By Daniel P. Elkins, Mission and Installation Contracting Command Public Affairs OfficeOctober 24, 2012
FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Leaders from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command are meeting with field directors and their deputies from throughout the command here Oct. 22-24 to conduct roundtable discussions on realignment and a strategic planning workshop.
Topics of discussion included the command's efforts over the last few months to realign the headquarters to best support the field, and the transition timeline for aligning field directorate and contracting offices to provide the best support to MICC customers.
Incorporated in the decision making are the procurement authorities and roles and responsibilities for the planned four field directorates to be located at MICC-Fort Eustis, Va.; MICC-Fort Bragg, N.C.; MICC-Fort Hood, Texas; and MICC-Fort Knox, Ky.
Command leaders from the field were also briefed by the MICC headquarters' new strategic and contract operations directorates. Among the briefings were updates on acquisitions policies, tools available to help guide the contract management review process, and use of the Army Contracting Command Virtual Contracting Enterprise.
Additionally, leaders discussed the integration of uniformed members with the contracting offices, improvements with the unauthorized commitment process, and workload and data integrity. A daylong workshop on strategic planning concluded the week.
The MICC is responsible for providing contracting support for the warfighter across Army commands, installations and activities located throughout the continental United States and Puerto Rico. In fiscal 2012, the command executed more than 58,000 contract actions worth more than $6.3 billion across the Army, including more than $2.6 billion to small businesses.