FORT BRAGG, North Carolina (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.Leaders from the18th Airborne Corps resource management office reached out to Eddy Savory, a MICC-Fort Bragg contracting specialist, to give an information brief to their contracting officer representatives about changes in contracting process and policies.Savory said the briefing was more of an active discussion than a briefing, as the audience was actively participating in the briefing."The timeline and contracting thresholds in dollar amounts proved most beneficial," said Maj. Karma Miller a COR from the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command at Fort Knox, Kentucky. "The information provided valuable contacts at Fort Bragg during my transition here.""I am very thankful. The information was on-target and met my needs," said Staff Sgt. Renne Bennett from the 44th Medical Brigade at Fort Bragg and a COR.Topics discussed included the contracting process, common issues, procurement actions, lead times and unauthorized commitments."Everything really boils down to three things -- money, time and resources -- but you must do your market research in order to find the best value for the government and develop an acquisition strategy," Savory explained. "When the discussion switched to 'lead times,' this topic generated the most discussion. The guidelines are only that: guidelines. The sooner you know something the better it is to inform the contracting officer. It does not do anyone any good by sitting on information. We are a team."Headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, the MICC is responsible for providing contracting support for the warfighter at Army commands, installations and activities located throughout the continental United States and Puerto Rico. In fiscal 2014, the command executed more than 37,000 contract actions worth more than $5.6 billion across the Army. The command also managed more than 633,000 Government Purchase Card Program transactions in fiscal 2014 valued at an additional $783 million.