Eye on AMC 07.12.13


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Eye on AMC 07.12.13

  1. 1. Friday, July 12, 2013 Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Army scientists research new technologies for rapid, accurate detection capabilities ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- First responders occasionally come across suspicious powders, requiring them to have technology on hand to screen samples and identify whether or not they are a chemical or biological agent. Crane Army sponsors STEM exhibit at Wonder Lab CRANE, Ind. -- Children of all ages are able to enjoy and learn on new, interactive, science and construction/engineering exhibits at the Wonder Lab Museum of Science, Health and Technology in Bloomington, Ind., thanks to Crane Army Ammunition Activity. Click to Enlarge Tool proves valuable in tracking, resolving UACs JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A database tool for tracking and managing unauthorized commitments throughout the command has led to a significant decrease in unresolved commitments in its first year of use. U.S. Army aids France with RPG-defense test data ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army has transferred to France technical test data on a rocket- propelled grenade defense system that is vital to its military operations in Mali, officials announced. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, through its International Technology Center-France, helped to facilitate the exchange between the allies, said Lt. Col. Robert Willis, who led the project for RDECOM. Department of the Army logistics intern program PENTAGON -- The Department of the Army (DA) Logistics Intern Program mission is to recruit, hire, train, develop, and mentor top quality individuals to perform as premier logisticians throughout the Army. The intern program includes a highly selective hiring process and is centrally managed. It equips individuals with the functional and multifunctional capabilities to immediately contribute to any organization's logistics mission.
  2. 2. Friday, July 12, 2013 • Dempsey calls on DoD leaders to mitigate sequester effects • Hagel calls DoD education support a strategic priority • Official: VA-DoD cooperation accelerating claims handling • Exercise Rapid Trident 2013 opens in Ukraine • New Army Post-9/11 GI Bill transfer policy to take effect Aug. 1 • Army leads nation in push to digital manufacturing Army announces ACC senior leadership changes REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Two of Army Contracting Command's senior leaders have been selected for reassignment, the Army announced June 28. Maj. Gen. Camille M. Nichols, ACC commanding general, was selected for assignment as deputy commanding general for support/chief of staff, Installation Management Command. Brig. Gen. Theodore "Ted" C. Harrison, commanding general, Expeditionary Contracting Command, was selected to succeed Nichols as the ACC commanding general. Picatinny commander remains focused on meeting Soldier needs PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- As a young, content Army infantry officer stationed in Germany, John McGuiness was puzzled when his driver came up to him and delivered an unexpected letter from the Department of the Army. Former ACC chief of staff selected for star REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Col. Jeffrey A. Gabbert, Army Contracting Command's former chief of staff has been nominated for appointment to brigadier general. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel nominated Gabbert and 34 other Army colonels for promotion, according to a July 2 Department of Defense news release. Crane Army employee receives engineering society honor CRANE, Ind. -- The National Society of Professional Engineers named Crane Army Ammunition Activity Director of Manufacturing and Engineering Dr. Scott Haraburda as a Fellow of the Society in recognition of his leadership, service, and dedication during a ceremony in June. Army leads nation in push to digital manufacturing ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The President Barack Obama administration has chosen the U.S. Army to launch an institute with the goal of spurring innovation in digital manufacturing, officials announced recently. Center for Army Acquisition Lessons Learned ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity initiated the Center for Army Acquisition Lessons Learned in response to a 2010 Army Acquisition Review recommendation that the Army should develop a single database that captures "appropriate programs, issues, trends, solutions and successes in acquisition programs."