ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (February 1, 2021) – Program Executive Office Command, Control and Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T) has formally welcomed its new project manager, charged with delivering integrated tactical network capabilities to our Soldiers.
Matthew R. Maier assumed the role of Project Manager Interoperability, Integration and Services (PM I2S) during a ceremony hosted by Brig. Gen. Robert M. Collins, PEO C3T, on January 29, 2021, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.
Maier is the former Product Manager for Network Modernization (PdM NetMod) within the PEO’s Project Manager Tactical Network (PM TN), where he successfully managed 13 product lines and led more than 130 acquisition professionals in procuring expeditionary, resilient and secure networking technology for Army Soldiers.
“Matt’s strong performance at NetMod has more than prepared him for this new role,” said Collins. “He inspires and develops leaders, and has proven that he can lead the most challenging programs.”
As PM I2S, Maier will lead a workforce of 300 personnel supporting key programs and products including: Product Manager Command Post Integrated Infrastructure (PdM CPI2), which integrates approved commercial off-the-shelf systems and developed Program of Record systems onto formation-appropriate command post platforms to improve mobility, agility, modularity, scalability and energy efficiency; Product Lead Common Hardware Systems (PdL CHS), the Army’s preferred source for procurement of commercial IT solutions to meet unique fielding requirements; Product Manager Tactical Cyber and Network Operations (PdM TCNO), which delivers integrated network management capability to simplify user experience, increase situational awareness, and strengthen cyber network defense; and Product Lead Tactical Network Initialization and Configuration (PdL TNIC), which provides the data products, such as IP addresses, telephony numbering plans, and network device configurations, that ensure the interoperability of all tactical Army network platforms.
Additionally, Maier will oversee the development and integration of the Army’s network capability sets through an iterative process, infused with cutting-edge commercial solutions informed by Soldier-led experimentation. Under Maier’s purview, the newly chartered Product Lead for Capability Set Development (PdL CSD) works across the PEO’s project management offices to promote synergy in capability set planning, execution and risk management, and also serves as a touch-point for systems engineering, design and testing.
“I am excited and honored to be chosen to be a part of the I2S team,” said Maier. “From what I have seen of the program already, we have an excellent group of subject matter experts. It will be up to us, here in PEO C3T, to turn the Army’s dream of a flat, fast, mobile and protected network into reality.”
PM I2S was established in Summer 2020 as the centerpiece of the PEO’s effort to transform the organization to meet the emerging, cross-functional and rapid acquisition requirements driving the Army’s network modernization plan.
The new project office was stood up by J. Ward Roberts, a retired Army Colonel who has held several key positions in both C5ISR and acquisition. Roberts will continue leading the organization as Maier’s Deputy Project Manager.
“Ward has been able to bring our vision for this new project office to life, and he has laid the foundation for a highly competent and successful team that will have a tangible and lasting impact on the Army network and our Soldiers,” said Collins.
The U.S. Army Program Executive Office Command, Control and Communications-Tactical develops, acquires, fields and supports the Army's mission command network to ensure force readiness. This critical Army modernization priority delivers tactical communications so commanders and Soldiers can stay connected and informed at all times, even in the most austere and hostile environments. PEO C3T is delivering the network to regions around the globe, enabling high-speed, high-capacity voice, data and video communications to a user base that includes the Army's joint, coalition and other mission partners.