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PEO EIS Programs

PEO Perspective December 2017

The end of a calendar year is always a good opportunity to review and take stock. As we prepare to close out 2017 and ring in a new year, we have a lot for which to be grateful.

I am encouraged and pleased by our progress in realizing many of the Army goals and priorities outlined this year. Along with our teammates and stakeholders across the Army and DOD, and through the vital support of industry, PEO EIS continues to globally connect the Army.

Our safety and freedom is protected by the brave men and women in harm’s way who serve our country, and our gratitude to them is immeasurable. I am also personally grateful for the PEO EIS workforce. Our teammates are among the best of the best, and our success in serving the Soldier would not be possible without their dedication and hard work.

I am also grateful to our industry partners and our stakeholders for their continued pursuit of innovative solutions in an era of emerging threats, reduced resources and rapid fire change. Your efficiency and expediency helps us to achieve our missions every day, and we are proud of what we have been able to accomplish together this year. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Stood up Product Leads GFEBS Development and Modernization (DEVMOD); Acquisition Management Support Solutions (formerly AcqBusiness); Army Enterprise Staff Management System (AESMS); and Allied Information Technology (AIT)
  • In the Project Manager Installation Information Infrastructure – Communications and Capabilities (I3C2) portfolio, Product Manager I3MP accomplished installation of four Home Station Mission Command Centers (HSMCC) in support of the Army Vice Chief’s initiative and P2E completed two SWA installations in support of NETMOD ICAN
  • Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) is leading the way for Army in threat responsiveness and agile prototyping, innovating the acquisition process by leveraging OTAs to help us get current capabilities out faster, and developing and deploying cyber tools to Soldiers around the world and on the battlefield to ensure that we can protect our networks and counter the threat. The Product Office is projected to consist of 11 DCO capabilities which will be become programs of record. The DCO will hold an Industry Day at Fort Belvoir December 4
  • Product Manager Wideband Enterprise Satellite Systems (WESS) is completing Wideband Training and Certification System Training Simulator at Fort Gordon – the first of its kind in the Army
  • Product Lead Land Mobile Radio’s Army CONUS Enterprise contract award saved the Army millions in cost avoidance
  • Project Director Enterprise Services awarded the Unified Capabilities (UC) and Army Cloud Computing Enterprise Transformation (ACCENT) contracts this year, the latter of which manages the migration of 80 applications to the commercial Cloud, as well as replacing the AKO single sign-on and modernizing the portal, and deploying the CHESS reverse auction capability. The CHESS Industry Day will take place December 12

This is only a highlight of our accomplishments this year, but as you can see, the team has been busy providing technology, communications, and defensive Cyber to Soldiers deployed around the world in support of their critical missions to defend our nation. The year ahead looks bright as well – please check out our Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as the PEO EIS website, for frequent updates on how we’re powering the Army and supporting every Soldier, every day, everywhere.

My family and I wish you a happy holiday season among your loved ones, and a safe and prosperous new year. I hope you will join me in taking time to reflect on the sacrifice of those serving in harm’s way and far from home, and for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure the freedoms that we enjoy today.

Happy Holidays from the entire EIS team!

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