Reginald L. Bagby

Reginald L. Bagby

UNIT: Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems POSITION: Portfolio Manager, Enterprise Management Systems AAC MEMBER SINCE: 2002 TOTAL YEARS OF ARMY SERVICE: 36: 1975-1999, active duty; 2002-present, civilian. AWARDS: Meritorious Service Award (5); Civilian Superior Service Award; Federal Computer Week’s Fed 100 Award EDUCATION: B.S. in psychology, Park University; MBA, Strayer University. Graduate of George Washington University’s Contracting Program; Level III certified in acquisition program management.   What do you do and why is it important to the warfighter? Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) is the Army’s enterprisewide technical leader for business information systems, providing Soldiers with the decisive edge through information dominance. Within that framework, […]

ASA(ALT) general hosts first-ever Facebook town hall

ASA(ALT) general hosts first-ever Facebook town hall

By Tara Clements FT. BELVOIR, Va. (Sept. 24, 2014) – The Office of the Assistant Secretary for the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)) connected virtually with members of the Army acquisition community for ASA(ALT)’s first ever Facebook town hall, “Acquisition Workforce Opportunities,” with the top officer in charge of career management. The event was hosted on the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) Facebook page on Sept. 11. “I view this event as a great way to interact directly with Army acquisition professionals,” said Lt. Gen. Michael E. Williamson in an email to acquisition leaders promoting the event. Williamson is the principal military deputy to the ASA(ALT) and […]

Kevin Coggins

Kevin Coggins

UNIT: Program Executive Office-Intelligence, Electronic Warfare & Sensors POSITION: Product Director Positioning, Navigation & Timing AAC MEMBER SINCE: 2011 TOTAL YEARS OF ARMY SERVICE: 5 AWARDS: Commander’s Award EDUCATION: B.S. in electrical engineering, University of Florida   What do you do and why is it important to the warfighter? I serve as the product director for Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT), responsible for the development, procurement, fielding and life-cycle support of the Army’s PNT capabilities. These capabilities provide the warfighter with the ability to access accurate and trusted time and position information—critical enablers for all Army warfighting functions and almost every Army system. What are some of the milestones you’ve […]

#AAC25 Army accepts last PTDS Aerostat

#AAC25 Army accepts last PTDS Aerostat

By Brandon Pollachek, PEO IEW&S PAO On May 29, the Persistent Threat Detection System (PTDS) system entered its next chapter as Lt. Col. Michael Parodi, product manager Meteorological and Target Identification Capabilities, was on hand at the Lockheed Martin facility in Akron, Ohio; to accept the delivery of the last PTDS ordered. Since its original introduction as a quick reaction capability the Army has procured 66 systems that have been used in both Iraq and Afghanistan. PTDS is a large aerostat tethered to a mooring platform, which is accompanied by a Ground Control Station (GCS). The system is equipped with both visual and audio surveillance technology. Since the Civil War, […]

#AAC25 Army refines airburst technology, XM25 ‘Punisher’

#AAC25 Army refines airburst technology, XM25 ‘Punisher’

By Kris Osborn WASHINGTON (Sept. 28, 2012) — The U.S. Army is preparing to conduct a second Forward Operational Assessment of its XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement airburst weapon system. Program managers are seeking to expedite development of the system, refine and improve the technology, and ultimately begin formal production by the fall of 2014, service officials said during a roundtable, Sept. 20, at Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning, Ga. The weapon fires a high-explosive airburst round capable of detonating at a specific, pre-determined point in space near an enemy target hidden or otherwise obscured by terrain or other obstacles. “The XM25 brings a new capability to the Soldier […]

Portia I. Crowe, Ph.D.

Portia I. Crowe, Ph.D.

UNIT: Program Executive Office for Command, Control and Communications – Tactical POSITION: Chief Engineer, Command Post Computing Environment, Technical Management Division; Branch Chief, Software Applications and Common Operating Environment AAC MEMBER SINCE: 2005 TOTAL YEARS OF ARMY SERVICE: 11 AWARDS: DOD Top Five Systems Engineering Award from the Systems Engineering Directorate within the Office of the Director, Defense Research and Engineering and the Systems Engineering Division of the National Defense Industrial Association; Best of Visions Award from Product Development & Management Association; Civilian Excellence Award, CECOM Research, Development and Engineering Center; Quality of Service Increase, CERDEC Science and Technology Communications Directorate; DA Commander’s Award for Civilian Service (2); DA Commander’s […]

Soldier-based training

Soldier-based training

C4ISR Field Support Vision 2020: Preparing the self-sufficient force By Maj. Robert C. Moyer Since the start of contingency operations, the Army has acquired a variety of urgently needed quick reaction capabilities, such as communications, networking, surveillance and counter-IED solutions, in response to urgent operational needs. In addition to being fast-tracked through the acquisition process to meet critical warfighting demands, these systems, designed to better connect Soldiers and commanders and provide visibility into battlefield threats, represented increasingly complex technology requirements for operators and maintainers alike. To deliver immediate support for these systems to Soldiers in theater, the Army successfully implemented a robust, contractor-based field support model. However, with the drawdown […]

Deisy R. D’Ambrosio

Deisy R. D’Ambrosio

UNIT: Army Contracting Command POSITION: Director, Non-Standard Rotary Wing Aircraft/Foreign Military Sales Directorate AAC MEMBER SINCE: 2005 TOTAL YEARS OF ARMY SERVICE: 29 years AWARDS: Women of Achievement Award, New Brunswick Business and Professional Women EDUCATION: M.A. in procurement and contract management, Florida Institute of Technology; B.A. in English education, University of Puerto Rico – Cayey University College   What do you do and why is it important to the warfighter? I support the Non-Standard Rotary Wing Aircraft Project Office on all contractual actions, including the Mi17 Program and most importantly the Contract Logistic Support (CLS), which is in direct support of President Obama’s exit strategy from Afghanistan in a […]

Patricia Davis

Patricia Davis

UNIT: Army Contracting Command – Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG), Belvoir Division TITLE: Supervisor and Contracting Officer, Branch Chief AAC MEMBER SINCE: 2003 TOTAL YEARS OF ARMY SERVICE: 29 AWARDS: David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award, Achievement Medal for Civilian Service (2), Special Act or Service Award (12), Army Superior Unit Award, Team C4ISR Employee of the 3rd Quarter, Performance Award (13) EDUCATION: B.S. in mathematics, Towson State University   What do you do and why is it important to the warfighter? I have worked in Army contracting for nearly 30 years, starting my career as an Army Materiel Command (ACC) intern and progressing to a branch chief at ACC-APG. Throughout […]

Thomas C. Dooley, Jr

Thomas C. Dooley, Jr

UNIT: Power and Environmental Division Product Realization Engineering & Quality Directorate, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center POSITION: General Engineer AAC MEMBER SINCE: 2007 TOTAL YEARS OF ARMY SERVICE: 26 years AWARDS: Civilian Achievement Medal EDUCATION: M.S. engineering, Catholic University; M.S. engineering management, Catholic University; B.S. mechanical engineering, West Virginia University; Registered Professional Engineer   What do you do and why is it important to the warfighter? As a DOD Project Manager – Expeditionary Energy and Sustainment Systems (PM E2S2) Standard Mobile Power Sources acquisition efforts, I oversee and participate in all elements of the acquisition process—requirements analysis, development documents, prototype testing, production […]