CIO/G-6 stands up ECMO and welcomes new director

By U.S. ArmyNovember 25, 2019

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WASHINGTON -- The Army has announced Mr. Paul Puckett III as the first director of the new Enterprise Cloud Management Office (ECMO), Office of the Chief Information Officer/G-6, beginning November 25, 2019.

Joining the Army from the commercial industry, Mr. Puckett has personally led large cloud migrations, strategy, architecture development, and security efforts in the cloud environment. He comes from Pivotal Software, a pioneer in cloud technologies. He also possesses extensive experience in IT and cybersecurity contract oversight, in addition to artificial intelligence and machine learning capability development.

"Standing up the ECMO is one of the key fiscal year (FY) 2020 condition-setting tasks we've identified as a part of our FY20-FY22 Cloud and Data Migration Plan for the Army. Establishing an ECMO also removes existing Army Commands, Direct Reporting Units and Army Service Component Commands barriers to entry (lack of organic capacity to get started) for application and data owners," said Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford, Army CIO/G6.

The primary function of the ECMO will be to serve as the centralized, dedicated enterprise cloud migration resource for Army data and application owners (building cloud environments, architecture, contracting, resourcing, cloud and data migrations, cybersecurity, business case analysis, industry best practices) to enhance speed, effectiveness and efficiency of migrations to a cloud hosting environment.

The ECMO will also play a critical role in getting the Army to its objective state of "convergence." Following the Army's Multi-Domain Operations concept, convergence achieves the rapid and continuous integration (any sensor, any shooter, and any command and control node) in all domains, across time, space, and capabilities to maintain overmatch against adversaries.

As the director of the ECMO, Mr. Puckett will lead the unified vision and delivery of cloud services and resources to turn information into a global strategic asset of the United States Army.

Mr. Puckett holds a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from The George Washington University and bachelor's degrees in computer management information systems and religion from Liberty University.