Ms. Terry Watson United States Army Program Executive Officer, Enterprise Information Systems (Acting)
Ms. Terry Watson was selected for Senior Executive Service (SES) in December 2010 and assigned to the position of Deputy Program Executive Officer (DPEO), Enterprise Information Systems, at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Ms. Watson was selected as the Acting Program Executive Officer (PEO) Enterprise Information Systems in May 2011, and served as the Acting PEO EIS through October 5, 2011, when she resumed her position as Deputy PEO EIS. She was again selected as Acting PEO EIS November 23, 2015 and currently serves in this position.
Ms. Watson is responsible for program management of more than 60 Department of Defense and Army acquisition programs across the Business, Warfighting and Enterprise Information Environment Mission Areas. These systems support Army and DoD-wide communications, logistics, medical, finance, personnel, biometrics, training and procurement operations. Ms. Watson’s responsibilities include five major Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) efforts representing a projected Army investment of $8 billion over their life cycles. The Program Executive Office, Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) organization consists of more than 1,500 military, civilian, and contractor staff around the world in 15 countries, and executes approximately $2.5 billion per year.
Prior to selection as DPEO, Ms. Watson was Director of PEO EIS’ Program Management Directorate (PMD). She coordinated PEO EIS program activities with Headquarters Department of the Army, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Congress as well as other agencies and user commands. Ms. Watson served as a Senior Staff Officer within PMD for five years, as well as serving shortly as the Deputy Director prior to being assigned as the Director of PMD in 2007. She served as the Chief of the Systems Extension and Acceptance Team under the Information Systems Engineering Command from 1996 – 2002, providing fielding and deployment support to PMs within PEO EIS. During that timeframe, she was also detailed as the Deputy Project Manager for Tactical Management Information Systems. Ms. Watson started her career at the U.S. Army Computer Systems Command in 1978, assigned to the Tactical Management Information Systems Project Management Office (TACMIS PMO).
Ms. Watson’s awards include the Meritorious Civilian Service Award, Superior Civilian Service Award, and the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service. Ms. Watson is a graduate of the Army Automated Data Processing Intern Program, the Army Management Staff College, the American Council for Technology/Industry Advisory Council Partner’s Program, and she is a member of the Army Acquisition Corps with Level III certifications in Program Management and Information Technology. She earned her B.A. in Business Management from National Louis University.