For six months now, Army Contracting Command-Rock Island (ACC-RI) employees have experienced the challenges and benefits of working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since mid-March, the workforce has adapted and thrived in order to meet their mission.Having a solid understanding of the supported mission as well as established relationships and access to technology has been a key part of the workforce’s success during this unprecedented time. So, what about the workforce’s newest members – those who have come onboard this summer?Danielle Miller, an ACC-RI contracting intern who started on June 8 and is part of the Intern Homeroom 4 (IHR4), said the onboarding process has been smooth with only minor hurdles that were quickly resolved.“Being a new employee working in the virtual environment, I couldn’t ask for anything more,” said Miller. “Even with the town halls and meetings being held virtually, I feel very in the loop, very engaged,
Tim Sheehy is the CEO and Founder of Ascent Vision Technologies (AVT) and Bridger Aerospace.
Somewhere around the world firefighters are gearing up to tackle a wildfire. To manage the rapid, unpredictable and destructive spread, firefighters are opting for sophisticated resources and innovative technology.
An example of the magnitude of wildfires is the Camp Fire, which broke out in Northern California in November 2018. This wildfire marked one of the United States’ deadliest wildfires on record. It engulfed 153,336 acres of land, destroyed 18,804 buildings and caused 85 fatalities. More recently, Australia was hit by a series of destructive bushfires that burned approximately 42 million acres of land. A total of 33 citizens died, including nine firefighters who risked their lives to tackle the blaze.
The scale and intensity of wildfires continue to amplify, threatening humans, wildlife, vital infrastructure and natural resources at unprecedented levels. Response and suppression methods