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ALTESS Opens a New Virtual Computing Room

By Ellyn Kocher, PEO EIS Public Affairs

Hon. Heidi Shyu, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) [(ASA(ALT)], cuts the ceremonial ribbon in an impromptu ceremony opening ALTESS’s new virtual computing room as part of her tour of Radford Army Ammunition Plant (RFAAP) Mar. 5. ALTESS stakeholders BG L. Neil Thurgood, PEO Missiles & Space joins Ms. Shyu on the left, with BG John. J. McGuiness, PEO Ammo, on her right.

Posted March 31, 2014

PEO EIS Holds Unified Capabilities Industry Information Exchange

By Alison Dickson-Kozloski, PD ES, and Andi Fehl, PD EC2M

Mr. Douglas Wiltsie introduces the first annual Unified Capabilities Information Exchange
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Mr. Douglas Wiltsie introduces the first annual Unified Capabilities Information Exchange

The Project Director, Enterprise Services (PD ES) and Product Director, Enterprise Content Collaboration and Messaging (PD EC2M) successfully conducted an industry information exchange March 12-14, 2014. The event was synchronized with the Feb. 28 release of the UC Request for Information (RFI) and consisted of an all-day general session and two days of one-on-one question and answer discussions between government and industry. The government panels comprised of representatives from Army, Air Force, National Guard Bureau, and Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). More than 300 civilians, military, contractors and private industry attended the general session, with participation from 37 vendors in the one-on-one sessions.

The intent of this event was to provide industry an opportunity to discuss the RFI with the generating organizations, as well as to provide feedback to the government on acquisition strategies to consider while developing the Request for Proposal (RFP), which will be open for an abbreviated six to nine month acquisition window.

The program was introduced by Mr. Douglas Wiltsie, PEO EIS, with keynotes by Dr. Jennifer Carter, DISA Component Acquisition Executive; Mr. Mike Krieger, Army Deputy CIO/G-6; and Brigadier General Kimberly Crider, U.S. Air Force. A series of panel discussions followed, which highlighted UC requirements, DISA requirements and hosting environment, and transition and information assurance.

The event provided significant market research that may be used to inform potential future acquisition efforts. In addition, discussions with industry partners highlighted where the government may assume risk and how tradeoffs can be made to deploy UC capabilities within desired timeframes.

Posted March 26, 2014

PD DWTS wows STEM students with latest in wireless technology and satellite communications

By PM DCATS Public Affairs

LTC Etienne shows students at Hammond Middle School some of the Army's satellite communications capabilities.
LTC Etienne shows students at Hammond Middle School some of the Army's satellite communications capabilities.

On Saturday, March 15, 2014, LTC Jeff Etienne, Project Director, Defense Wide Transmission Systems (DWTS), and other members of the DWTS organization participated in an Emerging Young Leaders Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Leadership Summit at Francis C. Hammond Middle School in Alexandria, Va.

PD DWTS is responsible for life cycle management of major defense terrestrial and Satellite Communications (SATCOM) programs. LTC Etienne, along with Mr. Michael Kane and Mr. Michael Walker, also of DWTS, provided students with the opportunity to experience hands-on the Combat Service Support Automated Information Systems Interface (CAISI) and, the CSS Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) functionality. Students were allowed to access email and websites and make phone calls to a network operation center using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).

Sponsored by the Psi Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., this event promoted leadership skills, character building and learning in STEM disciplines. One hundred and twenty students and thirty-five parents attended the all-day event. Ms. Andrea Sparks-Brown, Hammond Middle School principal, deemed the STEM Day “a very successful event. The students were engaged and intrigued with what the exhibitors had to offer.”

Posted March 21, 2014

PEO EIS Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Information Exchange Conducted February 27

By Jo Manson, PEO EIS Public Affairs

Mr. Lee Weaver speaking before the ERP Information Exchange
Mr. Lee Weaver speaking before the ERP Information Exchange

PEO EIS conducted an ERP Information Exchange February 27 at Wood Theater, Fort Belvoir, VA. Over 250 attendees were present. The purpose of the event was to:

  • Identify Army ERP Services progress since meeting with industry on 5 APR 2013
  • Describe the Army ERP Services overarching strategy
  • Allow industry to assess their interest in competing for potential work

COL Harry Culclasure, PM AESIP, gave the opening remarks, and Mr. Lee Weaver, Deputy PD LMP and Chairman, ERP Services Contract IPT, provided administrative comments and the overarching strategy.

Panel members addressed the following topics:

  • Ms. Jessica Dobbeleare, Chief IT Branch D, ACC-RI -- Small Business Contract Vehicle and the Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC)
  • Mr. Ed Wilgus, NIH IT Acquisition and Assessment Center -- Chief Information officer – Solutions and Partners 3 (CIO-SP3) GWAC
  • Mr. George Albinson – ARDEC -- Army Shared Services Center

After the break, panel members participated in Q&A with industry attendees.

Posted March 04, 2014