PEO Perspective October 2014
As we enter a new fiscal year, I’m proud of the many important accomplishments that PEO EIS has achieved over the past year. Despite continuing budget uncertainty, a changing mission focus, and continued tensions throughout the world, our workforce has delivered critical products and services to the Soldiers.
In fiscal year 2014, we worked with our contracting partners to execute 3,661 individual contract actions totaling $1.935 billion, and we obligated over $300 million for Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDTE), $640 million for Operations and Maintenance (O&M) and $1.8 billion for procurement activities.
We have added a number of new, major programs to our EIS family, including the Army Contract Writing System (ACWS), Army Training Information Systems (ATIS), and the Commander’s Risk Reduction Dashboard (CRRD); we are pursuing new increments for two of our major Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, GCSS-Army and the General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS), and we have also initiated a number of Enterprise Services programs. We hosted five information exchanges to engage with our government and industry stakeholders on current and future acquisition activities, and we have successfully managed our resources to mitigate sequestration and budget decrements, achieving Army goals despite these reductions.
The success of our mission is due to the strength of our team - a team recognized for their commitment and excellence with over 370 government awards this year, ranging from Department of Defense and Commander’s awards to Superior Civilian Service Awards to Special Commendation Awards. Our talented workforce also garnered 13 industry awards recognizing individual and group accomplishments, including two prestigious Government Computer News Rising Star awards and two Fed 100 awards, continuing our fine tradition of IT and acquisition excellence.
We are proud to have partnered with Gannett Government News Media Group, publishers of C4ISR & Networks and Federal Times among others, to produce the Network Modernization Vision Guide, which you can download from our home page. This publication joins the ERP Vision Guide on our website for your use, and is a valuable source of information about our vital role in developing and executing Army and DOD programs. The Network Modernization Vision Guide will also be distributed as a special insert to the October issue of C4ISR & Networks magazine at the AUSA Conference.
This has been an outstanding year of accomplishments made possible through mission focus and the unwavering dedication of our team. I look forward to continuing the great work of supporting every Soldier, every day, everywhere as we kick off the new fiscal year.
Looking ahead, October 13 marks the 25th anniversary of the Army Acquisition Corps. The Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (AL&T) workforce has a rich history of acquisition excellence and professionalism, and like many others in the acquisition community, we are telling our story throughout the month of October on our website and in social media. Look for frequent updates and historical information, and profiles of the PEO EIS acquisition workforce.
Thank you for your continued support of PEO EIS and its programs, products and services. It’s been a productive fiscal year and we remain committed to continued success in the future. The Army truly runs on EIS, and I look forward to another great year of working together to meet the Army’s challenges.
Douglas K. Wiltsie