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Field Expertise Translated To PM Benefit

Field Expertise Translated To PM Benefit

Contributions a solider can make for his fellow comrades-in-arms can come in various forms and many of those tend to be obvious when you are a Field Artillery Targeting Technician. However, during an Operation Iraqi Freedom deployment in November 2003 the future role for one Warrant Officer would change drastically.

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Army, Industry Increase Synergy Through Speakers Program

Army, Industry Increase Synergy Through Speakers Program

As a group of more than 100 corporate employees gathered for a lunchtime speaking engagement in Cambridge, MA, the setting was status quo except for the speaker. The audience, used to hearing from members of academia located at nearby Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or their government counterparts, senior leaders charged with working hand and hand with industry to provide soldiers with equipment, was provided a twist from the norm, as they were able to hear instead from the end user of their product.

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UAVs Thrive With PEO IEW&S Payloads, Ground Assets

UAVs Thrive With PEO IEW&S Payloads, Ground Assets

As unmanned aerial systems (UAS) have become increasingly more important to military operations so too has the role the Program Executive Office, Intelligence Electronic Warfare and Sensors (PEO IEW&S) plays in supporting the US military’s eyes in the sky. PEO IEW&S develops fields and sustains numerous systems that play a vital role in UAS operations. The PEO, headquartered at Fort Monmouth, NJ, is responsible for systems, which are involved in the full cycle of UAS missions.

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Product Manager GPS locks on APG

Product Manager GPS locks on APG

In a not so ironic turn of events the product manager office charged with overseeing the systems dedicated to providing location capabilities to the Army, was the first Program Executive Office Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors organization to relocate from Fort Monmouth, NJ to Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.

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PEO IEW&S Hologram Display Unveiled At AUSA

PEO IEW&S Hologram Display Unveiled At AUSA

The 2008 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) annual conference in Washington D.C. held Oct. 6-8, once again served as an opportunity for the Army and industry to demonstrate the high technology soldiers are currently using including systems provided by the Program Executive Office for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (PEO IEW&S).

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Acquisitions Officer Recognized With Bronze Star

Acquisitions Officer Recognized With Bronze Star

A Program Executive Office Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (PEO IEW&S) soldier was recently recognized with a Bronze Star for his actions while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lieutenant Col. Wilbur D. Richburg, Product Manager Radars Project Lead, EQ-36 Radar, earned the medal for his role as the Assistant Product Manager, Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems, Iraq.

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PEO IEW&S Holds Town Hall Meeting

PEO IEW&S Holds Town Hall Meeting

More than 600 members of the Program Executive Office Intelligence Electronic Warfare and Sensors came together on Sept. 8 for a State of the PEO discussion, Base Realignment and Closure update and an award recognition ceremony. The semi-annual Town Hall meeting hosted by Brig. Gen. Thomas Cole, program executive officer IEW&S, offered staff members assigned to Fort Monmouth and via video teleconference for those assigned to Ft Belvoir, VA; Redstone Army Arsenal, AL; Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD; Los Angeles Air Force Base, CA; and other locations an opportunity to catch up on the present state of the PEO and discuss its future.

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ASE Offers Pilots Increased Mission Focus

ASE Offers Pilots Increased Mission Focus

Army aviation is predicated on close air support, short-range transportation, surveillance and search and rescue. The term “defense” plays little part in aviation doctrine with the exception of defending ground forces. However, it’s the defensive systems located within fixed and rotary winged aircraft that allow its crews to accomplish their primary mission while operating in a combat zone.

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Firefinder Team Wins DoD Value Engineering Award

Firefinder Team Wins DoD Value Engineering Award

The DoD recognized the value engineering achievement award winners for 2007, in more than 20 categories, during a ceremony at the Pentagon on June 19. Amongst those receiving an award from Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology, the Honorable Dr. James Finely, were Lt. Col. Al Visconti, former product manager radars, and his Firefinder, Reliability, Maintainability Improvement Program Team to include: Michael Siliato, Frank Vellella, Gregg Mullen and Ken Pickett.

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LEARNING UNDER PRESSURE: PM ODI builds on experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan to adapt and improve on numerous fronts

LEARNING UNDER PRESSURE: PM ODI builds on experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan to adapt and improve on numerous fronts

As the Army’s leading provider of Quick Reaction Capability (QRC) Aerial Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (AISR), Product Manager Observe, Detect, and Identify (PM ODI) has met remarkable logistical and operational challenges in deploying, fielding, and operating its systems. The challenges included condensed timelines, widely dispersed remote locations, personnel instability, unrefined operational requirements, multiple contracts, and limited resources.

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Aerial ISR Provides Mission Overwatch for Border Mission

Aerial ISR Provides Mission Overwatch for Border Mission

Technology originally created for use in tracking improvised explosive devices (IEDs) networks in Afghanistan and Iraq is finding new purpose in supporting U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) by providing mission overwatch during border patrol missions.

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1000 Laser Detecting Sets Ensure Aircrew Safety

1000 Laser Detecting Sets Ensure Aircrew Safety

In a Connecticut industrial plant, far away from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, a system that has provided Soldiers with a great amount of protection reached a significant milestone on Dec. 7, which happened to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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PM NV/RSTA Demonstrates Sensor System Interoperability and Networking at Empire Challenge and first NIE; Participates in NIE 12.1

PM NV/RSTA Demonstrates Sensor System Interoperability and Networking at Empire Challenge and first NIE; Participates in NIE 12.1

Over the past few years, the U.S. Army has increasingly focused on bringing together what were once disparate tests of its various network systems into holistic and realistic semi–annual exercises. Two such exercises are the Empire Challenge (EC) (held annually at test facilities) and the Army’s newest entry this year, the Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) held semi-annually at test facilities.

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Former Project Manager for NV/RSTA Wins PM of the Year

Former Project Manager for NV/RSTA Wins PM of the Year

With the handing over of a plaque to Brig Gen. Harold Greene, who accepted the 2011 Secretary of the Army Acquisition Director, Project Manager of the Year Award on behalf of the former project manager for Night Vision/Reconnaissance Surveillance & Target Acquisition, yet another example of the various sacrifices and acquisition expertise that earned the PM the award was on display as the honoree could not be on hand.

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New CREW Maintenance University, Eliminates Need for Additional Training

New CREW Maintenance University, Eliminates Need for Additional Training

Defeating one of the enemy’s number one threats of utilizing IEDs has been greatly tied to the success of the systems designed to counter their ability and that mission recently received a big upgrade in terms of the knowledge and capabilities of those assigned to operate and maintain Counter Radio Controlled IED Warfare (CREW) devices.

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