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  • Joint contracting exercise kicks off

    Jan 17, 2013

    The Joint Contracting Readiness Exercise kicked off Jan. 16 here to prepare and train the next generation of acquisition professionals from all military services across the Department of Defense for potential contracting challenges associated during deployments in any contingency or hostile location.

  • USASAC town hall recognizes enterprise effort

    Jan 14, 2013

    During a town hall and employee recognition ceremoney held at USASAC's Redstone Arsenal headquarters Jan. 7, Maj. Gen. Del Turner, commanding general of USASAC, recapped USASAC's accomplishments of the past year and praised the workforce for its efforts in achieving the second highest dollar amount of Foreign Military Sales ever.

  • Army Contracting Command hosting Small Business Workshop

    Jan 14, 2013

    ACC has teamed with the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce to provide a Small Business Workshop Jan. 29.

  • ACC integrates contracting Soldiers into stateside operations

    Jan 9, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--In an effort to streamline command and control of its military contracting Soldiers, the Army Contracting Command is attaching portions of its Expeditionary Contracting Command forces to several of ACC's stateside organizations.

  • In Memoriam: Lt. Col. Alonzo McGhee

    Jan 9, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-- Army Contracting Command is mourning the loss of one of its Soldiers and friends.

  • African deployment fulfills Soldier's professional, personal needs

    Jan 9, 2013

    Maj. James Coe says living in an environment without roads, bridges, traffic laws, a sanitation system or a power grid isn't as bad as one might think.

  • JCRX-13 expected to draw more than 200 contracting professionals

    Jan 9, 2013

    Contracting professionals will begin to converge onto Fort Bliss, Texas, starting Jan. 15 to participate in what military officials are calling the premiere Department of Defense contracting readiness exercise.

  • Sticky note, the "s" word and the wisdom of a 7-year-old

    Jan 8, 2013

    Sticky note, the "s" word and the wisdom of a 7-year-old

  • Tiger Team established to identify safety standards for contracts

    Jan 2, 2013

    The Army Contracting Command's Safety Office is seeking comments and best practices from the contracting community as it moves to establish standardized contract safety processes.

  • Process in place to ensure future audit readiness

    Jan 2, 2013

    The Army Contracting Command's Deputy Chief of Staff Resource Management G8 has been designated as the lead for the command's Army audit readiness efforts and will implement command-wide standard practices to ensure successful audit readiness testing.

  • Contract preparation: A Complex, involved process

    Jan 2, 2013

    Establishing a contract is accomplished by numerous professionals with unique skills working in unison to ensure the government gets the products or services it needs.

  • Soviet turned American citizen excelling for her new homeland

    Jan 2, 2013

    Some children aspire to become athletes, astronauts, doctors or lawyers. For a young Inna Lloyd, her distant dream was to serve in the military, something women were forbidden to do in her Ukrainian homeland.

  • Disabled veterans prove to be more than just able employees

    Dec 31, 2012

    An operations and intelligence noncommissioned officer, Sgt. 1st Class Scott Barkalow, was part of a mounted patrol in Eastern Afghanistan in February 2003 when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device.

  • Faces of the Force: Newly minted engineer tracks environmental regs for JAMS

    Dec 27, 2012

    "Faces of the Force" is an online feature highlighting members of the Army Acquisition Workforce. Produced by the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center Strategic Communication Division, and working closely with public affairs officers, Soldiers and Civilians currently serving in a variety of AL&T disciplines are featured every other week.

  • Holiday Message

    Dec 26, 2012

    Holiday message from the ECC commanding general and command sergeant major.

  • ACC-RSA taking on communication culture

    Dec 20, 2012

    The Army Contracting Command-Redstone Arsenal, Ala., Operations and Services Directorate is taking on the challenge of changing the culture of communication.

  • ACC/ECC headquarters surpasses 2012 CFC goal

    Dec 20, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Rallying from a slow start, the headquarters staffs from the Army Contracting Command and the Expeditionary Contracting Command have surpassed this year's Combined Federal Campaign goal of $50,000.

  • Spotlight on...Jeanette Wittman

    Dec 20, 2012

    Retirement ends juggling military, civilian careers

  • Army Contracting senior leader forum

    Dec 20, 2012

    Senior leaders from around the Army Contracting Command gathered in Huntsville, Ala., for a Senior Leader Forum Dec. 10-13.

  • ACC Today

    Dec 20, 2012

    Army Contracting's online magazine is now online! View it in a flip version or as a .pdf

  • Holiday video greetings from Army Contracting Command

    Dec 20, 2012

    Holiday video greetings are a tradition at Army Contracting Command. Employees around the world submit their holiday wishes which are published on YouTube.

  • Spotlight on...Sgt. 1st Class Eric Mainu

    Dec 14, 2012

    Sgt. 1st Class Eric Mainu is a contracting officer assigned to the 412th Contracting Support Brigade's 638th Senior Contingency Contracting Team at Fort Riley, Kan.

  • AMC honors 19 as Louis Dellamonica Personnel of the Year winners

    Dec 13, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U. S. Army Materiel Command chooses 19 to honor with the Louis Dellamonica Award for Outstanding AMC Personnel of the Year.

  • Fiscal Triad hones skills during training exercise

    Dec 12, 2012

    Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and civilians throughout the Pacific were recently hosted on Oahu by the 413th Contracting Support Brigade for a Disaster Training Exercise Dec. 2-7.

  • ATEC shares opportunities, opens dialogue with contract partners

    Dec 11, 2012

    Senior leaders from across the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command shared opportunities for test and evaluation contracts with members of industry and small business during the ATEC segment of the Advance Planning Briefing for Industry and Small Business Forum at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Dec. 5.

  • Children spend day at MICC

    Dec 10, 2012

    Smiles, laughter and happiness could be seen and heard at the Mission and Installation Contracting Command during the unit's Bring Your Child to Work Day Nov. 20 here.

  • Strategic approach drives MICC realignment

    Dec 7, 2012

    Mission and Installation Contracting Command officials realigned six field directorate offices into four Dec. 4 in a strategic effort to bring consistency to its operations and improve contract administration and oversight.

  • MICC member earns Army award

    Dec 7, 2012

    The chief of the contracts division for the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Fort Knox, Ky., is a winner of the 2012 Secretary of the Army Award for Excellence in Contracting for her efforts to increase contract opportunities for people with significant disabilities.

  • RDECOM shares contracting opportunities at APBI

    Dec 6, 2012

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command presented contracting opportunities Dec. 5 as part of APG's first installation-wide Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry, or APBI, conference.

  • ACC realigns two contracting offices

    Dec 5, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-- Army Contracting Command has realigned two of its contracting offices that serve overseas customers.

  • Spotlight on...Sgt. Maj. Samuel McCray

    Dec 5, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. Samuel D. McCray is the U.S. Army Contracting Command's G-3 Operations Division sergeant major. Previously, he served with the 65th Medical Brigade in Yongsan, Korea.

  • Team Stryker receives 2012 Secretary of the Army Excellence in Contracting Award

    Nov 28, 2012

    Earlier this month, the Stryker Life Cycle Requirements Contracting Team received the 2012 Secretary of the Army Excellence in Contracting Team Award for outstanding Systems, Research and Development, and Logistics Support (Sustainment) Contracting.

  • ACC-Warren earns Army secretary recognition

    Nov 28, 2012

    The fiscal year 2013-2015 Stryker Life Cycle Requirements Contract Team received the 2012 Secretary of the Army Award for Excellence in Contracting.

  • Work is payback for opportunities given

    Nov 28, 2012

    For Labinot Shabani, growing up in southeastern Europe in the late 1990s meant a childhood filled with pleasant and horrific memories.

  • Anniston contracting office recognized

    Nov 28, 2012

    The Anniston Army Depot was selected as this year's Employer of the Year in the Large Business category by the Greater Calhoun County Area Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities.

  • PEO Ammunition wins prestigious Defense Department award

    Nov 20, 2012

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, NJ -- The Department of Defense has recognized the Program Executive Office (PEO) Ammunition at Picatinny Arsenal for developing a strategy to meet surging demands for ammunition while also delivering significant savings to the government.

  • PEO Ammunition captures prestigious DoD award

    Nov 20, 2012

    The Department of Defense has recognized the Program Executive Office (PEO) Ammunition at Picatinny Arsenal for developing a strategy to meet surging demands for ammunition while also delivering significant savings to the government.

  • Spotlight on...Bilal M. Shain

    Nov 20, 2012

    Bilal M. Shain is a contracting officer assigned to the Expeditionary Contracting Command's 409th Contracting Support Brigade headquartered at Kaiserslautern, Germany. He currently works at the Regional Contracting Office in Seckerheim, Germany.

  • Army to close its National Capital Region contracting center

    Nov 16, 2012

    The U.S. Army will close its National Capital Region contracting center next year, the Army announced Nov. 16, 2012.

  • SDDC AQ employee earns 'Outstanding Performer' award

    Nov 15, 2012

    Carol Sinnard, a contract specialist assigned to Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Acquisition Center, was recently named Hq. SDDC Outstanding Performer of the Quarter.

  • MICC member wins $100,000 on scratch-off

    Nov 9, 2012

    For most people, when something flashy catches their eye, it is typically a piece of jewelry or a sports car. For the deputy director at the Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Polk, La., it was a $5 scratch-off lottery ticket.

  • ACC values veterans' experience, work effort

    Nov 8, 2012

    With one out of every five of its civilian employees a U.S. military veteran, Army Contracting Command officials say they value the experience and work effort of their seasoned workforce.

  • ACC-RI garners excellence in acquisition award

    Nov 8, 2012

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Several members of Army Contracting Command-Rock Island recently garnered one of two 2012 David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Awards.

  • DASA(P) visits 409th CSB, discusses contracting growth

    Nov 8, 2012

    The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Procurement) and the commanding general of the Expeditionary Contracting Command recently visited 409th Contracting Support Brigade sites Oct. 15 -18.

  • Spotlight on...Vanessa Peeden

    Nov 8, 2012

    Vanessa K. Peeden serves with the Army Contracting Command as a protocol specialist. In addition, she serves in the U.S. Army Reserve as the first sergeant of the 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment at Gillem Enclave in Atlanta, Ga.

  • Fall Safety

    Nov 1, 2012

    U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command's Brig. Gen. Ted Harrison and Command Sgt. Maj. Angel Clark-Davis discuss the importance of safety during common fall activities.

  • Strong Bonds strengthens Soldiers, their families

    Nov 1, 2012

    A chaplain-led couples retreat is helping commanders build individual resiliency by strengthening the Army family.

  • Spotlight on...Danielle Moyer

    Nov 1, 2012

    Serving war fighters since she was 16

  • Contracting brigade supports partnership-building exercise

    Nov 1, 2012

    Members of the 409th Contracting Support Brigade participated in Jackal Stone 2012, a Special Operations Command Europe multinational Special Forces partnership-building exercise conducted in Croatia in September.

  • Army contracting, logistics discussed during 3-day gathering at RIA

    Oct 31, 2012

    Contracting and LOGCAP were the main topics during a three-day meeting that concluded Oct. 31 here in Building 103, Baylor Conference Room, as the Army makes plans for post-war Southwest Asia operations.

  • MICC-Fort Leonard Wood director to retire

    Oct 30, 2012

    When Darlene Pemberton wakes up Saturday, it will be the first day in four decades that she doesn't work for the contracting office on Fort Leonard Wood.

  • Merger creates the ACC Operations Group

    Oct 25, 2012

    The merger of the Army Contracting Command's Deputy Chief of Staff Operations G3 and the Contracting Operations directorate will provide the commanding general a single touch point for operations, integrating command operations with contracting operations, said ACC officials.

  • Soldier selected as Air Force NCO of the Quarter

    Oct 25, 2012

    Learn more about Sgt. 1st Class Byron Milam

  • Commanding general explains meaning of Gold Eagle 6

    Oct 25, 2012

    The phrase "Gold Eagle 6" doesn't draw a lot of attention in everyday conversations unless you're part of the Army Contracting Command and see it at the bottom of a note.

  • ACC-NCR contracting team garners Defense recognition

    Oct 25, 2012

    ALEXANDRIA, Va.- Representatives from the Project Manager, Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems visited the Army Contracting Command-National Capital Region Oct. 11 to recognize the steadfast and expert contracting support provided by the contracting center's staff.

  • ACC hosts stand down, joins Army's push to reduce suicides

    Oct 24, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-- Army Contracting Command and the Expeditionary Contracting Command headquarters staffs participated in a variety of events here as part of their Suicide Prevention Stand Down.

  • National Cyber Security Awareness Month

    Oct 24, 2012

    During October, the U.S. Army Contracting Command observes National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Learn more about the vital role every person has in keeping our Soldiers safe when connecting online.

  • ECC Suicide Awareness Video

    Oct 24, 2012

    Watch the video to hear more from Brig. Gen. Ted Harrison and Command Sgt. Maj. Angel Clark-Davis on this important issue.

  • MICC leaders discuss realignment, way ahead

    Oct 24, 2012

    Leaders from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command are meeting with field directors and their deputies from throughout the command here Oct. 22-24 to conduct roundtable discussions on realignment and a strategic planning workshop.

  • DOD, AbilityOne honor 8 ACC employees

    Oct 19, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Eight current and former Army Contracting Command employees have been recognized by the Department of Defense and the U.S. AbilityOne Commission for their work supporting the AbilityOne Program.

  • ACC-NCR hosts suicide prevention stand down

    Oct 19, 2012

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Personnel with the Army Contracting Command-National Capital Region contracting center here took time after a hectic fiscal year-end wrap-up to conduct a suicide prevention stand down Oct. 4.

  • ACC employee recognized with community partner award

    Oct 19, 2012

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Joan Wysoske, chief, Army Contracting Command-Rock Island's Contract Closeout Branch, was chosen as a 2012 Chicago Lighthouse Community Partner Award recipient Oct. 18.

  • Spotlight on...Staff Sgt. Bryan Tucker

    Oct 19, 2012

    A combat veteran with multiple deployments under his belt, Staff Sgt. Bryan A. Tucker currently serves as the Army Contracting Command executive driver for Maj. Gen. Camille M. Nichols, ACC commanding general, and ACC Command Sgt. Maj. John L. Murray.

  • Public speaking group empowers ACC-RI employees

    Oct 19, 2012

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. -- Communication skills are essential for successful contracting professionals and a few Army Contracting Command-Rock Island employees are actively engaged in exercising their public speaking abilities at monthly international training in communication meetings.

  • Military training realigned under G1

    Oct 19, 2012

    To reduce redundancies, the Army Contracting Command realigned its training mission from the deputy chief of staff operations G3 to the deputy chief of staff human capital G1 effective Oct. 1.

  • Activation of new unit improves emphasis on contracting oversight

    Oct 15, 2012

    On Oct. 12, the 414th Contracting Support Brigade was activated as part of the Army's continued initiatives to support every Army Service Component Command with a Contracting Support Brigade. 414th CSB Commander Col. Paul Pardew has spent the last year building his organization in order to support US Army Africa and its operations on the African continent

  • ACC employees recognized with two U.S. Army acquisition awards

    Oct 15, 2012

    Two U.S. Army Contracting Command Soldiers have been named as recipients of U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center 2012 Army Acquisition Awards.

  • Arctic Soldier supports Army, Air Force units

    Oct 12, 2012

    Sgt. 1st Class Dawn Simington currently serves as a 51C acquisition, logistics and technology contracting noncommissioned officer with the services flight of the 673rd Contracting Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

  • Soldiers: Speak up to select new Improved Physical Fitness Uniform

    Oct 8, 2012

    The Program Executive Officer Soldier is offering an online survey to ask troops to choose from the which of the six proposed redesigned uniforms -- which include 32 improvements -- they like best. The survey opened Oct. 9 and will remain online until Oct. 29.

  • ACC to host stand down as part of Army's initiative to stem suicide trend

    Oct 4, 2012

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond Odierno opened the service-wide suicide prevention stand down with senior leaders in the Pentagon, Sept. 27, by announcing that 237 Soldiers have potentially taken their lives so far this year and that the Army will step up its resilience training to combat the problem.

  • NCO meets challenge, gets inducted into Sgt. Audie Murphy Club

    Oct 4, 2012

    Despite an initial setback of being denied membership in the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club once before, Sgt. 1st Class La Chad Jefferson was more than determined the second go-round.

  • ACC Commanding General's End of Fiscal Year Video

    Oct 2, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Camille Nichols, U.S. Army Contracting Command's commanding general, completed a video highlighting the great work ACC accomplished in fiscal year 2012.

  • MICC ensures smooth transfer of logistics contract management

    Sep 28, 2012

    Mission and Installation Contracting Command officials stand ready for the Oct. 1 transfer of administrative control for directorate of logistics contract requirements from the Army's Installation Management Command to the Sustainment Command.

  • Couples' efforts are a "smoking silly" success

    Sep 26, 2012

    Grilling more than 50 pounds of beef, chicken and pork for a group of six people seems like a lot, but for the husband and wife team of Robert Vanderipe and Lex Vanegas, it's a typical event.

  • Call to action: training, mentorship key to mission success

    Sep 26, 2012

    The Army continues to address numerous challenges in an environment characterized by diminishing resources. This also holds true for Army contracting.

  • Getting a Grip on Government Property

    Sep 26, 2012

    The Army Contracting Command's Government Furnished Property Community of Practice is working diligently to develop its members as a ready resource to property managers, and contracting practitioners across the command and the Army, according to David Groell, ACC GFP CoP lead, Contracting Operations.

  • Governance process aligns IT requirements

    Sep 26, 2012

    In a command as vast and loaded with such a huge variety of information technology, the Army Contracting Command's Chief Information Office G6 has the task of corralling the various information tools to ensure they are aligned with the command's tasks and missions.

  • Improvements to the Standard Procurement System-Army in time for end of year activity

    Sep 26, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.- The fourth quarter is a busy time of year for Army contracting professionals and the challenge for many is a combination of the sheer volume of contracts, the complexity of each transactions and also accessing and using the Standard Procurement System-Army to process the transactions.

  • VECP -- Saving Money through Innovation

    Sep 26, 2012

    The Value Engineering Change Proposal program is a legacy cost saving program used in government contracting for many years and the Army Contracting Command-New Jersey and General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products haves used it to save $38 million with additional saving to follow.

  • Quality assurance intern program pushed throughout the 409th

    Sep 26, 2012

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - The 409th Contracting Support Brigade here is sponsoring a number of Expeditionary Contracting Command quality assurance specialist interns as part of a two-year program providing on-the-job experience.

  • Non-Complex Team identifies many successes

    Sep 26, 2012

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. --- Initially established as a six-person Air Force team , the Army Contracting Command-Rock Island Non-Complex Reachback Branch has grown to 18 temporary duty personnel, augmented by an additional two civilians and seven Army permanent party personnel stationed here.

  • Q & A with Maj. Gen. Camille Nichols

    Sep 26, 2012

    Questions and Answers: Maj. Gen. Camille M. Nichols, Commanding General, U.S. Army Contracting Command

  • 411th Contracting Support Brigade: Contracting support in the land of the morning calm

    Sep 26, 2012

    Providing the stability necessary to maintain a transient workforce, the 411th Contracting Support Brigade's Korean-national workforce is the cornerstone of the brigade's success, according to the unit's senior leadership.

  • Greening tour introduces contracting specialist to their customers

    Sep 26, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md.- The Army Contracting Command -- Aberdeen Proving Ground here kicked-off a series of site visits with its customer organizations, a greening tour, as a learning tool for employees.

  • Contingency contracting exercise preparations begin

    Sep 26, 2012

    For the fourth consecutive year, the Army Contracting Command will conduct the premier Department of Defense contracting readiness exercise for military and civilian personnel.

  • Raising cancer awareness one mile at a time

    Sep 26, 2012

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill.- On Sept. 23, Army Contracting Command--Rock Island procurement analyst Chris Calhoun joined thousands of other runners challenging themselves during the 2012 Quad Cities Marathon.

  • ACC-NJ activity supports the local community

    Sep 26, 2012

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J.-Army Contracting Command--New Jersey's New Associate Development Group here is teaching its interns it's more important to give than it is to receive.

  • Van Heest departs ACC

    Sep 26, 2012

    One thing was certain, Deborah Van Heest's passion to see the world could not be contained in small-town America.

  • Hutchison heading to Huntsville

    Sep 25, 2012

    Army Contracting Command-Rock Island Executive Director Michael Hutchison was recently named the deputy to Maj. Gen. Camille Nichols, ACC commanding general.

  • ACC-RI employees build leadership skills

    Sep 25, 2012

    Two Army Contracting Command-Rock Island employees graduated from the Defense Civilian Emerging Leader Program on Aug. 23 in Washington D.C.

  • Group empowers public speakers

    Sep 25, 2012

    Army Contracting Command-Rock Island employees are actively engaged in exercising their public speaking abilities at monthly International Training in Communication meetings.

  • AMC commanding general visits Army Contracting Command

    Sep 25, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command, visited the U.S. Army Contracting Command and the Expeditionary Contracting Command headquarters here Sept. 25.

  • ACC Today - Fall 2012

    Sep 21, 2012

    View the Fall edition of our award-winning magazine online.

  • Army announces greatest inventions of 2011

    Sep 19, 2012

    U.S. Army officials announced the winners of its 2011 greatest inventions competition, Sept. 19, 2012.

  • Commentary: Learning to cope when suicide hits at home

    Sep 19, 2012

    The last day of school of my freshman year in high school, I woke up to the phone ringing. It was very early and I heard my mom's voice talking to the person on the other end.

  • Spotlight on...Anita McLain

    Sep 19, 2012

    Anita McLain is a contracting officer/contract specialist with the 409th Contracting Support Brigade, Theater Contracting Center, in Kaiserslautern, Germany .

  • ACC historian predicts Zombie Apocalypse in 2013

    Sep 19, 2012

    If you're trying to survive the latest zombie apocalypse, you might want to ask the Weitzel clan for a tip or two.

  • Contracting community in sprint to year end

    Sep 17, 2012

    A team of contracting experts here are helping ensure the smooth execution of billions of dollars in acquisitions as the frenzied pace at which most contracting offices operate has hastened to an all out sprint toward the end of the government's fiscal year Sept. 30.

  • Hutchison named deputy to the ACC commanding general

    Sep 14, 2012

    "I'm pleased to announce that Mike Hutchison will become our new deputy here at Redstone Arsenal (Ala.)," stated Maj. Gen. Camille Nichols, commanding general of Army Contracting Command.

  • ASC selects EAGLE contractors

    Sep 13, 2012

    The U.S. Army Sustainment Command, through the Army Contracting Command -- Rock Island, executed the first round of basic ordering agreements (BOA) with companies to provide logistics support services through its Enhanced Army Global Logistics Enterprise (EAGLE) program. The second round of BOA releases will be made on a continuing basis between now and Oct. 15.