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PEO EIS develops, acquires, integrates, and deploys network-centric knowledge-based Information Technology (IT) and business management systems, communications, and infrastructure solutions through leveraged commercial and Enterprise capabilities for joint and Army Warfighters.

These products and systems cover the full spectrum of tactical and management information systems including financial, human capital, business, medical, logistics, transportation, biometrics, and communications infrastructure support. The PEO EIS workforce of more than 2,500 military, civilian, and contractor personnel execute approximately $4 billion a year--equal to about 57 percent of the Army’s IT budget. Mr. Gary L. Winkler, PEO EIS, reports to Dr. Malcolm O’Neil, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology [ASA (ALT)]. For more information about PEO EIS, go to

WinklerProgram Executive Officer, Enterprise Information Systems: Mr. Gary L. Winkler

Mr. Winkler began his DoD career as a college student and Engineering Technician for the Army’s Night Vision Laboratory. After graduate school, he went to work in private industry for the LTV Aerospace and Defense Company in Dallas as a Senior Investment Analyst responsible for Capital Planning/Budgeting, Investment Analysis, and Program Economics. He later moved back to Virginia where he worked for smaller companies providing technical services to DoD programs. He returned to the Army in the PEO for Command and Control Systems where he worked in various capacities on intelligence systems, culminating as Software Division Chief and Software Product Manager for the All Source Analysis System. He had two more follow-on PM assignments for ACAT IAM programs, and had assignments as an Acquisition Specialist at HQDA and Deputy PEO in the USAF PEO for Joint Logistics. Mr. Winkler was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2003, working in Army Headquarters under the Chief Information Officer/G6, as the Army’s first Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO) and Director for Governance and Acquisition. In this capacity, he was responsible for Information Technology and Knowledge Management policies, programs, and systems. Additionally, he led the Army’s IT Human Capital Development program.

Mr. Winkler holds Electrical Engineering and Mathematics degrees from Virginia Tech, an MBA from William and Mary, and a Master’s Degree in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

Mr. Winkler’s federal service awards include Presidential Rank Awards (Distinguished Executive Rank 2007, Meritorious Executive Rank 2009); the Secretary of the Army’s Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service (2006), the Army’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award (2003), and the Army’s Superior Civilian Service Award (2000, 1996).

PEO EIS Command Group

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

Ms. Terry Watson was selected as PEO EIS’ DPEO in December 2010. She is responsible for program management of DoD and Army acquisition programs across the Business, Warfighting, and Enterprise Information Environment Mission Areas. These systems support Army and DoD-wide communications, logistics, medical, finance, personnel, biometrics, training, and procurement operations. Watson’s primary responsibilities are with the core Enterprise services, computing infrastructure, and communications systems. In addition, she is responsible for PEO EIS’ five major Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) efforts.

HughesMilitary Deputy (MILDEP): COL Daniel Hughes

COL Daniel Hughes joined PEO EIS in 2009. As MILDEP, he is responsible for managing PEO EIS’s staff of more than 58 military personnel across the organization.


McKinnonPortfolio Integration Officer (PIO): Mr. Bobby McKinnon

Mr. Bobby McKinnon was appointed PIO in September 2009. In this position, Mr. McKinnon is responsible for integrating automated business systems across the Army Enterprise. He manages a portfolio of ERP, business, financial, logistics, and biometrics project and product offices:

  • Army Enterprise Systems Integration Program (AESIP)
  • Global Combat Support System - Army (GCSS-Army)
  • Logistics Modernization Program (LMP)
  • Transportation Information Systems (TIS)
  • Department of Defense Biometrics (DoD Biometrics)
  • Biometrics Enabling Capability (BEC)
  • Tactical Biometric Systems (TBS)
  • General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS)
  • Integrated Personnel and Pay System – Army (IPPS-A)
  • Army Human Resource System (AHRS)
  • Installation Management Systems (IMS-A)
  • Movement Tracking System (MTS)
  • Reserve Component Automation Systems (RCAS)

BezwadaPortfolio Integration Officer and Chief Information Officer (PIO and CIO): Mr. Hari Bezwada

Mr. Hari Bezwada became PIO and CIO in 2010. He is the PIO for Communications, Computing Infrastructure and Enterprise Services portfolio valued at about $2 billion annually. In addition, Mr. Bezwada also serves as the PEO EIS CIO to ensure cyber security awareness and compliance, advance technology assessments and standardization, strategic planning and architecture consistency across the Enterprise. He oversees the following portfolio of project and product offices:

  • Force Projection Enablers (FPE)
  • Information Technology Systems (ITS)
  • Installation Information Infrastructure Modernization Program (I3MP)
  • Defense Communications and Army Transmissions Systems (DCATS)
  • Defense Wide Transmission Systems (DWTS)
  • Satellite Communications Systems (SCS)
  • Vehicular Intercom Systems (VIS)
  • Wideband Control (WC)
  • Network Enterprise Services (NES)
  • Acquisition Business Systems (AcqBusiness)
  • Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Enterprise Systems and Services (ALTESS)
  • Army Knowledge Online (AKO/Defense Knowledge Online (DKO)
  • Distributed Learning System (DLS)
  • Defense Messaging System-Army (DMS-A)
  • Network Service Center (NSC)
  • Land Mobile Radio (LMR)

BagbyDirector of Operations and Portfolio Integration Officer (PIO): Mr. Reginald Bagby

Mr. Reginald Bagby is dual-hatted as Director of the Operations Directorate (OD) and PIO. As PIO, he oversees the following portfolio:

  • Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software, and Solutions (CHESS)
  • Force Management System (FMS)
  • HR Solutions
  • Joint - Automatic Identification Technology (J-AIT)
  • Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4)

As Director of the OD, Mr. Bagby provides assistance, expertise, guidance, and oversight in core competencies of human resources, business operations, personnel security, property and facilities management, technical operations, and contracting. The Human Resources Division manages a full range of civilian and military personnel activities, including recruitment, placement, classification, training, workforce development, employee evaluations and awards, and standards of conduct and ethics programs. The Business Operations Division leads Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) activities for PEO EIS with concentrated efforts towards the transference of designated subordinate units to Fort Belvoir. They also manage the personnel and operational security program, initiate and verify security clearances, and manage related training. The Technical Operations Division provides internal PEO EIS headquarters with IT support and services, including administration of user accounts and access permissions, as well as maintenance and operation of Local Area Network (LAN) equipment, components, and infrastructure. The Contracts Analysis and Compliance Division offers knowledge, tools, advice and oversight for contract lifecycle support and acquisition planning for PEO EIS organizations.

FiddDirector, Business Transformation and Strategic Communications Directorate (BTSCD): Ms. Sarah Fidd

BTSCD provides guidance, oversight, expertise, and assistance to the PEO, DPEO and Project/Product Managers (PMs). BTSCD is responsible for strategy, business transformation, strategic communications, and public affairs activities.

The strategy section is responsible for the PEO EIS strategic plan, strategy map and scorecard, and maintaining metrics to monitor PEO EIS’s progress in providing capabilities and support to the Warfighters. The business transformation functional area implements the PEO EIS continuous process improvement with the Lean Six Sigma (LSS) deployment effort. To date PEO EIS LSS projects have achieved almost $278 million in cost avoidance. The strategic communications and media areas are responsible for public affairs, media, graphic and video support, and Web site management.

KlineDirector, Field Synchronization Directorate (FSD): Mr. James Kline

FSD delivers worldwide program fielding and implementation assistance and coordination across all PEO programs from production and deployment phase through transition. FSD provides the PEO, PMs, and other stakeholders a consolidated situational awareness snapshot of all currently planned fielding and deployment activities. FSD also arranges for life support (housing, per diem entitlements, office operations needs, etc.) for personnel supporting programs deployed to the Southwest Asia (SWA) area of responsibility as well as coordinates personnel accountability for all deployed military, civilian, and contractor personnel.

FSD identifies commonalities for efficiencies in fielding and deployment practices to PEO EIS organizations while ensuring compliance with Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) guidelines. The directorate provides coordination with Army and Defense leadership, external agencies, and commands involved in fielding and related sustainment of PEO EIS systems.

LambertDirector, Program Management Directorate (PMD): Ms. Patricia Lambert

PMD provides acquisition Subject Matter Expert (SME) guidance, oversight, and assistance to PEO EIS project and product managers. In this role, PMD provides guidance and support in the development and staffing of acquisition documentation, as well as ensuring policy and regulation adherence to cost, schedule, performance, and supportability objectives for all PEO EIS programs.

As the PEO-level interface with Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA), Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Joint Staff, and other higher headquarters, PMD manages acquisition reporting, facilitates acquisition decision scheduling, coordinates official acquisition document approval and program transitions, and conducts program progress reviews and audit inspections. PMD provides a Soldiers’ perspective to Congress by having a congressional liaison who serves as the single Point of Contact (POC) for congressional actions and engagements. The congressional liaison is an advocate for all PEO EIS project and product managers by collaborating with ASA(ALT) to provide advice and support on legislative and congressional activities.

PMD serves as the primary focal point for all external audits performed by external audit agencies and provides liaison support to PEO EIS project and product managers. PMD provides logistics oversight guidance and direction for all PEO EIS programs. PMD provides test process oversight and guidance for all PEO EIS programs.

PMD develops and executes the Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) and performs as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for PEO EIS. In this role, PMD tracks, monitors, and analyzes program resources. They monitor program funds for obligation, disbursement, and execution. PMD also develops, reviews, and coordinates financial and manpower submissions to headquarters. In addition, PMD administers the Military Acquisition Position List (MAPL), Command Selection List (CSL), and Table of Distribution and Allowances (TDAs).