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Wiltsie steps down at Army PEO EIS

Doug Wiltsie will soon be director of system of systems engineering and integration in the Army's office of the assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology.

After more than four years at the helm, Doug Wiltsie has stepped down as the program executive officer for the Army's Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems. His deputy, Terry Watson, replaced him in an acting role.

Wiltsie will on Dec. 1 become director of system of systems engineering and integration in the Army's office of the assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology (ASAALT).

PEO EIS is the Army's all-purpose shop for getting IT into the hands of soldiers. It manages $3.5 billion in investments and field systems worldwide, according to the office's website.

In a changeover ceremony, ASAALT Heidi Shyu praised Wiltsie for "strengthening the link and solidifying the trust between our soldiers and the information they rely on for mission success and a safe return home."

Wiltsie has been at the forefront of Army IT efforts such as network modernization and deploying mobile devices. In a 2012 interview with FCW, he had his mind on keeping pace with the rate of change of IT. "We need to be able to work together to figure out how what we've bought will integrate with the technology of the future," he said at the time.

Watson has over 30 years of acquisition experience and served as acting program executive officer before Wiltsie's arrival, according to a PEO EIS statement.

The shift is also a homecoming of sorts for Wiltsie, who spent four years in the ASALT office, from 2004 to 2008, as the assistant deputy for acquisition and systems management.

Posted by Sean Lyngaas on Nov 24, 2015 at 12:45 PM


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