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LMP Welcomes Lieutenant Colonel Michael N. Parent as its Product Manager

By Ms. Christine Irving (LMP)

On 28 June 2017, PM AESIP COL Harry Culclasure (center) hosted the LMP Change of Charter at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ where LTC Michael N. Parent (right) assumed the LMP Charter from LTC Robert M. Williams (left).
Erin Usawicz, Picatinny Arsenal Photographic Services
On 28 June 2017, PM AESIP COL Harry Culclasure (center) hosted the LMP Change of Charter at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ where LTC Michael N. Parent (right) assumed the LMP Charter from LTC Robert M. Williams (left).

On June 28, 2017, Colonel Harry R. Culclasure, Project Manager, Army Enterprise Systems Integration Program (AESIP), hosted the Logistics Modernization Program (LMP) Change of Charter Ceremony at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ. In attendance were Mr. Nathan Godwin, Army Materiel Command (AMC) Deputy G-3/4 Operations & Logistics; Brigadier General Patrick Burden, Program Executive Officer for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS); Brigadier General Alfred F. Abramson III, Commanding General, Picatinny Arsenal; Mr. Anthony J. Sebasto, Executive Director, Enterprise and System Integration Center; U.S. Army Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center; and guests from AMC, Communications-Electronics Command, the AESIP Project Management Office, and the LMP Product Management Office. During the ceremony, Colonel Culclasure transitioned the LMP charter from Lieutenant Colonel Robert M. Williams to Lieutenant Colonel Michael N. Parent.

"Command is among the most important elements of our Army's organization and how we support Soldiers every day," said Colonel Culclasure during the ceremony. "No function is more meaningful. No position is more robust." Lieutenant Colonel Parent will now lead the LMP as it enters its next chapter in Defense Information Systems Agency migration, fulfilling financial auditability requirements, sustainment modernization work efforts, and planning future work with AMC. Lieutenant Colonel Parent joins the LMP from the Defense Logistics Agency and brings with him experience as both an Armor Officer, Supply and Services Officer, as well as serving as a member of the Army Acquisition Corps.

In his closing remarks, Colonel Culclasure shared his well wishes for Lieutenant Colonel Williams and his wife on his next journey at the Dwight D. Eisenhower School of National Security. Colonel Culclasure also expressed his confidence in Lieutenant Colonel Parent, knowing he will make the LMP his own and that he "will quickly see how special this program and team are." Congratulations Lieutenant Colonel Parent and we welcome you and your family to the PEO EIS family.

Posted July 14, 2017

I3MP delivers 1st Infantry Division HSMCC tech refresh

By Mr. Scott Sundsvold

While the 1st Infantry Division (ID) was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the Installation Information Infrastructure Modernization Program (I3MP) performed a technology refresh on the 1st ID Command Center at Fort Riley, Kansas, as part of the Home Station Mission Command Center (HSMCC) initiative.

As the Army prepares to operate in a contested, multidomain arena that combines land, air, sea, space and cyber, the HSMCC initiative takes an evolutionary approach to providing joint command centers with the capability to host and operate mission command systems while at home station. The HSMCC technology refresh, the initiative’s first phase, standardizes the disparate, off-the-shelf technology at division and corps headquarters with the standard, bottom-line capability set required to support mission command systems. The HSMCC technology refresh delivers a complete, integrated package of networking equipment and functional software to support multiple combat formations from a command center at home station to the dismounted Soldier in the field.

“In the information age, network readiness enables Army readiness, the Army’s No. 1 priority,” said Brendan Burke, I3MP product manager. “Network readiness in a complex world requires an integrated, secure, uninterrupted network that allows our Army to remain agile. As such, the HSMCC tech refresh delivers the mission-critical IT [information technology] solutions to keep the Army’s fighting edge as agile and expeditionary as possible.”

To prepare for future engagements, the Army network is adapting to meet the business and expeditionary mission command needs of the joint force commanders across the full range of military operations in a joint, inter-organizational, multinational partner environment. The HSMCC will enable units to execute warfighting functions to support geographically dispersed subordinate units.

“The HSMCC tech refresh provides the required architecture, infrastructure, technology and processes to retain our technological overmatch against current and future adversaries,” said Maj. Aleyzer Mora, I3MP assistant product manager for command centers, who managed the day-to-day activities of the 1st ID tech refresh.

The future of Army mission command promises autonomous, self-learning technologies that will anticipate commander’s intent and aid in the military decision-making process. Robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) offer new dimensions of survivability and lethality. By automating routine, time-consuming tasks, commanders and their staffs can focus on high-value, strategic initiatives. Through automation, AI can speed up information-gathering and maximize the quality and accuracy of gathered data to support timely decisions.

The HSMCC tech refresh lays the foundations for commanders to seamlessly share a common operating picture with their staffs and Soldiers, no matter their location. Whether “X marks the spot” with a global positioning system or a virtual location on a cyber battlefield, the Army will have the network capability and capacity to operate the required mission command systems and quickly share vital data with mission partners anywhere at any time.

“On today’s fast-moving and complex battlefield, commanders must be able to communicate their intent to geographically dispersed forces,” said Mora. “HSMCC enables commanders to communicate their intent and share detailed information with Soldiers in the fight. While commanders and their Soldiers may not be standing on the same terrain, they are in the same fight together.”

Mora was assisted by Sarah Mullins, I3MP deputy assistant product manager for command centers, and Thomas “Karl” Brenstuhl, project team assist, in handling the tech refresh. The 1st ID deployed in November 2016, and the installation at Fort Riley took place in May and June 2017.

The rapid delivery of the mission-critical IT solution was made possible by the strong support and coordination between 1st ID, I3MP and its industry partners from Net-Centric Enterprise Solutions Associates. “Mission command is more than a buzzword,” said Mullins. “The HSMCC tech refresh improves readiness by enabling Army leaders to implement mission command, empowering agile and adaptive Soldiers on the battlefield to win.”

Posted July 14, 2017

Computer Hardware Enterprise Software and Solutions is the Army's designated Primary Source for commercial IT Minitab ELA Awarded

By CHESS Public Affairs Office


FORT BELVOIR, VA, July 12, 2017 - Army Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS) in coordination with the Army Contracting Command – Rock Island (ACC-RI) awards the Minitab Enterprise License Agreement (ELA), a $2.8 million firm- fixed-price ELA (Delivery Order) executed against the Navy’s Enterprise Software Initiative Blanket Purchase Agreement N00104-08-A-ZF30, July 12, 2017. The Minitab ELA provides Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Lean Six Sigma annual Subscription software licenses, media, training, technical services, and maintenance for Minitab Statistical Software.

"Minitab software has been a critical component of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) projects across the Army for years. The combined team of CHESS, Army Contracting Command - Rock Island, and Minitab did a great job in putting this agreement together. It will allow Army customers to continue meeting LSS goals which ultimately contribute to making the Army run more efficiently and effectively." Said Mr. Doug Haskin, Product Lead for CHESS.

The period of performance is one 12-month base period and four 12-month option periods. Ordering will be open to the Army, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and authorized Government contractors supporting these agencies. This contract supports the Continental United States (CONUS) and the Outside Contiguous United States (OCONUS) efforts.

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About CHESS

Based at Fort Belvoir, VA., CHESS reports to the Program Executive Office, Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS). Charged by the CIO/G-6 and mandated through Army Regulation 25-1, CHESS is the Army-designated primary source for providing commercial hardware and software solutions for the Army's IT requirements. Offering simple, straightforward contract vehicles through its online Army e-commerce ordering system, the IT e-mart, CHESS directly supports the CIO/G-6 strategy by providing the benefits of continuous vendor competition for best value and consolidating requirements to maximize cost avoidance and leverage the Army's buying power. CHESS works diligently with other Army Knowledge Management partners, including the U.S. Army CIO/G-6, Information Systems Engineering Command, and Network Enterprise Technology Command to provide architecturally sound, standards-and-policy-compliant IT enterprise solutions to all Army customers around the world. For more information about CHESS, visit https://chess.army.mil/.

Posted July 12, 2017

GFEBS stands up GFEBS DEV MOD program

By Ms. Pamella Gray, GFEBS Public Affairs

Mr. Daniel Kitts accepts the Charter for GFEBS DEV MOD from COL Matt Russell, PM GFEBS, in a ceremony held June 15.
Mr. Daniel Kitts accepts the Charter for GFEBS DEV MOD from COL Matt Russell, PM GFEBS, in a ceremony held June 15.

The Program Manager General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS) hosted an Assumption of Charter ceremony June 15 welcoming Daniel Kitts, the new Product Director GFEBS Development and Modernization (DEV MOD).

With the new program, GFEBS continues to evolve to meet the Army's financial management needs and provide an auditable business solution.

“GFEBS DEV/MOD is the baseline for GFEBS,” said COL Matt Russell, GFEBS project manager, in his remarks at the ceremony. “Dan, you will own the baseline and all changes to it. All things center around your program, and the standards and processes you implement will drive much of what we do across the GFEBS portfolio.”

GFEBS DEV MOD will allow for an agile approach in developing and deploying new capabilities and fixes to the system by consolidating sustainment, modernization, and new development in one product team and reducing redundancy, while simultaneously increasing the pace of product improvements.

Russell stressed the importance of this position: “Establishment of a Board Select program is the Army’s recognition of the importance of this position and of the mission. It is recognition that we want a certain quality of leader to run this product.”

“GFEBS must continue to improve the efficiency of the Army and Department of Defense so that operational folks can be more effective,” said Kitts, in his acceptance remarks. “The result must be timelier and better data-driven decisions for resource allocation.” Kitts said that he looks forward to the challenge and the work ahead.

For more information about GFEBS, please visit:
http://www.eis.army.mil/programs/gfebs
http://www.gfebs.army.mil/

Posted July 11, 2017

WESS WELCOMES NEW PRODUCT MANAGER

By MS. KATHERINE MORGAN, COMMUNICATIONS SUPPORT, PEO EIS

On June 29, BG Burden hosted a Change of Charter ceremony for Wideband Enterprise Satellite Systems (WESS) at Wallace Theater on Fort Belvoir, Virginia. During the ceremony, BG Burden transitioned the charter from COL Joel Babbitt to the incoming product manager (PdM), LTC Anthony Whitfield. As PdM for WESS, LTC Whitfield will manage one of the most complex programs in PEO EIS. He will be responsible for the development and modernization of enterprise satellite communication systems and state-of-the-art satellite network control and planning systems for the Army and DOD. Additionally, he will manage the program’s approximately $170 million budget authority and 50 projects across the globe. In his remarks, BG Burden noted, “Sometimes we like to say ‘this stuff’s not rocket science’ – but in this case it is.”

COL Babbitt departs PEO EIS for Senior Service College before taking on his next role as PEO for Special Operations Forces – Warrior in 2018. “Congratulations on your successful command here at PEO EIS and your selection to serve in positions of increased responsibility. We wish you and your family all the best in the years to come,” remarked BG Burden.

LTC Whitfield most recently served as a Department of the Army systems coordinator in the Pentagon. “Anthony comes to us with a wealth of experience and is the right person to continue to lead the successes of the program,” said BG Burden. “I’m excited to have you as a part of the PEO EIS team, and I know that the WESS and DCATS teams are glad to have you here as well.”

Welcome, LTC Whitfield!

Posted July 01, 2017

NEW LEADERSHIP AT ACQBUSINESS

By MS. KATHERINE MORGAN, COMMUNICATIONS SUPPORT, PEO EIS

On June 26, COL Matt Russell, the project manager for General Fund Enterprise Business System, hosted a Change of Charter ceremony for Acquisition Business (AcqBusiness) at the 9/11 Heroes Auditorium on Fort Belvoir, Virginia. During the ceremony, COL Russell transitioned the charter from LTC Keith Harley to incoming product lead, Ms. Lareina Adams. COL Russell also presented LTC Harley with the Meritorious Service Medal and thanked him for his service to PEO EIS and AcqBusiness. As the AcqBusiness product lead, Ms. Adams will be responsible for the life cycle management of the program and will actively manage program cost, performance and schedule and will provide assessments of program status, risk and contractor performance.

Posted July 01, 2017