Author: William Scott Farrow
  • March

    Center's installation support directorate reorganizes

    The directorate provides execution of more than 30 programs encompassing the technical, engineering, contracting and program management requirements of a variety of mission areas.
  • February

    Resource Efficiency Manager conference set, openings still available for energy managers

    Huntsville Center’s REM program improves installation energy programs by identifying projects and practices to reduce energy and water costs through a contracted subject matter expert.
  • January

    Energy project provides resilience for Fort Irwin

    Huntsville Center’s Utility Energy Services Contracting developed the contract vehicle which provides for a 21-mile dedicated natural gas pipeline and a 16 MW combined heat and power plant for on-site energy generation at Fort Irwin capable of maintaining critical loads indefinitely during an electric outage.
  • Survey results addressed by leadership with action plan

    The Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, conducted throughout the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in June and July, measures employees' perceptions of whether, and to what extent, conditions characteristic of successful organizations is present.
  • December

    Human resource workshop spotlights USACE synchronization of efforts

    To meet current and future challenges in Talent Acquisition, USACE is working as an enterprise to effectively market the USACE brand and use all the tools available to attract and retain top talent.
  • October

    Small Business Industry Day draws large crowd

    The event featured a general overview of doing business with the Huntsville Center and covered major regulatory changes and upcoming acquisitions, followed by an opportunity for attendees to interact directly with program managers and contracting officials for the Center’s more than 40 programs.
  • Contract provides for fit, healthy Soldiers

    Huntsville Center originally stood up the MO&T Program to support large Army replacement hospitals like Fort Bliss at a cost of $100 million. However, MO&T has outfitted medical projects as small as $400,000, and routinely provides medical outfitting support for all project sizes in between.
  • September

    BaseOps program supports Big Red One

    The BaseOps program consists of executing defined services structured around preventive and corrective maintenance. The objective is to preserve and maintain systems in such a condition that they may be effectively used for their designated functional purpose.
  • Munitions response programs improve with technological advancement, training

    In August, the EMCX hosted a technical training seminar for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers geophysicists focused on familiarization of simultaneous location and mapping, or SLAM, technology that will increase mapping production rates in thick vegetation where previously only tape measures or line-of-site robotic total station (RTS) technologies were available.
  • August

    Center employees reach out to local Korean community

    Huntsville Center employees took the stage at a North Alabama Korean Association event Saturday to present their personal stories about working for the federal government and how their work not only benefits their livelihood, but also their nation and their Korean culture.
  • July

    Center's online onboarding dashboard recognized for innovation

    Innovation supports senior Army and USACE Leadership’s mantra of caring for its number one asset – people – and making a positive first impression for its new employees on day one sets the tone.
  • June

    REM workshop assists with prioritizing work according to policy

    The Resource Efficiency Managers in attendance are all contracted “employees” whose sole purpose is improving their assigned installation’s energy programs by identifying projects and practices to reduce energy and water costs.
  • May

    Energy program saves money, resources for USACE districts

    Huntsville Center’s Energy Savings Performance Contract program has been reducing energy use and water consumption at military installations since the mid-1990s. Over the last several years, the ESPC has also developed contracts to support U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works programs around the country.
  • USACE, Huntsville Center sees aviation mission growth

    Aviation operations is based on USACE Aviation policy, standards, training and oversight support which resides within Headquarters USACE Aviation and Remote Systems.
  • April

    Validation team meeting climate change criteria changes

    The ERCIP validation team is opening any Fiscal 2024 projects that don’t have carbon free solutions and updating the projects to fulfill the criteria.
  • December

    Huntsville Center engineer’s son heading to Naval Academy

    Although Kenny Hall has always excelled in football, his father, Ray Hall, a Huntsville Center engineer, coached his only child academically for a top-notch education.
  • Supercomputer procurement streamlined after process review

    The change streamlines the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville’s High Performance Computing Program’s process to procure supercomputing systems for its stakeholders.
  • Certification program leads to academic degree for project manager

    Jesus Ramirez, Program Manager with Huntsville Center’s Fuels Program, recently completed a certification program that not only enhances Ramirez’ ability to contribute to Huntsville Center’s mission, but also added an academic degree to his accomplishments.
  • Huntsville Center recognized for small business inclusion

    The Center won in four U.S Army Corps of Engineers’ small business categories top dollar awards for Fiscal 2021.
  • November

    Resource Efficiency Manager program growing

    The new $5 million Blanket Purchase Agreement allows additional REM contract awards and four additional contractors (for a total of seven contractors) increasing the availability of REMs to meet the REM program’s progression.