AFCEA Belvoir Industry Days 2020

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Lieutenant General Bruce T. Crawford became the Army Chief Information Officer (CIO)/G-6 on 1 August 2017.

As the CIO, LTG Crawford reports directly to the Secretary of the Army, setting strategic direction and objectives for the Army network, and supervises all Army C4 (command, control, communications, and computers) and Information Technology (IT) functions. He also oversees the Army's $10 billion IT investments, manages enterprise IT architecture, establishes and enforces IT policies, and directs delivery of operational C4IT capabilities to support warfighters and business users. As the G-6, he advises the Chief of Staff of the Army on the network, communications, signal operations, information security, force structure, and equipping.

A native of Columbia, South Carolina, LTG Crawford was commissioned through South Carolina State University's Reserve Officer Training Corps program on May 28, 1986, after graduating as a Distinguished Military Graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He also holds a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

During his 31 years of service, LTG Crawford has served in a variety of leadership positions at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels. In his previous assignment, he served as a Special Assistant to the Director of the Army Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Prior to that, he served as the 14th Commander, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command and Aberdeen Proving Ground Senior Mission Commander, Aberdeen, Maryland. Prior to that, he served in the posts of J6, Director of C4/Cyber and Chief Information Officer, U.S. European Command; Commanding General, 5th Signal Command (Theater); and G-6, U.S. Army Europe in Wiesbaden, Germany. His command assignments include the 516th Signal Brigade, Fort Shafter, Hawaii; 82nd Signal Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq; and B Company, 51st Signal Battalion, 35th Signal Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

His key staff assignments include Director of the Coordination Group for the Chief of Staff of the Army, Pentagon, Washington D.C.; Division Chief of LandWarNet Integration for the Army CIO/G-6, Pentagon, Washington D.C.; Division Chief for Net Centric Assessments/Analysis Branch, later Executive Assistant to the J6, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington D.C.; and Assistant Operations Officer, and later Corps Emergency Deployment Readiness Officer, for the 35th Signal Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM, Saudi Arabia.

LTG Crawford's awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal (with one Oak Leaf Cluster), the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (with one Oak Leaf Cluster), the Meritorious Service Medal (with four Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (with one Oak Leaf Cluster), and the Army Achievement Medal (with four Oak Leaf Clusters). LTG Crawford is authorized to wear the Combat Action Badge, the Master Parachutist Badge, the Ranger Tab, the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge.

LTG Crawford and his wife, Dianne, have two sons, Bruce, Jr., and Corey.


Lieutenant General Bruce T. Crawford (INVITED) will be in the following session(s):

Keynote Speaker
05/01/20: 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

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Vice Admiral Nancy A. Norton is the director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and the commander of the Joint Force Headquarters Department of Defense Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN).

As the director, Defense Information Systems Agency, Vice Adm. Norton manages a global network and leads more than 8,000 military and civilian personnel who plan, develop, deliver, and operate joint, interoperable command and control capabilities and defend an enterprise infrastructure in more than 42 countries. This mission directly supports the president, secretary of defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, combatant commanders, Department of Defense components, and other mission partners across the spectrum of combat and combat support operations.

As the commander, Joint Force Headquarters - Department of Defense Information Network, Vice Adm. Norton is charged with the direction and synchronization of defensive cyberspace activities, providing unity of command and unity of effort across the Department of Defense. She is responsible for organizing, training, and equipping the military and civilian staff who secure, operate, and defend the DODIN.

Vice Adm. Norton, a native of Oregon, graduated from Portland State University with a bachelor's degree in general science. She was commissioned in 1987 through the Navy Officer Candidate School. She holds master's degrees in computer science from the Naval Postgraduate School, and in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College, where she was the President's Honor Graduate. She served as a fellow on the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Strategic Studies Group XXXII.

Vice Adm. Norton has served in information warfare billets at all levels, afloat and ashore. Her assignments include Naval Communications Stations in Hawaii and Nevada, as well as command in Bahrain. She developed cyber security programs on the staffs of U.S. Pacific Command and Pacific Fleet. She directed communications for Cruiser Destroyer Group 12 aboard the USS Enterprise and for the U.S. 6th Fleet and Naval Forces Europe. She served as the director of Command, Control, Communications and Cyber, U.S. Pacific Command. She also served multiple tours for the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, including as the director of Warfare Integration for Information Warfare.

Prior to her current assignment, Vice Adm. Norton was the vice director of the Defense Information Systems Agency.

Vice Adm. Norton's awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal and Meritorious Service Medal, Navy League Award, Young AFCEAN Award, Copernicus Award, and the National Security Agency's Frank B. Rowlett Award for Personal Achievement in Information Security.


Vice Admiral Nancy A. Norton (INVITED) will be in the following session(s):

Keynote Speaker
04/30/20: 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

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On April 1, 2018, Ms. Chérie A. Smith was appointed to the position of Program Executive Officer, Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

As the Program Executive Officer, Ms. Smith is responsible for managing more than 37 program offices and 71 acquisition programs across the Army and Department of Defense communications, logistics, medical, finance, personnel, training and procurement systems for all ten combatant commands, with a budget of approximately $3.5 billion each year.

Prior to her appointment, Ms. Smith served as the Acting Program Executive Officer, PEO EIS, from January 2018 to March 2018 and the Deputy Program Executive Officer, PEO EIS, from October 2017 to January 2018.

Ms. Smith has over 30 years of government experience in all levels of information technology management and development. Prior to PEO EIS, she managed more than 1,200 military, civilian and contractor staff spanning 40 countries as the Deputy Program Executive Officer, PEO Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI). Prior to serving as Deputy PEO STRI, she also served as Assistant Deputy for Acquisition & Systems Management, overseeing and implementing acquisition policy for aviation, focused logistics, simulation and training, intelligence/electronic warfare and special operations force acquisition programs.

Additional previous assignments include serving as the Acting Deputy Program Executive Officer, PEO Soldier, from May 2013 to January 2014; the Director for Performance Assessment and Root Cause Analysis at the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) from September 2010 to May 2013; the Director of Forward Operations - Kuwait from August 2009 to November 2010; and the program manager for General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS) at PEO EIS from May 2003 until June 2008.

Ms. Smith began her career as an enlisted Soldier in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1977 to 1979, and served in Active Duty status in the United States Army from 1979 to 1985.

She holds a bachelor's degree in business from National-Louis University and a master's degree in strategic studies from the Army War College. She is a member of the original Army Acquisition Corps and Level III certified in both Communications - Computer Systems and Program Management.


Ms. Chérie Smith (INVITED) will be in the following session(s):

Lunch Keynote Speaker
04/30/20: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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Speakers & Panelists


Garnard "Gus" W. Burnside, II became the product lead for the Army Enterprise Staff Management System (AESMS) in July 2019. In this role, he is responsible for providing overall guidance and direction for the acquisition, deployment and sustainment of task management systems for two portfolios under AESMS: Army Software Marketplace (ASM) and the Task Management Tool (TMT). ASM provides a one-stop apps store technology service to support the Army's chief information officer. TMT provides seamless tasking collaboration, supporting the DOD chief management officer.

Prior to his role at AESMS, Burnside was assigned to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Counternarcotics and Global Threats (DASD-CN/GT) at U.S. Africa Command from 2008 to 2012. He served as a counternarcotics officer, managing counternarcotics and law enforcement programs for 11 countries in west and central Africa. He also served in the DOD civilian expeditionary workforce as the director of Emergency Services and Law Enforcement at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. His first Army civilian position was at headquarters, U.S. Army Europe in Heidelberg, Germany, where he was the G-3, chief watch operations officer from 2006 to 2008.

Burnside entered military service as an Army aviation operations specialist in 1982. During his time on active duty, his assignments included: operations sergeant for Task Force 158, with deployment to Operation Restore Hope, Somalia; first sergeant for 6/6 Cavalry, Germany; theater aviation sergeant major, headquarters U.S. Army Europe, with deployments to Kosovo and Albania; aviation sergeant major, Third U.S. Army, with deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.

His awards include: the Superior Civilian Service Medal in 2014; Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award in 2012; and the Commander's Award for Civilian Service in 2008. Burnside's military decorations include: the Legion of Merit Medal, Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (3), the Army Achievement Medal (4), Good Conduct Medal (8), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (6) and Master Aviation Badge.

Burnside earned a Bachelor of Science in aeronautical science and a Master of Science with dual specialization in aerospace operations and aerospace safety from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He also holds a certificate from the National Defense University in African strategic studies and is a member of the Army Acquisition Corps, DAWIA Level III Certified in Program Management and Level I Certified in Information Technology.

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Mr. Garnard "Gus" W. Burnside II (INVITED) will be in the following session(s):

Army Enterprise Staff Management System (AESMS )Overview
04/30/20: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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As the Project Manager, Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems (PM DCATS), COL Enrique Costas is responsible for managing strategic satellite and terrestrial communications programs valued at more than $3 billion that support the Army, Joint Services, National Command Authority and combatant commanders.

Colonel Costas is a native of Ponce, Puerto Rico. He enlisted in 1989 and served as a team leader with the 143rd Long Range Surveillance Detachment (Airborne), Texas Army National Guard. He is a distinguished Military graduate from the University of Texas at San Antonio where he earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and was commissioned as an Infantry Second Lieutenant. His operational assignments include Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer for 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment (Light), Fort Wainwright, Alaska; Assistant Operations Officer, Battalion S-4, and Rifle Company Commander for 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment (Mechanized), 4th infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado; and as the 10th Mountain Division's Military Professional Exchange Program Officer assigned to the U.S. Military Group Argentina supporting the Argentinean Army Mountain Warfare School in Bariloche, Argentina.

Following receipt of a master's degree in procurement and acquisition management from Webster University, he transitioned to the Army Acquisition Corps. His acquisition assignments include: Administrative Contracting Officer for the Defense Contract Management Agency -Middle East supporting Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan; Assistant Product Manager - Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Ground Applications Program Office, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Program Executive Office - Special Programs; Assistant Product Manager PEO EIS; Program Analyst, Ground Combat Systems for the Headquarters Department of the Army, G-8; and Program Manager for Sensitive Activities, U.S. Special Operations Command, Mac Dill Air Force Base. He most recently was deployed, serving as the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology Forward Director in support of U.S. Central Command area of responsibility operations.

Colonel Costas is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Mortar Leaders Course, Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle Leaders Course, Army Mountain Warfare Courses, Argentinean Mountain Warfare basic, advanced and instructor courses, Command and General Staff College (Intermediate-Level Education), the Defense Systems Management College's Program Managers and Executive Courses, and the National Defense University's Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy), where he earned a Master of Science degree in national resource strategy. He is member of the Army Acquisition Corps and is certified in program management, information technology and contracting.

COL Costa's awards and decorations include the Ranger Tab, Expert Infantryman, Basic Parachutist and Air Assault badges, the Argentinean Army's Gold Condor Special Mountain Warfare badge, German and Italian Jump Wings, the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with five Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint and Army Commendation Medals, Joint Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (with three Oak Leaf Clusters), Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one campaign star, Global War on Terror Expeditionary and Service Medals, NATO Service Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Citation (with one Oak Leaf Cluster) and the Army Staff Identification Badge.


Colonel Enrique Costas (INVITED) will be in the following session(s):

DCATS Network Modernization Update PEO EIS
04/30/20: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Ricky Daniels is the Product Lead, Logistics Information Systems (PL LIS) for the Army Enterprise Systems Integration Program (AESIP), and leads a highly skilled and diverse workforce of Army Acquisition and Logistics Workforce Department of the Army (DA) civilians and private industry partners. As PL LIS, he is responsible for developing and sustaining key and critical Combat Service Support software applications for the Army. Mr. Daniels oversees the total life-cycle support for software products and services that enhances Army and Joint Warfighting management capabilities to ensure that America's Warfighters continue to own the decisive edge from Battlespace through the sustaining base.

Prior to that appointment, Mr. Daniels served as the Director of the US Army CECOM Life Cycle Management Command (CECOM LCMC), Tactical Logistic Directorate, and Software Engineering Center-Lee from 2008 to 2014.

Mr. Daniels's background includes over 30 years of experience in the definition, design, development, and implementation of information systems, in the areas of logistics and personnel management. He is a results-driven program manager / IT executive with vision and hands-on experience in leading multi-million dollar initiatives with a record of success in managing robust systems, architectures and infrastructures. He has the proven ability to see from the point of view of business people, executives, business partners, customers, and end users and bring the benefits of IT to solve business issues while managing costs, performance, schedule, and risks.

Mr. Daniels was commissioned as an Army 2nd LT, Air Defense Artillery Corps in 1976, at the Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina. He is a graduate of the Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Basic Course, Infantry Advance Course, Systems Automation Course, Material Acquisition Management Course, Technical Management Course, Command and General Staff College, and the Acquisition Program Manager's Course. His ADA assignments include: 3-71st ADA Nike Hercules, Germany, 5-52d ADA, Fort Stewart; Division Air Defense Officer, 24th ID (M); 4/7th ADA Patriot Battalion, Germany/Desert Storm, and 8-43rd ADA Patriot Battalion Fort Lewis; and I Corps Air Defense Officer, Fort Lewis. His systems management and acquisition assignments include: System Automation Officer and APM Test for the Maneuver Control System; Director Management and Operations, Software Development Center Lee; Deputy Project Manager for Integrated Logistics Systems (ILOGS); Plans and Operations Officer, for Reserve Component Automation System; G-6 DA, Acquisition Staff Officer, Product Manager, Standard Army Retail Supply System and Division Chief for both Technical Support and Military Automated Systems Divisions at the Total Army Personnel Command.

Mr. Daniels has received numerous awards for his achievements, to include the Army Achievement Medal (2OLC), Army Commendation Medal (4OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (4OLC), and the Legion of Merit.


Mr. Ricky Daniels (INVITED) will be in the following session(s):

Army Enterprise Systems Integration Program (AESIP) Panel and Upcoming Opportunities
04/30/20: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Lt. Col. Howard R. Donaldson became the product manager for Power Projection Enablers (P2E) within the Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, on June 29, 2018. As the product manager, Donaldson manages the full spectrum of network, information and infrastructure modernization projects around the globe, enabling information dominance across all phases of joint and coalition operations. P2E is responsible for upwards of 20 contracts, 87 projects and managing budgets exceeding $240 million.

Donaldson graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma as a distinguished military graduate in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Infantry. In 2015, he earned a Master of Business Administration from Webster University. His military education includes the Infantry Officers Basic Course, Infantry Captains Career Course, Combined Armed Services Staff School, Acquisition Officer Basic Course, Intermediate Level Education, Acquisition Qualification Course, Combat Developers Course, Army Space Cadre Basic Course and the Program Manager's Course (PMT 401).

Donaldson's military assignments include Rifle Platoon leader, Headquarters and Headquarters Company executive officer and Mortar Platoon leader in the 2nd Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, Washington; and S1 officer, Light Infantry Company commander and military transition team chief in the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. From 2007-2008, he was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment at Fort Benning, Georgia, as a platoon mentor for Bravo Company then company commander for Alpha Company. From 2009-2011, he was the assistant product manager for Abrams Tank System at PEO Ground Combat Systems, and from 2011-2013, he was the assistant product manager for Joint Program Office Mine Resistant Ambush Protected MaxxPro Family of Vehicles within PEO Combat Service and Service Support in Warren, Michigan. From 2013-2015 he served as a senior acquisition officer and branch chief for the Requirements Development Division at the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence before his selection to serve at the National Reconnaissance Office as a division chief and deputy program manager. His most recent assignment was as a Department of the Army systems coordinator to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology.

Donaldson's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (four oak leaf cluster [OLC]), Army Commendation Medal (one OLC), Army Achievement Medal (one OLC), National Defense Service Medal (with Star), Army Service Ribbon, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Expert Infantryman's Badge, Army Space Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge and the Ranger Tab.


LTC. Howard Donaldson (INVITED) will be in the following session(s):

Information Infrastructure Modernization Update
05/01/20: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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Steven C. Edsall assumed the role of deputy product manager for the Army Training Information System (ATIS) at the Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) in July 2018. As the deputy product manager, Edsall sets the strategic vision for the program and is responsible for ensuring it meets all cost, schedule, and performance goals. ATIS will develop, integrate, and maintain the enterprise capability for training development, training management, enterprise scheduling, content management, and resource management for Army Soldiers and civilians worldwide. Prior to joining ATIS, Edsall served as the deputy director for the civilian Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project, formerly of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, and has over 21 years of military and civilian experience in acquisition, logistics, training, leadership, and operations. Edsall holds Bachelor of Science degree in political science and a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the State University of New York, Brockport, and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia College. He is a graduate of the Adjutant General Advanced Course and the Army Command and General Staff College and is currently enrolled in the Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. Mr. Edsall is Defense Workforce Improvement Act Level III certified in program management, Level II in purchasing and Level I in life-cycle logistics and facilities management.

Mr. Steve Edsall (INVITED) will be in the following session(s):

Army Training Information System (ATIS)
05/01/20: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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Mr. Tracy Ellis has served as the Product Support Manager (PSM) and Chief, Logistics Management Division for the Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) Product Management Office since 2009.

Tracy Ellis spent 26 years on active duty in the U.S. Army as an Ordnance Officer, retiring at the rank of Colonel. He commanded at every level from Captain through Colonel, with his final command at Tobyhanna Army Depot from 2003 to 2006. He has also served in a variety of staff assignments to include armament platoon leader; shop officer; instructor; support operations officer; Army Staff Officer, HQDA G-4; Chief, Host Nation Support (Saudi Arabia); and Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Materiel Command.

Before returning to work for the Army, Tracy spent time in the private sector working depot maintenance and public-private partnering issues, including benchmarking and performance-based logistics.

Tracy has a bachelor's degree from Western Maryland College; master's degrees from the School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University; and from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University. Tracy is an Olmsted Scholar and studied for 2 years at the University of Tuebingen, Germany. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Senior Executive Fellows program.

Tracy has been a member of the Army Acquisition Corps since 2010 and is Level 3 certified in Life Cycle Logistics and Program Management and Level 2 certified in Information Technology.

Tracy's military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit (2); Meritorious Service Medal (4); Army Commendation Medal (2); and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. Tracy also earned his Master Instructor badge while assigned to the U.S. Army Ordnance Center and School.

Tracy and his wife Ann met in college and they have been married for 34 years. They have 4 children - Daniel (31), Rachel (28); Ryley (22); and William (16). After 13 PCS moves as a military family, they have put down roots in Damascus MD, where they have lived since 2006.


Mr. Tracy Ellis (INVITED) will be in the following session(s):

Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) Overview
04/30/20: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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COL Chad Harris enlisted as an infantryman in the Army in 1994 and was later selected to attend Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia. LTC Harris was commissioned in 1995 as an Armor Officer, where he served as an armor platoon leader and armor company executive officer in 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas. COL Harris later served as the aide-de-camp to the ADC-M 24th ID at Fort Riley, Kansas.

After attending the Armor Officer advance Course, COL Harris served as the M Company Commander, and later, the Headquarters and Headquarters Troop Commander in 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Carson, Colorado. He deployed to Iraq in April 2003 as the HHT Commander during OIF 1. After returning to the US, COL Harris served as Observer/Controller Team Lead, training National Guard and Reserve units for deployment to Iraq.

COL Harris joined the Acquisition Corps in 2005 and attended the Naval Post Graduate School, graduating in 2006 with a Master's in Business Administration in Defense Systems Acquisition Management. He served as a Test Officer at US Army Operational Test Command (USAOTC), Fort Hood, Texas working on engineer equipment to include the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle (MRAP), the MRAP Ambulance, and the Line of Communication Bridge.

In 2009, COL Harris returned to Iraq as a Team Chief on the Army Test and Evaluation Command's Forward Operational Assessment Team (FOA XII). Upon his return to the US, COL Harris served as the Assistant Product Manager (APM) for Maneuver Support in the Robotic Systems Joint Project Office (RSJPO) in Warren, Michigan. While serving as the APM, he managed the Talon Engineer Robotic Systems, and the M160 Light Robotic Flail System. In 2011, COL Harris was assigned as Commander, Yuma Test Center (YTC) where he commanded one of the Army's largest test centers. While at YTC, he led an organization comprised of 1500 Soldiers, civilians, and contractors responsible for testing a wide variety of equipment from artillery and armor systems, to unmanned aerial systems to counter IED systems. After leaving YTC, COl Harris became an Army War College Fellow conducting strategic studies at the University of Texas, Austin. In 2015 COL Harris was assigned to the Pentagon, as a Lead Requirements Analyst on the Joint Staff J8.

His awards include the Bronze Star with "V", the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, and Parachute Badge.

LTC Harris is from Sparks, Nevada. He is married to April Avila Harris, together they have a 9 year old son Gryffin and a 5 year old son Austin.


Colonel Chad Harris (INVITED) will be in the following session(s):

Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) Panel
04/30/20: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Victor Hernandez is Product Manager for Installation Information Infrastructure Modernization Program (I3MP), where he leads a team responsible for modernizing the Army's information technology infrastructure and managing the Army's continental United States Installation Campus Area Networks and Command Centers.

Mr. Hernandez has more than 20 years of experience as an Army civilian, contractor and Soldier. He was selected for his current role at I3MP while completing the Senior Service College Fellowship (SSC-F), a 10-month career development program for Army Acquisition members through Defense Acquisition University. Upon completion of SSC-F, he worked at Army Futures Command (AFC) as the director for the Process and Governance Team. Hernandez then transitioned to the Program Executive Office Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), where he led a cost benefit analysis effort for the Future Synthetic Training Environment Capabilities in support of the PEO and the Cross Functional Team.

Prior to his SSC-F selection, he was assigned to PEO EIS where he held several positions within the headquarters, including Business Manager, Director of Acquisition Management, Director of Program Management and Director of G8. In 2016, he was selected for a competitive developmental assignment to serve as deputy PEO for nine months, and during that time he also performed the duties of PEO for four months. Previous assignments include positions in the G8 office at Army Materiel Command and with the Plans and Programs office of the Army CIO/G6. Mr. Hernandez served in the military from 1992-2003.

A native of New York, Hernandez holds a Master of Science in Management and Leadership from Webster University and a Master of Business Administration from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is a recipient of the Meritorious Civilian Service Award, the Achievement Medal for Civilian Service, and has twice been awarded the Superior Civilian Service Award and the Commander's Award for Civilian Service. He is a member of the Army Acquisition Corps and has attained the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Level III certification in Business - Financial Management and in Program Management.


Mr. Victor Hernandez (INVITED) will be in the following session(s):

Information Infrastructure Modernization Update
05/01/20: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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Joe Kobsar serves as the Director of Applied Cyber Technologies, with responsbility for the Defense Cyber Operations (DCO) Forge, Armory, Omni and Mission Networks at the Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems

Joe Kobsar serves as the director of Applied Cyber Technologies, with responsibility for the Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) Forge, Armory, Omni and Mission Networks at the Program
Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems.

Kobsar began his civilian career at Communications - Electronics Research, Development and
Engineering Center as an electronics engineer at the Space and Terrestrial Communications
Directorate Tactical Networks Branch at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. He has filled various
technical and leadership positions, including the Director for the Command, Control,
Communications, Computers, Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) System
Integration Laboratory where he led the design, implementation and sustainment of a quick
reaction capability to assess and select emerging technologies for the Army's Network
Integration Evaluation events.

Additionally, Kobsar served as the product director for C4ISR Network Modernization where he
managed strategic and tactical facilities integrating efforts including the Warfighter Information
Network - Tactical and Persistent Surveillance Systems -Tethered, and Mine-Resistant Ambush
Protected Capability set insertion.

A retired Army Warrant Officer, Kobsar has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Legion
of Merit Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Meritorious Service Medal, Army
Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army
Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, Army Superior Unit
Award, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NATO Medal
and the Bronze Order of Mercury (Signal Corp recognition).

Kobsar, who is a graduate of both the University of Maryland and the Naval Postgraduate
School, holds a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering and a Master of Science in
project management. He is a member of the U.S. Army Acquisition Corps, certified level 3 in
program management and engineering, and level 2 in test and evaluation.
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Mr. Joseph Kobsar (INVITED) will be in the following session(s):

Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) Panel
04/30/20: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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COL Robert "RJ" Mikesh became the Project Manager for Army Enterprise Systems Integration Program (AESIP) at the Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) in August 2017. Prior to his role at PEO EIS, he served as the Senior Military Assistant to Mr. James A. MacStravic, the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics in the Office of the Secretary Of Defense.

COL Mikesh was commissioned in 1995 through ROTC at Clarkson University. His previous assignments include Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer with 3rd Infantry Division, 1996-1999; Company Commander in 2nd Aviation Battalion in the Republic of Korea, 2000-2001; Recruiting Company Commander, Seattle Recruiting Battalion, 2001-2004; Project Leader at the Prototype Integration Facility of the Aviation & Missile, RDEC, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, 2004-2005; Project Leader with the U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 2005; Assistant Product Manager (APM) for Personnel Recovery Support Equipment in Product Manager (PdM) Air Warrior, PEO Soldier, 2006-2007; APM for Command, Control, Communications and Computers for U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Ground Application Program Office at Fort Belvoir, 2008-2009; Acquisition Corps Assignment Officer at U.S. Army Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky, 2010-2011; APM for Special Programs with the Defense Continuity Integrated Network - Top Secret Program Office, Alexandria, Virginia 2011-2012; and PdM for Installation Information Infrastructure Modernization Program within PEO EIS, 2012-2015.

COL Mikesh's awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters [OLC]), the Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the Army Aviator Badge and the Army Recruiter Badge.

COL Mikesh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering, a Master of Science in management/acquisition and contract management, Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, the Army Acquisition Basic Course and the Command and General Staff College Intermediate Level Education Course. He is also DOD Acquisition Workforce certified in Program Management (Level 3), System Planning, Research, Development and Engineering - System Engineer (Level 1) and Test and Evaluation (Level 1).

COL Mikesh is married to the former Anaid Danyelle Shaver. They have two children, Cameryn and Sean.


Colonel Robert Mikesh (INVITED) will be in the following session(s):

Army Enterprise Systems Integration Program (AESIP) Panel and Upcoming Opportunities
04/30/20: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Jennifer Potts assumed the role of deputy project manager for AESIP at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia on June 24, 2019. She previously served as the product support director for the Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) project office within Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems. While at DCO, Potts was responsible for oversight of test and evaluation, acquisition reporting, strategic communications, public affairs, operations and lifecycle logistics management.

Prior to this assignment, she served as a deputy product director in Program Executive Office Aviation at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, where she supported a full spectrum of program management activities. This included a portfolio of 23 non-standard rotary wing aircraft programs not in the regular Department of Defense (DoD) inventory, totaling 11 airframes for 14 foreign military sales partners, with their combined value exceeding $1.5B.

Potts previously served as an assistant product director, and oversaw production, modification, sustainment and lifecycle support for FMS commercial helicopters. She was responsible for the depot maintenance activities for the Afghanistan Mi-17 fleet, overseeing facilities across Europe and the Middle East, and managing over $500M in work and assets. Prior to that, Potts served within the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology as the Deputy Secretariat for the Army System Acquisition Review Council. There she served as a resident expert on the DoD acquisition process in support of Army programs seeking acquisition decisions throughout all phases of the acquisition life cycle. Other Civilian assignments within the Department of the Army included serving as assistant product manager supporting a fleet of varied rotary wing aircraft and the team lead responsible for equipping the largest Army aviation fleet with fully integrated condition based monitoring systems. Additional roles of importance include serving as a program manager for industry leading software development programs; acting as a subject matter expert for design and integration of the hardware systems on the Army's fleet of rotary wing aircraft; and acting as a contractor logistics representative for the Apache helicopter.

Potts has 20 years of experience in supporting Army Acquisition with a diverse background in program management, logistical and technical capacities. She has operated on aviation production lines in facilities worldwide and on flight lines of Army and international partners. She has also worked at the Pentagon and within the operational combat environment of Afghanistan and Iraq, and has served with 19 international partners, all of the DoD component services, as well as the Special Operations community and NATO.

Potts holds certifications in program management, information technology, production quality management, engineering and life cycle logistics. She has been an Army Acquisition Corps member since 2011. Potts holds a bachelor's degree in professional aeronautics; and holds dual master's degrees in aeronautical science and business administration, with a minor in technical management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.


Ms. Jennifer Potts (INVITED) will be in the following session(s):

Army Enterprise Systems Integration Program (AESIP) Panel and Upcoming Opportunities
04/30/20: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Nancy Richardson assumed the role of product lead Army Enterprise Systems Integration Program (AESIP) Hub at the Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) in June 2018. As the product lead, she is responsible for the cost, schedule and performance of AESIP Hub and works closely with the AESIP chief information officer to improve the Army's logistics and financial enterprise resource planning business systems.

Richardson previously served as the deputy product lead, Automated Movement and Identification Solutions (AMIS) at PEO EIS from April 2016 to June 2018, where she oversaw daily program operations to ensure efficient premier automated transportation and identification information technology solutions in support of the Soldier. Prior to her assignment at AMIS, Richardson served as an acquisition management specialist within the Program Management Directorate of PEO EIS, where she provided acquisition management support and coordinated activities with multiple government agencies including the Headquarters Department of the Army and Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Richardson began her federal service in 1991 as a biomedical engineer with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), where she was responsible for providing project management services to DOD medical treatment facilities worldwide in support of acquisition, implementation and sustainment of high-tech capital investment medical equipment. From 1996-2008, she served as the DLA forward customer liaison to the DOD medical logistics field activities at Fort Detrick, Maryland. In this role she facilitated daily interaction between DLA and the customer base on a broad range of operational and strategic issues across the medical supply chain including pharmaceuticals, consumable supplies and equipment. In 2008, Richardson established and led a permanent DLA forward support cell within the Defense Medical Logistics Center at Fort Detrick, which was dedicated to enabling efficient and effective solutions across the medical supply chain acquisition, distribution and inventory management spectrum.

From 2010-2012, Richardson served at the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia, representing the DLA medical logistics supply chain to the Military Health System in enterprise level strategic interagency initiatives involving the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Management and Budget and the Department of Health and Human Services. From 2012-2014, Richardson served as the product support manager for the Defense Agencies Initiative, an Acquisition Category Information Assurance Major Automated Information System program whose objective is to provide a single source for enterprise-wide financial visibility.

Richardson received both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in biomedical engineering from the Johns Hopkins University. She is a member of the Army Acquisition Corps and is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III certified in program management and life cycle logistics and DAWIA Level II certified in contracting. She received the DLA Meritorious Civilian Service Award in 1998, the DLA Top 10 Outstanding Personnel of the Year award in 2008, the DLA Troop Support Employee of the Year in 2010 and the DLA Superior Civilian Service Award in2011. In both 2016 and 2018, she was awarded the U.S. Army Commander's Award for Civilian Service.


Ms. Nancy Richardson (INVITED) will be in the following session(s):

Army Enterprise Systems Integration Program (AESIP) Panel and Upcoming Opportunities
04/30/20: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Mr. Gabriel Saliba serves as the acting Product Manager for the U.S. Army's Logistics Modernization Program (LMP). In this role, he exercises centralized authority and control over one of the largest enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementations in the U.S. Army and across the Army Materiel Command's (AMC) national-level logistics environment.

Mr. Saliba oversees day-to-day operations for the management and execution of funding, contracts, priorities, schedules, personnel, facilities and work performed by the LMP and various supporting organizations. He also interacts with senior stakeholders at AMC, as well as the Office of the Secretary of the Defense (OSD), Headquarters Department of the Army (HQDA), and other Department of Defense (DOD) agencies and Congress.

Mr. Saliba previously served as the LMP Product Director and Deputy Project Director, responsible for overseeing the program's day-to-day operations, including enterprise expansion, contract management, and budget and finance requirements. Prior to those roles, he was also LMP's Assistant Project Manager for Enterprise Expansion, where he was responsible for deployment activities, including data management, solution development management, and business transformation, as well as sustainment of both the modernized LMP and legacy systems. Since 2000, Mr. Saliba held various positions with the LMP, both as an Army Chief Warrant Officer and a government civilian. He served as the Sales and Distribution Functional Team Lead, Production Support Manager, and Chief of the Modernization and Integration Division, also maintaining responsibility for the integration of the Army Single Stock Fund (SSF) business rules into LMP.

Prior to LMP, he served as the Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) Lifecycle Management Command (LCMC) Equipment Manager, Property Book Officer, and Senior Retail Logistics Advisor with command-wide responsibility for property accountability and supply discipline. He also served with various Tactical Army units worldwide as a noncommissioned officer and a Chief Warrant Officer in the supply field of logistics.

Among numerous performance and special act awards, Mr. Saliba has earned the Commander's Award for Civilian Service, the Superior Civilian Service Award, and the Meritorious Civilian Service Award. In October 2014, Mr. Saliba was selected for the Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Specialty Award and was chosen as the Logistician of the Year by the Greater Washington Area Chapter International Society of Logistics.

Mr. Saliba holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business and management from the University of Maryland. He is a member of the Army Acquisition Corps, is Level III Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certified in Program Management, and holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute.


Mr. Gabriel T. Saliba (INVITED) will be in the following session(s):

Army Enterprise Systems Integration Program (AESIP) Panel and Upcoming Opportunities
04/30/20: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Aric Sherwood currently serves as the deputy project manager for DCATS, which provides strategic satellite and terrestrial communications programs that support the Army, joint services, National Command Authority and combatant commanders. Previously, he served as the director for the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) (ASA(ALT)) Special Programs. As director, he led a team that provided security oversight and coordinated with Army and DoD leaders for all Acquisition actions for the Army's most sensitive programs.

Sherwood began his government civilian career at the Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate on Fort Belvoir, Virginia in 2001. He was an engineer responsible for the development of Infrared and thermal imaging devices for dismounted Soldiers. He then transitioned to the U.S. Special Operations Command, Program Manager for Special Programs at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. In his role as assistant program manager for Visual Augmentation Systems, Sherwood was responsible for the cost, schedule, and performance of assigned programs in support of the nation's most elite warfighters. He served in several leadership positions, culminating as the product director for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, where he led a staff of 25 military officers, government civilians, and contractors in the execution of multiple programs with a budget of over $200M annually. In 2014, he became the deputy program manager for the Defense Continuity Integrated Network - Top Secret Program at the Defense Information Systems Agency. As the deputy, Sherwood supported the Program Manager in managing the cost, schedule, and performance of multiple National Level requirements.

Prior to his civilian career, Sherwood served four years on active duty in the Army. He attended Basic, Infantry, and Airborne Training, and the Ranger Indoctrination Program at Fort Benning, Georgia. He was assigned to the 3d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, where he served with distinction as an assistant machine gunner, fire team leader, and squad leader. Sherwood graduated Ranger School, Primary Leadership Development Course, the Jumpmaster Course, and the Fast Rope Master Course and was honorably discharged after serving his four year commitment.

Sherwood received his bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from Pennsylvania State University with a focus on Dynamics in 2001. He also earned a master's in national resource strategy from the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy in 2017. Sherwood is a graduate of the U.S. Army Management Staff College Advanced Course, is DAWIA Level III Certified in Program Management, and is a member of the DoD and Army Acquisition Corps.


Mr. Aric Sherwood (INVITED) will be in the following session(s):

DCATS Network Modernization Update PEO EIS
04/30/20: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Wayne Sok became the product lead for Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS) on July 10, 2019, after previously serving as the program's deputy. CHESS, which falls under the Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS), supports the Army's Information Technology (IT) objectives by managing the development and implementation of IT contracts that provide commercial off-the-shelf hardware, software and support services. As product lead, Sok leads the team responsible for establishing and maintaining no-fee, flexible contracts through which Army customers may procure IT hardware, software and services via an e-commerce (IT e-mart) based process.

Sok joined CHESS in July 2016 after serving as the executive officer at PEO EIS. In that role, he provided assistance to the program executive officer and the deputy program executive officer to ensure programs met all cost, schedule and performance objectives. The PEO EIS portfolio includes over 50 IT programs with a combined valued of over $3.5 billion annually. Sok also previously worked within PEO EIS as the quality assurance division chief for Reserve Component Automated Systems (RCAS) from November 2009 to August 2014, providing support in the RCAS lifecycle management division and managing projects that support the Army National Guard. Prior to joining RCAS and PEO EIS, Sok worked as a business consultant for BearingPoint in the Army sector.

In the United States Army, Sok served as an Armor officer in the 3rd Infantry Division and led an Armor platoon into combat during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Upon returning from Iraq, he served as a company executive officer and later transitioned into the Signal Corps and served as an S6 in the 2-12 Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Bliss, Texas. His military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Parachute Badge, two Superior Civilian Awards and the Commander's Civilian Award.

Sok graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and holds a Master of Science degree in program management from the Naval Postgraduate School. He attended the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education - Senior Executive Fellows Program and holds Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act level 3 certifications in information technology and program management.


Mr. Wayne Sok (INVITED) will be in the following session(s):

PEO-EIS PL -CHESS
04/30/20: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Mr. Andy Strand has served as the Product Lead, Allied Information Technology (AIT) since the standup of the program on Oct. 4, 2017. Previously known as International Programs Division (IPD), AIT is responsible for a global security cooperation and assistance portfolio, which includes foreign military sales, defense trade and arms transfers, defense institution building, international education and training and various other building partner capacity programs. Previously, Mr. Strand served as the chief for IPD.

Mr. Stand previously served as Logistics Automation Division Chief, U.S. Forces Afghanistan, which included work with Task Force 2010 and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. His other key assignments include PEO EIS Liaison Officer (LNO) to Southwest Asia and Automated Movement and Identification Solutions LNO to various combatant commands.

Mr. Strand holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from the Citadel. He is certified at the highest acquisition professional level in both Program Management and Information Technology career fields, and at other levels in Life Cycle Logistics. He also holds high level certifications from the Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies. His awards and recognitions include the Commander's Award for Civilian Service and various civilian service and campaign medals for work in Afghanistan. Mr. Strand has twice been nominated for the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) Agency Acquisition Executive Excellence in Leadership Award and once as a Department of Defense Rising Star.


Mr. Andrew Strand (INVITED) will be in the following session(s):

Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) Panel
04/30/20: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Lt. Col. Leilani Tydingco-Amarante received her commission as a Signal Corps officer from the Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1998 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While in the Signal Corps, she held several staff positions, including the 122nd Signal Battalion training officer (2nd Infantry Division, Korea), 302nd Brigade Support Battalion (BSB) signal officer (2nd Infantry Division, Korea), company executive officer for the Defense Information School (Fort Meade, Maryland), and the 54th Signal Battalion operations officer (Kuwait and lraq). In addition, she held company command positions with the 54th Signal Battalion and the 302nd Brigade Support Battalion.

Tydingco-Amarante was assessed into the Acquisition Corps with a focus in program management in 2008, before being assigned to Fort Hood, Texas, as a test officer for the Operational Test Command. In 2011, she completed a one-year assignment in Afghanistan as the operations officer for Task Force Biometrics. In 2012, she served in assistant product manager positions on Fort Belvoir, Virginia, with Force Protection Systems and Automated Movement and Identification Solutions. During this time, she also served as data chief with Army Enterprise Systems Integration Programs.

Currently, Tydingco-Amarante serves as the product manager for Cyber Analytics and Detection at Defensive Cyber Operations within the Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems. Prior to this role, she was a program analyst to the Deputy Under-Secretary of the Army - Test and Evaluation.

Tydingco-Amarante's awards include the Bronze Star Medal (1), Meritorious Service Medal (5), Army Commendation Medal (1) and the Army Achievement Medal. She holds a Master of Business Administration from Webster University, level 3 certification in program management and level 2 certification in test and evaluation.


Lieutenant Colonel Leilani Tydingco-Amarante (INVITED) will be in the following session(s):

Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) Panel
04/30/20: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Ms. Jeannie Winchester was selected in March of 2019 as the product director for General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS) - Sensitive Activities (SA) at Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS). In this position, her responsibilities include identifying and implementing new technologies across GFEBS-SA, while also managing the design, building, testing and deployment of systems across GFEBS.

Ms. Winchester enlisted in the Air Force in 1989. After her basic training, she attended technical school for computer communications operations at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. Her first duty assignment was at the 5th Communications Squadron at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, where she worked in information technology (IT). Also at Minot, she had a special assignment to the Communications Security (COMSEC) communications office, where she was responsible for the accountability and distribution of classified documents. Winchester then completed a follow-on remote assignment to the 303rd Intelligence Squadron at Osan Air Base, South Korea, serving as a data center operations specialist, before her honorable discharge in 1995.

From 1997 to 2011, Ms. Winchester worked as a Department of Defense (DoD) contractor specializing in IT infrastructure and cyber security. From 1997 until 1999, she supported the 60th Medical Group as an IT specialist at Travis Air Force Base, California. In 2001, she rejoined the DoD in support of the 374th Medical Group at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Ms. Winchester later relocated to Frederick, Maryland in support of the Joint Medical Logistics Functional Development Center (JMLFDC) Joint Medical Asset Repository (JMAR) project on Fort Detrick. She then joined the Network Enterprise Center (NEC) on Fort Detrick, initially supporting cyber security and later serving as program manager. While at the NEC, Ms. Winchester transitioned into a DoD civilian position as the chief of the server support division.

Ms. Winchester began working at PEO EIS in 2011, completing many short deployments to Afghanistan and Kuwait in support of the Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) program. In 2014, she joined the G-6 staff in support of the cyber security team, and then began her time as program officer for the Worldwide Technical Control Improvement Program (WWTCIP) in 2016. In her most recent role, Ms. Winchester was the deputy product manager for Cyber Analytics and Detection at PEO EIS.

Ms. Winchester earned a Bachelor of Science in information systems from University of Maryland University College and a Master of Art in organizational management from University of Phoenix. She holds the professional certifications of Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Project Management Professional (PMP). She is also Acquisition certified at Level III for Program Management and Information Technology through Defense Acquisition University (DAU).


Ms. Jeannie Winchester (INIVITED) will be in the following session(s):

General Fund Enterprise Business Systems- Sensitive Activities (GFEBS-SA)
05/01/20: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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