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In celebrating 243rd Anniversary of the Army Birthday, the Garrison hosted a 5K Fun Run/Walk this morning. Many ACC-RI employees joined RIA-based senior leaders and the Honorable Patrick Murphy, former Undersecretary of the Army, in participating.

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ACC-RI employees celebrated the #USArmy's 243rd Birthday and Flag Day today by dressing in Red White and Blue. We are proud to support our Soldiers and joint warfighters! #ArmyBDay

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Government representatives from several Rock Island Arsenal-based entities participated in the 11th Annual Midwest Government Contracting Symposium, at the TaxSlayer Center, Moline Ill., May 23-24.
Approximately 300 ACC-RI employees attended and connected with around 300 industry partners through networking opportunities, while several others participated in the event, by staffing the center’s booth or presenting on a variety of topics.
(Photos by Liz Glenn, ACC-RI Public Affairs)

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More than 75 representatives from 49 companies attended the Enhanced Army Global Logistics Enterprise Basic Ordering Agreement holder’s meeting, held at the TaxSlayer Center, May 22.
Government representatives from Rock Island Arsenal-based entities – the U.S. Army Sustainment Command and Army Contracting Command-Rock Island – participated in the bi-annual event. Presentations included information the BOA process; a primer on Mobilization Force Generation Acquisition Approach; upcoming events; and projected FY19 awards.
The government also held 28 on-on-one sessions with industry members in the afternoon.
(Photos by Liz Glenn, ACC-RI Public Affairs)

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Click to read a short article about a recent Lunch and Learn, held by Jay Carr, ACC-RI executive director.

ACC-RI employees turned out in force for the fourth of four "Teal Tuesday" photos. There was so much support that between camera clicks in the two large group photos, there was some turnover - some people had already left to go back to work, while some newcomers arrived. We also had a team specially request a photo, as they were busy during the large group photo, but wanted to participate. Regardless, more than 100 ACC-RI employees showed their support by wearing teal April 24. Thank you to all who participated each Tuesday in April to raise awareness of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. (Photos by Liz Glenn, ACC-RI Public Affairs)

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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 https://secure.getmeregistered.com/RIARuntheRock 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.

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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: http://acc.army.mil/contractingcenters/acc_ri/industryDay/

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 https://www.fbo.gov/. 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.