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Every year the Army Celebrates its Birthday. With every generation, the Army is reborn. New Soldiers join, old Soldiers retire. This year, members of Program Executive Office Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (PEO IEW&S) decided to take their festivities off their home base of Aberdeen Proving Ground and celebrate with Veterans at the Perry Point Veterans Administration Medical Center.
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Maryland – It is the season of change for Project Manager Distributed Common Ground System – Army (PM DCGS-A) as the two largest charters under the PM have recently changed hands.
What kind of wall is impervious to bullets, bombs, drills, or tidal waves? A language barrier. The Army’s Machine Foreign Language Translation System (MFLTS) punches through that barrier by providing language translation capabilities to individual Soldiers.
Maj. Gen. Kirk F. Vollmecke, the Program Executive Officer for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare & Sensors, (PEO IEW&S) visited with UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS), a long time commercial partner of the U.S. Army, its sister branches and other government agencies.
In the Army there is a saying that applies across the board, from tactics to procedures: “slow is smooth and smooth is fast.” The Army’s critical route clearance mission is among the slowest, and thus the smoothest of missions. The Army meets this mission with the Husky Mounted Detection System (HMDS), with a top speed 35 to 40 miles per hour but an operational speed that is slower.
Human Systems Integration Uses Soldier Input, Design, Engineering to Improve Critical Military Systems
Military technology, in any form, has at least one major requirement: it has to be useable by Soldiers. Under Program Executive Office, Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (PEO IEW&S), this critical need is met by a process called Human Systems Integration (HSI).
The fog of war, a term coined by military theorist Carl Von Clausewitz, describes the chaos and lack of information that has plagued warriors since, well, war.
Known for his keen awareness of everything happening under his watch as the Increment 1 (Inc 1) Product Manager (PdM) for Distributed Common Ground System — Army (DCGS-A), and ability to provide superior leadership and counsel, Donald L. Burton has received a promotion to colonel, reflecting his dedication and steadfast belief in the importance of fielding these critical capabilities.
“What do you say to 39 years of service?” Maj. Gen. Kirk Vollmecke, the Program Executive Officer for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare & Signal (PEW IEW&S), asked of a packed conference room at the retirement of Karen Foley, a Program Analyst with PEO IEW&S.
Joseph Bucci, Deputy Program Executive Officer – Intelligence, Electronic Warfare & Sensors (PEO IEW&S) was promoted to a member of America’s Senior Executive Service (SES) on Jan 13. Bucci has served the United States at home and abroad alongside his colleague and friend, Maj. Gen. Kirk Vollmecke, the PEO for IEW&S, who presided over the promotion ceremony on Aberdeen Proving Ground.
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The Army continues to test new equipment to expand their electronic warfare capabilities. If the Electronic Warfare Planning and Management Tool (EWPMT) brings the Electromagnetic spectrum into the Military Decision-making Process (MDMP), Raven Claw accelerates future EWPMT capabilities and adds much needed detail to the Electromagnetic spectrum portion of the Common Operating Picture (COP) in support of synchronized operations.
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — Program Executive Officer Intelligence, Electronic Warfare & Sensors (PEO IEW&S) joined by members of other PEOs: Command Control Communications – Tactical and Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives along with Joint Program Executive Office Chemical and Biological Defense hosted Lt. Gen. Paul Ostrowski, the Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), for his Acquisition Streamline & Culture Initiatives brief.
The Program Executive Office for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare & Sensors (PEO IEW&S) expanded its operational portfolio with the transition of Program Manager Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PM PNT) and its subordinate organizations.
PM PNT continues to test system capabilities for the A-PNT program in an effort to deliver innovative PNT technologies that will augment and enhance GPS for the Warfighter in the field. PM PNT plans to conduct future Pseudolite testing as part of the A-PNT acquisition strategy.
More than 200 members of the acquisition, tactical air operations and industry communities descended upon Huntsville, AL to collaborate on solutions to continue saving aircrews and passenger lives as well as protecting valuable cargo.
The retirement of a major general from the Air Force is a tremendous occasion; however, having an Army 2-Star brother that can participate in the event also makes it a rarer occasion.
The Third Annual Cyber Electromagnetic Activity (CEMA) Conference, co-hosted by Program Executive Office Intelligence, Electronic Warfare & Sensor (PEO IEW&S) and Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC), kicked off with opening remarks from Maj. Gen. Randy Taylor, Commanding General, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) and Senior Installation Commander, Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Maryland.
When the Army required the ability to generate an extra aerial intelligence surveillance reconnaissance mission a day for a short timeframe, Project Manager Sensors Aerial Intelligence (PM SAI) jumped in and ensured they could support the ramped up mission.