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  • Innovative tool delivers increased contracting capability

    Sep 18, 2013

    Austere budget conditions faced by leaders across the Army this and next fiscal year are elevating the need for innovative tools critical for decision-makers in the acquisition community.

  • Partnership advances with the addition of a liaison

    Sep 18, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Collaboration, via the addition of a liaison position, was the key to the successful award of five year-end contracts for the Army Contracting Command -- Aberdeen Proving Ground in support of the Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space, officials said.

  • Sequestration and its impact on ACC mission

    Sep 18, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.- "Sequestration is having a huge impact on the Army Contracting Command," said Jason Detko, chief, Policy and Head of Contracting Activity Support, ACC Operations Group here.

  • MICC analyst bound for leadership program

    Sep 16, 2013

    A member of the Mission and Installation Contract Command at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, has been selected recently for the Department of Defense Executive Leadership Development Program.

  • Army: Suicide prevention help available 24/7

    Sep 13, 2013

    Suicide prevention help is available 24 hours a day and that message was emphasized at the Army's Suicide Prevention Program health fair at the Pentagon.

  • Contracting members honor 9/11 victims

    Sep 13, 2013

    Members of the 412th Contracting Support Brigade and Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Sam Houston took part in the first San Antonio 110 9/11 Memorial Climb to the top of the Tower of the Americas Sept. 11 in San Antonio.

  • ACC NewsBlast - Sept. 12, 2013

    Sep 12, 2013

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

  • Spotlight On...Staff Sgt. Francisco J. Hernandez

    Sep 12, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Francisco J. Hernandez is an acquisition, logistics and technology contracting noncommissioned officer assigned to the 410th Contracting Support Brigade, Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • Reservists bolster USASAC workforce

    Sep 11, 2013

    The USASAC workforce was bolstered recently with the arrival of a team of reservists from the Army Reserve Sustainment Command for their two-week annual training. The seven-member team, led by Lt. Col. Ken Tavares, is part of Army Material Command's Army Reserve Element, based out of Huntsville, Ala.

  • Prompt action averts formal complaint

    Sep 10, 2013

    The timely support for a Mission and Installation Contracting Command customer by a Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., contracting officer in response to a complaint over fairness in competition has potentially saved substantial man-hours in administrative processing.

  • New training facility key to contracting mission

    Sep 9, 2013

    Members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command and guests celebrated the opening of a new training facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 9 at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.

  • ACC NewsBlast - Sept. 5, 2013

    Sep 5, 2013

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

  • Johnson assumes ACC-RI lead, executive director appointed SES rank

    Sep 5, 2013

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- The Army contracting center here is getting a new leader.

  • Contracting NCO enjoys 'opportunity to excel'

    Sep 5, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Jenna N. McGinnis is a 51C acquisition, logistics and technology contracting noncommissioned officer assigned to the 719th Contingency Contracting Team, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., where she was recently recognized as the Air Force Test Center as well as the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center-Operations Location Eglin Contracting Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter (April -- June 2013).

  • US soldiers partner with Croatian Army to form IR13 Mayor's Cell

    Sep 3, 2013

    Members of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 16th Sustainment Brigade partnered with soldiers from U.S. Army Europe, the 409th Contracting Support Brigade and the Croatian Army to form the Operation Immediate Response 13 Mayor's Cell at Petar Zrinski Barracks Aug. 19-31.

  • Workload, pace drive deployed contract specialist

    Sep 3, 2013

    The demanding pace of contract operations in a deployed setting is testing the mettle of a Mission and Installation Contracting Command contract specialist from Fort Carson, Colo.

  • Mission, Installation Contracting Command saves Army more than $750 million

    Aug 29, 2013

    Officials at the Mission and Installation Contracting Command have surpassed a goal of saving the Army $750 million in acquisitions more than two months ahead of schedule.

  • Classes help Contracting Officers' Representatives better understand role in managing compliance

    Aug 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Contracting Officer's Representatives play a critical role in overseeing the government's money, support and services. Ensuring that contracts are managed properly takes dedicated individuals knowledgeable in the administrative requirements of monitoring contracts.

  • ACC increases capability, activates contracting battalion

    Aug 28, 2013

    Army Contracting Command added more capability to its contracting arsenal with the activation of the 926th Contingency Contracting Battalion.

  • Contracting office springs into action

    Aug 27, 2013

    When a water pipe burst and destroyed an area of the Installation Management Command Fort Riley, Kansas, garrison headquarters Aug. 19, Soldiers and civilians turned to members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command contracting office for help.

  • USAASC announces July MOS 51C reclassification board results

    Aug 23, 2013

    A total of 36 candidates were selected for reclassification as a result of the 51C Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) reclassification board held July 30-31, 2013 at Fort Belvoir, Va. The final board for the fiscal year was convened by the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) and administered by the 51C Proponent Office. The primary mission for 51C NCOs is to deploy as contingency contracting officers and serve as members of the early entry module contingency contracting team. When not deployed, selected NCOs will serve as contingency contracting officers in support of a headquarters, principal assistant responsible for contracting, contracting support brigades, contingency contracting battalions, and/or installation contracting offices for training and mission support.

  • MICC members share love of adventure

    Aug 23, 2013

    A sense of adventure by two members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command brought them together Aug. 16-18 to scale Wheeler Peak, New Mexico's highest mountain at an elevation of 13,167 feet.

  • ACC NewsBlast - Aug. 22, 2013

    Aug 22, 2013

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

  • ACC headquarters to host dining out, celebrate 5th anniversary

    Aug 22, 2013

    Army Contracting Command will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a formal dining out at the Summit on Redstone Arsenal, Ala., Oct. 2.

  • ACC-NCR employee ends job search, discovers Alabama sunshine

    Aug 22, 2013

    All it took for Amy Mariano to accept her position at the Army Contracting Command headquarters was a few long drives and support from her husband.

  • ACC/ECC headquarters' move like giant puzzle

    Aug 22, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Moving the Army Contracting Command and Expeditionary Contracting Command headquarters staffs to their new temporary home is like putting together a giant puzzle, according to relocation planners.

  • Small business IT contract saves millions

    Aug 22, 2013

    A triage-like approach to executing a contract for information technology support services at the San Antonio Military Medical Center is meeting the customer's critical needs while reducing costs by almost a third.

  • ACC Small Business Workshop Aug. 29

    Aug 20, 2013

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command's Office of Small Business Program will hold a workshop Aug. 29 at the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Spotlight on...Staff Sgt. Arter E. Sweatman

    Aug 13, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Arter E. Sweatman reclassified from preventive medicine into the acquisition, logistics and technology career field and reported to the Army Contracting Command -- Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., in May 2013 as a contract specialist. Since his arrival at ACC-APG, he's been promoted to staff sergeant and assigned to the Tenant/Garrison Division.

  • Everyone responsible for property accountability

    Aug 13, 2013

    The threat of smaller budgets looming for the Army underpins the significance of Soldiers and civilians entrusted with government property to maintain accountability.

  • Community sewers provide cool relief to Soldiers

    Aug 8, 2013

    Carol Wolf and her fellow members of the Southern Tennessee Valley Chapter of the American Sewing Guild want to help Soldiers in the field keep things cool.

  • ACC NewsBlast - Aug. 8, 2013

    Aug 8, 2013

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

  • CID warns of social networking, dating site scams

    Jul 30, 2013

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, continues to warn the greater Army community and the American public, to be vigilant of internet scams and impersonation fraud, especially within popular social networking and dating websites.

  • 26-day trek across Spain fulfills dream

    Jul 30, 2013

    A Fort Carson, Colo., contracting specialist fulfilled a desire to complete the 800-kilometer Camino de Santiago pilgrimage across Spain.

  • Logistics: First ones in, last ones out

    Jul 30, 2013

    When most soldiers were off enjoying their Fourth of July at home with their family and friends, the logistical team for Tiger Balm, a bilateral exercise with U.S. and Singapore Armed Forces, spent their Independence Day on a plane bound for Singapore.

  • ACC NewsBlast - July 25, 2013

    Jul 25, 2013

    Biweekly news wrap up from around the world of Army Contracting.

  • Spotlight on...Sgt. 1st Class Shannon K. Booker

    Jul 25, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Shannon K. Booker is a 51C acquisition, logistics and technology contracting noncommissioned officer assigned to the 864th Contingency Contracting Team with the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • ACC, ECC headquarters moving to new temporary facilities

    Jul 25, 2013

    Soldiers and civilians at the Army Contracting Command and Expeditionary Contracting Command headquarters are moving from their relocatable buildings on Redstone Arsenal, Ala., to temporary facilities at 106 Wynn Drive in Huntsville, Ala., as they await the completion of their permanent facilities.

  • Valuable information provided at small business meeting

    Jul 25, 2013

    The ACC Office of Small Business Programs conducted its quarterly workshop July 16 where small businesses gain knowledge about government programs.

  • ACC-NCR closure by the numbers

    Jul 25, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--When Jack Cunnane spoke about the actions required to close the Army Contracting Command-National Capital Region contracting center, he said "there are 1,001 details, but we are managing every aspect of the drawdown and are on track to successfully meet the Army's July 20 closure date."

  • Joint contracting exercise planning continues

    Jul 18, 2013

    Members representing the Defense Department, Army and Air Force gathered at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, this week to develop scenarios in preparation for the Operational Contracting Support Joint Exercise.

  • ACC-NCR cases colors

    Jul 12, 2013

    The Army Contracting Command-National Capital Region contracting center here cased its colors July 11, signifying its inactivation.

  • ACC-NCR cases colors

    Jul 12, 2013

    The Army Contracting Command-National Capital Region contracting center here cased its colors July 11, signifying its inactivation.

  • SSCF graduation ceremony at the Detroit Arsenal

    Jul 11, 2013

  • ACC NewsBlast - July 11, 2013

    Jul 11, 2013

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

  • Army couple aids victim of motorcycle accident

    Jul 11, 2013

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany- During a leisurely motorcycle ride through the Bavarian Alps, Sgts. 1st Class Cathleen Stadler-Frazier and Robert Frazier never expected their military training would be a crucial part of their weekend.

  • Spotlight on...Staff Sgt. Jeanmarie Alexis

    Jul 11, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Jeanmarie Alexis is the chaplain assistant for the Expeditionary Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • Contracting brigade stands up at Fort Hood

    Jul 10, 2013

    Officials from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command activated the 418th Contracting Support Brigade during a ceremony, July 10, 2013, at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Center for Army Acquisition Lessons Learned

    Jul 9, 2013

    The Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity (AMSAA) initiated the Center for Army Acquisition Lessons Learned (CAALL) in response to a 2010 Army Acquisition Review recommendation that the Army should develop a single database that captures "appropriate programs, issues, trends, solutions and successes in acquisition programs."

  • Change to Army Post-9/11 GI Bill transfer policy takes effect Aug. 1

    Jul 8, 2013

    Beginning Aug. 1, 2013, every Soldier who elects to transfer their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to a family member will incur an additional four years in the Army, without regard to their time in service.

  • Tool proves valuable in tracking, resolving UACs

    Jul 8, 2013

    A database tool for tracking and managing unauthorized commitments throughout the command has led to a significant decrease in unresolved commitments in its first year of use.

  • Former ACC chief of staff selected for star

    Jul 3, 2013

    Col. Jeffrey A. Gabbert, Army Contracting Command's former chief of staff has been nominated for appointment to brigadier general.

  • Army announces ACC senior leadership changes

    Jul 3, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Two of Army Contracting Command's senior leaders have been selected for reassignment, the Army announced June 28.

  • ACC NewsBlast - July 3, 2013

    Jul 3, 2013

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

  • Warrant officer attributes successful career, strong values to military influence

    Jul 3, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- "The military has been awesome for me," says Chief Warrant Officer 3 Anna Marie Gray of her 17-year career.

  • Students experience military training, lessons in leadership

    Jun 27, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers with the 413th Contracting Support Brigade here teamed with the U.S. Army Recruiting Command to lead and mentor 50 high school student recruits through the installation Leadership Reaction Course May 29.

  • Spotlight on...Staff Sgt. Diana McInnis

    Jun 27, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Diana McInnis is a contracting noncommissioned officer with the 409th Contracting Support Brigade's 622nd Contingency Contracting Team assigned to the Grafenwoehr Regional Contracting Office. There, she buys commodities and services to support the units within and around Grafenwoehr, Germany.

  • ACC NewsBlast - June 26, 2013

    Jun 26, 2013

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

  • Hendrix hobby is a proven classic

    Jun 25, 2013

    Styling down the street in a sleek two-door, red car-truck combination is a regular occurrence for Ann Hendrix. The 1978 Ford Ranchero GT was fully restored by Hendrix as a classic show car.

  • 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.

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