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PEO EIS Programs

PEO Perspective May 2017

The spring speaking circuit is in full swing, and we have a lot of exciting engagements to share with you.

On May 3, I will participate in a Cyber panel, “Don’t Call It Convergence: Electronic Warfare and Cyber Operations Going Forward,” at the Annual C4ISRNET Conference at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View. Among the Army and industry panelists joining me to discuss Cyber from the C4ISR perspective are MG Patricia Frost, Army G-3/5/7 Director of Cyber, and Mr. Ronald Pontius, Deputy to the Commanding General, ARCYBER.

LTC Scott Helmore, Product Manager for Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO), was the keynote speaker for AFCEA Belvoir’s April luncheon on April 26. It was a packed room – the largest AFCEA Belvoir Chapter luncheon crowd we’ve seen for a PEO EIS speaker – revealing how invested our industry partners are in helping with this critical and quickly evolving mission. Slides from Scott’s presentation are available here.

Of note from Scott’s presentation is that there are seven DCO active Requests For Information (RFI) out through Army Contracting Command-Rock Island (ACC-RI) closing May 19. The focus of the RFIs are to assist the Army in refining its requirements documentation prior to submitting to the Army Requirements Oversight Council in June. Acquisition-specific RFIs are expected to be released at a later date, with draft Requests For Proposal (RFP) for five of the seven to be issued in 2018. LTC Helmore will be hosting further Industry Days to discuss the RFIs/RFPs in more detail; please check back to our Events page.

COL Charlie Stein, Project Manager Defense Communications and Army Transmissions Systems (DCATS), will also participate in an afternoon SATCOM panel at the C4ISRNET Conference entitled “Moving Ahead on Satcom: Powering Comms at the Tactical Edge.” PEO EIS traditionally has a presence at this conference, which brings together leadership from across DOD and the federal government and industry to speak on emerging and ongoing IT focus areas. We hope to see you there!

Also May 3, Dennis Kelly, Product Lead (PL) Enterprise Computing (EC), and Kevin Curry, PL Enterprise Computing Environment (ECE) - Provisional, will speak at the Federal Computer Week (FCW) Face to Face Cloud Conference at the Willard InterContinental in Washington, D.C.

Finally, I was invited to speak at the RFID Journal Live Conference May 10, along with Jim Alexander, PL Automated Movement and Identification Solutions (AMIS).

Last month, we said farewell to my former Executive Officer (XO), Ryan Greeney, who was selected as a Department of the Army Systems Coordinator (DASC) at ASAALT, where he will have a role in shaping planning, budgeting and execution requirements for Army programs of record. Ryan’s support to PEO EIS during a transitional time was critical to our operational tempo and our mission, and he continues that support as a DASC. Join me in welcoming MAJ Pat Horvat, who takes Ryan’s place as XO, and has already proven to be a hard-working, agile team member.

May is National Asian Pacific Heritage Month, paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success. Asian Americans have made significant and lasting contributions to our Armed Forces throughout our Nation’s history, and we will be spotlighting some of these stories in our Workforce Spotlights on the PEO EIS website and social media sites.

Finally, I wish you a safe and happy Memorial Day, and as May is Military Appreciation Month, please join me in honoring those who are serving throughout the world and those who served before them. Many have paid the ultimate price for our freedoms and we will never forget. May God bless the men and women serving in harm’s way and deliver them home safely to us.

Please have a safe and happy May! BG Patrick W. Burden, PEO EIS