Command Group: Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS)

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PEO EIS products and systems cover the full spectrum of tactical and management information systems, including communications infrastructure support, logistics, human capital, financial management, acquisition, medical and biometrics.

PEO EIS enables information dominance by developing, acquiring, integrating and deploying network-centric, knowledge-based IT and business management systems, communications and infrastructure solutions through leveraged commercial and enterprise capabilities for joint and Army users.

Mr. Douglas Wiltsie, PEO EIS, reports to the Honorable Heidi Shyu, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)) and Army Acquisition Executive.

For more information about PEO EIS, go to www.eis.army.mil.

PEO EIS Command Group

Program Executive Officer, Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS): Mr. Douglas Wiltsie

Mr. Douglas Wiltsie assumed command of PEO EIS on October 5, 2011. In this position, he leads an organization of over 40 acquisition programs, crossing all domains, in all life cycle phases. These systems support Army and DoD communications, logistics, medical, finance, personnel, biometrics, training and procurement operations. Mr. Wiltsie has responsibility for five major ERP efforts representing a projected total Army investment of $8 billion. Under Mr. Wiltsie’s leadership, PEO EIS effectively fields systems globally, achieves performance objectives and executes approximately $4 billion annually in innovative solutions and services.

Prior to his assignment as PEO EIS, Mr. Wiltsie was appointed to the Senior Executive Service (SES) in June 2008 and served as the Deputy PEO (DPEO) for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors until October 2011. In this position, Mr. Wiltsie was responsible for the development, acquisition, fielding and life cycle support of the Army’s portfolio of intelligence, electronic warfare and target acquisition programs.

Mr. Wiltsie was previously the Assistant Deputy for Acquisition and Systems Management in ASA(ALT), and Deputy Project Manager (PM), Objective Force and the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, Future Combat System. Mr. Wiltsie has held senior leader positions at the Night Vision/Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition and chaired the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Land Group 6 Working Group 2.

Mr. Wiltsie holds an M.S. in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is the recipient of the Meritorious Civilian Service Award and the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service and in 2013 he was recognized as one of the Federal 100 award recipients. He is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Level III certified in Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering, and Program Management, and he is a member of the Army Acquisition Corps.

Deputy Program Executive Officer (DPEO): Ms. Terry Watson

WatsonMs. Terry Watson was selected into the Senior Executive Service in December 2010, and assigned to the position of DPEO with EIS at Fort Belvoir, Va.

In this position, Ms. Watson is the deputy responsible for program management of more than 40 DoD and Army acquisition programs across the business, war fighting and enterprise information environment mission areas. These systems support Army and DoD-wide communications, logistics, medical, finance, personnel, biometrics, training and procurement operations.

Prior to her assignment as the DPEO, Ms. Watson was the Director, Program Management in PEO EIS. In that role she was responsible for program oversight and standardizing all PM processes in acquisition planning, financial management and budget execution, documentation and reporting, process improvement, testing and cost/economic analysis. Before coming to PEO EIS, Ms. Watson was the Chief of the Systems Extension and Acceptance Team under the Information Systems Engineering Command whose team provided fielding support to PMs within PEO EIS.Ms. Watson’s awards include the Meritorious Civilian Service Award, Superior Civilian Service Award and the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service. She was also recognized in 2012 as a Federal 100 award winner.

Ms. Watson is a graduate of the Army Automated Data Processing Intern Program, the Army Management Staff College, the American Council for Technology/Industry Advisory Council Partner’s Program, and she is a member of the Army Acquisition Corps with Level III certifications in Program Management and Information Technology. She earned her B.A. in Business Management from National Louis University.

Portfolio Manager, Enterprise Management Systems (PfM EMS): Mr. Reginald Bagby

BagbyMr. Reginald Bagby was appointed Portfolio Manager for PEO EIS in July 2011. He oversees a portfolio valued at more than $1 billion from development to integration, as well as program implementation of enterprise management systems. His portfolio spans the business information environment and the warfighting mission areas, including:

  • Acquisition Business (AcqBusiness)
  • Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS)
  • Distributed Learning System (DLS)
  • Enterprise Services (ES)
    • Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Enterprise Systems and Services (ALTESS)
    • Army Knowledge Online (AKO)
    • Enterprise Email (EE)
  • Force Management System (FMS)
  • Human Resource Solutions (HR Solutions)
  • Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4)
  • Reserve Component Automation Systems (RCAS)

As the former Director of Operations for PEO EIS, his primary areas of responsibilities included oversight of contracting policy and compliance, technical (IT) and business operations, human resources, physical, operational and personnel security support as well as many other crucial services that helped all PEO EIS programs deliver deployable, supportable and sustainable systems to Soldiers.

Mr. Bagby has over 36 years of program, product and information systems experience involving all facets of operations and systems acquisition and procurement. Prior to assuming his role as director, Mr. Bagby held several positions within the Automatic Identification Technology (AIT) community, extending from Deputy Product Manager to an industry PM. Mr. Bagby is retired from the U. S. Army, having served 23 years in the Transportation, Adjutant General and Signal Corps, with concentrations in the operations of information systems.

He is a member of the Army Acquisition Corps and is certified Level III in Program Management. Mr. Bagby earned a B.S. in Psychology from Park University, an M.B.A from Strayer University and a Government Contracting Diploma from George Washington University.

Chief Information Officer (CIO): Mr. Hari Bezwada

BezwadaMr. Hari Bezwada was appointed Chief Information Officer (CIO), PEO EIS, in November 2010. Mr. Bezwada ensures cyber security compliance, advance technology assessments and standardization, as well as strategic planning and architecture consistency among the more than 60 DoD and Army IT systems managed across PEO EIS.

Mr. Bezwada also served as the PEO EIS Portfolio Integration Officer for Communications, Computing Infrastructure and Enterprise Services until October 2011, managing over 800 military, civilian and contractor staff around the world, executing over $2 billion per year.

Prior to joining PEO EIS as CIO, Mr. Bezwada served as the Director for IT Systems Project Office – Pentagon Renovation, where he was responsible for a $2 billion renovation and modernization of the Pentagon’s IT systems and infrastructure as part of the overall Pentagon Renovation effort. He also held extensive leadership positions in program offices with U.S., United Kingdom, French and NATO representatives that developed survivable, anti-jam satellite communications systems.

Mr. Bezwada's degrees include a Masters in Strategic Studies from the Army War College, a Masters in Public Administration from Shippensburg University, a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Fairleigh Dickenson University and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering,from Rutgers. He holds Level III Acquisition Certifications in Program Management, Systems Engineering, Computers and Communications, and Production and Manufacturing. Mr. Bezwada is a graduate of the Chief Information Officer Institute’s Federal CIO Certificate Program at Carnegie Mellon University and the Harvard Executive Fellowship Program.

Director, Program Management Directorate (PMD): Mr. Victor Hernandez

HernandezMr. Victor Hernandez was appointed as Director of Program Management in June of 2011. In his role as the Director of Program Management for PEO EIS, Mr. Hernandez is responsible for providing cost, schedule and performance oversight over the PEO EIS’ portfolio consisting of more than 40 program offices. Primary responsibilities include: direction of the overall acquisition process for all programs within the PEO portfolio; cost estimating for six Acquisition Category (ACAT) I programs, that deliver enterprise IT capabilities to DoD customers worldwide; management of the budget process of a portfolio of over $18 billion across the Program Objective Memorandum (POM) period; interaction with congressional staffers and response to congressional inquiries; oversight of concurrent testing of programs and interface with Army Test and Evaluation Command and the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command; and programmatic review and approval for over 60 systems providing critical IT capabilities to the Army, DoD and civilian agencies.

Mr. Hernandez joined PEO EIS in 2007 and has led the organization in a number of capacities including as the Business Manager and Chief Financial Officer. Under his leadership, PMD also provides oversight for strategic communications, congressional affairs, audits, acquisition reporting and acquisition policy. Mr. Hernandez holds a Bachelors degree in Business, as well as a Masters degree in Business Management from Virginia Tech. In addition, he is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute and has attained DAWIA Level III certification in Program Management and Business Cost Estimating and Financial Management. Mr. Hernandez’ awards include Comptroller of the Year 2012 (American Society of Military Comptrollers), Commander's Award for Civilian Service, and the Achievement Medal for Civilian Service.

Director, Operations and Theater Support Directorate (OTSD): Mr. James Kline

KlineMr. Jim Kline became the Director of the Operations and Theater Support Directorate in July of 2011. Mr. Kline leads OTSD in providing assistance, expertise, guidance, and oversight to the PEO and PM/PDs in core competencies of business operations, personnel security, property and facilities management, contracting, logistics and theater support operations; and coordinates with PEO organizations that have association with the delivery of capabilities to the field.

OTSD is composed of: 

  • Services and Operations Support Division: Responsible for the management of leased space, occupational and facilities safety program, PEO EIS property management program, GSA fleet vehicle program, personnel and operational security, and headquarters facility maintenance and repair.
  • Procurement Assistance Division: Provides support for acquisition planning, contract life cycle support, as well as policy and procedural application resulting in the best business solution to PEO EIS organizations. Services typically include contract policy interpretation and dissemination, staff assistance visits, contract inventory, life cycle procurement advice, and procurement document staffing assistance.
  • Theater and Logistics Division: Facilitates fielding practices, life cycle logistics sustainment planning, and theater liaison support for those PMs fielding capabilities to the combat theater.
  • Foreign Military Sales Division: Manages funding to qualify, pursue and execute cases for the sale of PEO-relevant capabilities to foreign governments in accordance with prescribed guidance.

Upon receiving a commission in the Army, Mr. Kline served in numerous battery and battalion level positions as an Air Defense Artillery officer. He concluded his active duty tenure at Fort Detrick, Md. serving as the Plans and Policy Officer at the Fort Detrick DOIM in Frederick, Md. He has over 26 years of experience in the IT industry having served in executive positions including Chief Operating Officer, Executive VP for Operations, Sales Director, and Senior Program Manager. Mr. Kline also has taught IT courses part-time at the college level. Mr. Kline holds a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Military Academy and a master’s degree in computer science from The Johns Hopkins University.

Director, Business Transformation Directorate (BTD): Ms. Sarah Fidd

FiddMs. Sarah Fidd assumed duties as Director, Business Transformation for PEO EIS in May 2008. Ms. Fidd oversees PEO EIS organizational strategy and business transformation activities. She leads the team responsible for the PEO EIS strategic plan, strategy map and scorecard, as well as maintaining metrics to monitor PEO EIS progress in providing capabilities and support to the Soldiers. The business transformation functional area implements the PEO EIS continuous process improvement with the Lean Six Sigma deployment effort, as well as other process/product tools, such as Value Engineering and special studies.

Ms. Sarah Fidd assumed duties as Director, Business Transformation for PEO EIS in May 2008. Ms. Fidd oversees PEO EIS organizational strategy and business transformation activities. She leads the team responsible for the PEO EIS strategic plan, strategy map and scorecard, as well as maintaining metrics to monitor PEO EIS progress in providing capabilities and support to the Soldiers. The business transformation functional area implements the PEO EIS continuous process improvement with the Lean Six Sigma deployment effort, as well as other process/product tools, such as Value Engineering and special studies.

Ms. Fidd's more than 25 years of government service span across both Army and Navy. Previous Army assignments include: Director of Business Management for PEO EIS and Chief, Resource Management Division for U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center. Prior to that, her Navy experience includes Business Finance/Acquisition Manager for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program, an ACAT 1D ship building program; Acquisition Manager, Twenty First Century Destroyer (DD21) Program; Business Director, PEO DD21; Business Manager, NAVSEA Corporate Operations Office; and Ship Program Manager, Landing Ship Dock (LSD) Program (in-service ships). Pentagon assignments include: Chief of Naval Operations (N86 and N43); Assistant Secretary for the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition (ASN (RDA)); and Office of Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (OSD(ATL)). She began her career as Naval Architect and Engineer on Naval ship acquisition programs. Ms. Fidd holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from George Mason University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology. She is an US Army certified Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt and holds a DAWIA Level III certification in Program Management. She is a graduate of the NAVSEA Commander’s Development Program, and a graduate of the Defense Systems Management College’s Advanced Program Manager Class.

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