Army workforce recognized in annual acquisition awards

Army workforce recognized in annual acquisition awards

By Susan L. Follett FORT BELVOIR, Va. –The Army claimed four winners in the 2014 Defense Acquisition Awards, announced last week, recognizing individual and collective contributions to the defense acquisition mission. Army Acquisition Workforce members took home top individual honors in the business, engineering and facilities engineering categories and the Army Contracting Command–Rock Island was one of six organizations that earned Workforce Development Awards. “The work that acquisition professionals do to accomplish this is almost never easy, but it is always critical to our Soldiers and the nation. That is why it is so very important that we honor excellence,” said the Hon. Heidi Shyu, the Army Acquisition Executive. “The […]

Acquisition team develops innovative purchasing approach to meet demand and budget challenges

Acquisition team develops innovative purchasing approach to meet demand and budget challenges

Faces of the Force: Tim Joens     POSITION: Acquisition Manager UNIT: Project Manager (PM) Combat Ammunition Systems (CAS), Picatinny Arsenal, NJ TOTAL YEARS OF SERVICE: 31 AWARDS: Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, PM CAS Outstanding Professional of the Year, 2012 Packard Award (Combat Ammunition Systems team) EDUCATION: East Stroudsburg State, PA   By Teresa Mikulsky Purcell   FOTF: What do you do in the Army? JOENS: As an Acquisition Manager, I am responsible for planning and managing procurement activities for PM CAS, Acquisition Category I, II and III artillery, mortars, munitions and weapons systems in the development, production, fielding, and sustainment phases. Given the range of tasks we work […]