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  • Fourteen honored with acquisition awards

    Dec 2, 2015

    The Hon. Heidi Shyu, the Army acquisition executive (AAE) and the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, recognized more than a dozen groups and individuals from the acquisition community yesterday, as she announced the winners of the 2015 AAE Excellence in Leadership Awards.

  • ACC contracting officers capture Army awards

    Dec 1, 2015

    Army Contracting Command contracting officers earned 11 individual and team honors in the Fiscal Year 2015 Secretary of the Army Awards for Excellence in Contracting, according to the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Procurement).

  • Getting out of the box: New prep course offers insight for Army acquisition leaders

    Nov 25, 2015

    Last week, 29 current and future managers from across the Army acquisition workforce attended the second Army Acquisition Leader Preparation Course (AALPC) in Arlington, Virginia. The course is designed to generate thought and discussion about a host of challenges that future acquisition leaders will likely face when they get into their new jobs, and learn from accomplished leaders and seasoned practitioners who have faced similar challenges.

  • Contracting officers volunteer in Honduras

    Nov 25, 2015

    Contracting officers assigned from U.S. Army Contracting Command support Army and Joint operations around the world. One of those missions is an enduring mission to provide contracting support at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras. Besides providing operational contracting support to their customers, they feel it is important to be visible and contribute to the various community outreach programs supported by the JTF-B command and facilitated by the JTF-B chaplain's office.

  • Academia Day Highlights Opportunities

    Nov 23, 2015

    The Army Contracting Command took part in an Army Materiel Command Academia Day, held recently at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, where representatives from local colleges and universities received information on employment opportunities for students.

  • Army aviation executive shares milestones, goals

    Nov 21, 2015

    Getting to the finish line starts with a contract award. That was the message from the program executive officer for aviation that resonated with the audience and was echoed by many of the other speakers and panel members during the annual Army Aviation Association of America Aircraft Survivability Equipment Symposium and Aviation Product Symposium in Huntsville, Ala.

  • Town hall highlights CFC participation, procurement review results

    Nov 20, 2015

    The Combined Federal Campaign and results from a 2014 Procurement Management Review were the highlights from a Nov. 17 town hall, hosted by Melanie Johnson, executive director, Army Contracting Command-Rock Island.

  • SES duo meets with future leaders

    Nov 19, 2015

    Two members of the Senior Executive Service met with a group of 29 Soldiers and civilians enrolled in a nine-month long leadership course, here, Nov. 17.

  • 925th Contracting Battalion uncases its colors

    Nov 18, 2015

    Soldiers and civilians from the 925th Contracting Battalion and Regional Contracting Center-Capital uncased their colors during a ceremony Nov. 11 at the New Kabul Compound Conference Center here.

  • Contract specialists earn professional development opportunity

    Nov 18, 2015

    Two contract specialists from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command were recently selected for the Defense Civilian Emerging Leader Program.

  • ASC welcomes 2 new Logistic Readiness Centers to its command

    Nov 16, 2015

    Three years' worth of planning culminated at the beginning of fiscal 2016 as the U.S. Army Sustainment Command welcomed two new Logistics Readiness Centers to its fold.

  • Army sets record low for accidental loss in 2015

    Nov 16, 2015

    The Army achieved its sixth consecutive year of declines in accidental fatalities and reached a historic milestone during the recently closed fiscal year, data from the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center show.

  • ACC-RI employee's family defines military service

    Nov 10, 2015

    When reflecting upon her family's military roots that go back to the 18th century, she is filled with pride for her family's service during the past 200-plus years.

  • ACC-RI, ASC connect with industry partners

    Nov 10, 2015

    The Army Contracting Command-Rock Island and U.S. Army Sustainment Command held an Industry Week at the Radisson in Davenport, Iowa, Oct. 27-29.

  • MICC welcomes new enlisted leader

    Nov 4, 2015

    Members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command welcomed their new command sergeant major during a ceremony here Nov. 3.

  • Commitment To Soldier Readiness Needed To Move Forward

    Nov 4, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Army's best can only get better if today's Soldiers commit themselves to the top priority -- Soldier readiness -- as set out by the Army's chief of staff, Gen. Mark Milley, said one of the Army's three-star generals.

  • Faces of the Force: Staff Sgt. Adela Tacla

    Nov 3, 2015

    Looking for a way to support her family, Staff Sgt. Adela Tacla joined the Army 10 years ago and spent nine years as a unit supply specialist. When a number of friends transitioned to acquisition, she followed, and has worked as a contract specialist for the 419th Contracting Support Brigade for the past year. Now deployed, she took the time to answer some questions about her work before she left. "Faces of the Force" is an online series highlighting members of the Army Acquisition Workforce through the power of individual stories. Profiles are produced by the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center Communication and Support Branch, working closely with public affairs officers to feature Soldiers and Civilians currently serving in a variety of AL&T disciplines. For more information, or to nominate someone, please contact 703-805-1006.

  • 612th Contracting Team provides critical NTC support

    Oct 22, 2015

    Members of the 612th Contracting Team are providing operational contract support for National Training Center rotation 16-01 at Fort Irwin, California.

  • Customer contact

    Oct 20, 2015

    Responding to unique contracting challenges, DOD has made a major strategic change in contingency contracting administration services to support U.S. forces in Africa--from the fight against the Lord's Resistance Army and Joseph Kony to the Ebola outbreak--that makes it easier to get needed services and supplies to the customer, much more rapidly. This article was originally published in the October - December 2015 AL&T magazine

  • Fort Drum contracting battalion cases its colors

    Oct 16, 2015

    Soldiers from the 925th Contracting Battalion and Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Drum contracting office cased their colors during a ceremony Sept. 24 at the battalion's complex.

  • Strong Ties Of Trust Bind Allies Buying U.S. Weapons

    Oct 14, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Delivering U.S. aviation and missile systems to allied countries goes well beyond packing and shipping.

  • AMC provides fundamental component for Army readiness

    Oct 14, 2015

    Readiness is the Army's top priority, according to the new Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, and it is Army Materiel Command's sole focus as the provider of the critical materiel required, said the command's top leader. AMC Commanding General Gen. Dennis L. Via addressed the organization's indispensable role as the premier provider of Army and Joint readiness to more than 300 chapter presidents and members at the Association of the United States Army's Presidents Dinner Oct. 11.

  • Organic Industrial Base touted as nation's insurance policy

    Oct 13, 2015

    The Army's Organic Industrial Base took center stage at a Warrior's Corner presentation during the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 12. Jim Dwyer, Army Materiel Command principal deputy to the deputy chief of staff for Operations and Logistics, G-3/4, told an audience of industry representatives and Army leaders that the OIB, which consists of 23 geographically-dispersed depots, arsenals and ammunition plants, serves as an insurance policy for the nation.

  • Illowa Bi-State CFC Kicks Off at Rock Island Arsenal

    Oct 13, 2015

    Federal employees kicked off the 2015 Combined Federal Campaign Oct. 7, here, to jumpstart a new year of giving to local, national and international charities and make a lasting difference in people's lives in the Quad Cities and beyond.

  • MICC caps fiscal 2015 with $5.2 billion in contract awards

    Oct 7, 2015

    More than 36,000 contract actions valued at $5.2 billion were executed by Mission and Installation Contracting Command acquisition members from throughout the country in support of Soldiers and their families during fiscal 2015.

  • MICC achieves historic small business goals

    Oct 7, 2015

    For the first time the Mission and Installation Contracting Command has met all five of its small business socioeconomic goals since the command was established in 2009.

  • Planning creates rapid, flexible support to Fort Drum community

    Oct 6, 2015

    The Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Drum contracting office, 925th Contracting Battalion, U. S. Army Garrison-Fort Drum, and 10th Mountain Division played an integral role in Fort Drum's selection as the Army's Community of Excellence four out of the past five years.

  • RIA-JMTC contracting supports high-visibility programs during fiscal 2015

    Oct 6, 2015

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Colloquially known as "the factory" by employees of the Rock Island Arsenal and the surrounding Quad Cities area, the Rock Island Arsenal-Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center is frequently heralded as an integral part of the Army's organic industrial base.

  • Contracting officer is Son of the American Revolution

    Oct 2, 2015

    Have you ever wondered about your ancestry? What if you learned that your ancestors fought in the American Revolution?

  • Innovation to win in a complex world: Investing in S&T to confront the future threat

    Oct 1, 2015

    In October 2014, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command rolled out the latest Army Operating Concept (AOC), titled "Win in a Complex World." This AOC details how the Army of the future will strengthen capabilities across multiple domains as part of a joint partnership to ensure dominance against "determined, elusive, and increasingly capable enemies." This article was previously published in the October-December 2015 Army AL&T Magazine.

  • Fort Campbell forecasts requirements to small businesses

    Oct 1, 2015

    Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Campbell contracting office and 922nd Contracting Battalion officials have attended multiple events in the past few months to publicize forecasted requirements for the Fort Campbell community.

  • Expeditionary contracting support for Swift Response 2015

    Sep 30, 2015

    Contracting teams from the Kaiserslautern, Germany-based 409th Contracting Support Brigade, as well as the Fort Bragg, North Carolina-based 419th CSB were on hand to support Exercise Swift Response 15.

  • Mendoza Inducted Into Senior Executive Service

    Sep 30, 2015

    Mendoza was promoted, Sept. 3, to the Senior Executive Service in a ceremony witnessed by an auditorium full of family, friends and teammates from ACC-WRN and U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command. The ceremony was officiated by Michael Hutchison, deputy to the commanding general, Army Contracting Command

  • Army, General Motors pow wow on contracting, acquisition and supply chain best practices

    Sep 29, 2015

    Soldiers and Army civilians assigned to the Army Contracting Command -- Warren, Mich., met with their counterparts in General Motors to initiate a partnership to discover, share and leverage best practices

  • Army AL&T magazine explores innovation

    Sep 28, 2015

    This newest edition of Army AL&T explores the topics of Innovation and foreign military sales. Readers will also find a moving tribute to the Hon. Claude M. Bolton Jr., former assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, whose sudden passing in July was a blow to his many friends and former colleagues across the services.

  • Early operational contracting integration provides timely, tailored support

    Sep 25, 2015

    The recent operational contract support provided to a Fort Carson unit during a major training event also proved timely when some of its assets had become non-mission capable just days prior to another major exercise.

  • Relationship building at core of acquisition success

    Sep 18, 2015

    A Mission and Installation Contracting Command contracting officer took advantage of a recent temporary duty visit to conduct a source selection evaluation board at the Presidio of Monterey, California, to foster new customer relationships benefitting the command's MICC 2025 transformation efforts.

  • Tookes takes opportunity to reenlist

    Sep 17, 2015

    Sgt. Marcus Tookes had the opportunity - and took it - to reenlist on Sept. 17 while in Huntsville, Ala. with the Army Contracting Command.

  • ACC-APG hosts intern boot camp

    Sep 17, 2015

    Nearly 30 interns from the Army Contracting Command -- Aberdeen Proving Ground completed the four-week Army Contracting Boot Camp course here Sept. 11.

  • ACC-RI Soldier takes second in combatives tournament

    Sep 16, 2015

    An Army Contracting Command-Rock Island Soldier excelled at the Battle for the Rock Combatives Tournament, held at the Rock Island Arsenal fitness center, Sept. 12.

  • AMCOM First Sergeant Retiring In 'Awesome' Community

    Sep 16, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- It wasn't long after arriving at Redstone Arsenal that First Sgt. Joe Thomas began considering the local area as a good place to settle his family.

  • Faces of the Force: Donna Bader

    Sep 15, 2015

    Ms. Donna Bader discusses following in her family's contracting footsteps. "Faces of the Force" is an online series highlighting members of the Army Acquisition Workforce through the power of individual stories. Profiles are produced by the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center Communication and Support Branch, working closely with public affairs officers to feature Soldiers and Civilians currently serving in a variety of AL&T disciplines. For more information, or to nominate someone, please contact 703-805-1006.

  • An Army contracting officer re-enlists on Patriot Day

    Sep 14, 2015

    Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan -- An Army contracting officer re-enlisted on Patriot Day while deployed here. Sgt. 1st Class Samantha Brown, contracting officer and team leader for the Armed Security Guards Contracting Team, Regional Contracting Center-East, raised her right hand on Sept. 11. Lt. Col. Scott McKee, 904th Contracting Battalion commander and chief, RCC-East, rendered the oath of enlistment from Guard Tower 29 as Soldiers, civilians and contractors looked on.

  • Leadership perspective: End of fiscal year is our time to shine

    Sep 11, 2015

    It's September, and for all of us in the MICC it is crunch time to obligate every dollar for our customers as part of end-of-year fiscal year-end closeout. As of Sept. 1 we have obligated from 83 to 89 percent of funds for the major commands that we support. We are on track to accomplish more than 37,000 contract actions valued at about $6 billion this fiscal year.

  • Acquisition officials seeking input on draft solicitation for advertising

    Sep 11, 2015

    Contracting officials here are seeking feedback over the next two weeks on a draft solicitation for Army advertising and marketing services released Sept. 11 on the Federal Business Opportunities website.

  • MICC directorates merge to provide better field support

    Sep 10, 2015

    The merging of two directorates at the Mission and Installation Contracting Command headquarters in August marks another step in the command's posturing to sustain operations in a resource-constrained environment.

  • Deployment strengthens operational contracting skills

    Sep 3, 2015

    Operational contracting support skills honed by Soldiers from the 418th Contracting Support Brigade headquarters and its subordinate battalions and teams over the last six months in Afghanistan will serve to reinforce the Army's acquisition strategies for future operations.

  • 418th CSB uncases its colors, welcomes new commander

    Sep 3, 2015

    Soldiers from the 418th Contracting Support Brigade uncased their colors in a ceremony here Sept. 3 after their six-month deployment and then joined the rest of their organization, family and friends in welcoming a new leader in a change of command that followed.

  • MICC Soldier finishes runner-up to best warrior

    Sep 3, 2015

    A Mission and Installation Contracting Command Soldier missed the top spot by only a few points in the 2015 Army Materiel Command's Best Warrior Competition Aug. 24-28 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana.

  • ACC Soldier gets BIG award

    Sep 3, 2015

    An Army Contracting Command Soldier in Italy is one of two Army recipients of the 2015 Blacks in Government Meritorious Service Award. Lt. Col. Brenda F. Perry, director of the Regional Contracting Center-Africa, 414th Contracting Support Brigade, Vicenza, Italy, received the award Aug. 25 during a ceremony at the 37th Annual Blacks In Government National Training Institute in Orlando, Florida.

  • Protection Day Delivers Safety Education Outing

    Sep 2, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- What kind of event can bring Coast Guard boats, explosive ordnance robots, search and rescue dogs, ham radio operators, MedFlight, a climbing rock wall, drones, Huntsville Utilities live wire demonstrations and face painting together all in one place on Thursday?

  • ASC holds retirement ceremony for Hannon

    Aug 24, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Kevin O'Connell, commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, presided over a retirement ceremony for Col. John Hannon, military deputy director, U.S. Army Contracting Command-Rock Island, at the Rock Island Arsenal Golf Clubhouse, Aug. 20.

  • ACC-RI's Maj. Feist receives Meritorious Service Medal

    Aug 24, 2015

    Maj. Marian Feist, a contract specialist assigned to the Army Contracting Command-Rock Island, was presented with the Meritorious Service Medal during a ceremony here, Aug. 13. Melanie Johnson, ACC-RI executive director, presided over the ceremony, while Maj. Drenna Thompson, rear detachment officer in charge, provided remarks prior to the presentation.

  • US Army contracting team trains local institutions in Kosovo

    Aug 21, 2015

    U.S. Army Soldiers with the 1960th Contingency Contracting Team out of Huntsville Ala., and currently assigned to Area Support Team-Balkans in Kosovo, marked the completion of a five-day training series on market management and technical specifications, for approximately 20 members and officials from Ministry of Kosovo Security Force and their Land Forces Command, during a ceremony Aug. 14 in Pristina, Kosovo.

  • Undersecretary engages acquisition and contracting workforce; discusses priorities

    Aug 20, 2015

    The top acquisition executive for the Department of Defense met with several organizations and conducted a Workforce Engagement Visit on Aug. 12-13.

  • ACC welcomes new commander

    Aug 19, 2015

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command welcomed its new commander during a change of command ceremony here Aug. 19. Maj. Gen. James E. Simpson became ACC's third commander. He succeeds Maj. Gen. Theodore "Ted" C. Harrison III, who has commanded ACC since October 2013. The ceremony was hosted by Gen. Dennis Via, commanding general, Army Materiel Command.

  • Fort Bragg forecast garners attention at trade show

    Aug 19, 2015

    FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina (Aug. 19, 2015) -- Officials from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, conducted an acquisition forecast open house in conjunction with the 14th Annual North Carolina Defense and Economic Development Trade Show for 139 current and prospective federal contractors Aug. 3 in nearby Fayetteville.

  • MICC personnel provide students operational contracting insight

    Aug 14, 2015

    Three contracting professionals from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command and 922nd Contracting Battalion at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, recently provided valuable contracting information and lessons learned to 20 students attending the Army Logistics University's Operational Contract Support Course.

  • 412th CSB welcomes new command sergeant major

    Aug 13, 2015

    Members of the 412th Contracting Support Brigade welcomed their new command sergeant major during a change of responsibility ceremony Aug. 13 at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • JBLM contracting leader to retire

    Aug 12, 2015

    The director of contracting for the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, retires Aug. 17 during a ceremony honoring 36 years of federal service.

  • Army contracting supports development of Taqaddum

    Aug 10, 2015

    AL-TAQADDUM AIR BASE, Iraq -- Developing a new military site at Al-Taqaddum Air Base was a mission originally given to the U.S. Marines. And through their mission analysis, the Marines identified various services that would be required to sustain life at the remote site, which is located roughly 40 miles west of Baghdad in the Al-Anbar province.

  • Iraq regional contracting office conducts first vendor day

    Aug 10, 2015

    Soldiers at the regional contracting office in Erbil, Iraq, conducted the first in-theater vendor training day to cultivate the critical relationship between local vendors and U.S. forces in Iraq.

  • Acquisition key topic at AMC, ASA(AL&T) town hall

    Aug 6, 2015

    Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, and Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command, held a town hall for AMC and ASA (AL&T) employees personnel during a visit to the Rock Island Arsenal, July 9.

  • Unique contracting approach brings big work to small business

    Aug 6, 2015

    An Army Contracting Command-Rock Island team recently executed a unique acquisition strategy to meet a continually growing need for contractors supporting the sustainment of the Logistics Modernization Program, a computer-based system which integrates daily business processes in one accessible location.

  • Two command members earn ACC awards

    Aug 6, 2015

    Two members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command are among the 32 recognized by higher headquarters for performance excellence.

  • 'I Want To Help Soldiers So They Can Focus On Their Job'

    Aug 5, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- With his welcoming smile and can-do attitude, it's easy to see that Maj. Curt Schultheis is happy to serve as the commander of the Aviation and Missile Command's Headquarters and Headquarters Company.

  • Army Contracting Command Announces Annual Award Winners

    Aug 4, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - The U.S. Army Contracting Command has recognized 32 individuals and four teams for excellence in fiscal year 2014.

  • Simultaneous NTC exercises call for contracting teamwork

    Jul 31, 2015

    Members of the 615th Contracting Team are executing operational contracting support for two simultaneous exercises at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California.

  • Soldiers gear up for AMC Best Warrior Competition

    Jul 30, 2015

    Ten Soldiers will compete in the 2015 Army Materiel Command's Best Warrior Competition. The contest will be at Camp Atterbury, Indiana Aug. 24-28.

  • 410th CSB cases its colors for deployment

    Jul 28, 2015

    Members of the 410th Contracting Support Brigade cased their organizational colors during a ceremony July 27 here signaling the first deployment as a brigade headquarters since its activation in May 2007.

  • Fort Rucker contracting director to retire

    Jul 23, 2015

    The director for the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Fort Rucker, Alabama, is retiring July 28 after more than 30 years in the contracting and program management.

  • Army Contracting Command Announces New Commanding General

    Jul 23, 2015

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command will get a new commander next month.

  • MICC leader receives new assignment

    Jul 22, 2015

    The Mission and Installation Contracting Command's senior enlisted leader is departing the command in August following his selection for another nominative position.

  • Rock Island's 920th CBN assumes CENTCOM mission

    Jul 21, 2015

    The 920th Contracting Battalion has assumed the contingency contracting administration services mission in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility during a ceremony at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, July 9. It replaced the 926th CBN.

  • Leaders Are Best When They Connect With Employees

    Jul 20, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Time is often considered a leader's most valuable asset. There's never enough of it, someone always wants it and it is fleeting when it's most needed. So, it goes without saying that time management is essential to effective leadership. But, for one of the Aviation and Missile Command's long-time leaders, time takes on a whole different dimension when a leader uses it to move an organization and its employees forward.

  • MICC analyst's perseverance rewarded

    Jul 20, 2015

    After years of working to pay for college, a Mission and Installation Contracting Command analyst here was recently awarded a $15,000 scholarship to help pay for his education.

  • Chaplain "Grants" Civilians Marriage Enrichment Program

    Jul 20, 2015

    If you're in the Army or work for the government, you're probably familiar with the Strong Bonds program, where military personnel spend a weekend with their spouse in a group setting meeting with the chaplain about topics to grow their marriage. If you're a civilian, you might be jealous of that opportunity. But don't be. At Army Contracting Command, you can have it, too.

  • 928th Contracting Battalion welcomes new commander

    Jul 17, 2015

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany ‐ The 928th Contracting Battalion has a new commander. Lt. Col. Jerel R. Grimes, assumed command July 14 during a ceremony here. He succeeds Lt. Col. Robert C. Murray.

  • 903rd Contracting Battalion assesses capabilities with field training exercise

    Jul 17, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- The 903rd Contracting Battalion recently conducted a field training exercise to assess its contracting capabilities in a deployed environment.

  • MICC stands ready for promising new future

    Jul 13, 2015

    More than 500 days ago, Dec. 2, 2013, I accepted the colors of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command. In addressing the men and women in the formation that day, I challenged, "During this period of fiscal uncertainty, we must do our part to keep the Army strong. This will take every man and woman within our formation to be dedicated to innovative contracting solutions to ensure we maintain a highly capable Army within our budgetary constraints."

  • Army to realign brigades, cut 40,000 Soldiers, 17,000 civilians

    Jul 9, 2015

    By the end of fiscal 2018, the active Army expects to have drawn down in size from 490,000 to 450,000, said Army officials during a press conference at the Pentagon, July 9. The service will also shrink the size of several brigade combat teams and will cut 17,000 civilian employees.

  • PAC-3 missile contracting team saves millions

    Jul 8, 2015

    The Army Contracting Command-Redstone, Patriot Directorate, Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missile production team provides contracting support for the Army's PAC-3 missile program, which falls under the Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space.

  • From Concept to Delivery

    Jul 7, 2015

    A Q&A with ARCIC's Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins and Army AL&T magazine on the importance of defining requirements within Army Acquisition. This article was first published in the July - September issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • Gen. Via meets with Army civilian interns at Rock Island Arsenal

    Jul 7, 2015

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general of U.S. Army Materiel Command, met july 8 with interns from several Rock Island Arsenal commands subordinate to AMC, to advise and encourage them as they begin their journey as federal employees.

  • Reservist Leadership, Capabilities Benefited Army in Two Ways

    Jul 7, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- When it comes to the nation's "citizen Soldiers," the skills and capabilities developed during the work week in a civilian career can turn into a substantial benefit for the Army on the weekends.

  • ACC-WRN Unveils New Source Selection Office

    Jul 2, 2015

    U.S. Army Contracting Command -- Warren unveiled the newly renovated space that will house its Source Selection Support Center of Excellence in a ribbon cutting ceremony.

  • MICC contracting battalion assumes mission

    Jul 1, 2015

    Soldiers with the 900th Contracting Battalion and the 916th CBN performed a transfer of authority ceremony June 25 in Baghdad to recognize the exchange in mission responsibilities between the two battalions.

  • Small businesses benefit from combined resources

    Jul 1, 2015

    The strategic partnering with two local small business experts with more than 65 years of shared acquisition experience with diverse companies along with contracting professionals from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command offered a wealth of information for open house participants June 17 at Fort Lee, Virginia.

  • 'Required' Reading: Latest Army AL&T magazine online

    Jul 1, 2015

    The newest edition of Army AL&T magazine is all about requirements and in keeping with the theme, this "required" reading is now available online.

  • Acquisition leader recognized for Operation United Assistance work

    Jun 30, 2015

    A member of the Army's acquisition corps was recognized for his work with the Joint Force Command-United Assistance Fiscal Triad Team, during an annual conference of the American Society of Military Comptrollers May 28, 2015, in New Orleans.

  • ACC-RI NCO selected for promotion, training program

    Jun 25, 2015

    Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Butler, a contract specialist at Army Contracting Command-Rock Island, was selected for promotion to master sergeant.

  • ECC welcomes new command sergeant major

    Jun 23, 2015

    The U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command welcomed its new command sergeant major during a change of responsibility ceremony at Redstone Arsenal, AL, June 22.

  • Contract experts discuss cost, pricing techniques

    Jun 23, 2015

    Contracting professionals from across the command are meeting June 23-25 for a cost and price workshop conducted by Mission and Installation Contracting Command officials at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • Fort Belvoir contracting office welcomes new leader

    Jun 19, 2015

    The Mission and Installation Contracting Command welcomed a new leader during a June 17 ceremony at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

  • Common Engines product office changes leadership

    Jun 19, 2015

    The Program Executive Office for Aviation saw a change in leadership with its Common Engines product office, part of the Utility Helicopters Project Office, during a change of charter ceremony June 17.

  • MICC officials research ideas to increase GPC program efficiencies

    Jun 18, 2015

    A group of acquisition professionals met May 27-29 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, to discuss increasing efficiencies into the oversight and management of the Government Purchase Card program.

  • ECC commanding general addresses 409th CSB during town hall

    Jun 18, 2015

    SEMBACH, Germany -- Brig. Gen. Michael D. Hoskin, commanding general, U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command, held a town hall with the 409th Contacting Support Brigade here.

  • Experience Runs Deep At Levels For Public Affairs Professional

    Jun 17, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- With a mix of experience and opportunity, Art Forster has enjoyed a public affairs career that has taken him around the world to support both military and private industry leaders, given him plenty of challenges to test his capabilities, and left him with lots of stories of overcoming media situations and building community relationships.

  • Finding Closure

    Jun 17, 2015

    Rock Island contract closeout team returns more than $320 million to customers, capturing lessons learned from 13 years of contracting in Southwest Asia. This article was first published in the April - June 2015 issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • RIA, Quad Cities celebrate Army's 240th birthday

    Jun 17, 2015

    Rock Island Arsenal's 2015 Army Birthday Ball hosted a variety of military, civilian and community leaders at the Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf, Iowa, June 13.