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MMAC: Committed to Sustainability

On a cool, crisp autumn morning, the Aeronautical Center held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Center’s first Solar Array project on October 26. Click for more…

 
U.S. Court Executives Choose Aeronautical Center as Tour Location

On Thursday, October 13th, a group of nearly 60 out of the 300 attorneys and judges in Oklahoma City chose to visit the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center. Click for more…

 
Community Outreach Encouraged

There are more than 1.8 million active non-profit organizations in the U.S., and there are many ways to get involved with your community. Click for more…

 
Tinker Leadership Exchange Trial Program Fosters Engagement and Collaboration

The week of October 24th kicked off a Leadership partnership program between leaders at Tinker Air Force Base (AFB) and leaders at the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center (MMAC). Click for more…

 
When Stress Becomes Distress

Combating Occupational Burn Out and Maintaining Mental Wellness Click for more…

 
FAA Academy Achieves COE Accreditation
Vol.8 Issue 7

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Academy applied for and received accreditation with the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE). Click for more…

 
Causes And Compassion: The MMAC Combined Federal Campaign Kicked Off October 1!
Vol.8 Issue 7

Causes And Compassion: The MMAC Combined Federal Campaign Kicked Off October 1! Click for more…

 
MMAC, a Leader in Government Employee Engagement
Vol.8 Issue 7

The Aeronautical Center recently selected a team of fifteen individuals to serve as Employee Engagement Champions to help facilitate highly engaged and productive teams. Click for more…

 
Success of Compliance, Streamlines Efforts and Reduces Digital Footprint
Vol.8 Issue 7

Enterprise Content Services (ECS) efforts become a success! Click for more…

 
AsCEnD Cohort 2 Contributes to the MMAC Newsletter
Vol.8 Issue 7

Members of the 2nd cohort of the Aeronautical Center Employee Development (AsCEnD) program will soon contribute articles to MONRONeYnews from their own perspectives. Click for more…

 
Aeronautical Center’s DEIA Council Soliciting Input for Workforce Improvement
Vol.8 Issue 6

In an effort to fully realize the abilities and contributions of all employees, the Aeronautical Center is excited to introduce the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) Council. Click for more…

 
Procurement Request Information System Management (PRISM) Team Continues on Strategic Path
Vol.8 Issue 6

Leaders representing several federal agencies continue to meet bi-annually to discuss the strategic vision and direction for the Enterprise Services Center PRISM. Click for more…

 
Federal Records Are Every Federal Employee’s Responsibility
Vol.8 Issue 6

Federal records are valuable business assets that protect the rights and interests of the public. They also hold officials accountable for their actions, and document our nation’s history. Click for more…

 
Aeronautical Forms and Compliance Regulations
Vol.8 Issue 6

Get up to speed with forms requirements for accessibility, creation and storage. Click for more…

 
Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month on September 15th
Vol.8 Issue 6

A special menu at Blue Sky Café will be prepared, highlighting Hispanic-themed culinary creations on September 15th from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Click for more…

 
US DOT Deputy Secretary Visits the Aeronautical Center
Vol.8 Issue 5

When people visit the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City for the first time, usually their expectations are exceeded. Click for more…

 
2022 DASHO Safety Awards
Vol.8 Issue 5

This year, some Aeronautical Center individuals & teams were recognized with a 2022 Designated Agency Safety & Health Official (DASHO) Award. Click for more…

 
ESC Plans Ahead for Communications Outages
Vol.8 Issue 5

The Enterprise Service Center’s National Wireless Program (NWP) recently purchased two Compact Rapid Deployables (CRDs) for the Aeronautical Center’s emergency use and to be able to demonstrate their use and viability to other organizations within the FAA. Click for more…

 
AsCEnD Cohort #2 Now Underway
Vol.8 Issue 5

It’s official… The 7-month program is now underway. Click for more…

 
MMAC Tech Talk ‘Energizes’ Virtual Audience
Vol.8 Issue 4

‘May the 4th be with you’ for the Aeronautical Center’s quarterly Tech Talk focused on Sustainability & Energy Conservation. Click for more…

 
McNamara and Mims Get ‘Energized’ During Recent Tour of Aeronautical Center
Vol.8 Issue 4

When people visit the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City for the first time, usually their expectations are exceeded. Click for more…

 
MMAC Employees Sweep the DOT Secretary’s 54th Annual Awards Ceremony
Vol.8 Issue 4

Congratulations to our employees for receiving recognition at the DOT Secretary’s 54th Annual Awards! Click for more…

 
University Students Collaborate with ESC Architects
Vol.8 Issue 4

As part of a Capstone projects, students from the University of Oklahoma get real world experience in providing analysis for IT technical debt. Click for more…

 
UEI Implementation
Vol.8 Issue 4

Entities will no longer need to contact a third party to obtain an identification number or to get support. Click for more…

 
MMAC Celebrates 75 Years
Vol.8 Issue 3

The Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center continues to impact every aspect of the nation’s airspace system, even after 75 years of existence. Click for more…

 
Tamala Barnes Named as Director of AFN’s Enterprise Services Center
Vol.8 Issue 3

Tamala Barnes has been appointed as Director of the Enterprise Services Center (ESC). She started her new leadership position on March 28. Click for more…

 
MMAC Town Hall Welcomes Dignitaries
Vol.8 Issue 3

The Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center held a Center-wide virtual Town Hall on the morning of March 22nd. Click for more…

 
Celebrating Women’s History Month: Spotlight on Helen Davis
Vol.8 Issue 3

Women’s History Month offers us the opportunity to celebrate the achievements and contributions from women to our National Airspace System. Click for more…

 
Owens Commemorates ’Rosie the Riveter’ with Rose Garden
Vol.8 Issue 3

Nicole Owens leads the groundbreaking ceremony for the Central Oklahoma Rosie the Riveter Memorial Garden. Click for more…

 
MMAC Participates with Choctaw Nation in Emerging Aviation Technology Conference
Vol.8 Issue 3

In the first week of April, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (in collaboration with the North Central Texas Council of Governments and the University of North Texas) recently hosted the third Regional Emerging Aviation Technology Conference in Durant, Oklahoma. Click for more…

 
MMAC Celebrates 75 Years; Remembering 1981 - 1984
Vol.8 Issue 2

The early 1980s were amazing on all fronts, with incredible technological advancements and several "firstsquot for equality in our country. Click for more…

 
An Insider’s Perspective to ESC’s Cybersecurity
Vol.8 Issue 2

None of us are immune to falling victim to a phishing attack, and this includes seasoned Cybersecurity professionals. By Doug Holland, AMK-230 Cybersecurity Federal Shared Service Center Click for more…

 
Celebrating "Black Health and Wellness" During Black History Month
Vol.8 Issue 2

The month of February is Black History Month – it is a time to evolve, share, acknowledge, understand and most importantly, celebrate the lasting impact of black heritage and culture. Click for more…

 
Center Forms New Council to Address Topics of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility (DEIA)
Vol.8 Issue 2

In the interest of promoting a work environment where everyone has equal access to information, development and opportunities, a workgroup comprised of nearly 25 employees from non-management and management met virtually for the first time in January. Click for more…

 
The ESC’s Evolving Customer Service
Vol.8 Issue 2

The Desk Side Support and Implementation (DSS&I) unit understands the importance of continuous improvements surrounding customer service and satisfaction. Click for more…

 
MMAC Celebrates 75 Years; Remembering 1977 - 1980
Vol.8 Issue 1

A long time ago, in our galaxy… between the years of 1977 and 1980, technology began to develop very quickly, bringing us computers that could actually be used in our homes. Women officially became astronauts, and the Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City was named after the late Senator Mike Monroney. Click for more…

 
Second AsCEnD Program Will Soon Open for Applications
Vol.8 Issue 1

Prepare for new leadership opportunities as the second Aeronautical Center Employee Development (AsCEnD) Program will soon be taking applications! Click for more…

 
Choctaw Nation’s Daisy Ranch
Vol.8 Issue 1

Oklahoma has a rich history in aviation and with Native American Tribal Nations. Click for more…

 
FAA Academy Earns Top Honors!
Vol.8 Issue 1

The Federal Government Distance Learning Association presented the Five Star Award to the FAA Academy Training and Evaluation branch. Click for more…

 
ESC Continues to Innovate with Cloud Smart Technology
Vol.8 Issue 1

Leading the way in Smart Technology, the ESC Custom Development Services Team implemented a website on the new cloud platform. Click for more…

 
MMAC Town Hall: Proud of our Past and Excited About Our Future!
Vol.7 Issue 8

The Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center (MMAC) held the second Center-wide Town Hall of 2021, drawing interest from across the Center and even as far away as Washington DC. Click for more…

 
MMAC Celebrates 75 Years; Remembering 1974 - 1976
Vol.7 Issue 8

The mid-Seventies are rich in aviation history, to say the least. Glancing back, there were many developments that have had lasting effects on our lives. Click for more…

 
Internet Protocol
Vol.7 Issue 8

Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) is the protocol utilized by Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) today. Click for more…

 
MMAC Employee Engagement Improves Despite Max-Telework Status
Vol.7 Issue 8

Maximum Telework status has driven changes in communication, team dynamics, mission focus, productivity, and supervisory roles; all of which are key components of employee engagement. Click for more…

 
Interest in Data Visualization is Off the Charts!
Vol.7 Issue 8

In the latest MMAC Tech Talk, Gerson D. Vasquez discusses the fascinating art and science of “Data Visualization.” Click for more…

 
Aeronautical Center’s Annual CFC Telethon Sets New Records
Vol.7 Issue 8

The MMAC Combined Federal Campaign Telethon sequel was better than the original! Click for more…

 
 
 
 
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