Author: Julia Bobick
  • July

    Center welcomes new commander

    Huntsville Center began another chapter in its storied history July 29 as Col. John S. Hurley assumed command from Lt. Col. Burlin Emery.
  • June

    Energy team earns 2016 USACE sustainability award

    Huntsville Center’s Energy Division has earned the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ 2016 Good Neighbor Award for its collaboration and partnership with Energy Huntsville, a non-profit dedicated to growing the region’s economy in the energy sector and establishing the city as the “go-to technology center for solutions to energy programs and projects.”
  • April

    Center employees SHARPen their awareness of sexual harassment, assault

    Huntsville Center wrapped up a week of mandatory Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) training April 29 with its final presentation by Victor Roberts, the Center’s Sexual Assault Response Coordinator.
  • March

    Workforce success = understanding, embracing team member differences

    Identifying, understanding, appreciating and making the most of employee differences within teams and across the organization was the theme echoing throughout two interactive, engaging, laughter-filled presentations by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Director of Human Resources Sue Engelhardt.
  • February

    Full-time engineer excels as part-time gunslinger

    Efficiency and focus drive Darren Mulford in everything he does. The civil engineer and administrative contracting officer at the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, is also a competitive pistol shooter ranked in the top 15 percent of classified shooters in the U.S. Practical Shooting Association (USPSA).
  • January

    Huntsville contracting chief named 2015 manager of the year in Corps of Engineers

    The Huntsville Center’s Contracting Directorate chief since July 2014, Colleen O’Keefe is the 2015 Manager of the Year in the USACE Excellence in Contracting Awards Program.
  • November

    Reducing the U.S. military's environmental footprint in Afghanistan

    Huntsville Center is managing the $21.5 million contract for the environmental footprint reduction at more than 60 U.S. military camps and bases being closed throughout Afghanistan as a result of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country.
  • August

    Energy Division teams up with Defense Commissary Agency to reduce energy consumption

    Huntsville Center's Energy Division is assisting the Defense Commissary Agency in developing a comprehensive energy reduction plan that delineates the path DeCA must take to achieve mandated energy reduction goals for its West Area sites.
  • July

    Huntsville team provides expertise in delivering customers cyber secure facilities, systems

    To ensure consistent delivery of efficient, cyber secure facilities and systems to its customers, Huntsville Center established an Information Assurance and Information Technology (IA/IT) Branch in its Engineering Directorate. The center has also been designated the USACE Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Technical Center of Expertise (TCX).
  • June

    Real-time feedback goal of new customer comment card program

    Customer satisfaction is one of the key indicators of the health and success of Huntsville Center, which operates as a nearly 100 percent cost-reimbursable organization. Getting feedback from customers more than once a year to better assess their satisfaction is the goal of a new customer comment card program launched at the end of April.
  • May

    ECIP projects inching Fort Hunter Liggett toward Net Zero

    This summer Fort Hunter Liggett will begin the design phase of a $22 million Energy Conservation Investment Program (ECIP) project that, when complete, will get the California installation to Net Zero energy use.
  • April

    Army’s first resource efficiency manager workshop filled with passion for energy management

    The Army’s first Resource Efficiency Manager (REM) Workshop was April 15-17 on Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. Huntsville Center, which manages the REM program, hosted the event to enhance the knowledge base of the growing network of REMs across the Army and Army Reserve.
  • Quality nomination packages critical to effective awards program

    Award programs are a valuable tool leaders have to recognize individuals and teams and help tell their stories to the rest of the world. Preparing quality nomination packages – for both local and national awards – is critical to a successful program
  • March

    First mustard agent destruction marks another milestone for Center's Chemical Demilitarization Program

    The March 18 destruction of the first item in the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Explosive Destruction System (PCAPP EDS) marked another milestone for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville Chemical Demilitarization program.
  • Assisting USACE, federal agencies with Energy Portfolio Management approach

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, is executing a holistic energy portfolio management approach for helping Army organizations and other federal agencies achieve federal energy mandates, reduce energy consumption and enhance energy security.
  • February

    13 businesses awarded Utility Monitoring and Control Systems contracts

    Huntsville Center awarded the last of 13 contractors to the fourth generation of its Utility Monitoring and Control Systems (UMCS) Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) in January. This past week representatives from the pool of contractors gathered at the Center for a post-award kickoff meeting and training.
  • Strategic review keeps Huntsville Center moving in right direction

    Maintaining transparency, listening to and meeting the needs of customers and clearly defining measures of success were resounding themes throughout the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville’s Command Strategic Review Feb. 12-13.
  • Continuous process improvement increases center efficiency, customer satisfaction

    Everyone has ideas about what is wrong, what could be done differently and how they might fix problems in their work areas. They just might not know how to go about getting it done. That’s something Huntsville Center's Program Improvement Manager Carolyn Harris wants to change.
  • January

    Looking ahead to new missions, building upgrades and delivering on promises

    Huntsville Center Commander Col. Robert Ruch led off a Jan. 23 town hall sharing praise he’s received from leaders across USACE and the Army, and looking ahead at work coming to the Center as a result of successful project delivery time after time.
  • 52 fun-filled weeks of the FAR

    Making the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) fun, conversational and relatable – as well as giving people the tools to use it more effectively – are the primary goals of a new training program at the Army Corps of Engineers’ Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville.