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PEO EIS Programs

PEO Perspective September 2017

As we close out fiscal year 2017 and end our summer break, we also pay tribute to the American workforce on Labor Day. I appreciate opportunities to recognize the hard work of Team EIS, and this year has been no exception. We were recently honored with a visit from LTG Paul Ostrowski, Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASAALT), who took the time to meet with scores of individuals from the team and learn about the contributions of the programs across our diverse portfolio. Hard work is a hallmark of the American spirit, and I am so proud of the PEO EIS team’s hard work every day in support of our Soldiers and our Nation.

In recognition of that hard work, I am excited to announce that CPT Brandon Pye, Assistant Product Manager on the Army Contract Writing System (ACWS) team within the GFEBS PMO, and Mr. Ricky Daniels, Product Lead of the Logistics Information Systems (LIS) team within the AESIP PMO, have both been nominated for the FedScoop 50 award this year. CPT Pye has been nominated as the “Most Inspiring Up and Comer” and Mr. Ricky Daniels has been nominated as the “Cybersecurity Leader of the Year.” Voting closes on Friday, September 29, and the winners will be announced November 1. We are proud of our nominees!

In September, we as Americans also collectively remember the sacrifice of our fallen heroes on September 11, 2001, as well as the many brave Americans called to serve and protect our Nation following the terrorist attacks. We will never forget, and we continue to honor those who have sacrificed to fight against terrorism and preserve our freedom.

Our nation has been at war for nearly 16 years, and in those years we have made enormous strides to better prepare and equip our Soldiers for their worldwide missions. As the scope and focus of war has rapidly changed, so must our systems continue to adapt. PEO EIS is a critical part of the Army’s vision of an agile, deployable, technologically superior force, with a growing Defensive Cyber mission and a critical modernization of network systems that will better position us for the changing scope and threat.

I am pleased to announce that Mr. Michael Padden, former PM I3C2, will lead the latter effort for PEO EIS as the Assistant APEO for Network Systems. Mike has a proven record of success in leading the complex CONUS and OCONUS network and infrastructure modernization initiatives as well as the Defensive Cyber mission. I will be looking to Mike to meet with industry and stakeholders at events and symposia, and to assist in the planning and execution of our strategic efforts to converge the Enterprise across the PEO. My thanks to Mike for his years of dedicated support to PEO EIS and the Soldier – we are fortunate to have him continue in this important role to help guide and shape our strategy and processes. Mike will be joining a Federal News Radio panel of network experts to talk about PEO EIS’ role in Defensive Cyber on September 26, so be sure to tune in.

We also welcome COL Chad Harris, who took over the role of PM I3C2 in a ceremony August 31. An Army War College Fellow, Chad also commanded one of the Army’s largest test centers comprised of 1500 Soldiers, civilians and contractors, and most recently served as the lead Requirements Analyst on the Joint Staff J8 in the Pentagon. I am confident that the important I3C2 mission is in good hands, and we look forward to his contributions.

This September we also observe National Preparedness Month. The Army is committed to the safety of all Americans, on the home front and worldwide. Each and every American should develop a solid plan for safety, so don’t wait – communicate, and make your emergency plan today.

From September 15 through October 15, PEO EIS and the Army honors Hispanic and Latino Americans during National Hispanic Heritage Month. The U.S. Army values the contributions of American Soldiers with ancestry from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Hispanic Americans have a rich history of military service and patriotism. Now more than ever it is important to reflect on our values and our history, and the Army and the Nation draw strength from the diversity that makes up America's melting pot.

We are engaged with our stakeholders and industry at many events each month, and we hope to see you next month at AUSA. You can find upcoming event details, as well as photos and slides from recent events, on our website at Please also remember to follow us on Facebook and on Twitter @PEOEISPAOffice.

In closing, I ask you all to take a moment out of your busy day this September 11th to remember those lost, and to recognize the sacrifices of those who have served our Nation through this long period of conflict.

Thank you for the service that all of you provide in support of our American service members every day, and may God continue to bless you and your families, the men and women of our Armed Forces and this great Nation.

BG Patrick W. Burden, PEO EIS