Acquisition Research Symposium May 11-12 in Monterey, Calif.

  • Dual promotion for Army couple who partnered for their careers

    Mar 18, 2011

    Camp Casey, Korea, probably doesn't top the list of honeymoon destinations for most newlyweds, but spending theirs deployed to Southeast Asia in 2003 was just part of the unique journey shared by Majors Robert and Renee Mann.

  • Dual promotion for Army couple who partnered for their careers

    Mar 18, 2011

    Camp Casey, Korea, probably doesn't top the list of honeymoon destinations for most newlyweds, but spending theirs deployed to Southeast Asia in 2003 was just part of the unique journey shared by Majors Robert and Renee Mann.

  • ACC Chief of Staff Bids Farewell

    Mar 18, 2011

    Col. James E. Simpson, Army Contracting Command chief of staff, receives a command senior leader coin display from Jeff Parsons, ACC executive director, at his farewell ceremony March 14, at ACC Headquarters, Fort Belvoir, Va. Col. Simpson, chief of staff since July 2010, will soon depart for Baghdad where he will serve as the senior Army contracting official supporting Operation New Dawn.

  • ACC Chief of Staff Bids Unit Farewell

    Mar 18, 2011

    Col. James E. Simpson, Army Contracting Command chief of staff, receives a command senior leader coin display from Jeff Parsons, ACC executive director, at his farewell ceremony March 14, at ACC Headquarters, Fort Belvoir, Va. Col. Simpson, chief of staff since July 2010, will soon depart for Baghdad where he will serve as the senior Army contracting official supporting Operation New Dawn. Sally George, deputy chief of staff, will succeed him on an interim basis. Col. Jeffrey Gabbert, Defense Contracting Management Agency, central region commander in Huntsville, Ala., will become the ACC chief of staff in June.

  • 903rd CCBn Soldier participates in Hajj on invitational orders

    Mar 17, 2011

    In a massive mix of cultural and religious gathering of people in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Maj. William Trimble stood tall with a sense of enlightenment.

  • Dual promotion for Army couple who partnered for their careers

    Mar 17, 2011

    Camp Casey, Korea, probably doesn't top the list of honeymoon destinations for most newlyweds, but spending theirs deployed to Southeast Asia in 2003 was just part of the unique journey shared by Majors Robert and Renee Mann. Serving in Army careers that have taken them around the globe, sometimes together and sometimes apart, the two officers will celebrate their accomplishments in a dual promotion ceremony at the Pentagon on March 11.

  • ACC to establish contingency support center

    Mar 17, 2011

    Jeff Parsons, executive director of the Army Contracting Command, announced today his intent to establish a new Contingency Support Center to coordinate and manage all command support to contingency operations both within the U.S. and overseas. According to Mr. Parsons, "The key to achieving this goal is to better synchronize enterprise-wide efforts and to more effectively leverage the expertise and talent we have across the command."

  • Bass receives Longwood University alumni award

    Mar 16, 2011

    Brig. Gen. Joseph L. Bass, commanding general, U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command, recently received the highest and most prestigious award given by Longwood University's Alumni Association in a ceremony this February.

  • Petreaus: Coalition has momentum in Afghanistan

    Mar 16, 2011

    The Taliban's momentum has been reversed in most areas of Afghanistan, but the progress achieved there is fragile and reversible, the commander of NATO and U.S. forces said here today.

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  • Red Cross website links Japan-based troops to home

    Mar 15, 2011

    In the wake of Japan's massive earthquake and tsunami, Red Cross officials are encouraging U.S. servicemembers and families posted there to register with an online resource intended to keep family and friends back home informed of their welfare.

  • Official notes readiness challenges in Pacific

    Mar 15, 2011

    The U.S. military response following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan highlights the importance of a forward troop presence in the region, a senior defense official told Congress March 15. Michael Schiffer, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs, testified today before the House Armed Services Committee's readiness subcommittee on long-term challenges in the Pacific region. "Our forward presence in Japan and throughout the Asia-Pacific region has allowed us to respond to Japan's urgent needs quickly," Schiffer said.

  • US forces provide relief aid to Japan

    Mar 14, 2011

    U.S. military forces are working alongside their Japanese counterparts to provide aid as the country digs out in the aftermath of the massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck March 11.

  • BRAC will increase local educational needs, APG leaders say

    Mar 11, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Base Realignment and Closure will significantly increase the need for higher-education programs near APG, Army and Maryland state officials said here March 8. Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, APG senior commander, encouraged the development of an infrastructure in Harford County to accommodate the needs of scientists and engineers coming to the area. "Maryland has an incredible opportunity," Justice said. "Government, industry and academic collaboration is incredibly valuable as a catalyst for innovation."

  • Brooks visits ACC facilities at Redstone Arsenal

    Mar 11, 2011

    Jeff Parsons, Army Contracting Command executive director, shows U.S. Representative Mo Brooks of Alabama's 5th Congressional District, the ACC and Expeditionary Contracting Command headquarters campus at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. Brooks visited the Redstone campus March 7 for an orientation and Army contracting update.

  • ACC Hosts First Industry Executive Council Meeting

    Mar 11, 2011

    Senior Army Contracting Command leaders and a group of industry representatives came together on Feb. 24 at ACC headquarters on Fort Belvoir, Va., for the first meeting of the ACC Industry Executive Council. The council is a forum to exchange information, identify common issues, build partnerships and develop solutions to move ACC even further in its quest to improve Army contracting.

  • Forbes retires after 41 years of service

    Mar 9, 2011

    As some say, 1969 was a very good year. The New York Jets of the American Football League won Super Bowl III, man first landed on the moon, Jimi Hendrix rocked Woodstock and Deborah Forbes joined the federal workforce.

  • Army, Air Force host industry day event for Qatar businesses

    Mar 9, 2011

    Members of the Army Contracting Command - Qatar and the U.S. Air Force's 379th Expeditionary Contracting Squadron conducted a Joint Industry Day at the Ramada Conference Center, Doha, Qatar, in February. ACC - Qatar is located in the region on Camp As Saliyah and the 379th is at Al Udeid Air Base.

  • Army growing contingency contracting ranks

    Mar 8, 2011

    The U.S. Army is continuing to expand its ranks of contingency contracting officers and noncommissioned officers tasked with providing forward contracting support to ongoing war zone and humanitarian missions worldwide.

  • Army Buyers Work For Success On Battlefield

    Mar 4, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Army's acquisition corps may not be on the front lines. But its professionals are fighting every day to ensure Soldiers have the right equipment to accomplish the mission. And, with two wars going on at the same time, that mission has been demanding.

  • 900th Contingency Contracting Battalion executes its first pre-deployment exercise

    Mar 3, 2011

    The 900th Contingency Contracting Battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C., invested almost a year planning then executing the Expeditionary Contracting Command's annual two-week training exercise, Operation Joint Dawn held at Fort Campbell, Ky., Jan. 24 through Feb. 4.

  • Chief says dwell at 24 months beginning October

    Mar 2, 2011

    In firm words, the Army chief of staff said Soldiers deploying after Oct. 1 could expect to have 24 months at home upon return.

  • Army to Congress: FY 12 budget to sustain balance

    Mar 2, 2011

    For years the Army's chief of staff has said the service was "out of balance," but he believes next year's budget request will keep it on the right footing after 10 years of war.

  • PT test gets overhaul

    Mar 2, 2011

    For the first time since 1980, the Army Physical Fitness Test is being overhauled, and may be replaced by both the Physical Readiness Test and the Army Combat Readiness Test.

  • Army, industry partners discuss efficiencies

    Mar 1, 2011

    U.S. Army leaders and their industry counterparts agreed that they can work together to increase productivity and help identify areas of economic efficiency and cost savings in an era of constrained resources.

  • NCO Spotlight - Staff Sgt. Matthew S. Shults

    Mar 1, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Matthew S. Shults, a contract specialist assigned to the 903rd Contingency Contracting Battalion in Kaiserslautern, Germany, began his military career in 2004. Shults spent the first part of his military career as a medic and was given the opportunity to reclassify into the 51C contracting field. Upon completion of his training with the Defense Acquisition University, he reported to the 409th Contracting Support Brigade headquarters in Kaiserslautern, Germany.