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PEO EIS Programs

PEO Perspective September 2018

It’s been a busy summer, and as we finish the last few days of sunshine and warm weather and close out the fiscal year, PEO EIS is helping to support the newly established Army Futures Command (AFC). In August, we had the pleasure of hosting Lt. Gen. Paul Ostrowski, principal military deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, and director of the Army Acquisition Corps, at Fort Belvoir. Lt. Gen. Ostrowski discussed AFC, which will be a new four-star command headquartered in Austin, Texas, with the ambitious aim of modernizing the Army, and explained how PEO EIS will fit in and work with AFC to help develop, deploy and sustain the systems that keep the Army running.

Acting Deputy PEO Brendan Burke traveled to Augusta, Georgia, this past month and participated in the annual AFCEA TechNet Augusta conference. Brendan provided a keynote address in which he discussed the network and ERP modernization, vendor partnerships and upcoming procurement opportunities here at PEO EIS. Brendan is also continuing to lead our internal talent management initiative and recently hosted a career development lunch and learn session for the workforce.

On Aug. 3, I had the pleasure of presiding over my first promotion ceremony. Tom Neff, the product director for Enterprise Services, was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, and I could not have been more honored to take part in his ceremony. Congratulations, Tom, and thank you for your service.

This month, I’m looking forward to speaking at AFCEA Belvoir’s monthly luncheon on Sept. 26 at the Fort Belvoir Officer’s Club. We will also be gearing up for AUSA in October – I hope to see you there!

September is National Preparedness Month, and a good reminder to have emergency plans in place for yourselves and your family. As the Army is ever-focused on readiness, it’s important that we do the same. I encourage you to visit to take action to prepare for emergencies. We also celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 – Oct. 15 to recognize the contributions of Hispanic Americans in defending our country and building a more inclusive America.

Finally, we cannot forget the somber anniversary of the largest terrorist attack on U.S. soil on Sept. 11. Each year, this day brings a heavy reminder of why our national security is of the utmost importance. I am proud to be part of a team that supports the strongest fighting force in the world – our Army.

Chérie A. Smith
Program Executive Officer
Enterprise Information Systems