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PROGRAM EXECUTIVE OFFICE, ENTERPRISE INFORMATION SYSTEMS (PEO EIS)
History
The Program Executive Office was established in 1987 as Program Executive Office, Standard Army Management Information Systems (PEO STAMIS) to help implement the Goldwater-Nichols Act.  The Army Reorganization on October 26, 2001 resulted in the change to Program Executive Office, Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS).  PEO EIS’ program management responsibility grew significantly over the years, from just 13 systems and products to more than 120 today.  

Mission
The Program Executive Office, Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) provides joint service and Army war fighters with information dominance by developing, acquiring, integrating, deploying and sustaining network-centric knowledge-based information technology and business management systems, communications and infrastructure solutions through leveraged commercial and enterprise capabilities that support the total Army, every day and anywhere!

Vision
PEO EIS is the world-class leader in the acquisition and implementation of integrated enterprise communication, information technology and business solutions for America’s war fighting and peace keeping forces.

Description
PEO EIS provides infrastructure and information management systems to the Army, enabling it to achieve victory through total information dominance.  PEO EIS develops, acquires and deploys tactical and management information technology systems and products.

PEO EIS is well-known as a systems acquisition, development and integration center of excellence.  Under the management of four deputy program executive officers, five directorates and many project/product managers, PEO EIS develops and fields a wide range of products and services that support the Army.  PEO EIS is dedicated to supporting the war fighter and contributes to the global war on terror and the war in Iraq.  Through its diverse programs, PEO EIS touches every Soldier, every day.  PEO EIS continually finds ways to serve the Army and the Department of Defense (DoD).

Mr. Gary Winkler, Program Executive Officer for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS), reports to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA [ALT]), Mr. Dean G. Popps (Acting).  

ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY FOR ACQUISITION, LOGISTICS AND TECHNOLOGY
Mission
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology ASA(ALT) serves, when delegated, as the Army Acquisition Executive, the Senior Procurement Executive, the Science Advisor to the Secretary, and as the senior research and development official for the Department of the Army. The ASA(ALT) also has the principal responsibility for all Departments of the Army matters related to logistics. Among the responsibilities of the ASA(ALT) are:

* Executing the acquisition function and the acquisition management system of the Department of the Army.
* Advising the Secretary on all matters relating to acquisition and logistics management.
* Overseeing the logistics management function including readiness, supply, services, maintenance, transportation, and related automated logistics systems management.
* Reviewing the security assistance portions of the Army International Affairs Plan to ensure that they are logistically sound and supportable and compatible with the Army’s Research, Development, Acquisition, and Industrial Base Programs.
* Appointing, managing, and evaluating program executive officers and direct-reporting program managers.
* Managing the Army Acquisition Corps and the Army Acquisition Workforce.
* Representing the DA on the Defense Acquisition Board, the Nuclear Weapons Council Standing Committee, and the Conventional Systems Committee.
* Chairing the Army Systems Acquisition Review Council.
* Exercising the procurement and contracting functions, including exercising the authorities of the agency head for contracting, procurement, and acquisition matters pursuant to laws and regulations, the delegation of contracting authority; and the designation of contracting activities.
* Providing the Army policy representative to the Defense Acquisition Regulatory Council.
* Executing the research and development function, including scientific and technical information, domestic transfer, advanced concepts and assessments, basic and applied research, and non-system specific advanced development.
* Directing the Army Science Board.
* Administering and overseeing research, development, test, evaluation, and acquisition programs, to include in coordination with the DUSA(IA), the execution of data/information exchange programs, cooperative research and development memoranda of understanding, and participating in international forums concerning the aforementioned subjects.
* Ensuring the production readiness of weapon systems.
* Integrating Manpower and Personnel Integration and integrated logistics support into the materiel acquisition process.
* Applying the Defense Standardization and Specification Program.
* Overseeing the Army Industrial Base and Industrial Preparedness Programs managing the Department of the Army Competition Advocate Program.
* Supporting Department of the Army acquisition of space and strategic programs.    
* Overseeing the Chemical Demilitarization Program and supervising the Program Manager for Chemical Demilitarization.

Website: www.alt.army.mil
Telephone: (703) 695-6153


Program Executive Officer, Enterprise Information Systems:
Mr. Gary Winkler

winklerMr. Gary L. Winkler became the PEO EIS at Ft. Belvoir, VA, in October 2007.  Mr. Winkler is responsible for the program management of the Department of Defense and Army business and combat service support systems, as well as related Army communication and computer infrastructure.  These systems support logistics, medical, finance, personnel, training and procurement operations. The PEO EIS organization consists of approximately 1400 military, civilian and contractor staff around the world.

Prior to becoming PEO EIS, Mr. Winkler was Principal Director for Governance, Acquisition, and Chief Knowledge Office for the Army CIO/G-6.  He entered the Senior Executive Service upon becoming Principal Director in 2003.  In that capacity he was responsible for the development of Army Information Management (IM), Information Technology (IT), and Knowledge Management (KM) policies and governance processes in concert with the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Joint Staff, Services, Combatant Commands, Components and Agencies.  

Mr. Winkler began his Federal career with the PEO Command and Control Systems: Joint Tactical Fusion Program Management Office (PMO) in 1989 and was promoted to Division Chief of the PEO’s Intelligence Fusion PMO in 1992.  He was selected as Deputy Program Executive Officer for the Air Force PEO for Joint Logistics, at the Pentagon in 1995 and became an Acquisition Specialist with Headquarters, Department of the Army, ASA(ALT), Acquisition Career Management Office in 1996.  

Mr. Winkler’s association with PEO EIS began in 1997 when he was selected as Product Manager, Distance Learning System for the PEO Standard Army Management Information Systems (STAMIS).  Following that position, he served as the PEO EIS Project Manager for Transportation Information Systems (PM TIS) from 2001 to 2003.

Mr. Winkler received a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, VA, in 1983.  He has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, and a Master of Science from the National Defense University.  Mr. Winkler is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III certified in Program Management; Information Technology;  Test and Evaluation (T&E); and Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering.

He received the 2007 Presidential Rank Award of Distinguished Executive, Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service in 2006, the Meritorious Civilian Service Award in 2003 and Superior Civilian Service Awards in 1996 and 2000.  He also received the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service in 1995.


Deputy Program Executive Officer:
Mr. G. Taylor Chasteen
chasteenMr. Taylor Chasteen became DPEO at PEO EIS at Ft. Belvoir, VA, in October 2007.  Mr. Chasteen retired from the U.S. Army as a Colonel in September 2007.  Upon retirement, he entered the Senior Executive Service as a Highly Qualified Expert.  Prior to coming to PEO EIS, he was an assistant to the Deputy Under Secretary of the Army on matters related to automated business mission systems.

A native of Auburn, KY, Mr. Chasteen was commissioned as a U.S. Army Field Artillery Officer in 1981.  His tactical assignments culminated as a Company Commander of the 426th Supply and Transportation Battalion supporting the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division.  

After accession into the Acquisition Corps, Mr. Chasteen served in a series of acquisition assignments beginning with the Production Base Modernization Activity at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, followed by duty as an Assistant Project Manager for the Tank Main Armaments Systems Program.  He moved to the National Capital Region in 1996 to become a Division Chief at the Software Development Center – Washington followed by a position with the Army’s Operational Testing Command as chief evaluator for the Army’s first combat support battlefield information system.  In 1999 Mr. Chasteen became Product Manager for the Army’s retail transactional logistics systems at Fort Lee, VA,  reporting to the PEO STAMIS.  After attending the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, he was assigned to manage the defense cooperative relationship with the Republic of Korea as a member of the U.S. Country Team.  Mr. Chasteen returned to the PEO EIS in 2005 becoming the Project Director of Army Knowledge Online (AKO).

A graduate of Western Kentucky University, he holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Babson College and a Master of Science (MS) in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University.  His military education includes the Material Acquisition Management Course, Command and General Staff College, Advanced Program Manager’s Course, Quartermaster Advanced Course, and the Field Artillery Basic Course.  He is
Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement
Act (DAWIA) Level III certified in Program Management and Computers and Communications.

Deputy Program Executive Officer:
Mr. Lee Harvey
HarveyMr. Harvey was appointed DPEO in January 2004.  Prior to becoming a DPEO at EIS, Mr. Harvey served as the Program Director for Army University Access Online – eArmyU, reporting to the Army’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel (G1) and the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. He was directly responsible for all aspects of program management for the $450 million program. Mr. Harvey previously served as the Director of Acquisition Management for the Army’s Communications Electronics Command Acquisition Center-Washington. In that capacity he was responsible for awarding $500 million in new contracts each year and managed approximately $2 billion in existing contracts. Mr. Harvey served in the Army from 1975-1981. He is a graduate of the Industry Advisory Council’s IT Partners Program.


Deputy Program Executive Officer:

Ms. Catherine Doolos
DoolosMs. Doolos has more than 20 years of progressively responsible program management experience involving all facets of the acquisition process. Previous assignments include program analyst support with the Project Manager Strategic & Theater Command & Control Systems and Assistant Program Manager, Special Programs Support Activity, Special Operations Command, Fort Belvoir.

Ms. Doolos then served as an Acquisition Proponency Officer with the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), Pentagon, Arlington, VA.  Following her studies at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Ms. Doolos was selected as a 2000 board-certified Product Manager for the Defense Message System-Army (DMS-A), PEO EIS, Fort Monmouth, NJ.  In 2004, she established the Product Lifecycle Management Plus Program office at PEO EIS in Fort Belvoir and transitioned it to a board-certified Product Manager.  In 2005, she was selected as Deputy Program Executive Officer, PEO EIS.

Ms. Doolos’ education includes a Masters in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Troy State University.  She completed post-masters work in Information Technology/Management Information Systems at George Washington University.  In 2000, she achieved a Masters of National Resource Strategies from the National Defense University Industrial College of Armed Forces.  Ms. Doolos is an inaugural member of the Army Acquisition Competitive Development Group and graduate of the Defense Leadership and Management Program.  Other leadership education includes the Advanced Program Management Course, DoD Executive Leadership Development Program and Army Management Staff College.  She is Army Acquisition Corps certified in Program Management; Business, Cost Estimating and Financial Management; and Information Resource Management.

Deputy Program Executive Officer:
Colonel James S. (Steve) Bristow

bristowColonel Bristow was born in Sumter, South Carolina and is a graduate of Francis Marion College in Florence, South Carolina. He was commissioned through ROTC as an Army Signal Corps Officer. He earned a Master of Business Administration from Western International University in Phoenix, Arizona. His military education includes the Signal Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the US Army Command and General Staff College and the Advanced Program Manager’s Course. He is a 2004 graduate of the US Army War College.

Colonel Bristow served in a variety of command and staff positions.  He was a Battalion Signal Officer for 3/68 Armor, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.  In Schwabish Gemund, Germany he was a Company Commander in the 38th Signal Battalion, 56th Field Artillery Brigade, (Pershing). At Fort Bragg, North Carolina, he was an Assistant Operations Officer in the 4th Psychological Operations (PSYOP) Group (Airborne) and Company Commander of the 90th Strategic Dissemination Company, 4th PSYOP Group (Airborne).  While at Fort Bragg he served in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.

His Acquisition Corps assignments include duties as a Signals Test Officer with the Electronic Proving Grounds (EPG) at Fort Huachuca, Arizona.  He served as a Systems Acquisition Manager and Chief of Materiel Branch, US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  While assigned to the Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) in Alexandria, Virginia he performed duties as Chief of the Command and Control (C2) Division and as a Senior Test and Evaluation Officer for the C3 Evaluations Directorate.  Colonel Bristow served as an Armaments Cooperation Country Desk Officer for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army - Defense Exports and Cooperation (DASA-DEC), Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (ASA(AL&T)).  He was responsible for US Army Armaments Cooperation activities with Canada and ten European countries.  As a Product Manager, Colonel Bristow served on the Future Combat Systems (FCS) program as PM for the FCS Advanced Collaborative Environment (ACE). Prior to his assignment as DPEO, he served as Project Manager for Enterprise Infostructure (PM EI) and as Project Manager for DOD Biometrics.

Colonel Bristow’s military awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, five awards of the Meritorious Service Medal, three awards of the Army Commendation Medal, three awards of the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal with 3 Bronze Stars, the Saudi Arabia - Kuwait Liberation Medal, and the Kuwait National Defense Medal. He has also earned the Senior Parachutist Badge and the Army Staff Identification Badge.
 

PEO EIS Industry Days 2008
Armed Forces Communications-Electronics Association –
Fort Belvoir Chapter and the United States Army
Program Executive Office Enterprise Information
Systems present Industry Days 2008.

 

The 6th Annual AFCEA-Belvoir/PEO EIS Industry Day was held April 16-18, 2008. This year's event was held at the Gaylord Hotel in the Harbor Place Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Maryland. The appearance of advertisements in this publication does not constitute endorsement by the Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems or the United States Department of Defense. PEO EIS does not exercise any editorial control over the advertisements in the Catalog.