PEO Perspective April 2015
It’s been a particularly long winter this year, and we are all looking forward to the warmer weather of spring and the renewal that it brings. PEO EIS is off to a running start, having met with industry several times in the last couple of months to discuss some exciting new Army developments.
In February, I moderated a panel of PEO EIS program managers at the 14th Annual Army IT Day, where Army CIO-G/6 LTG Robert Ferrell presented the much-anticipated Army Network Campaign Plan (ANCP). Discussion focused on the Army’s commitment to network modernization via increasing bandwidth speed and IT capacity and a secure and integrated standards-based environment ensuring global connectivity and collaboration. Mr. Gary Wang, Deputy CIO-G/6, and I reiterated these priorities at our joint panel at the Federal Networks Conference in Tysons Corner, also in February. The Army depends on a reliable, more efficient network, and PEO EIS continues to deliver – messages you will also find in my interview for the In Depth with Francis Rose program on Fed News Radio, which aired March 18, and in my interview in the March 2015 issue of C4ISR & Networks.
This April, we as an Army community are also renewing our commitment to an environment free from sexual harassment, intimidation, coercion or assault across the Army. April is Sexual Assault Awareness month in the Army, and PEO EIS outreach includes a Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) plan, and training and awareness activities throughout the year to ensure that everyone in the PEO EIS family of Soldiers, civilians and contractors enjoys a safe, productive and equitable workplace, and feels empowered to speak up. More information about how we’re addressing this very important issue can be found on our website, along with links to Army policies and memoranda, the President’s proclamation, and other tools and resources to educate the workforce and the public.
I am proud to announce that COL Mollie Pearson, Product Manager, Power Projection Enablers (P2E), was recently selected as one of the 2014 Fed 100 by Federal Computer Week (FCW) magazine. The Fed 100 is a prestigious award given to a select group of federal professionals who exemplify excellence. P2E is one of PEO EIS’ most complex and diverse portfolios, scattered across 16 time zones. COL Pearson leads a global team of over 140 people stationed at Fort Belvoir, Germany, Kuwait, Korea, and Hawaii. P2E is responsible for managing the cost, schedule, and performance of installation and modernization of information technology for Soldiers and customers outside the Continental United States (OCONUS).
In addition to this honor, it was my pleasure to promote Mollie to Colonel, U.S. Army, on March 27. Congratulations, Mollie, for your hard work and much-deserved promotion! We at PEO EIS look forward to following your further successes – the Army is well-served by your leadership!
Finally, a quick reminder to all Army Knowledge Online (AKO) users that AKO email shut down effective March 31, 2015. AKO will continue to forward email for Army Common Access Card (CAC) holders until June 30, 2015. More information can be found at http://www.eis.army.mil/ako, including how this affects retirees and family members, and more options for all users.