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August 11, 2015

Signal Blog: DISA to Enforce DOD Email Mailbox Size Limits

By Sandra Jontz

Effective Oct. 1, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) will enforce size limits of military mailboxes. Each of the U.S. Army's more than 1.4 million Defense Department Enterprise Email (DEE) accounts has a storage limit, with most lumped into the basic class that has a maximum storage space of 512 MB. Business class users have a maximum storage limit of 4 GB. While most workers adhere to size restrictions, as of July 31, more than 75,000 Army personnel stored more than 4 GB of email and more than 7,700 mailboxes exceed 10 GB of storage each, according to an Army statement. That level of heavy use slows the systems and increases costs.


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August 11, 2015

Army.mil: DISA to enforce DOD Enterprise Email mailbox size limits starting September

By Army CIO/G-6

WASHINGTON (Aug 3, 2015) -- Effective Oct. 1, the Defense Information Systems Agency, or DISA, will enforce existing Department of Defense Enterprise Email, or DEE, Service Level Agreement, or SLA, mailbox size limits, to lower costs and improve efficiency and Outlook start-up times.


Each of the Army's more than 1.4 million DEE accounts has a storage limit. Most users fall into the Basic class, with a maximum storage limit of 512 megabytes. Business class users, with an operational requirement for a larger storage size, have a maximum storage limit of 4 gigabytes. Previously, those storage limits have not been enforced.


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August 06, 2015

Senior Leaders; PD ES Attend Farewell Luncheon for Project Director Jeremy Hiers

By Project Director, Enterprise Services

Project Director Jeremy Hiers receives a parting gift from Deputy Project Director Douglas Haskin and the entire PD ES staff at his farewell luncheon on August 5.
Project Director, Enterprise Services
Project Director Jeremy Hiers receives a parting gift from Deputy Project Director Douglas Haskin and the entire PD ES staff at his farewell luncheon on August 5.

On August 5, senior leaders and staff of Project Director, Enterprise Services (PD ES) gathered at the Fort Belvoir Golf Club to bid farewell to Project Director Jeremy Hiers. After three years establishing and leading PD ES, Mr. Hiers stepped down on August 7.

As Project Director, Mr. Hiers commanded a project office responsible for acquiring, fielding, and performing lifecycle sustainment of technology and services supporting many of the Army Chief Information Officer’s largest enterprise initiatives. He provided leadership to a staff of over 300 government and contractor personnel across three product director offices.

“He [Mr. Hiers] certainly did a swell job, but he started with nothing”, said Mr. Reginald Bagby, portfolio manager for Enterprise Management Systems. “When you have requirements that are twice your funding, that’s hard and Jeremy [handled] that in fine fashion.”

During his tenure, PD ES successfully implemented Department of Defense Enterprise Email, carried out key components of the Army Data Center Consolidation Plan, and made significant strides toward unified capabilities, an Army cloud service, and software marketplace.

“Jeremy was the first person I got to know personally”, said Wayne Sok, executive officer for the Program Executive Officer, Enterprise Information Systems. “What this team is doing is very important to [PEO EIS] leadership. It’s at the top of the list.”

Established in September 2012, PD ES delivers secure, modern, agile, effective and efficient information technology enterprise services that enable end-to-end communication, collaboration, messaging, content management, and application hosting across the Army.

“Managers want to be heroes, but leaders create heroes. That’s what he did at PD ES”, said Mr. Bagby.

Deputy Project Director Doug Haskin (bio) will lead PD ES as acting project director, effective August 10.

August 03, 2015

Keith Baylor Named Deputy Product Director for Enterprise Computing

By Staff Writer for Project Director, Enterprise Services

Mr. Keith Baylor was named Deputy Product Director for Enterprise Computing in June 2015, bringing his experience in acquisition, contract development, and program management to Enterprise Computing’s robust team of subject matter experts.
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Mr. Keith Baylor was named Deputy Product Director for Enterprise Computing in June 2015, bringing his experience in acquisition, contract development, and program management to Enterprise Computing’s robust team of subject matter experts.

Keith Baylor has been named Deputy Product Director for Enterprise Computing (PD EC).

Mr. Baylor served in the Army for 22 years and completed tours of duty from Kansas to Korea. In 2014, he retired from service and became a member of the Army’s civilian workforce in 2015, bringing his experience in acquisition, contract development, and program management to PD EC’s robust team of subject matter experts.

“I wanted to serve the Army in a different capacity”, said Mr. Baylor. “As a Soldier, I learned to gather information quickly and that [skill] is going to be needed here. Cutting edge technology is truly interesting and the potential is limitless for PD EC’s initiatives like application migration.”

As Deputy Product Director, Mr. Baylor participates in the life cycle and IT management of PD EC’s core initiatives including Application Migration, Army Software Marketplace, Cloud, and the Common Operating Environment.

“Keith brings a new, sharpened perspective on acquisition to PD EC”, said Product Director for Enterprise Computing Archie Mackie. “As a leader, he has a track record of building great teams and being able to work across organizations. As an acquisition expert, he’s head and shoulders above the current standard. He’s tuned in to the capabilities of industry and the needs and requirements of the Army so that the best options for information software management will always be presented.”

PD EC provides future-focused solutions that modernize and optimize enterprise IT activities through cost effective and policy-compliant delivery of cutting edge infrastructure and services.