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Goal Setting, Cost Savings …… Looking Good for FY2020

A "Cost Effective" culture has come to fruition because of a recent goal that was introduced by the Aeronautical Center’s leadership team. Click for more…

 
Veterans Day Recognized at Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center

The Aeronautical Center recognized all military veterans on a November 6th ceremony, paying special tribute to members of the Vietnam War. Click for more…

 
Robotic Process Information a Reality for the ESC

ESC’s Financial Services Division kicked off the pilot for Robotic Process Automation (RPA), bringing in a new opportunity for growth and digital transformation. Click for more…

 
FAA’s Aeronautical Center and Customs & Border Protection Celebrate Enterprise Test Bed with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

November 20th marked the date of a Ribbon Cutting ceremony, celebrating the 10- year collaboration between the FAA and the CBP. Click for more…

 
Being Engaged in the Workplace Offers Health Benefits

AMC Employees recently participated in an afternoon session from members of the Gallup Corporation to better learn about the principles associated with Employee Engagement. Click for more…

 
Local and National Media Converge on Aeronautical Center for Upcoming Seat Pitch Study
Vol.5 Issue 7

During "Media Day at CAMI," members of the local and national media were treated to an informative experience in the Flexible Aircraft Cabin Simulator (FlexSim). Click for more…

 
$20M by 2020
Vol.5 Issue 7

With over $19M already saved, the Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal of saving $20M by the year 2020 is well within reach. Click for more…

 
Crissinger Recognized for Above and Beyond Customer Service
Vol.5 Issue 7

Employees that travel for the federal government know the value of having one’s travel documents correctly prepared and their payments properly handled. Joshua Crissinger, a Financial Specialist in the Enterprise Service Center’s Travel Section (AMK-343) is a valued leader and a reputable source for technical expertise. Click for more…

 
Welcome Aboard!
Vol.5 Issue 7

Do you remember your first day on the job? If you should see any of these new Aeronautical Center employees, please introduce yourself and welcome them to our facility! Click for more…

 
Academy Developers are SPOT on with Training
Vol.5 Issue 7

SPOT, known as Situational Planning and Outcomes for Tower is soon to be one of the hottest new software components for Air Traffic Control students. Click for more…

 
Celebrating Employees at the Annual Pathfinder Awards Ceremony
Vol.5 Issue 6

On August 29th, several Aeronautical Center employees were recognized by their peers for their outstanding work accomplishments. Astronaut Scott Altman was the keynote speaker for the event, reinforcing the power of teamwork and collaboration. Click for more…

 
AMC Town Hall
Vol.5 Issue 6

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 from 9am-10:30am, members from the AMC organizations gathered in the MMAC Auditorium for an update about Center happenings with a Town Hall meeting. Click for more…

 
Ways to INSTRUCT From the Academy Basement
Vol.5 Issue 6

FAA Academy software developers have recently produced a new program “INSTRUCT,” allowing air traffic controllers the ability to create a variety of scenarios to fine-tune their decision-making skills. Click for more…

 
Keeping Missions Viable with Increased Bandwidth
Vol.5 Issue 6

Plans are currently underway to increase the bandwidth utilization at the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, as this expansion will help with daily internal and external operations making electronic operations more streamlined. Click for more…

 
Oklahoma Officials Pay Visit to Aeronautical Center
Vol.5 Issue 5

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt, Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma Matt Pinnell, and Executive Director of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce Brent Kisling visited the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center for the first time on Friday, August 2, 2019. Click for more…

 
Federal Agencies Gather for Retirement Festivities of LeAnn Jenkins
Vol.5 Issue 5

Having completed 42 years of Federal Service, LeAnn Jenkins, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Federal Executive Board (FEB) retired at the end June 2019 leaving a large gap in our Federal community. Click for more…

 
Aeronautical Center Employees Recognized in 7th Annual AFN Awards
Vol.5 Issue 5

On July 9, 2019 FAA employees across the U.S., including the Aeronautical Center were recognized by FAA leaders for the outstanding accomplishments that they recently achieved. Click for more…

 
FAA Academy Hosts First Small Unmanned Aircraft System Safety Summit
Vol.5 Issue 5

The two-day Summit encompassed training with peer-to-peer dialogue, discussions among industry experts who are using UAS’s for public safety and emergency management. Click for more…

 
Center Employees Continuing Work toward $20M by 2020 Goal
Vol.5 Issue 5

The Aeronautical Center’s integrated delivery model focuses on reducing costs across the agency, saving taxpayer dollars while providing added value to all customers and stakeholders. Click for more…

 
Emergency Services Turns into Collaboration
Vol.5 Issue 4

By May 25, President Trump approved an emergency declaration for the State of Oklahoma after massive flooding damaged more than 1,000 homes. FEMA was authorized to mobilize. Click for more…

 
MMAC Employees Receive Public Service Recognition Awards
Vol.5 Issue 4

The Oklahoma Federal Executive Board (FEB) hosted this year’s Public Service Recognition Awards Ceremony on May 6th at Remington Park, and a number of Aeronautical Center employees were honored. Click for more…

 
NASA Visits MMAC
Vol.5 Issue 4

In May, 2019, a small delegation from NASA visited Oklahoma to learn more about the requirements and role that the FAA will play in the emerging area of autonomous flight (drone) taxi services. Click for more…

 
How Business Process Re-Engineering is Making a Difference in the ESC
Vol.5 Issue 4

The Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) effort began in early 2018 with a vision to promote efficiency, effectiveness, and economy within ESC’s Financial Services Division. Click for more…

 
Progress Occurs with the Center’s Strategic Goal “20 By 2020”
Vol.5 Issue 3

To date, over $7M has been reported as being saved or costs avoided, as organizations across the AMC organization continue to work toward a stretch goal. Click for more…

 
ATC Students Breathe Easier Thanks to Cross-Organizational Collaboration
Vol.5 Issue 3

Many air traffic control students face financial hardship when having to pay for lodging prior to receiving monies from their travel reimbursement. Members from the FAA Academy and the Enterprise Services Center are working together to make it financially easier for students when they attend training at the FAA Academy. Click for more…

 
Action Planning Made Simple
Vol.5 Issue 3

Employee Engagement action planning doesn’t have to be a complex overwhelming task, and teams do not need to begin with addressing one of the Q12 questions. Click for more…

 
Second Annual Human Systems Integration Summit a Success
Vol.5 Issue 3

Ten guest speakers presented topics at the recent HSI Summit addressing topics such as trusting automation, information reliance and information overload. Click for more…

 
Update of the Aeronautical Center’s Strategic Goal ‘20 By 2020’
Vol.5 Issue 2

In November 2018, the Aeronautical Center Leadership team presented a lofty goal for all AMC organizations at the Center, and that is to save $20M by fiscal year 2020. Click for more…

 
Training Enhancements Continue at FAA Academy
Vol.5 Issue 2

Electronic Technicians and Instructors at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City are doing much more than just providing technical training, they are continually looking for ways to improve learning and make it more engaging for attending students. Click for more…

 
FAA Academy Instructors with the “Wright” Stuff
Vol.5 Issue 2

Being taught by a pilot with prestigious credentials like the “Master Pilot” award is a privilege. The FAA Academy’s Commercial Transportation Operations Branch (AMA-230) has two of them on staff! Click for more…

 
Sharing Resources for Improved Customer Service
Vol.5 Issue 2

The FAA Logistics Center initiated a project to add more photographs to their online Customer Portal, helping customers better identify the type of product desired. Click for more…

 
Sharing a Sense of Service
Vol.5 Issue 2

I’leta Young, an Electronics Technician and Instructor in the Academy’s RF Concepts Section has taken the definition of service to heart. When it comes to doing work for others, I’leta (or Sky, as her friends call her), is the first to volunteer. Click for more…

 
Oklahoma Businesses to the Rescue during Shutdown
Vol.5 Issue 1

During the recent government shutdown, Oklahoma compassion was a beacon of hope to federal employees. Click for more…

 
ESC Team Shares Journey at SAFe Summit
Vol.5 Issue 1

Members of the Enterprise Services Center (ESC) traveled to Washington D.C. to share their experience of Shared Services with other SAFe professionals from around the country. Click for more…

 
Charles Brandon: Taking Safety and Cooperation to a Whole New Level
Vol.5 Issue 1

Charles Brandon, a Materials Handler in the FAA’s Logistics Center dedicates himself to a cooperative work culture. Click for more…

 
One’s Vision Turns into Comfort for Academy Students
Vol.5 Issue 1

Learning that International Hall was being renovated, FAA Academy employee Dina Jones had a different “vision” for the space, helping to create what is now the “Concourse.” Click for more…

 
FAA Academy Improves the Student Experience with VDI
Vol.5 Issue 1

The FAA Academy is moving away from traditional training costs by utilizing Virtual Desktop Infrastructure in various training environments.> Click for more…

 
$20M by FY20: AMC Leadership Team Rolls Out BHAG at Recent Town Hall
Vol.4 Issue 8

At a recent Town Hall meeting, AMC Leadership presented the focus for FY 2019: Culture, Cost Effectiveness, Collaboration and Communication. The team is most excited about a Big Hairy Audacious Goal (or BHAG) surrounding cost effectiveness: saving $20M by fiscal year 2020. Click for more…

 
Academy Employee Initiates Cost Savings to Benefit Agency
Vol.4 Issue 8

Congratulations to FAA Academy employee Mike Durham for his creative collaboration efforts, helping to drive costs down but improving agency services. Click for more…

 
Working with Candid Discussions Leads to Relevant Practices
Vol.4 Issue 8

Kenneth Working, an Aviation Safety Inspector in the FAA Academy’s Airworthiness Branch, recently participated in some highly engaging aviation forums.Click for more…

 
Partnership between Technical and Aeronautical Center Grows Stronger
Vol.4 Issue 8

Robust cooperation is the name of the game, as the Aeronautical Center and the William J. Hughes Technical Center work together on cutting edge innovation to support a critical mission of delivering a safe National Airspace System. Click for more…

 
Employee Engagement - It Really Works!
Vol.4 Issue 8

Some people are skeptical of talking about Employee Engagement and not necessarily excited about giving it a go. However, there are some AMC organizations that can demonstrate rewards if you give it a little time. Click for more…

 
 
 
 
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