Federal 100: Gary Winkler

Gary Winkler
Program Executive Officer
Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems
Army Department

Winkler is responsible for an 1,800-person workforce and billions of dollars of mission-critical tasks that keep more than 100 vital information technology systems humming.

In 2009, his accomplishments included the first implementation of the Global Network Enterprise Construct, a consolidation of Army IT resources that is considered crucial to providing technology support to in-field units. Winkler also oversaw server and storage upgrades that enabled the Army Knowledge Online/Defense Knowledge Online Web portal to support about 2.5 million users and offer much needed mobile access.

In all his endeavors, Winkler uses a portfolio management approach that weighs spending against a measurable return on investment.

Winkler “approaches the PEO-EIS as a businessman would, despite some strong resistance” said Robert Guerra, a partner at consulting firm Guerra Kiviat. “It’s been a major cultural shift.”

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About the Author

Brian Robinson is a freelance writer based in Portland, Ore.

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