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PEO EIS Programs

PEO Perspective November 2017

Please join me in congratulating Ms. Terry Watson for her selection for a Tier 2 SES position in the office of HQDA G1 as the IPPS-A proponent. Ms. Watson has been an extraordinary champion for the PEO for more than 30 years, working tirelessly in support of our team and programs to establish our reputation across the Army. She was invaluable in assisting me as I transitioned to PEO EIS, and she has been a tireless supporter of the Soldier, the PEO EIS workforce, our stakeholders, industry and partners. She will be greatly missed.

On Oct. 23, we welcomed Ms. Chérie Smith as the Deputy PEO EIS. Many of you may remember Ms. Smith from her time here in the PEO and as the GFEBS PM, a program she brought from its initial concept phase to its system development and demonstration phase. Ms. Smith is a highly experienced Army Acquisition Corps professional who over the past several years served as the Deputy for PEO STRI. She will be an outstanding addition to our team.

The headquarters welcomes new leaders Lawrence Silas, Director of G-4, and Ken Wojcik, Director of G-8. Lawrence will be taking over from COL Johnnie Edmonds, who will support Mike Padden in his critical new role as the APEO Network Integration, and Ken takes over from Victor Hernandez, who departed EIS in July for the Defense Acquisition University Senior Service College Fellowship Program.

Lawrence is a seasoned product support manager and Ken is the former deputy and acting PM AESIP. Lawrence and Ken bring an intimate understanding of PEO EIS, ERP systems and the logistical, communications and budget knowledge critical to our headquarters and programmatic missions.

In October, AUSA provided a great opportunity for us to connect with our customers, industry partners and Army leadership on Army priorities for which we play a critical role. I participated in a Network Media Round Table Oct. 9 with LTG Bruce Crawford, Army CIO/G-6, and other Army leaders about the future of the network, and also conducted a video panel on the exhibit floor with C4ISRNET and leaders from TRADOC and Army Capabilities Integration Center discussing our contributions to the Army’s Multi-Domain Battle. PM IPPS-A also conducted live demonstrations at AUSA and were spotlighted in the ASAALT Warrior’s Corner, and COL Enrique Costas, PM DCATS, joined a SATCOM panel on the floor.

On Nov. 3, we stand up PL Army Enterprise Staff Management System (AESMS), and it’s my pleasure to welcome back LTC Toy Frasier as the product lead. AESMS, which is part of the ES portfolio, has responsibility for Task Management Tool (TMT), a COTS staff action management solution that will provide a seamless, fully electronic tasking and tracking capability to HQDA. Please join me in congratulating LTC Frasier!

Each November, we at PEO EIS are reminded of the importance of our mission and its support to our veterans. Veterans Day is an important time for us to reflect on the sacrifices of all who have served, some of whom made the ultimate sacrifice. Equally important is recognition of the men and women of the Armed Forces, DOD civilians and contractors, and the families of those who currently serve with distinction. We owe a debt of gratitude to all for the daily sacrifices they make to ensure our freedom.

November is also Native American Indian Heritage Month and Military Family Month. PEO EIS and the Army pays tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans, and to our service families who are the backbone of our Soldiers — the heart of everything we do. As always, thank you for your support of PEO EIS and its programs.

Enabling our Army!
BG Patrick W. Burden, PEO EIS