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NEWS | Dec. 14, 2018

Mission and Installation Contracting Command leaders meet to discuss acquisition priorities

By Daniel P. Elkins Mission and Installation Contracting Command Public Affairs

More than 30 contracting leaders from throughout the Mission and Installation Contracting Command were in San Antonio for the command's annual acquisition leadership training event, which ran through Dec. 13.

Each year, the event serves as an essential professional, consolidated and face-to-face venue for MICC senior leaders from the command's two contracting support brigades, two field directorates, 30 contracting offices and nine battalions.

"Coming together as a team promotes an active and involved environment for addressing the readiness needs of our supported units, discussing priorities across the command as well as enhancing problem solving by sharing best practices," said Brig. Gen. Bill Boruff, the MICC commanding general. "This collaborative approach also allows our commanders and directors to directly engage me and our headquarters staff on policies and processes directly impacting their respective operations."

Boruff kicked off the annual acquisition leadership training event Dec. 11 with his "State of the Command." The general also encouraged participants to take advantage of the opportunity to network and discuss acquisition challenges in group settings and breakouts throughout the week.

The remainder of the week includes a variety of briefings by headquarters staff on topics to include category management, Government Purchase Card transition, equal employment opportunity, metrics, competition goals, procurement management review trends, and standardization of training.