• Contracting Soldiers support Army's largest exercise in 25 years
      Wed, 19 Feb 2020 00:00:00 EST
      Mission and Installation Contracting Command Soldiers are helping lay the acquisition groundwork to ensure essential services and supplies are in place as the Army prepares for its largest European exercise in 25 years.
    • MICC members receive ACC awards for contract administration work
      Fri, 14 Feb 2020 00:00:00 EST
      The Army Contracting Command commanding general recognized a Mission and Installation Contracting Command civilian and a team for their efforts in the field of contract administration.
    • Army budget request eyes $2B boost for modernization
      Thu, 13 Feb 2020 00:00:00 EST
      The Army proposes to add over $2 billion to its modernization efforts next fiscal year that will help continue to develop hypersonic missiles, future aircraft and combat vehicles.
    • MICC teams key in IMCOM contract reform initiative
      Thu, 13 Feb 2020 00:00:00 EST
      Mission and Installation Contracting Command contracting professionals are playing a key role in an initiative to allow garrison commanders greater visibility over contract expenditures and support agreements.
    • Contracting Symposium brings Soldiers together to serve the Warfighter
      Tue, 04 Feb 2020 00:00:00 EST
      Soldiers from the 408th Contracting Support Brigade hosted a Contracting Symposium at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, bringing contracting professionals from throughout the Army to meet with senior leaders and share thoughts on how best to support the warfighter on the front.
    • Contracting outreach seeks to expand small business pool
      Mon, 27 Jan 2020 00:00:00 EST
      In an effort to expand outreach efforts to small businesses, officials from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command continue to conduct advanced planning briefings to industry at multiple locations throughout the nation.
    • Minimize your risk of ACFT injury by training smart
      Mon, 27 Jan 2020 00:00:00 EST
      Is the new Army Combat Fitness Test stressing you out? There are all of these new exercises--dead lifts, power throws, hand release push-ups, sprint-drag-carry, and the leg tuck. How do you build the needed core fitness strength? Is it possible to train for the ACFT without hurting yourself?
    • MICC employee recognized for volunteer efforts
      Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:00:00 EST
      The Mission and Installation Contracting Command audit compliance officer from Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, was named volunteer of the year for 2019 by DreamWeek during a ceremony Jan. 17 in San Antonio.
    • Personnel function proves immeasurable for contract support
      Thu, 23 Jan 2020 00:00:00 EST
      When Soldiers think about the unit personnel section, very often it conjures up images of leave forms, awards and NCO evaluation reports. It is; however, much more than that.
    • Materiel enterprise recognizes employees of the quarter
      Fri, 17 Jan 2020 00:00:00 EST
      REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Eight Army Materiel Command employees were recognized for excellence in the workplace as recipients of the Third Quarter, Fiscal year 2019 Top Employee of the Quarter award.
    • Allies and Partners Key to Strategic Readiness
      Thu, 16 Jan 2020 00:00:00 EST
      Multinational exercises, such as Pacific Pathways and DEFENDER-Europe 20, allow logisticians to train side-by-side with our allies and develop the essential tasks necessary for joint security, staging, reception, and onward movement operations.
    • Expeditionary Muscle Memory
      Thu, 16 Jan 2020 00:00:00 EST
      DEFENDER-Europe 20 is an opportunity to test our ability to project combat power to meet the objectives of our National Defense Strategy.
    • Leadership perspective: People, mission partner synchronization focus of 2020
      Thu, 16 Jan 2020 00:00:00 EST
      Army leaders rely on our acquisition support to support Soldiers and their families and sustain the Army. I applaud your relentless pursuit to forge strategic alliances with all our mission partners to further operationalize that endeavor.
    • Commander's readiness and resilient councils launch effectiveness survey
      Tue, 14 Jan 2020 00:00:00 EST
      The Commander's Readiness and Resilient Council Effectiveness Survey is being administered from Jan. 1 through March 31. The purpose of the survey is to document Army-wide CR2C member perceptions and provide actionable recommendations for CR2C process improvement at the Army command, Army service component command, direct reporting unit, and Army installation levels.
    • Army Housing Summit set to forge path forward in housing reinvestment
      Fri, 10 Jan 2020 00:00:00 EST
      Nearly a year after assuming responsibility for all Army housing, Army Materiel Command will host a comprehensive review of the sweeping reforms and improvements made across the enterprise to ensure Soldiers and families have access to high quality on-post housing.
    • AMC workplace benefits from survey feedback from employees
      Fri, 10 Jan 2020 00:00:00 EST
      REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- As the Army's largest civilian organization, Army Materiel Command is leading the way in implementing initiatives to address the findings of the most recent Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. With high numbers of employee participation in the survey, AMC has a significant amount of data to support initiatives that will have a positive impact on AMC and productivity levels, said Max Wyche, deputy chief of staff for Human Resources (G-1). "We really appreciate employees taking the time to do the survey," Wyche said. "It's one of the tools we have as a leadership team to get direct feedback from the workforce and to drive plans toward improving the workplace."
    • The power of the purchase
      Mon, 06 Jan 2020 00:00:00 EST
      Leveraging the disciplined buying power of the Army enterprise in lieu of fractured or decentralized one-off solutions offers a smarter, more creative approach to delivering strategic readiness and results in higher-value outcomes for Soldiers and more resources for Army priorities such as infrastructure, barracks and support services.
    • New Cornerstone OTA boosts XM1128 development and the industrial base
      Fri, 03 Jan 2020 00:00:00 EST
      Using the relatively new Cornerstone Other-Transaction Authority (OTA) provided the Project Manager for Combat Ammunition Systems (PM CAS) with two big gains: development of the vital XM1128 artillery projectile moved more quickly, and the industrial base received a welcome boost.
    • Soldiers manage vendor pool in unique contingency environment
      Fri, 03 Jan 2020 00:00:00 EST
      As the face of the U.S. government for companies in the contingency environment, contracting professionals place an emphasis on building host nation relationships with vendors. Establishing and maintaining vendor relationships is crucial to customer service, cost efficiency, quality and market development.