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PEO EIS Changes Charter

By Ellyn Kocher, Communications Division

On November 23, 2015, Mr. Douglas Wiltsie relinquished the Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) Charter to the Deputy PEO Ms. Terry Watson. The official ceremony at Wallace Theater, Fort Belvoir, followed the luncheon at the Fort Belvoir Officer’s Club, and was hosted by Honorable Heidi Shyu, the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASAALT).

The ceremony was emceed by PEO EIS Military Deputy COL Sandy Vann-Olejasz, with an invocation by Dr. David Powers, Product Lead, Force Management System. The ceremony was attended by LTG Robert Ferrell, Army Chief Information Officer (CIO)/G-6; LTG Alan Lynn, Director, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA); former PEOs Mr. Gary Winkler and Mr. Kevin Carroll; and former Deputy PEO Mr. Lee Harvey, as well as Project and Product Managers, Leads and Directors from across EIS. Mr. Wiltsie’s wife, Liz, and Ms. Watson’s daughters, Katie Keys and Jenni Watson, were also in attendance, and received flowers and special recognition for their support to Mr. Wiltsie and Ms. Watson.

Mr. Wiltsie took command of PEO EIS October 5, 2011. As PEO, Mr. Wiltsie led the EIS acquisition mission, which included a workforce of more than 1,500 throughout the Continental United States and in 15 countries, executing more than $2 billion annually to develop, deploy and support over 60 large scale Information Technology programs serving Soldiers, Sailors, Airman, Marines and DoD civilians worldwide. Mr. Wiltsie’s technical expertise and bold leadership in network modernization solidified his reputation as an innovator and change leader. Mr. Wiltsie transitions to his new role as Director System of Systems Engineering and Integration (SOSI&E) in the office of the ASAALT December 1, and will report directly to the Army Acquisition Executive as a principal advisor on all system of systems engineering and integration matters.

“Doug, you and your team have done an outstanding job of strengthening the link and solidifying the trust between our Soldiers and the information they rely on for mission success and a safe return home,” said Ms. Shyu in her remarks, “Doug’s leadership has been incredible.”

Ms. Terry Watson, the current Deputy PEO EIS, assumes the mantle of acting PEO with more than 30 years of acquisition experience. Ms. Watson had served as the Acting PEO EIS prior to Mr. Wiltsie’s arrival in 2011, and she “brings tremendous experience and knowledge of the organization to this position,” said Mr. Wiltsie during the ceremony. “Terry is the smartest and the best person to lead this organization.” Ms. Shyu echoed his remarks, stating that Ms. Watson has her full confidence and support in leading EIS.

“Terry is tireless in her dedication and support to the mission and people of EIS, and there is no better person to lead this team forward,” said Mr. Wiltsie during the luncheon. “This has been both the hardest and most rewarding job of my career, and the rewards are because of you – the leadership team, and the workforce of PEO EIS.”

At the ceremony, Ms. Watson focused her remarks on the workforce: “You are the reason we are able to be so successful and truly connect the global Army. You are the most dedicated and talented acquisition professionals and I am honored to be a part of your team. What you do matters. Together, we will continue to innovate to ensure that our Soldiers are ready, agile and connected to defeat any enemy and keep our Nation and our Allies safe and secure.”

“I have learned so much from Doug,” said Ms. Watson in her luncheon remarks. “We will miss you, and you will always be a part of the EIS family.”

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Posted November 24, 2015

Mr. Douglas Wiltsie Transitioning from PEO EIS

By PEO EIS Communications Team

November 10, 2015 – Mr. Douglas K. Wiltsie will be transitioning from his assignment as the Program Executive Officer Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) to become the Director of System of Systems Engineering & Integration for the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics & Technology) on Dec. 1, 2015. Deputy PEO Ms. Terry Watson will serve as Acting PEO until a successor is named.

Mr. Wiltsie took command of PEO EIS in October 2011 and has been responsible for the development, acquisition, fielding and sustainment of the Army’s enterprise information systems, overseeing an annual budget of nearly $2 billion. During his four-year tenure, PEO EIS has helped transform the Army enterprise through implementation of innovative acquisition and material readiness solutions that enable information dominance. These efforts include delivering critical infrastructure and enterprise information capabilities, such as modernizing Army network and strategic communication systems, developing complex business and integrated personnel management systems, and deploying global logistics systems and enterprise services that support every Soldier, every day, everywhere.

In announcing his departure, Mr. Wiltsie expressed his gratitude to a globally dispersed workforce comprised of more than 1,500 Army military, civilians and contractors.

“I will miss working with you most of all – EIS has a dedicated, expert team unrivaled by any other PEO. Thanks for all you do and keep up the outstanding work – it’s because of you that we are able to connect the global Army.”

Mr. Wiltsie has also served as the Deputy Program Executive Officer for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare, and Sensors; the Assistant Deputy for Acquisition and Systems Management in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics & Technology); and as the Deputy Project Manager, Objective Force and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Future Combat System.

Posted November 10, 2015

Two PEO EIS Leaders take the GWAC SOLE Awards

By Ms. Lana Spalding, PD AMIS Communications Team

Major Leilani Tydingco, PD AMIS, and Dr. Daniel Parker, PD AESIP Hub, are 2015 GWAC SOLE Award winners. They are pictured here receiving their awards at the official ceremony at the Fort Myer Officer's Club October 29. Congratulations, MAJ Tydingco and Dr. Parker!

Posted November 05, 2015

One of Ten: GCSS-Army Wins 2015 Government Computer News Award

By Mr. Jim McDonough, GCSS-Army Support Operations Branch Lead

Global Combat Support System-Army (GCSS-Army), the Army’s largest, most ambitious Enterprise Resource Planning solution, was recently named one of the 10 GCN IT Excellence Award winners. The 28th annual award ceremony was held October 14, 2015, at the Ritz Carlton, Tyson’s Corner, Virginia. Product Manager LTC Christopher Romero accepted the award.

The Department of Defense (DOD) organization was selected from hundreds of public sector nominees. GCSS-Army was nominated by Program Executive Officer Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) Mr. Douglas Wiltsie. GCSS-Army is part of the Project Manager Army Enterprise Systems Integration Program (AESIP) portfolio, which reports to the Army PEO EIS.

GCSS-Army and the other nominees support GCN’s mission to aid public sector Information Technology managers. GCN provides research, opinions and product information to solve public sector IT challenges.

At the ceremony, the GCN committee presented the ten awards and five honorable mentions. Represented were federal, state and local government agencies from all parts of the United States. In addition to receiving awards, the winning programs were profiled in the October edition of GCN.

GCSS-Army was praised during the ceremony remarks for leading “the largest Enterprise Resource Planning deployment in the U.S. Army history,” with 154,000 users in all Army components world-wide.

Said GCN, GCSS-Army is “the Army’s most significant transformation effort in history for a logistics information system,” designed to merge the work of 40,000 databases which perform tactical supply, property accountability, maintenance and the associated financial functions.

For the first time in the Army’s history, GCSS-Army is tying tactical logistics and the associated financial transactions into a single database. The end goal is “to have a unified view; one version of the truth in near real-time that is available anytime, anywhere,” said LTC Romero.

With cost and logistics information in near real-time, commanders can enhance their readiness and manage budgets effectively. The program is already beginning to pay for itself by avoiding costs associated with maintaining legacy systems. For Soldiers and sustainment managers to fully benefit from the program, said Romero, “It’s critical they get informed about the program early, take the web-based training and provide stakeholders [with] feedback.”

GCSS-Army’s stakeholders include the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)); Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptrollers (ASA(FM&C)); Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS); Project Manager Army Enterprise Systems Integration Program (PM AESIP); Department of the Army Assistant Chief of Staff G-4; US Army Combined Arms Support Command (USA CASCOM); and US Army Logistics Support Agency (LOGSA).

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Posted November 03, 2015