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  • Fort Bragg acquisition forecast attracts over 225

    Feb 24, 2015

    More than 225 business owners from throughout the southeastern United States turned out during a recent biannual acquisition forecast open house to learn about contract opportunities installation officials here expect to solicit in the coming months.

  • Transformation demands our loyalty to remain aligned with our Army profession

    Feb 23, 2015

    Similar to any corporation or industry, transforming our Army demands a business approach to ensure we can continue to achieve our mission and support our No. 1 customer -- the brave men and women serving on the front lines.

  • MICC first to implement warrant testing program

    Feb 13, 2015

    Mission and Installation Contracting Command officials are implementing a new warrant testing program for contracting officers possessing or seeking the warrant authority to award and administer contracts valued at more than $6.5 million.

  • Training remains key element for Soldiers

    Feb 10, 2015

    Soldiers from the 619th Contingency Contracting Team who recently deployed in support of the U.S. Central Command are finding that the need for continued training and mentorship remains just as valuable in a forward location.

  • Fort Bragg CCT supports emergency exercise

    Feb 10, 2015

    Members of the 900th Contingency Contracting Battalion at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, aligned with the 82nd Airborne Division to provide direct contracting support Jan. 26-30 during the Emergency Deployment Rehearsal Exercise training at Fort Stewart, Georgia.

  • Contract opportunities attract small businesses to Fort Stewart

    Feb 5, 2015

    Officials from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Fort Stewart, Georgia, hosted their second business outreach event Jan. 29 for 32 small business contractors.

  • 904th Contingency Contracting Battalion to support Operation Freedom's Sentinel

    Feb 4, 2015

    The deployment of the 904th Contingency Contracting Battalion to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel in February is the first for the unit since its move to Fort Knox, Kentucky, in June 2011.

  • 418th Contracting Support Brigade cases its colors

    Feb 3, 2015

    Members with the 418th Contracting Support Brigade cased their colors Jan. 30 at the III Corps Headquarters before an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • MICC director attributes success to diversity, mentorship

    Feb 2, 2015

    February marks Black History Month, a period during which members across the DOD and nation honor the contributions made by African-Americans. Those who led the Civil Rights Movement two generations ago and called for the march on Washington and historic passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act cleared the way for unprecedented opportunities across America and a diverse workforce helping lead the Army today.

  • Contracting transition offers career progression

    Jan 30, 2015

    A Mission and Installation Contracting Command purchasing agent seeking continued career progression anticipates finding it in a transition of her career series.

  • Army Contracting Command Turns to Continual Process Improvement

    Jan 29, 2015

    Army Contracting Command is turning to Continual Process Improvement to improve its contracting processes and better meet its mission requirements.

  • MICC civilian's research brings local police history to life

    Jan 26, 2015

    A Mission and Installation Contracting Command information technology specialist's interest in an old news story about a riot at the front gate involving Soldiers and policemen sparked interest in learning the local police department's history.

  • ACC launches IT virtual service center

    Jan 26, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Army Contracting Command has a new, one-stop virtual service center for all information technology services provided by the command's chief information officer.

  • Accidents down in first quarter 2015

    Jan 23, 2015

    Accidental Soldier fatalities were down 8 percent at the close of the first quarter of fiscal 2015, continuing the downward trend that culminated in the Army's safest year on record during 2014.

  • Contracting architect to retire after 35 years of service

    Jan 22, 2015

    A Mission and Installation Contracting Command member who played an instrumental role helping shape Army contracting to what it is today is retiring from federal service after more than 35 years of service.

  • MICC Communicator changes format, frequency

    Jan 16, 2015

    The January 2015 issue of The MICC Communicator featuring a new interactive design is now available to download and viewable online.

  • The MICC is a great place to work

    Jan 15, 2015

    Happy New Year! I'm so proud of all we've accomplished as a team in 2014. The MICC has made tremendous strides toward improving every facet of what we do -- from deploying many of our members forward and fielding the Contracting Tactical Operations Center application across the command to strengthening personal and professional accountability, and adopting metrics to measure our performance.

  • Over 100 attend Fort Carson business outreach

    Jan 15, 2015

    More than 100 small-business representatives throughout the Rocky Mountain Region had an opportunity to learn about forecasted contracting requirements at Fort Carson, Colorado, during the second annual Acquisition Forecast Open House Jan. 13.

  • Contract specialist's research saves customer thousands

    Jan 13, 2015

    The research by a contract specialist with the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Fort Drum, New York, led to the discovery of a more cost effective means to purchase liquid runway deicer that directly impacts the potential to increase competition and save money.

  • MICC small business outreach

    Jan 12, 2015

  • Command injects $191 million into small business during 1st quarter

    Jan 9, 2015

    More than $191 million in contracts were awarded to small businesses throughout the nation during the first quarter of this fiscal year by contracting officials with the Mission and Installation Contracting Command.

  • MICC offices team for industry outreach

    Jan 2, 2015

    Officials from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Fort Benning, Georgia, hosted a three-part business outreach event Dec. 17 for 99 large and small business representatives.

  • West Point contracting director wraps up federal career

    Dec 23, 2014

    The Mission and Installation Contracting Command director of contracting at West Point, New York, is retiring from federal service after more than 32 years.

  • Group developing career path for NCOs

    Dec 19, 2014

    A group of acquisition professionals gathered to define the role of NCOs in contracting Dec. 16-18 at the Mission and Installation Contracting Command Acquisition Training Facility at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • MICC small business assistant directors to retire

    Dec 16, 2014

    The MICC is saying farewell this month to two small business assistant directors at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • MICC representative recognized for environmental efforts

    Dec 12, 2014

    A Mission and Installation Contracting Command contracting officer's representative was recognized for his efforts in meeting the goals of President Barack Obama's Executive Order 13514 on Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance recently.

  • Human capital strategy needed to ensure future readiness

    Dec 11, 2014

    Incorporating objectives and metrics, Army Contracting Command officials are addressing organizational workforce requirements for the future.

  • Small business specialist helps customer in need

    Dec 8, 2014

    One of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command objectives is to support the American economy by awarding as many contracts as possible to small businesses. In that effort, MICC members across the nation work to ensure the maximum opportunity for Army contracts are given to small businesses.

  • Advertising industry day draws large, small business competitors

    Dec 5, 2014

    Advertising and marketing professionals representing six large and 10 small businesses participated in a Mission and Installation Contracting Command industry day here Dec. 3 to learn more about one of the Army's largest acquisitions for services.

  • Contracting leader gives insight into leadership

    Dec 3, 2014

    The deputy assistant secretary of the Army for procurement spoke to senior contracting professionals during the November Mission and Installation Contracting Command Acquisition Leadership Conference in San Antonio.

  • MICC leader swears in new recruits at Spurs game

    Nov 26, 2014

    The commanding general of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command swore in 60 future Soldiers during pregame activities at a San Antonio Spurs basketball game Nov. 8 in San Antonio.

  • Leader commends MICC's operational role

    Nov 25, 2014

    The current operational role of contingency contracting Soldiers was the subject of a briefing provided by Mission and Installation Contracting Command officials to the deputy commanding general for the Army Materiel Command during a Nov. 21 visit here.

  • Contracting leaders address acquisition topics

    Nov 18, 2014

    Leaders from throughout the command took part in the Mission and Installation Contracting Command Acquisition Leadership Conference Nov. 4-6 in San Antonio to discuss key issues impacting the workforce and hear from Army acquisition leaders.

  • ACC creates liaison position to ASA(AL&T)

    Nov 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command has announced the creation of a liaison position to the Office of the Deputy for Acquisition and Systems Management, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology.

  • Veterans Day speaker shares life experiences and lessons

    Nov 13, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala.- For one Expeditionary Contracting Command Soldier, participation in a program that honored, recognized and thanked those who have faithfully served in the military created an opportunity to teach local students the importance of service to the nation.

  • Army seeks sources for advertising contract, to hold industry day

    Nov 13, 2014

    Contracting officials here are seeking responses to a sources sought synopsis for evaluation of capabilities by advertising and marketing agencies to provide a full range of advertising services for the Army and are conducting an industry day forum Dec. 3, 2014, in San Antonio.

  • Command program aims to educate and assist

    Nov 12, 2014

    Ensuring the command climate is one of respect and dignity is one method in reducing and eliminating all forms of sexual assaults and harassment, according to Army Contracting Command officials.

  • ACC Celebrates its Veteran Workforce

    Nov 12, 2014

    Did you know 1 of every 3 ACC employees is a Veteran? Here are a few of the men and women who work in the U.S. Army Contracting Command and have/are serving our Nation.

  • MICC builds relationship with local school

    Nov 7, 2014

    The Mission and Installation Contracting Command leadership met with Lamar Elementary School administrators Oct. 31 to promote their relationship with the school under the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Adopt-a-School Program.

  • Finance Soldiers leave impression at Fort Bliss

    Nov 7, 2014

    The second wave of financial management Soldiers who arrived at Fort Bliss, Texas, in April are wrapping up their developmental assignment tour this month but not without having made a significant impact in the closeout of more than 1,300 contracts.

  • Army Contracting Command Soldier provides support in West Africa

    Nov 6, 2014

    Army Contracting Command Soldiers are on the ground in West Africa assisting in the fight to eradicate the deadly Ebola virus.

  • 7 ACC employees graduate from the Defense Civilian Emerging Leader Program

    Nov 6, 2014

    Seven Army Contracting Command employees recently completed the eight-month Defense Civilian Emerging Leader Program.

  • CSM Daniel A. Dailey selected to be next Sergeant Major of the Army

    Nov 3, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno announced today that Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey will become the 15th sergeant major of the Army January 30, 2015.

  • Fort Carson contracting leader retires

    Nov 3, 2014

    Members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command and 918th Contingency Contracting Battalion said farewell to their deputy director Oct. 31 during a retirement ceremony recognizing his more than 36 years of federal service.

  • Puig visits the 918th Contingency Contracting Battalion

    Oct 30, 2014

    The Army Contracting Command's top enlisted leader visited members of the 918th Contingency Contracting Battalion, Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Carson, Colorado, Oct. 29.

  • ACC leader visits MICC-Fort Carson

    Oct 30, 2014

    The top enlisted leader for the Army Contracting Command met with members of the 918th Contingency Contracting Battalion and Mission and Installation Contracting Command during a visit to Fort Carson, Colorado, Oct. 29.

  • Fort Drum team supports Mountain Peak

    Oct 28, 2014

    Members of the 605th Contingency Contracting Team at Fort Drum, New York, aligned with the 10th Mountain Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team recently to provide direct contracting support during the annual Mountain Peak exercise.

  • Spotlight on … Marty Orgeron

    Oct 24, 2014

  • Acquisition leader spends day with MICC

    Oct 23, 2014

    The principal deputy assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology spent Oct. 21 with contracting officials at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • The MICC Communicator

    Oct 22, 2014

    The October 2014 issue of The MICC Communicator is now available to download and viewable online.

  • Unauthorized commitments violate federal law

    Oct 20, 2014

    A rise in Army personnel entering into agreements on behalf of the government without the authority to do so is causing significant administrative burdens and costs to the service, according to Fort Campbell contracting officials.

  • MICC hosts disability employment awareness event

    Oct 16, 2014

    More than 100 members of the San Antonio community attended a National Disability Employment Awareness Month recognizing the contributions of Americans with disabilities to the military community.

  • Ledger closed on ACC fiscal year activities

    Oct 15, 2014

    For many, September 30 was just another day. For those in Army budget offices worldwide, it was the end of the year and a very long day.

  • MICC battalion deploying to Africa

    Oct 9, 2014

    Members of the 922nd Contingency Contracting Battalion at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, are preparing to depart in the coming weeks in support of the government's response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

  • President recognizes 25 years of Army acquisition excellence

    Oct 8, 2014

    Oct. 13, 2014, marks 25 years since then-Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Carl E. Vuono approved the creation of the Army Acquisition Corps, a specially trained, dedicated group of military and civilian acquisition leaders who develop, field and sustain the critical systems and services that enable our Soldiers to fight and win our nation's wars.

  • Contract specialist celebrates 50 years of service

    Oct 7, 2014

    A Mission and Installation Contracting Command contracting specialist is celebrating a milestone that only a relative few in the government reach.

  • MICC executes $5.6 billion in fiscal 2014 contracts

    Oct 3, 2014

    Contracting professionals from throughout the Mission and Installation Contracting Command worked until the final hours of Sept. 30 to bring fiscal 2014 to a close having executed approximately 37,000 contract actions valued at almost $5.6 billion in support of Army commands, installations and activities across the DOD.

  • Two ACC command sergeants major make nominative list

    Oct 2, 2014

    Two command sergeants major from the Army Contracting Command have been selected to compete for future nominative positions.

  • MICC NCO overcomes cancer to serve others

    Sep 30, 2014

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Oct. 1, 2014) --A Mission and Installation Contracting Command Soldier's life spiraled out of control when doctors diagnosed him with cancer.

  • Fort Carson maintains operational contract support readiness

    Sep 23, 2014

    Contract administration efforts by contracting members at Fort Carson, Colorado, are leading the 418th Contracting Support Brigade with the fewest number of overaged contracts and one of the lowest totals across the Mission and Installation Contracting Command.

  • Fort Drum finds success in fielding contracting application

    Sep 18, 2014

    FORT DRUM, New York (Sept. 18, 2014) -- Contracting members at Fort Drum, New York, are achieving favorable results following the implementation of improved business practices with the Contracting Tactical Operations Center database application.

  • ACC placing renewed emphasis on employee mentoring

    Sep 17, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Army Contracting Command is placing renewed emphasis on mentoring employees, the commanding general announced

  • NCMA names procurement analyst a top professional

    Sep 17, 2014

    A procurement analyst at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston was named one of the winners of the National Contract Management Association Top Professionals Under-40 in Contract Management Award.

  • Spotlight on … Staff Sgt. Seung Choi

    Sep 16, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Seung Choi is a contract specialist for the 720th Contingency Contracting Team at Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Knox, Kentucky.

  • 412th CSB members honor 9/11 victims

    Sep 15, 2014

    Members of the 412th Contracting Support Brigade at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, took part in the 2nd Annual San Antonio 9/11 Memorial Climb at the Alamodome.

  • Fort Drum contracting office exceeds HUBZone goal

    Sep 12, 2014

    The Fort Drum Contracting Office awarded a $4.4 million contract to a historically underutilized business zone 8(a) tribal firm in less than 30 days to exceed the office's HUBZone goal for the year.

  • Deployment of contracting team is first for ACC

    Sep 12, 2014

    The arrival of the 614th Contingency Contracting Team in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in August signals the first deployment of a contracting team in support of combat operations for the Army Contracting Command since integrating uniformed members at contracting offices across the country.

  • Army Contracting Command announces its annual award winners

    Sep 11, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The U.S. Army Contracting Command recognizeded 27 individuals and eight teams for excellence in fiscal year 2013.

  • Simulation offers realistic training for contracting Soldiers

    Sep 9, 2014

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Sept. 9, 2014) -- Soldiers from the 412th Contracting Support Brigade took part in an exercise Sept. 4 designed to enhance squad and team tactics with the use of some of the most advanced training gear at the Mission Training Complex here.

  • ECC commander promoted to Brigadier General

    Sep 3, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In front of family and distinguished guests, Col. Michael D. Hoskin, Expeditionary Contracting Command commander, was promoted to the rank of brigadier general during a Sept. 2 ceremony here.

  • Spotlight on … Jennifer Glover

    Sep 3, 2014

    Jennifer Glover is a procurement analyst for the 918th Contingency Contracting Battalion at Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Carson, Colorado.

  • Fort Lee contracting Soldier earns national recognition

    Sep 3, 2014

    A Fort Lee, Virginia, contracting Solider is receiving the 2014 National Latina Style Distinguished Service Award during the 11th National Latina Symposium Sept. 10 in Washington, District of Columbia.

  • Contracting NCOs set pace for certification

    Aug 28, 2014

    Two Soldiers attached to the Mission and Installation Contracting Command are among those exemplifying the Army profession through their acquisition certification efforts.

  • Draft request for proposal released for Army Contract Writing System

    Aug 27, 2014

    The Army Contracting Command-Rock Island, Illionis, released the draft Request for Proposal for the Army Contracting Writing Systems Solution and is looking for your comments.

  • TACOM recognizes emergency contract support

    Aug 21, 2014

    A contract specialist at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, is being praised for her responsive actions in handling an emergency requirement to repair a vessel that was supporting the Balikatan 2014 exercise.

  • ACC prepares for high-visibility mission in Middle East, Africa

    Aug 20, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Army Contracting Command is preparing to take on what one official calls the command's most visible mission to date.

  • Eight selected for promotion

    Aug 12, 2014

    Eight Army Contracting Command master sergeants have been selected for promotion to sergeant major.

  • MICC welcomes new chief of staff

    Aug 11, 2014

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Aug. 11, 2014) -- Members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command here welcomed its new chief of staff today.

  • New battalions expand command's contracting capability

    Aug 8, 2014

    The 925th and 922nd Contingency Contracting Battalions became the newest Mission and Installation Contracting Command units during activation ceremonies Aug. 6 and Aug. 8 at Fort Drum, New York, and Fort Campbell, Kentucky, respectively.

  • Officials fielding CTOC across command

    Aug 5, 2014

    An acquisition database application developed at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, to better manage contracting operations and enhance customer support and contract management is being fielded across the Mission and Installation Contracting Command.

  • Spotlight on … Cicely Simmons

    Aug 1, 2014

    Cicely Simmons is a procurement analyst responsible for providing oversight and assistance to six field offices assigned to the 412th Contracting Support Brigade at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • Military customs and traditions inspire unit cohesion

    Jul 31, 2014

    The U.S. military's basic training creates America's warriors from citizens. Issued uniforms begin the transformation from individual to team-member. During training, these new warriors learn to march, shoot, work as a team, and receive the basic knowledge of their branch. They also begin learning something else; something more powerful than their weapons.

  • Deployable Cadre Program seeking more volunteers

    Jul 31, 2014

    As the Army Contracting Command's expeditionary mission increases, the ACC Deputy Chief of Staff, Human Capital G-1, says the need for deployable civilians is increasing.

  • MICC to improve customer-focused contract support

    Jul 30, 2014

    The Mission and Installation Contracting Command officials are in the final phases of realigning some of its resources from contracting offices across the country and Puerto Rico to the 412th Contracting Support Brigade here to improve contract oversight and command support functions to the U.S. Army Reserve Command and office of the chief of the Army Reserve.

  • MICC command team addresses questions in latest 'Perspectives'

    Jul 30, 2014

    In the July 2014 broadcast of "MICC Perspectives," officials from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command address a variety of topics related to providing operational contract support to the warfighter.

  • Roundtable builds cohesion with MICC small business program

    Jul 30, 2014

    More than 20 Army small business specialists from throughout the country participated in a roundtable forum July 29-31 at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to synchronize the service's contracting efforts in support of American small businesses.

  • Army, GM, Raytheon partner on advanced training initiative for transitioning Soldiers

    Jul 29, 2014

    ARLINGTON, VA, (July 29, 2014) --The U.S. Army, General Motors and Raytheon Company, today announced they are teaming up to provide eligible transitioning Army soldiers with skills to become service technicians at GM dealerships after they return to civilian life. The Shifting Gears: Automotive Technician Training Program, a multi-year partnership between the two companies and the Army, will begin in August at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. The initiative demonstrates a strong commitment to helping veterans succeed by connecting them with education and career opportunities outside of the military service. Shifting Gears will be part of the Army's Soldier for Life support program, which helps soldiers reintegrate into their communities after leaving the Army.

  • MICC professionals earn quality certification

    Jul 28, 2014

    Five acquisition professionals from throughout the Mission and Installation Contracting Command completed the requirements to be named as American Society for Quality certified quality auditors in June.

  • Spotlight on … Nicholas Tapp

    Jul 24, 2014

    Spotlight on … Nicholas Tapp

  • 419th CSB welcomes new leader

    Jul 23, 2014

    Command of the 419th Contracting Support Brigade changed hands during a July 22 ceremony at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, attended by contracting leaders, family members, distinguished guests and members of the brigade.

  • Fort Hood small business outreach draws positive response, feedback

    Jul 18, 2014

    An acquisition forecast open house by Mission and Installation Contracting Command officials June 17 at Fort Hood, Texas, attracted more than 125 contractor representatives.

  • Harrison Promoted to Major General

    Jul 3, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In front of family and friends, Brig. Gen. Ted Harrison, Army Contracting Command commanding general, was promoted to the rank of major general during a July 3 ceremony here.

  • ACC Senior leaders convene at Redstone Arsenal

    Jul 3, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The Army Contracting Command senior leadership convened here June 24-27 to discuss the state of the command and adjust the command's current strategic direction.

  • MICC boosts small business by half billion in 3rd quarter

    Jul 2, 2014

    More than $505 million in contracts were awarded to small businesses throughout the nation during the third quarter of this fiscal year by contracting officials with the Mission and Installation Contracting Command.

  • Fort Riley contracting director to retire

    Jul 1, 2014

    Members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command are saying farewell this week to one of their own after his almost 31 years of federal service, the last 12 of those as director of contracting at Fort Riley, Kansas.

  • Harrison selected for second star

    Jun 26, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Brig. Gen. Ted Harrison is getting promoted. The Army Contracting Command commanding general's promotion to major general received Senate confirmation June 25 as part of the Army's Fiscal Year 14 Major General, Army Competitive Category, Promotion Selection List.

  • Temblador captures ACC Best Warrior title

    Jun 26, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-The Army Contracting Command's Best Warrior competition proved to be more of a marathon than a sprint as Staff Sgt. Eliud Temblador, bested 11 others to capture the title here.

  • Fort Benning forecast open house proves success

    Jun 23, 2014

    Officials from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command conducted an acquisition forecast open house for small businesses June 18 at Fort Benning, Georgia.

  • Contracting officials find common ground for data pull

    Jun 23, 2014

    Contracting members at Fort Carson, Colorado, have found a way to streamline their data collection process and establish a common operating picture for their organization.

  • Contracting officials seek market research for Army advertising

    Jun 20, 2014

    Contracting officials here are conducting market research to gather information on capabilities and business practices to provide a full range of advertising services for the Army.

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