PEO Perspective October 2015
As we enter a new fiscal year, I’m proud of the accomplishments that the PEO EIS team has achieved over the past year. Our exemplary workforce continues to deliver critical products and services to the Soldiers despite continuing budget uncertainty and the challenges of changing mission focus and continued tensions throughout the world.
This summer saw a number of leadership changes as we transitioned 18 of our programs through Changes and Assumptions of Charter, welcoming impressive new talent to our programs. We have added several new programs to our EIS family, including standing up the Security Cooperation Enterprise (SCES), and transitioning BAT-A, under the PM DOD Biometrics portfolio, from a Quick Reaction Capability to a Program of Record. We have also stood up Increment II product directors for our Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERPs) – GFEBS, GCSS-Army, and IPPS-A. We hosted several industry days and information exchanges to engage with our government and industry stakeholders on current and future acquisition activities, and we have successfully managed our resources throughout the year.
The success of our mission is due to the strength of our team—a team recognized for their commitment and excellence by earning over 300 government awards this year, ranging from Department of Defense and Commander’s awards to Superior Civilian Service Awards to Special Commendation Awards. Our talented workforce also garnered 12 industry awards recognizing individual and group accomplishments, a prestigious Government Computer News award and a Fed 100 award, continuing our fine tradition of IT and acquisition excellence.
This has been an outstanding year of accomplishments made possible through mission focus and the unwavering dedication of our team. I look forward to continuing the great work of supporting every Soldier, every day, everywhere as we kick off fiscal year 2016.
Looking ahead, the observance of Hispanic American Heritage Month continues through October 15. Hispanic Americans constitute almost 12 percent of the military, and that number is growing. The contributions of our Hispanic American Soldiers, Civilians and contractors are invaluable to our mission, and we owe a debt of gratitude to these great Americans.
This month, the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) conference will take place at the Washington Convention Center October 12-14. Army Chief of Staff GEN Mark A. Milley will keynote the annual conference. Be sure to check out the Home Station Mission Command brief on Monday in the Warriors’ Corner, and stop by to hear from Mr. Tom Neff, the Project Director Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software, and Solutions (CHESS), during the Army Small Business panel on Wednesday.
Also this month, Army PEO EIS joins the Navy and Air Force PEO EIS for a full-day program discussing small business opportunities at AFCEA NOVA’s Cross Services Small Business Forum at the Sheraton Tysons October 14. Please visit our Events page for registration and information.
Thank you for your continued support of PEO EIS and its programs, products and services. The Army truly runs on EIS, and we look forward to another great year of working with our industry and DOD partners and stakeholders to meet the Army’s challenges.
Happy New (Fiscal) Year!