PEO EIS Programs

Mr. Lawrence Silas
Director, G-4

Mr. Lawrence Silas

Mr. Lawrence S. Silas currently serves as G-4 Director for Program Executive Office, Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS). As the senior acquisition logistician within PEO EIS, he is responsible for overseeing acquisition logistics (policy, product support strategies, life-cycle cost efficiency), asset management (property book accountability), strategic communications (multi-media production, media relations, social media, events, industry engagements, congressional and protocol activities), and facilities and support services (space management, facility operations and maintenance, transportation, OCONUS theater support and supply/support services). Mr. Silas provides PEO leadership, staff and Program Managers/Directors strategic-level advice and input in the planning, implementation and management of system-level Integrated Product Support (IPS) of all products and programs to successful attainment of mandatory program acquisition milestones and meeting critical system operational availability and performance requirements, while providing cost-effective product support to system users. Mr. Silas also formulates and oversee enterprise-wide policy/guidance relative to product support management, and the development and execution of effective product support strategies and plans (Product Support Plans/Life Cycle Sustainment Plans/Capability Support Plans) that influences design and enables hardware, software, and life cycle support efficiency. Additionally,

Mr. Silas previously served as the Product Support Manager for PM GFEBS, the Army’s enterprise-wide accounting and financial management system, within the Program Executive Office, Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS). In this capacity, he serves in a government civilian Key Leader Position (KLP) responsible for the development, implementation and management of out-come based product support strategies for a portfolio of defense business and enterprise resource planning systems, to include several Acquisition Category (ACAT) I, Major Automated Information Systems (MAIS). Mr. Silas also advises the GFEBS Project Manager on product support strategies for optimizing information system readiness and life cycle cost affordability, and serves as the project-level Chairperson of the program’s Operations and Support Integrated Product Team (O&S IPT). Prior to serving in his current position Mr. Silas served as the Product Support Manager for the Army Contract Writing System (ACWS), also within PM GFEBS.

Before joining PM GFEBS, Mr. Silas worked in the civilian sector where he served as a Project Director for MCR Federal, Inc. In that capacity, Mr. Silas was responsible for the implementation and execution of sensitive IT communications capability in support of critical national security requirements.

Prior to working in industry Mr. Silas had a distinguished career as an Army Officer, retiring at the grade of Colonel. During his over 27 year military career he held several joint, command, and leadership positions, primarily in the acquisition and operational logistics career fields. Mr. Silas served as the Deputy and Senior Portfolio Analyst for Army and Missile Defense programs within the Strategic Warfare Division, in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (OUSD AT&L). He also served in several other nominated and command-select positions to include: Program Manager, Conventional and Special Operations Forces (Department of Defense Special Access Program Office – DoD SAPCO); Product Manager, Force Sustainment Systems (Program Executive Office, Combat Support – Combat Service Support); Assistant Product Manager, 2nd Generation Forward-looking Infrared (FLIR) (Program Executive Office, Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors); Chief, Program Integration and Contracts (Defense Contract Management Command - Atlanta); Battalion S-3, 260th Quartermaster Battalion; and Company Commander, 416th Transportation Company.

Mr. Silas is a combat veteran, has received numerous military awards and decorations to include the Defense Superior Service Medal and the Legion of Merit Medal, and earned the Army Parachute Rigger, Pathfinder, and Master Parachutist badges. He is also the recipient of the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps’ Distinguished Order of Saint Martin Award, which recognizes senior officers and Department of the Army civilians who have made significant contributions to the Quartermaster Corps.

Mr. Silas is a member of the Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition workforce community and holds Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III certifications in Program Management, Contracting, and Life Cycle Logistics. He has completed the Senior Leader Program at The George Washington University and is a Senior Service College graduate of the National Defense University - Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Mr. Silas has earned a Master of Science degree in National Security Resource Strategy, Master of Arts degree in Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He also completed the Defense Acquisition University’s Senior Acquisition Course and Executive Product Support Manager’s Course.

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