• Winning matters: Team MICC wins big by maximizing the value of every dollar for mission partners
    Wed, 30 Oct 2019 00:00:00 EDT
    The outstanding men and women of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command measure their success through the achievements of Army Soldiers on the range or in the class room, and the well-being of their families at home on Army installations. Team MICC is always the supporting command, and our wins come with mission success for our supported partners.
  • Ready Army Civilian tool enables better-equipped employees
    Mon, 28 Oct 2019 00:00:00 EDT
    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Mission focused, technically competent, accountable, trained, resilient - the words jumped off the auditorium screen as the Army Materiel Command's top civilian leader described for employees how supervisors define Ready Army Civilians. Following a year of development, Lisha Adams, AMC's executive deputy to the commanding general, introduced employees at an Oct. 24 town hall to a development tool that will be used during supervisor and employee discussions to pinpoint areas of professional and personal improvement.
  • PEO Soldier team wins 2019 Packard Award
    Fri, 25 Oct 2019 00:00:00 EDT
    The Sub Compact Weapon Team, part of the Program Executive Office (PEO) for Soldier, has received the David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award for its work to use an other-transaction authority (OTA) to deliver a new subcompact weapon system in 12 months.
  • Torres takes over as ASC command sergeant major, Ulloth heads to Texas
    Thu, 24 Oct 2019 00:00:00 EDT
    Change of Responsibility Ceremony - US Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island Arsenal
  • Partnerships build Army readiness in Multi-Domain Operations
    Wed, 23 Oct 2019 00:00:00 EDT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- From community leaders and industry providing essential support and services, to the Soldiers and families who deliver military strength, the commander of the Army Materiel Command said partnerships shared with American citizens are essential to the Army's impact on the battlefield.
  • Contracting leaders build cohesive teams across Southwest Asia
    Fri, 11 Oct 2019 00:00:00 EDT
    Army leaders have an obligation to build cohesive teams that are highly trained, disciplined, fit and can win on any battlefield. To meet that obligation, the Regional Contracting Command-Operation Inherent Resolve leadership met with contracting personnel deployed across their area of responsibility to support Southwest Asia.
  • Contracted renovation improves Soldier opportunities
    Thu, 03 Oct 2019 00:00:00 EDT
    Personnel from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Hood contracting office and the Fort Hood Directorate of Public Works met recently for the final inspection of the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers headquarters prior to its Oct. 25 opening at Fort Hood, Texas.
  • Army Sustainment Command preps to help ensure smooth transition to LOGCAP V
    Thu, 03 Oct 2019 00:00:00 EDT
    While the LOGCAP V contract award to several companies remains under protest in the Court of Federal Claims, plans are underway for a third transition planning summit with key stakeholders from the requiring activities, industry, U.S. Army Contracting Command, and the U.S. Army Sustainment Command to finalize the transition schedule and plan for commencement of operations under the new LOGCAP V contract.
  • Fort Drum recognizes contracting officer representatives' support
    Wed, 02 Oct 2019 00:00:00 EDT
    More than 55 contracting officer representatives were recognized by the 925th Contracting Battalion and Mission and Installation Contracting Command as part of its second annual appreciation day recently at Fort Drum, New York.
  • CECOM Empowering Strategic Support Area Readiness: Supply Availability and Equipment Readiness
    Wed, 02 Oct 2019 00:00:00 EDT
    CECOM has pursued new tools and strategies to achieve 100% supply availability. In fiscal year 2017, supply availability was 77%, but it rose to 84% the next year and 90% at the end of fiscal year 2019.
  • MICC contracts underpin Army readiness efforts
    Tue, 01 Oct 2019 00:00:00 EDT
    Contracting professionals from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command executed contract actions in support of Army commands, installations and activities across the country through the final hours of Sept. 30 culminating a government fiscal year committed to optimizing mission partner readiness.
  • Redstone welcomes support for growth from community leaders
    Tue, 01 Oct 2019 00:00:00 EDT
    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Community partnerships and a diverse mission set make Redstone Arsenal a worldwide leader in terms of science and technology, logistics, space operations, missile defense and homeland security, the Arsenal's senior commander told a group of local leaders Sept. 27. "Redstone Arsenal is one of the most influential, one of the most important Army installations. It's a national treasure with its importance based on its mission sets and their effects," said Redstone senior commander Lt. Gen. Ed Daly.
  • Contracting team supports worldwide force movement exercise
    Mon, 30 Sep 2019 00:00:00 EDT
    Members of the 900th Contracting Battalion played a critical role Sept. 10-19 in validating the ability to deploy forces worldwide in support of the U.S. Army Forces Command Joint Readiness Exercise 2019.
  • Leader perspective: MICC better postured to sustain Army
    Thu, 26 Sep 2019 00:00:00 EDT
    Since assuming responsibility of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command in August 2017, I've witnessed this command grow to become better postured to operationalize contracting. We truly understand that it's not about the number of contracts or dollar amounts that are being executed but the output of those efforts in delivering capabilities for our Soldiers on the ground.
  • Army lays keel for new watercraft
    Mon, 23 Sep 2019 00:00:00 EDT
    A keel-laying ceremony took place Monday for the first of a new class of Army watercraft, the Maneuver Support Vessel (Light).
  • Field ordering officers procure timely special ops requirements
    Mon, 23 Sep 2019 00:00:00 EDT
    A growing reliance on contracted good and services combined with the government's need to meet urgent mission requirements during contingency or joint operations often present challenges in the sometimes drawn-out acquisition process.
  • Accountability, output highlight focus of AMC CG's visit to ACC
    Tue, 17 Sep 2019 00:00:00 EDT
    During a quarterly update to the Army Materiel Command, the Army Contracting Command discussed workload capacity and analysis, accountability, and contracting output in relation to readiness.
  • Hutchison reflects on past, shares advice for future
    Mon, 16 Sep 2019 00:00:00 EDT
    A group of approximately 75 Army Contracting Command-Rock Island supervisors, interns and recent hires gathered in Heritage Hall to hear a presentation by Michael Hutchison, deputy to the commander, Army Sustainment Command, Sep. 10.
  • Summit focuses on workforce development, civilian career management
    Fri, 13 Sep 2019 00:00:00 EDT
    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Readiness is not a destination; it is a journey. For the Army Civilian Corps, Career Program Managers are critical enablers of that journey. That was the message of Army Materiel Command's leaders, and Total Force Training and Division presenters during a CPM Summit, Sept. 10-12. Hosted by AMC Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel Max Wyche, the summit brought together about 40 civilian leaders from its 10 major subordinate commands, representing nearly all of the command's 31 Career Programs. Attendees learned about changes within the Army Civilian Development Program, shared best practices and discussed what it means to be a Ready Army Civilian.
  • TACOM prepares to equip Army units for new fitness test
    Tue, 10 Sep 2019 00:00:00 EDT
    The U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command's Soldier Product Support Integration Directorate out of Natick, Mass. is ready to start fielding the equipment for the new Army Combat Fitness Test.
  • 410th CSB returns home from deployment
    Thu, 05 Sep 2019 00:00:00 EDT
    Leaders from the 410th Contracting Support Brigade uncased their organization colors during a ceremony Sept. 5 at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, signaling the end of their nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.
  • 414th CSB Hosts Europe and Africa Contracting Coordination Board
    Thu, 05 Sep 2019 00:00:00 EDT
    Senior leaders from contracting organizations supporting U.S. Europe Command and U.S. Africa Command, and Operational Contract Support (OCS) planners from the Geographic Combatant Commands (GCC) and Joint Staff came together to discuss contracting issues, strategic sourcing, and OCS across the region during the Europe and Africa Contracting Coordination Board (EACCB). More than 60 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and civilians met in order to share information, coordinate acquisition strategies, and alleviate duplicative efforts to fulfill similar contracting support requirements through theater-strategic sourcing during this three-day event, hosted by the 414th Contracting Support Brigade in Vicenza, Italy from July 23-25.
  • Are You Prepared: September is National Preparedness Month
    Tue, 03 Sep 2019 00:00:00 EDT
    While in the Boy Scouts at a young age, I remember our scoutmaster telling us to always be prepared. "For what," I would ask. "For anything," he'd respond.
  • Developmental opportunities benefit MICC, finance Soldiers
    Thu, 29 Aug 2019 00:00:00 EDT
    Soldiers in the finance management military occupational specialty are continuing to help fill a critical capabilities gap while at the same time gaining valuable developmental skills training at select Mission and Installation Contracting Command offices.
  • New leaders arrive across MICC
    Wed, 28 Aug 2019 00:00:00 EDT
    A handful of contracting offices and battalions throughout the Mission and Installation Contracting Command welcomed new leaders as directors accepted positions and the summer military assignment rotation comes to an end.
  • Army committed to developing capable civilian workforce
    Tue, 27 Aug 2019 00:00:00 EDT
    When employers talk about providing opportunities for workforce professional growth, the response from their employees is often: "Show me the commitment." Investing in its workforce is exactly what the Army has done. Professional growth and career development are high on the priority list for Army civilians, with a host of training opportunities coordinated through the Army's Career Programs and including the Civilian Education System, and the Enterprise Talent Management and Senior Enterprise Talent Management training programs.
  • Building safe command climate combats sexual assault in workplace
    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 00:00:00 EDT
    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- From a professional perspective, Gen. Gus Perna, commander of the Army Materiel Command, knows confident and happy employees who work in a safe environment where they are treated with dignity and respect are more dedicated to their jobs and more committed to the mission. From an Army perspective, Perna is convinced a safe working environment builds unit cohesiveness, contributes to high morale and fosters trust -- all essential to readiness. But, from a personal perspective, the four-star general, whose has nieces and granddaughters, said a workplace free of harassment, assault, intimidation, bullying and other negative behaviors is essential to the wellbeing of the Army's families.
  • Team Building for ACC-APG Gives Back
    Fri, 23 Aug 2019 00:00:00 EDT
    Members of the Army Contracting Command -- Aberdeen Proving Ground shared some comradery while supporting a local food bank on Aug. 13. Nearly 15 members of one of the center's divisions (Division C, Branch 2) met at Harford County's Community Action Food Bank/Food Pantry to support community members in need.
  • Career programs help to train, develop Army Civilians throughout professional lifecycle
    Tue, 20 Aug 2019 00:00:00 EDT
    Career Programs provide the formal structure necessary to oversee the individual and collective training and development needs of a diverse, global workforce of nearly 330,000 Army Civilians serving in more than 540 career fields. (Editor's note: This is the second in a four-part series on the Army Civilian workforce.)
  • 419th CSB welcomes new enlisted leader
    Tue, 20 Aug 2019 00:00:00 EDT
    Members of the 419th Contracting Support Brigade welcomed their new command sergeant major during a change-of-responsibility ceremony July 26 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
  • Contracting team provides operational support to joint forces
    Wed, 14 Aug 2019 00:00:00 EDT
    Members of the 902nd Contracting Battalion from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, are providing operational contract support from June 6 to Aug. 15 to U.S. Indo-Pacific Command forces training as part of the Talisman Sabre/Hamel 19 exercises in Australia.
  • 418th CSB cases its colors for deployment
    Tue, 13 Aug 2019 00:00:00 EDT
    Leaders from the 418th Contracting Support Brigade cased their organizational colors during a ceremony Aug. 12 at Fort Hood, Texas, in preparation for deployment to Afghanistan in the coming weeks.
  • Civilian creed defines purpose of Army workforce
    Tue, 13 Aug 2019 00:00:00 EDT
    Following in the path of former leaders, Gen. James McConville re-emphasized the strength and value of the Army's civilian workforce when he was sworn in as the Army's 40th chief of staff Aug. 9. McConville understands the importance of taking care of every person in the Army, telling the Army News Service that "People are the Army. They are our greatest strength, our most important weapon system."
  • Leader perspective: MICC sets standard for Army contracting
    Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:00:00 EDT
    It's an honor to serve as your commanding general. The Mission and Installation Contracting Command delivers readiness for our nation, our Army and our Soldiers every day. Your professional excellence, strategic thinking and creativity have improved operational and institutional Army outcomes.

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