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Army Contracting Command - Rock Island






Attention runners! Get signed up now for the Inaugural Run the Rock 5k/10k + Kids Run on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 19, on Rock Island Arsenal. What better way to show your support for our military men and women than running a race on the Rock Island Arsenal on Armed Forces Day? Cost before Monday, May 14, is $35/participant for the 5k & 10k races and $10/participant (child) for the ½ mile and 1 mile races. All pre-registered participants will receive a custom race t-shirt and finishers medal as well as access to the post-race party. Cost increases by $5/participant from Monday, May 14, through Thursday, May 17, so don't wait, register today at All pre-registered participants will receive a custom race t-shirt, finisher's medals, and access to the post-race party.

Click to read an article about Tuesday's People First Forum, held at the Rock Island Arsenal.

Great news for RIA-JMTC!

ACC-RI's Teal Tuesdays participation held steady in the upper 20's this week ... thank you to all who took part! Next Tuesday is the last Teal Tuesday, followed by Denim Day next Wednesday. We hope you all consider supporting this important cause next week! (Photo by Nan DeTaeye, ACC-RI Protocol)

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The number of ACC-RI employees gathering for a Teal Tuesday photograph on April 11 nearly doubled over the previous week. Thank you to all who participated, and we hope to see even more smiling faces next Tuesday! (Photo by Liz Glenn, ACC-RI Public Affairs)

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Click to read more about the upcoming 2018 Midwest Small Business Government Symposium, May 23-24 in Moline, Ill.

ACC-RI Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) victim advocates joined several other ACC-RI employees - including many who aren't pictured - in marking the first of April 2018's Teal Tuesdays by wearing the color teal on April 3. Teal Tuesdays will be celebrated three more times this month as a way to promote awareness and show support for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) and the SHARP program. (Photo by Liz Glenn, ACC-RI Public Affairs)

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Slides for the Industry Engagement Day held at Rock Island Arsenal on Feb. 13, are now available at:

Diana Graff, Defense Contract Audit Agency Central Region Director, and Debbra Caw, DCAA Central Region Deputy Director, visited ACC-RI, Feb. 8. Mark Mower, ACC-RI Civilian Deputy Director, opened up the meeting with an overview briefing about ACC-RI.
Graff and Caw then provided a briefing on DCAA’s reorganization, FY18 priorities and best ways to engage and collaborate with Army Contracting. (Photos by Liz Glenn, ACC-RI Public Affairs)

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Upcoming events will be announced through FEDBIZOPPS at Please monitor the site for future events announcements.

Updated Agenda:

0730-0830 Registration
0830-0845 Welcome and Opening Remarks
0845-0850 Remarks from ASC
0850-0950 Buying Directorate Overviews
0950-1000 Break
1000-1045 Small Business Subcontracting
1045-1145 ACC-RI S3COE Overview and Debriefings Way Ahead
1145-1200 Closing Remarks
1200-1300 Lunch
1300-1600 Networking in Heritage Hall
1300-1600 Q&A Sessions in the Lock and Dam Lounge
1300-1345 Field Support Contracting Directorate
1400-1445 Info Technology Contracting Directorate
1500-1545 Munitions and Industrial Base Contracting Directorate

Additional Information:

Note: The Rock Island Arsenal Government Bridge will be closed the week of February 10 – 17, 2018. All event participants are directed to use either the Rock Island or Moline gate entrances. Please allow sufficient time for processing through the gates and for parking. We suggest all event participants enter the Arsenal using the Moline Gate entrance, if possible. Please tell the guard at the gate that you are attending the ACC-RI and ASC OSB Industry Engagement Event at Heritage Hall, Building 60, 1st floor. We suggest all participants print out a copy of the announcement.

Note: Please be aware that the Rock Island Arsenal Police perform random security checks of all vehicles entering Arsenal Island. Please allow adequate arrival time on 13 February 2018. The Rock Island Arsenal is a federal facility and all federal laws apply. Personnel entering the Arsenal are required to show either a valid driver’s license or state identification card prior to admittance to the Arsenal.

ACC-RI is authorizing liberal leave or ad hoc telework for employees with telework agreements in place on 2/9/2018. Employees wishing to take leave (AL, LWOP, or other appropriate category of accrued leave) instead of reporting to the worksite should submit leave requests.
For employees on telework agreements (regular and recurring or situational/ad hoc): you are authorized to telework tomorrow at the beginning of your regular tour of duty. If unable to establish or maintain connectivity make sure to let your supervisor know and request the appropriate category of leave. If you choose to report to work instead of taking liberal leave or teleworking please drive safely.

Several ACC-RI leaders welcomed Jeffrey White, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics & Technology), to the Rock Island Arsenal, Feb. 7. While here, leaders provided an overview of ACC-RI and conducted a strategic conversation and Q&A session.
In his role as the principal deputy ASA(AL&T), White serves as an advisor on all matter related to Army acquisition, procurement, research & development, and logistics; and develops policies, programs and processes for Army acquisition.
(Photos by Liz Glenn, ACC-RI Public Affairs)

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In anticipation of inclement weather later today, effective 1000 this morning, ACC-RI is authorizing liberal leave or ad hoc telework for employees with telework agreements in place.
Drive safe!

ACC-RI Team Members:

As most Government operations are shut down due to the absence of appropriated funds, ACC-RI will begin an orderly shutdown of operations on Monday, 22 JAN 2018. This orderly shutdown of operations will proceed unless a resolution to the funding situation is reached prior to the start of the duty day on Monday, 22 JAN 2018.
All ACC-RI team members should be regularly watching local and national news outlets for updates on the funding situation. Please continue to watch our Facebook page for any additional updates.
Unless a Continuing Resolution is signed into law:
All ACC-RI employees are to report to their normal duty station at the start of their normal tour of duty on MONDAY 22 JAN 2018 for additional guidance and direction in support of an orderly shutdown of operations.
If an ACC-RI employee is normally scheduled to work in a Telework status on Monday, 22 JAN 2018, and they are prepared to perform their duties, they DO NOT have to physically report to their normal duty station as the
additional guidance and direction will be provided electronically, via email.
If an employee is working a flexible duty schedule AND Monday, 22 JAN 2018 is their scheduled Regular Day Off (RDO), they MUST physically report to their normal duty station, IAW their normal duty start time to receive the additional guidance and direction in support of the orderly shutdown of operations.
If an employee is schedule to be in an approved leave status, other than sick leave, on Monday, 22 JAN 2018, they MUST physically report to their normal duty station, IAW their normal duty start time to receive the additional guidance and direction in support of the orderly shutdown of operations.
If a resolution to the funding situation is achieved prior to the
start of the duty day on Monday, 22 JAN 2018, ACC-RI will resume normal business operations at that time.

Thank you for your patience and support.

Due to inclement weather ACC-RI employees currently in a duty status on the installation are released from duty at 1300 today. Drive safely, everyone!

Maj. Gen. Stephen E. Farmen, U.S. Army Security Assistance Command, presented several coins to ACC-RI employees, during a visit to ACC-RI, Oct. 18.
USASAC implements approved U.S. Army security assistance programs, including Foreign Military Sales (FMS) of defense articles and services to more than 150 countries. He presented coins to the following ACC-RI employees for their FMS efforts: contracting officers Heather Duffy, Ashley Fahrenkrug, Amanda Struve, Christine Thornton, and Mitzi Wagner; and contract specialists David Brickner and Amy Larson.
(Photos by Liz Greenawalt, ACC-RI Public Affairs)

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Derick Burton, a Procurement Systems Analyst at ACC-RI, shares his story of helping a friend recover from Hurricane Harvey.

Several ACC-RI employees attended the Send-off Ceremony for Headquarters Support Company and Detachment 4, Company B, 248th Aviation Support Battalion, Iowa National Guard, held at the Davenport Army Aviation Support Facility, Sept. 29. Approximately 75 Soldiers – including ACC-RI employee and Iowa National Guard Sgt. Brian Hodgini – were honored at the ceremony.
According to the Iowa National Guard, the 248th ASB is comprised of aircraft maintainers, test pilots and logistical support personnel. Overall, approximately 390 Iowa National Guard Soldiers have been mobilized and will join detachments from Louisiana, Maryland, Tennessee and Wisconsin, to receive training over the next few weeks before being assigned to various locations throughout U.S. CENTCOM.
Join us in wishing Brian and all of the deploying Soldiers our best. We can’t wait to welcome you back!
(Photos by Liz Greenawalt, ACC-RI Public Affairs)

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The Field Support Contracting Directorate (EAGLE Division) boogies off some
well-needed steam during the busy fiscal year end. Each day, Alexis
Bribriesco, Branch Chief, leads a short EOY fitness break for employees to
destress. Breaks include walks around the building, yoga, team challenges,
and dance parties. The breaks are open to the entire directorate and
generally last between 5-15 minutes.
(Photos by Jason Tanamor)

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“Team Schmee” in ACC-RI’s IT Directorate celebrated the hard work they’ve done throughout the fiscal year, and motivated each other to push hard through the remaining days with a team snack day, Aug. 26. Their PCO, Mariellen Crosson, also had t-shirts stating “Contract Specialist: Only because incredible problem solver is not an official job title” created for each team member. From left to right: Mark Martinez, Jenni Mueller, Crosson, Chris Fricke, and Ward Robinson.
What is everyone else at ACC-RI doing to celebrate the end of the year?
(Submitted photos)

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AMC Commander Gen. Gus Perna highlighted the commands expansive portfolio, from research and development to battlefield sustainment, from contracting to Foreign Military Sales, during a meeting with the Army's senior civilian leader, Acting Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy, at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, Aug. 17.

Ricky Daniels, Product Director Logistics Information Systems for the Army Enterprise Systems Integration Program, presented three ACC-RI employees with certificates of appreciation, July 11. Lisa Digney, Chase Holliday and Brian Egli were recognized for their professionalism in addressing requirement changes and has being a source of technical guidance and strength to the Contracting Officer Representatives.
The certificates further state: “The challenge of continuing to provide the necessary contract support for the Army's legacy logistics systems has been met by Lisa and her team. They are approachable and accessible at all times. They have been the epitome of customer service and excellent technical guidance and have become vital members of the PL LIS team.”
Congratulations to Lisa, Chase and Brian! (Submitted photos)

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Looking for some midsummer workout inspiration? Check out this article about ACC-RI employee Jen Paul's impressive running career!

Jay Carr, ACC-RI executive director, presented Shanna Smith, a branch chief in the Field Support Directorate, with a commander's coin in recognition of peer and subordinate commendations, July 13. Congratulations, Shanna!

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