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  • October

    Huntsville Center energy program upgrading Navy installation

    Huntsville Center’s Utility Energy Services Contracting program was the solution to the Navy’s requirement as the Center’s UESC program encompasses a broad range of energy conservation measures providing its customers flexibility to specifically tailor a project to a customer’s energy needs.
  • Huntsville Center closes out FY21 with more than $1.9 billion in contract actions

    Due to ongoing COVID-19 safety precautions, Huntsville Center completed the fiscal year virtually for the second year in a row. Despite the challenges, the Center’s more than 1,000 employees delivered the program with outstanding success.
  • September

    Huntsville Center architect earns top USACE honors

    The award recognizes Douglas Kohns, senior architect at the Medical Facilities Mandatory of Expertise and Standardization, for his architectural leadership and support of numerous Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs medical programs, but the award specifically highlights his more recent contributions to the COVID-19 relief efforts. Kohns developed the national architectural design standard for the alternate care sites and community vaccination centers that were quickly designed and constructed across the nation in a matter of months.
  • VE program stays course despite COVID shutdown

    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way Huntsville Center does business, but it has not changed the business we do. For the Center’s Value Engineering (VE) Program, that means implementing innovative solutions to continue helping the Center’s programs provide high-quality work in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. Through collaborative workshops to evaluate methods and processes, the program increases value and stretches taxpayer resources by proactively searching for and resolving issues. The Corps of Engineers requires all Huntsville Center programs to conduct a VE study once every five years.
  • Resource management director sees tremendous value in certification

    Liz McCullough understands the value of maintaining professional certification in her field enabling her to provide comprehensive resourcing and financial management advice to Huntsville Center senior management.
  • Energy savings virtual workshop sees attendance nearly double

    The workshop assists in helping the Army achieve mission effectiveness and achieve mandates imposed by laws and Department of Defense regulations by integrating energy programs, initiatives and activities.
  • August

    SBA policy decision improves ability to include socially, economically disadvantaged small business

    Since the Small Business Administration is suspending the requirement, 8(a) businesses are more competitive in the contracting award process.
  • AMC deputy chief of staff visits Huntsville Center

    A senior civilian at the Army’s primary logistics and sustainment command visited the Army Corps of Engineers Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville Aug. 10 to learn more about the Center’s capabilities and programs. Huntsville Center leadership presented Dr. Juanita Christensen, deputy chief of staff for logistics (G4), facilities and environmental at Army Materiel Command, a capabilities briefing focusing on the specialized technical expertise and global engineering solutions the Center deploys through its centrally managed programs.
  • July

    Lieutenant colonel caps career of engineering hope

    Deputy commander recalls the successes he achieved throughout his 26-year military career during his retirement ceremony July 20 at Bob Jones Auditorium.
  • Joly assumes command of Huntsville Center

    A new commander took over the leadership and direction of the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville during a change of command ceremony Friday, July 23, at the Bob Jones Auditorium on Redstone Arsenal.
  • Data management solutions team wins USACE innovation award

    A Huntsville Center team was recognized for developing data management solutions and data visualization tools for project management
  • Huntsville Center leads USACE in safety

    According to the results of its stage 3 assessment in June, Huntsville Center has met 94 percent of the new system’s total capabilities, making it the only USACE district to see green on almost all CE-SOHMS objectives, said Marty Werdebaugh, CE-SOHMS national program manager.
  • Huntsville supercomputer team provides cradle-to-grave procurement

    Huntsville Center’s High Performance Computing team was created in 2012 to provide cradle-to grave procurement of supercomputers specifically for the HPCMP, but they are expanding their reach to offer their critical program-management and contract-support services to all government agencies. They are currently the only execution team within the DOD that has three major acquisition vehicles in place to provide key supercomputing deliverables in a cost-effective and efficient manner.
  • June

    Collaboration delivers speedy resolution to pipeline leak

    The Fuels Program at the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, is coordinating with Defense Logistics Agency Energy’s leak detection program to streamline process and better align responsibilities to save money and improve customer support.
  • Pre-Award Team named best contracting team in Army Corps of Engineers

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2021 Excellence in Contracting Awards Program recognized the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center Pre-Award Division with the Team of the Year Award.
  • Huntsville Veteran: ‘Army heritage is all about family’

    When Jose Santoscruz left his home in Puerto Rico at only 20 years old, he didn’t know he would find family spread out all over the United States, Europe and even the Middle East. But that’s exactly what happened, he said, when he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1978 and formed lifelong bonds with the men and women serving alongside him.
  • Planning and Programming Support branch wins national awards

    Huntsville Center’s Planning and Programming Support Branch’s worldwide mission provides cost-effective, centralized planning solutions while developing comprehensive installation and facility planning studies, programming/cost-estimating documentation, and a variety of unique studies for federal clients.
  • Employees recognized for commitment to safety

    A few employees who have gone above and beyond in their support of Huntsville Center’s safety program were recognized during a small, in-person awards ceremony June 7.
  • Resource managers improving efficiency at Ansbach during pandemic

    Both REMs were ready to tackle the two most important and immediate project needs for Murillo: Energy Savings Performance Contract and the Installation Energy and Water Plan.
  • May

    New USACE Learning Center opens doors for in-person classes

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Learning Center is now offering in-person instruction for mission-critical courses at its new location at Redstone Gateway. The center, which provides technical and professional training for USACE and other government agencies, moved from the Bevill Center at The University of Alabama in Huntsville to the first floor of Building 100 Secured Gateway in March. However, all classes were held virtually until May due to COVID-19 restrictions.