PEO Perspective November 2014
Every November, as we honor those who have served, we are reminded of the importance of the Army mission and our support of these brave Americans. Veterans Day is an important day for us to remember and reflect upon the sacrifices of those who have served our Nation, some of whom have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Equally important is recognition of the men and women of the Armed Forces, Department of Defense 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.
I want to take a moment to recognize Mr. Archie Mackie, the official Product Director Enterprise Computing (PD EC). Archie had been serving in the acting capacity since June, but the official Assumption of Charter was held on Oct. 28, at Fort Belvoir’s Wallace Theater. The PD EC reports to the Project Director, Enterprise Services, and oversees the Army Data Center Consolidation Plan, cloud initiatives and the Army Enterprise Service Desk. Congratulations to Archie, whose vast experience, knowledge and strategic vision is so vital to EIS and the Army.
For the month ahead, I am looking forward to speaking at the AFCEA Belvoir Science, Technology, Engineering and Innovation (STEM) Day Symposium Nov. 13 at the Fort Belvoir Officer’s Club. This is AFCEA Belvoir’s first STEM Day and will include afternoon panels with our partners at ARCYBER and Defense Logistics Agency, and a program supporting technology education to local schools. For more information, please visit our Events page: http://www.eis.army.mil/events
The work that our PEO EIS team performs empowers every Soldier, every day, everywhere, by equipping them with the IT communications systems and tools necessary to safely accomplish their missions. I am excited to present the PEO EIS story to you in our new video, which can be found on this website at: http://www.eis.army.mil/videos.
As always, thank you for your support of PEO EIS and its programs. We welcome your participation in EIS events and your innovative ideas. Please use the easy White Paper submission button on the Home page of this website to submit for consideration, and stay tuned to our Events page for upcoming engagements.
God bless our American service men and women, past and present, and let us never forget the importance of their sacrifice to the freedoms that we enjoy every day.
Douglas K. Wiltsie