Author: William S. Farrow
  • October

    Panel discusses abilities during National Disability Employment Awareness Month celebration

    Observed each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates people about the value of a diverse workforce inclusive of their skills and talents.
  • Center's small business forum draws owners, representatives from across nation

    The event provides an opportunity for small business representatives to discuss their capabilities with Huntsville Center contracting officials and program managers to learn about upcoming Huntsville Center acquisitions.
  • July

    BASEOPS contract supports Fort Wainwright garrison, covers Alaska training ranges

    A $9.5 million U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville Base Operations Program (BASEOPS) maintenance and operational services contract calls for maintenance and operational services for all facilities and subsequent facility systems, components and equipment on Fort Wainwright, Alaska, as well as the 670,000 acre Donnelly and 260,000 acre Yukon Training Areas that are part of the 67, 000 square mile Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex (JPARC) .
  • June

    Ordnance and Explosives directorate representatives engage with military munitions association

    Representatives from the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville (Huntsville Center) Ordnance and Explosives (OE) and Contracting Directorates spoke to more than 30 members of the National Association of Ordnance Contractors (NAOC) during their mid-year board of director’s meeting in Huntsville, Alabama, June 8.
  • February

    Furnishings Program fills cadet barracks

    Two contracts, valued at more than $5.8 million, filled more than 400 rooms in 14 buildings with the beds and mattresses, chests, wardrobes, lounge furnishings for dayrooms, and washers and dryers for laundry rooms.
  • December

    Reserve Soldiers’ training focuses on ‘Corps’ curriculum

    A cadre of Huntsville Center acquisition specialists with expertise in a variety of procurement areas volunteered to provide the training the Soldiers require.
  • Commander sets goals for 2016 at 2015 Town Hall

    Ruch thanked the deployed Huntsville Center employees and touched on some of the missions the Center is supporting both overseas and stateside to include range clean-up projects in Afghanistan and the recently completed work at stateside military hospital.
  • November

    Huntsville Center utility program instrumental in developing reliable energy for Afghan security forces

    Huntsville Center's Commercial Utilities Program used a MATOC to select a Power Purchase Agreement consultant to help draft the blueprint for developing a secure electrical grid and increasing capacity to supply Afghan security installations with sustainable electricity.
  • Wounded Warrior’s career shifts at Huntsville Center

    As an Army Reservist with the 663rd Engineering Company, Sheffield, Alabama, Staff Sgt. Patrick Henry deployed to Afghanistan in February 2014 as a heavy equipment operator and was assigned to a unit training Afghan National Army soldiers on engineering equipment operation and projects. Henry said his injury occurred during routine daily operations.
  • Contracting specialist broadens career

    A Center contracting specialist was recently selected to fill a short-term career broadening assignment at a regional contracting office responsible for providing oversight of contractual actions.
  • October

    Industry representatives attend Small Business Forum 2015, gain insight

    More than 250 representatives from 150 small businesses across the nation attended Huntsville Center’s 16th Annual Small Business Forum Oct. 15 at the Jackson Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
  • Huntsville Center improves project acquisition tracking

    How Huntsville Center project managers and contracting officers track project acquisition, contracting and production processes is transitioning to a new system that will ensure the Center’s mission is met more effectively and save resources.
  • Huntsville Center sees service order contracts increase in FY 2015

    Most of the Huntsville Center programs with service contract increases exceeding last year’s orders were under the Installation Support and Programs Management Directorate.
  • September

    Robots clear site for future aerial gunnery range at Fort Bragg

    Range vegetation clearance systems used on the Fort Bragg project typically clear more than an acre per-day per-machine in difficult areas and up to 2 acres per-day, per-machine in areas with brush and small trees. The Fort Bragg contract calls for clearance of more than 900 acres and the project is ahead of schedule.
  • July

    Marin at the helm of Center’s installation support directorate

    Marin said he wants current and potential customers to know ISPM will be open and transparent every step of the way through the planning, acquisition and execution of their requirement.
  • June

    Post award conference provides contractors information, direction

    The one-day-long post award conference allowed Huntsville Center representatives and opportunity to review the terms of the Energy Savings Performance Contract MATOC with the ESCO representatives.
  • May

    Huntsville Center supervisors gain knowledge of fellows program

    Directorate and division supervisors from throughout Huntsville Center gathered May 20 to hear Kristi Crear, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers program manager for Civilian Career Program (CP) 18, discuss development and training opportunities, as well as programs to hire new employees in the construction engineering and science fields.
  • Navy’s SPAWAR sees reduced energy costs with Huntsville Center’s Energy Savings Performance Contract

    The U.S. Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Systems Center Pacific used a Huntsville Center Energy Savings Performance Contract to reduce energy costs. The ESPC model used at Huntsville Center is an agreement between the government and an energy service contractor which provides capital and expertise to make comprehensive energy and water efficiency improvements on facilities or implement new renewable energy capabilities and maintains them in exchange for a portion of the generated savings.
  • April

    Huntsville Center’s Information Technology Services branch growing

    What began as a one-person-deep special projects program capturing unusual requests from customers seeking to purchase information technology, Huntsville Center’s Information Technology Service branch is one of the fastest growing branches within Huntsville Center.
  • March

    Huntsville Center’s ISPM director Shippers retires

    Valerie Shippers, director, Huntsville Center’s Installation Support and Programs Management Directorate, retired from federal service March 30 during a ceremony at the Center.