Success brackets a 13-year career

Success brackets a 13-year career

COMMAND/ORGANIZATION: Army Contracting Command – Warren, Michigan OFFICIAL TITLE: Supervisory contract specialist YEARS OF SERVICE IN WORKFORCE: 13 years DAWIA CERTIFICATIONS: Level III in contracting; Level I in program management and in information technology EDUCATION: M.S. in administration, Central Michigan University; B.S. in business administration and marketing, Eastern Michigan University AWARDS: Secretary of the Army Contracting Professional of the Year; Commander’s Award for Civilian Service; Achievement Medal for Civilian Service; U.S. Army Materiel Command Frank S. Besson Jr. Award for Contracting Excellence – Civilian Intern Success brackets a 13-year career by MS. SUSAN L. FOLLETT Not long into her acquisition career, Mary Hernandez received the U.S. Army Materiel Command’s Frank […]

The importance of keeping track

The importance of keeping track

There aren’t very many industrial property management specialists, but the work they do to account for government property can be vitally important to DOD and the Army.  by Ms. Sabrina Johns  How important to an organization is accounting for government property? The short answer is “very,” but for the long answer, come with me to the Program Executive Office for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (PEO IEW&S) at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, where how a property book officer, a logistics manager and an industrial property management specialist are addressing historical challenges associated with locating, establishing official records for and managing government property within the organization, as well as property provided […]

Army honors acquisition and contracting award winners

Army honors acquisition and contracting award winners

By Steve Stark   FORT BELVOIR, Va. – Twenty-five winners of the 2013 Army Acquisition Awards and the Secretary of the Army Awards for Excellence in Contracting were honored Nov. 13 by the Hon. Heidi Shyu, the assistant secretary of the Army (acquisition, logistics and technology) (ASA(AL&T) and Army acquisition executive, Lt. Gen. William Phillips, principal military deputy to the ASA(AL&T), Harry Hallock, deputy assistant secretary of the Army (DASA) for procurement, and Wimpy Pybus, DASA for Acquisition Policy and Logistics at a small ceremony November 13 at the Pentagon. “These awards recognize our very best and acknowledge our superior, dynamic and dedicated professionals. Our central mission is to equip […]