Track Eight: Information Technology (IT) Management at the Enterprise Level

Mr. Marvin Wages, CIO/G6, GA&CKO

Ms. Kathy Chan, CIO/G6, GA&CKO

Enterprise Information Technology (IT) Governance is one of the components of Global Network Enterprise Construct (GNEC) that ensures direction-setting and decision-making Information Enterprise oversight boards are established.  This track will discuss the strategies and policies needed to provide the Army with IT enterprise governance and compliance.  Governance supports the delivery of critical capabilities to the warfighter and the use of enterprise solutions to achieve agile decision making while developing a competitive Information Technology Management and knowledge-based workforce.

  Tuesday, 3 August 2010
1015 - 1130

Civilian Information Technology (IT) Training and Leadership Development

Speaker:  Ms. Jackie Rustigian, Human Capital Management Division /

Career Program 34 (CP-34)

This session will communicate the sweeping changes occurring in the Army Civilian Training and Leader Development and Army/DoD IT workforce development as they relate to Career Program 34 (CP-34).  The cornerstones of change are: Career Program management under G-37/TR; transition of functional training to Army schools; integrated approach to leadership and functional training for Civilians; Army/DoD Human Capital Strategy including Mission Critical Occupations (MCOs) and new Cyber workforce designation.  New initiatives for Career Program 34 include: outreach training delivered in virtual mode; scholarships for IT courses at the Signal Center of Excellence (SIGCoE); IT Career Roadmaps on newly-designed CP-34 ITMCareers website, and customer campaign with IT community.  Individual career consultations for CP-34 civilians will be offered during LWN week (pre-registration and onsite signup).

1400 - 1515

How We Govern an Army Enterprise

Speaker:  LTC Patrick Lozier, Policy/Governance Division

This session will focus how the Army’s IT enterprise will be governed. This includes the effects of the Under Secretary of the Army (USA)/Chief Management Officer (CMO) responsibilities under NDAA 2010, VCSA Memo dated 28 Dec 2009, the HQDA G3/5/7 LandWarNet/Battle Command Charter and RENO Study.

  Wednesday, 4 August 2010
0945 - 1100

Army - Embracing Social Media

Speaker:  Ms. Amber Pittser, Knowledge Management Division

This session will focus on emerging guidance governing the use of social media tools.   Some of the issues that will be discussed are an overview of various social media tools, an explanation of the specific applicable DoD and Army policies that govern their usage, and a discussion regarding how the use of social media in the public affairs/recruiting communities are helping the Army to meet its objectives.

1500 - 1615

Apps for the Army (A4A)

Speaker:  Mr. Marvin Wages, Governance, Acquisition and Chief Knowledge Office (GA&CKO)

How the Army used an innovation challenge coupled with cloud computing to deliver mobile and web apps to warfighter and business users. This session will focus on how Apps for the Army was brought to life, the lessons learned through running it, and the future possibilities of programs like this in the future.

1630 - 1745

Utilizing the Enterprise Content Management Services Infrastructure

Speaker:  Mr. Paul Beardsley, Army Publishing Directorate

The Army Publishing Directorate has been working hard to transform the Army enterprise from paper based processes and products to automated forms based business processes.  As a critical part of that change, we have leveraged IT software and hardware in order to automate the many forms based processes and services available electronically via the web.  Enterprise Content Management Services (ECMS) is a key enabler of enterprise content management for the Army enterprise.  ECMS consists of a three-tier architecture which is accessible anywhere in the world via AKO, providing support for automated forms, the Army Electronic Library, workflow, e-publishing, content management, SharePoint Services integration, web content management, and user application implementation.  The infrastructure evolves from COTs products that ensure a secure, efficient utilization of the Army’s data resources residing in two APCs to provide COOP capability.  Several applications that are form-centric have been developed to capture the process flow required to implement critical Army functions.  Many of the capabilities provided by ECMS are free while others require supporting hardware and software, which generate a cost to the originator of the process.  Tools that support the infrastructure are Lotus Forms, Publishing Tools, Web Sites, Help Desk, and internal APD workflow applications. 

  Thursday, 5 August 2010
1000 - 1130

ACOM KM Perspective…Where the Action Is!

Speaker:  Mr. Joseph Oebbecke, US Army Training and Doctrine Command

This session will address the state of knowledge management (KM) in the Army from an Army Command perspective.  Many of the advances in KM happen in the field.  This session will review advances from a practice perspective and explain how KM effects command and organizational missions, informs senior leaders, and aligns with enterprises services.  It will also review a “way ahead” for KM in the Army. 


A cumulative review of key issues and highlights from the Track’s presentations will follow this discussion.