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New year brings new leaders, focus on future success
Nov 25, 2015
You welcomed me as your new commanding general just 24 months ago, and we have had a very successful two years.
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.
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.
Contracting professionals experience procurement first-hand
Nov 12, 2015
Soldiers and civilians from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command--Fort Benning contracting office participated in test driving medical utility vehicles recently, which they procured for the Warrior Training Center at Fort Benning.
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.
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.
2016 voting season kicks off Army-wide push for registration
Nov 2, 2015
Wednesday will be the Army-wide kick-off to the 2016 voting season for Soldiers and their Families throughout the United States and around the world.
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.
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.
Small business still big business at AMC
Oct 15, 2015
WASHINGTON -- Between transportation, supply and maintenance, great prospects exist for small businesses, Army Materiel Command's top leader told attendees at an Army-hosted Small Business Seminar, Oct. 14.
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.
Intern Program Shows Pathway To Federal Opportunities
Oct 7, 2015
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- For a handful of young employees across the Aviation and Missile Command the summer and early fall of 2015 will be remembered for what it offered in the way of employment and employee experiences.
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.
ACC commander lauds effort by MICC
Oct 2, 2015
The command's mission, vision and priorities were among the topics discussed by the commanding general for the Army Contracting Command during an operational command assessment here Oct. 1 and 2.
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.
Contracting Soldiers conduct first vendor day at Camp Taji
Sep 29, 2015
As the theater of operations matures in Iraq for U.S. and coalition forces on the ground, many basic life support requirements are being met by Iraqi vendors.
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.
New professional development guidelines out for contracting NCOs
Sep 23, 2015
New professional development guidelines for noncommissioned officers (NCOs) who specialize in Army contracting are outlined in the revised version of the U.S. Army Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Guide, released earlier this month.
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.
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.
Army names MICC command sergeant major
Sep 8, 2015
Army officials announced Sept. 2 the next command sergeant major for the Mission and Installation Contracting Command.
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.
418th CSB returns home from Operation Freedom's Sentinel
Sep 2, 2015
Family, friends and co-workers came together Sept. 1 to welcome home Soldiers from the 418th Contracting Support Brigade at the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport following their six-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel.
MICC small business outreach
Aug 26, 2015
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.
Leadership perspective: State of the Command
Aug 13, 2015
As we go into the final quarter of this fiscal year, it's good to look at what we've accomplished and where we are going as a command.
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.
What Soldiers should know about the Qualitative Management Program
Aug 11, 2015
The following article provides an overview of the QMP process, explains why the Army has such a program, to whom it applies and to whom not, and provides a few tips on how to respond to notifications.
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.
Bats in buildings: Do not handle
Aug 7, 2015
Fort Huachuca, Arizona - With summer's arrival, more bats are present at night in Arizona due to the end of hibernation and birth of offspring during May through July.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SDDC provides claims info for damaged, delayed personal property shipments
Jun 25, 2015
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois, (June 24, 2015) -- Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Personal Property directorate sent an advisory today to all Personal Property Shipping Offices and Department of Defense Household Goods Approved Transportation Service Providers containing important information about the claims process for damaged or delayed personal property and personally owned vehicle shipments.
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.
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.
MICC contracting battalion deploys
Jun 17, 2015
The 900th Contracting Battalion from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, arrived June 16 in Southwest Asia to support Operation Inherent Resolve.
Spotlight on … Fred Moore
Jun 16, 2015
Fred Moore is a quality assurance specialist at the Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Gordon contracting office in Georgia.
The Changing Nature of Contracting in Afghanistan
Jun 12, 2015
A traditional military change of command ceremony at the U.S. Central Command Joint Theater Support Contracting Command headquarters at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, was much more than it seemed. It was a harbinger of much greater change to come for contracting support in Afghanistan.
Army observing National Safety Month in June
Jun 10, 2015
The Army is once again observing National Safety Month during June, and this year leaders and safety professionals will have an opportunity to benefit from a recent partnership with the National Safety Council.
Army recognizes MICC small business efforts
Jun 3, 2015
Army officials recently recognized the Mission and Installation Contraction Command for its outreach and support efforts with the presentation of the Secretary of the Army Award for Small Business Utilization for 2014.
Planning underway for OCSJX-16
Jun 3, 2015
More than 25 representatives from across the DOD, Department of State, Transportation Command and joint staff met here May 26-29 for a concept development event and training objectives workshop in preparation for the Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2016.
902nd CBN members welcome new commander
Jun 2, 2015
Soldiers and Civilians from the 902nd Contracting Battalion welcomed their new commander to the unit during a change of command ceremony May 19 here at Watkins Field.
ACC Names 2015 Best Warrior
Jun 1, 2015
Sgt. 1st Class Enes Memic has been named the U.S. Army Contracting Command's Best Warrior for 2015. Memec and five other Soldiers participated in a series of competitive events here, May 29-30.
Fort Drum contracting professional selected to postgraduate program
May 29, 2015
A contract specialist from Fort Drum, New York, has been selected for an opportunity to obtain a graduate degree through the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.
MICC Soldiers vying to become ACC best warrior
May 28, 2015
Two Soldiers from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command are among the nine NCOs vying to become the Army Contracting Command Best Warrior during competition May 28 and 29 at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.
Spotlight on … Pete Hunter
May 28, 2015
Pete Hunter is an assistant director for small business programs at the Mission and Installation Contracting Command headquarters at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He was recently named MICC Headquarters Civilian Employee of the Month for April.
MICC-Fort Bragg contracting professional supports airborne unit
May 26, 2015
A Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Bragg contracting specialist briefed more than 30 service members and civilians May 19 about contracting processes and policies during training at Fort Bragg.
MICC Fort Knox director retires
May 20, 2015
After spending the majority of her 37 years of civil service at one location, a leader in the acquisition workforce retires this week at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
918th CBN welcomes new commander
May 19, 2015
Lt. Col. Thomas G. McFall assumed command of the 918th Contracting Battalion during a ceremony at the Special Events Center May 12, 2015.
Fort Campbell contracting staffs host small business symposium
May 18, 2015
The 922nd Contracting Battalion and Mission Installation Contracting Command-Fort Campbell staff at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, hosted a small business symposium April 21 at the Fort Campbell Sportsman's Lodge.
Spotlight on … Jim Walker
May 11, 2015
Jim Walker is a contracting officer with the Mission Enterprise Division at Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He recently supported the U.S. Army Reserve Command Enterprise Data Center and Information Technology support section in obtaining $3 million of additional support to cover an increased workload resulting from newly established IT security requirements and infrastructure needs.
SOCOM recognizes MICC Soldier with annual award
May 8, 2015
A Mission and Installation Contracting Command Soldier from Fort Carson, Colorado, has been named the U.S. Special Operations Command Outstanding Contingency Contracting Officer for 2014.
Tips for new contracting officers
May 4, 2015
Contractors play a significant role in Army operations. This article provides operational contracting officers with guidance for managing contracting duties.
Contracting battalion uncases colors after 21-days monitoring
May 1, 2015
After completing 21 days of monitoring and the return from their deployment to West Africa, Soldiers from the 922nd Contracting Battalion uncased their unit colors during a ceremony April 21 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
Army Acquisition Corps Recognized
Apr 30, 2015
Senior Acquisition Corps leaders recognized the expertise and commitment of uniformed and civilian acquisition and contracting professionals dedicated to delivering capability to Soldiers during the 2014 Army Acquisition and Contracting Awards Ceremony on 28 April in Huntsville, Ala.
Army to observe Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
Apr 23, 2015
The Army will continue its annual observance of national Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month this May, giving leaders and Soldiers an extended opportunity to prepare for the riding season ahead.
Spotlight on … CHEERS
Apr 10, 2015
Troy Foster leads the Colleagues Helping Each other Engage in Responsive Solutions committee at the command's headquarters. The committee provides an avenue to share thoughts and concerns as well as promote ideas on how members at the headquarters can improve morale and camaraderie in the command, which contributes to the physical, social, mental and emotional well-being of members.
Transition programs help veterans find civil service work
Apr 10, 2015
Leaving military service and job hunting can be overwhelming to some, but there are two transition programs that help veterans to ease into a civilian career.
Not just contracting: JREC represents commander, operator in full-circle OCS
Apr 9, 2015
Truly successful Operational Contract Support is not just about contracting; its real power lies in the second and third-order effects of decisions made during all phases of operations.
Small business contract awards to ramp up
Apr 8, 2015
The third and fourth quarters of the government fiscal year stand to be a boon for American small businesses as officials from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command anticipate awarding approximately $1.7 billion in acquisitions.
MICC 2025 underpins contracting relevance
Apr 7, 2015
To remain relevant to the nation and our Army, the Mission and Installation Contracting Command must continuously strive to be the most efficient and effective command the Army can afford. To that end, we must align our mission with the Army Materiel Command vision for 2025 and beyond while being fully prepared to meet future.
Spotlight on … Lucy Vessels
Apr 7, 2015
Lucy Vessels is a branch chief and acting division chief for the contracts division at Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Knox, Kentucky. She recently took extra steps to identify relevant characteristics for previously brand-name only software and pushed for increased competition with contract actions under Computer Hardware Enterprise Software and Solutions, or CHESS. CHESS is the Army's designated primary source for commercial information technology that provides a no-fee, flexible procurement strategy through which an Army user may procure commercial, off-the-shelf IT hardware, software and services via an e-commerce based process.
Contracting offices integrate workload
Apr 6, 2015
Contracting members at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, continue to move this week into a renovated building as part of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command 2025 initiative that combines contracting workloads to provide more effective and efficient customer support.
Fort Drum team member lifts a heavy load in Afghanistan
Apr 3, 2015
A Soldier from the 605th Contingency Contracting Team at Fort Drum, New York, became the newest member of the 500-pound club March 21 here at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.
Fort Lee contracting office provides acquisition forecast
Apr 1, 2015
The Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Lee contracting office staff at Fort Lee, Virginia, conducted its second acquisition forecast event March 17 at the Fort Lee Playhouse.
OCSJX-15 Enters Next Phase at Schofield Barracks
Mar 26, 2015
The second portion of Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2015 began at Schofield Barracks, HI, as the scenario execution phase of the first portion of the exercise began at Fort Bliss, Texas. The first portion of OCSJX-15 replicates actions taken in support of, phase 0, deterrence activities. At the end of the execution phase at Fort Bliss, the exercise then transitions to the second portion here, with the establishment of the Joint Theater Support Contracting Command.
Fort Bragg units partner for industry day
Mar 24, 2015
The Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Bragg contracting office and the U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization here hosted their first partnered industry day March 11 in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
AMC commanding general visits Fort Sam Houston
Mar 20, 2015
An Army in transition and the potential impact of sequestration were among the key topics discussed by the commanding general of the Army Materiel Command during a visit here March 11 and 12.
Contracting battalion completes deployment in Liberia
Mar 19, 2015
Soldiers from the 922nd Contingency Contracting Battalion cased their unit colors during a ceremony March 17 at the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia, in preparation to return to Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
FM capability enhanced in OCSJX-15
Mar 18, 2015
For the first time, members of the Financial Management career field are fully integrated in the Operational Contract Support exercise. Two FM members are incorporated into each of the 12 Regional Contracting Cells, with centralized disbursing agents overseeing four RCCs apiece. "It is absolutely critical that w train side-by-side with our FM partners," said U.S. Army Col. Paul Pardew, division chief for OCS on the Joint Staff. "They are critical to how Operational Contracting Support is planned, executed and synchronized with combatant command operations and desired effects."
Fort Irwin hosts acquisition forecast
Mar 16, 2015
The Mission and Installation Contracting Command staff at Fort Irwin, California, conducted its second acquisition forecast event recently at the Historic Harvey House in Barstow, California.
Planning, execution and management of OCS critical to military operations
Mar 16, 2015
More than $30 billion was lost from contract waste and fraud during military contingencies in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2001 to 2011, according to a congressionally chartered Commission on Wartime Contracting report from 2011. The Commission concluded that the loss could have been avoided through proper oversight and management of contracted support. This has led to new Operational Contract Support doctrine.