CIO and G-6

U.S. Army Chief Information Officer and Deputy Chief of Staff, G-6

CIO and G-6 News

External Coverage

  • "U.S. Army Taps Raj Iyer as New CIO," Meritalk, November 23 "Deloitte taps new head of government advisory practice," Washington Business Journal, November 23 "Cyber, IT leaders focus on proper resourcing to win future fight," Army News Service, November 25 "Supply Chain Efforts Crucial to Army's Data-Driven IT Modernization," Meritalk, November 25 "Former Deloitte Exec Raj Iyer Joins Army as CIO," ExecutiveGov, November 20 "US Army names first civilian chief information officer," C4ISRNet, November 19 "Raj Iyer joins Army as first civilian CIO," Fedscoop, November 19 "Military Leaders On Partnerships That Drive Modernization Strategies," Cyberscoop, November 17 "Making software more than 'IT thing,'" Federal Computer Week, November 15 "How The Department Of The Air Force Is Driving Forward With AI," Forbes, November 14 "US Army recruits former MHS and CMS/Healthcare.gov leader as its first civilian Chief Information Officer," FedHealthNet, November 13
  • "Unified Network Needed For Multifomain Operations, "AUSA, October 29 "Lt. Gen. John Morrison on Army IT Office’s Multidomain Ops, Unified Network Goals," ExecutiveGov, October 28 "The four pillars of focus for the Army’s new technology office," Federal News Network, October 28 "US Army’s top uniformed IT official lays out priorities for new office," C4ISRNet, October 27 "Army Unveils Four Pillars for Restructured G-6 Office," Signal Magazine, October 27 "New Army IT chief mulls risk management reform," FCW, October 27 "Army G-6 Leader Outlines Priorities After Split from CIO," NextGov, October 27 "GAO developing secure file transfer capability to share sensitive data during pandemic," Federal News Network, October 21 "U.S. Army Names David Markowitz Chief Data Officer," Meritalk, October 16 "Army gets a new chief data officer," Fedscoop, October 16 "US Army names new chief data officer," C4ISRNet, October 15
  • "Army taking fresh look at overhauling financial IT systems," Federal News Network, September 10 "Defense CDO Promises Data Strategy This Month," Government CIO, September 3 "AI’s Data Hunger Will Drive Intelligence Collection," Breaking Defense, September 3 "Standing up cArmy, the foundation for cloud services," GCN, September 1
  • "Army’s Paul Puckett on FY 2020 Cloud Modernization Updates," ExecutiveGov, August 31 "What's new in Army cloud," Federal Computer Week, August 28 "'Software Is Still Hard:' Maximizing Security While Shifting to the Cloud, Government CIO," August 27 "DOD Leaders Provide Digital Modernization Updates," Defense.gov, August 17 "Army CIO Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford retires," Fedscoop, August 12 "LTG Bruce Crawford Retirement Review hosted by Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville," Army Multimedia and Visual Information Directorate, August 11
  • "U.S. Army Takes Classified and Sensitive Information Home," Clearance Jobs, June 29 "South Carolina US Army leaders gather for first-ever virtual hiring campaign," COLA Daily, June 28 "Best Bosses in Federal IT," Fedscoop, June 23 "The Army will soon allow users to access classified info from home," Military Times, June 22 "Federal Executive Forum Cloud Computing U.S. Army Profiles," Trezza Group, June 19 "Fort Hood Chosen as 5G Testing Site," US105FM, June 16 "CIO/G-6 realigns to improve Army's network, cyber capabilities," Army.mil, June 16 "Army to split CIO/G-6 position into two new roles," Fedscoop, June 12 "The Army is reorganizing its top IT office," Defense News, June 12 "Army Splits CIO role," Federal Computer Week, June 11 "How the Army Embraced Mass Telework on the Fly," FedTech, June 9 "Pentagon names seven new bases for 5G test beds," C4ISRNet, June 5 "Two Army Installations selected for 5G testing and experimentation," Army.mil, June 3
  • "Army’s data strategy moves the service from industrial to information age," Federal News Network, May 25 [YouTube Video] "Army CIO Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford talks COVID-19 and his ongoing priorities," Fedscoop, May 23 "Inside the Army’s rapid IT response to COVID-19, with Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford," Fedscoop, May 22 "Bruce Crawford, Paul Puckett: Army’s Enterprise Cloud Office on Track for Modernization Efforts," Executive Gov, April 22 "DOD launches task force of CIOs to combat teleworking challenges," Fedscoop, April 6 "US Army shares Landmark Video on the 2020 BEYA Experience," Black Engineer, March 11 "Army Seeks Tools To Tame Data Deluge," Signal, March 11 "Program offering alternatives to CAC could be expanded, Army officials say," Fedscoop, March 2 "Award honors S.C. State grad's 3 decades of mentoring soldiers," The (Orangeburg, S.C.) Times and Democrat, February 25 Columbia native Lieutenant General Bruce T. Crawford wins Black Engineer of the Year Award, Carolina Panorama, February 20 Army accelerates push to the cloud, Federal Computer Week, February 11 Multidomain operations are driving the Army to the cloud, C4ISRNet, February 11 Army Officials Discuss Data, Cloud in Multidomain Operations, ExecutiveGov, February 11 Columbia Native Lieutenant General Bruce T. Crawford Wins Black Engineer of the Year Award, The [Charleston, S.C.] Chronicle, February 11 Multidomain operations are driving the Army to the cloud, C4ISRNet, February 10
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Leaders

  • Dr. Raj Iyer U.S. Army Chief Information Officer Dr. Raj Iyer
  • Lt. Gen. John B. Morrison, Jr. U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-6 Lt. Gen. John B. Morrison, Jr.
  • Mr. Gregory L. Garcia U.S. Army Deputy Chief Information Officer Mr. Gregory L. Garcia
  • Dr. David M. Markowitz U.S. Army Chief Data Officer Dr. David M. Markowitz
  • Chief Warrant Officer 5 William L. Robinson II
Chief Technology Officer/Senior Technical Advisor Chief Warrant Officer 5 William L. Robinson II
  • Sergeant Major Jack Nichols Army Office of the Chief Information Officer/G-6 Sergeant Major Jack Nichols
  • Major General Thomas Pugh Director, Networks and C4 Services / DCofS, G-6 Major General Thomas Pugh
  • Ms. Nancy Kreidler Director, Cybersecurity Implementation and Synchronization / DCofS, G-6 Ms. Nancy Kreidler
  • Dr. Bryan Shone Director/Chief Financial Officer, Policy, Resources & Analysis / CIO Dr. Bryan Shone
  • Brigadier General Lawrence F. Thoms Director, Program Resources Integration / DCofS, G-6 Brigadier General Lawrence F. Thoms
  • Brig. Gen. Matt Easley Director, Cybersecurity / CIO Brig. Gen. Matt Easley
  • Mr. Farhan Khan Director, Architecture, Data, Standards / CIO Mr. Farhan Khan
  • Mr. Paul Puckett III Director, Enterprise Cloud Management Office Mr. Paul Puckett III

RESPONSIBILITIES

Chief Information Officer: The CIO is the principal advisor to the Secretary of the Army responsible for exercising overall supervision for information management. This function includes information technology (IT) policy; Cloud and IT governance; and Information Resource Management, including Enterprise IT for worldwide Army operations, the Enterprise IT architecture, and Cyber Security policy, which includes cyber policy for networks. Deputy Chief of Staff, G-6: The DCS, G-6 is the principal military advisor to the Chief of Staff of the Army and the CIO for planning, strategy, network architecture, and implementation of command, control, communications, cyber operations and networks for worldwide Army operations.

VISION

A secure, integrated, standards-based environment that ensures uninterrupted global access and enables collaboration and decisive action throughout all operational phases across all environments.

FUNCTIONS

Cybersecurity and Information Assurance - The Cybersecurity Directorate provides direction and guidance for cybersecurity policy, architecture, and resourcing to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, availability, and repudiation of Army data. Networks, Services and Strategy - The Networks, Services, and Strategy Directorate provides policy, strategy, and governance of all Army Networks and Enterprise Services; serves as the Army's lead integrator for the Army Information Technology Oversight Council; and provides management and synchronization of network and enterprise service requirements, resourcing, and acquisition to enable the Army to prepare for and fight wars, and execute expeditionary, worldwide Unified Land Operations (ULO) in all domains and environments. Architecture and Integration - The Architecture and Integration Directorate drives innovation and modernization across the Army by developing and maintaining an integrated enterprise architecture, propagating data and service standards, and applying comprehensive program management rigor to IT investments. Policy and Resources - The Policy and Resources Directorate exercises legal, fiscal, and statutory authorities to achieve near-term and strategic CIO/G-6 objectives; and delivers CIO-focused governance, policy, human capital development, financial planning, programming and execution, bulk buying strategies, and portfolio management to execute and sustain LandWarNet and Network 2028. Enterprise Cloud Management Office - The Enterprise Cloud Management Office is a centralized resource to establish the cloud environment to synchronize and integrate cloud efforts across Army.

CIO and G-6 References

  • National Strategy to Secure 5G of the United States of America National Cyber Strategy for the United States of America Department of Defense Cloud Strategy (December 2018) Department of Defense Cyber Strategy Summary (September 2018) Department of Defense Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority Strategy (October 2020)
  • Army Regulation 25-1, Army Information Technology (In Revision) Army Regulation 25-2, Army Cybersecurity Army Cloud Plan Department of the Army General Order 2020-20, "Establishment Of The Offices Of The Chief Information Officer And The Deputy Chief Of Staff, Chief Of Staff, G-6"
  • Army Cloud Plan Army Data Plan 2019 Army Modernization Strategy The Army People Strategy Army Regulation 25-2, Cybersecurity Army Network Integrated Tactical Network Army Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign Shaping the Army Network: Mobile Technology Risk Management Framework

Other Resources

CIO and DCS, G-6 Office of Emerging Technology - Industry Partner Engagement Requests Contact: usarmy.pentagon.hqda-cio-g-6.mbx.office-of-emerging-technology@mail.mil Career Program 34 (CP-34) Information Technology Management CP-34 July 2020 newsletter (archived issues) CP-34 Information Technology Management Career Models (December 2019) Related Privacy Impact Assessments CIO/G-6 Collaboration Site (CAC req) Army Data Body of Knowledge (ADBOK) Team (CVR Teams account req) Army Data Plan, Governance and Execution Order (CAC req) Army Network Modernization Division Portal (CAC req) Info Assurance 1-Stop Shop (CAC req) CyberSec Awareness Toolbox (CAC req) Communications Security Modernization Implementation Planning Guidance (CAC req) Around The Signal Corps U.S. Army Futures Command U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence U.S. Army Mission Command Center of Excellence U.S. Cyber Command Joint Chiefs of Staff, J6 U.S. Army Cyber Command U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command U.S. Army Signal School 7th Signal Command (Theater) 311th Signal Command (Theater) 335th Signal Command (Theater) 1st Signal Brigade 2nd Theater Signal Brigade 15th Signal Brigade 21st Signal Brigade 35th Signal Brigade 93rd Signal Brigade 106th Signal Brigade 516th Signal Brigade External Links Disclaimer - The appearance of hyperlinks to external sites does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense, the United States Army, U.S. Army Chief Information Officer or the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-6 of the linked web site or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sites, the Department of the U.S. Army does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this Department of Defense web site.

Army Priorities

The 40th Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. James C. McConville, declared that people are his No. 1 priority. People, in concert with the priorities of readiness, modernization and reform ensure the Army is ready to defeat any adversary, anywhere, whenever called upon, under any condition. People Our Army's people are our greatest strength and our most important weapon system. Our people are our Soldiers, Family members, Department of the Army Civilians, and Soldiers for Life (retirees, and veterans). We must take care of our people and treat each other with dignity and respect. It is our people who will deliver on our readiness, modernization and reform efforts. Readiness Army leaders have a sacred obligation to build cohesive teams that are highly trained, disciplined, and fit that can win on any battlefield. Cohesive teams drive tactical to strategic readiness and enable dynamic force employment. We must be ready to defeat any adversary, anywhere, whenever called upon, under any condition. Modernization The 2018 National Defense Strategy directs the Army to shift focus from irregular warfare to great power competition. We are at a critical inflection point and we must aggressively pursue the Army's modernization efforts in order to maintain our competitive edge. Modernization must include developing the multi-domain operations concept at echelon, delivering the six modernization priorities, and implementing a 21st Century talent management system. Reform We cannot be an Industrial Age Army in the Information Age. We must transform all linear industrial age processes to be more effective, protect our resources, and make better decisions. We must be the Army of tomorrow, today.

Deputy Chief of Staff, G-6 Pillars

In support of the Army Vision and priorities: - Set the unified network - Posture Signal and Cyber Forces to support multi-domain operations - Reform and operationalize cybersecurity processes - Drive balanced, efficient and effective network and cyber investments

Chief Information Officer Priorities

CIO priorities are: - Protecting our Data and Moving to the Cloud - Support to Army Futures Command - IT Investment Accountability - Enterprise Network Modernization In addition to these priorities, the CIO is also focused on: - Cybersecurity - Workforce 2028 - Mission Partner Environment (MPE)/Interoperability

Army Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020 Kickoff

Ceremony honoring Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford on August 11, 2020 on his retirement from active duty

Project Quantum Leap (segment starts at 35:19)

Project Quantum Leap

Problem Statement: Army’s IT workforce does not have the skills required to support emerging technologies nor the agility to develop and employ talent to meet changing requirements Goal: Re-code, re-skill and up-skill 1,000 existing IT positions between now and Fiscal Year 2023 . Thesis: In order to rapidly acquire the talent required to meet technical demands, we must “Re-Imagine” not only the Workforce of the Future but also how we get there. Academia as a marketplace is changing and so should we. Intent is to transition from a focus on “Certifications” to a focus on “Skills” by leveraging non-traditional means to Up-skill and Re-skill the workforce, like nano degrees and venture capitalist supported on-line training.

Workforce News

Careers & Jobs

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  • Department of Defense STEM Scholarships University Affiliated Research Centers U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Diversity/Historically Black Colleges and Universities Programs
  • Department of Defense Cyber Workforce
  • Workforce Recruitment Program (Department of Labor)
  • "Soldier For Life" Program Mentorship, Resumé and Career Counseling Resources "Army National Guard Citizen Soldier for Life" Hilton Military Hiring National Association of State Workforce Agencies National Labor Exchange Transitioning Service Members Cheatsheet U.S. Army Reserve Public-Private Partnerships Veterans.gov (Department of Labor site)
  • Announcement job title with closing date and hyperlink to announcement
  • GoArmy.com Benefits Department of Defense (DOD) Health Care Benefits Office of Personnel Management Benefits Resources

Training & Resources

  • CyberCareer.gov Training And Development Resources Federal Virtual Training Environment National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies Training Resources IT Professional Development Resources
  • Office of Personnel Management Training Resources

External Workforce News

  • "Army pushes new effort to reskill, upskill its IT workforce," Federal News Network, July 17 "Army trying to generate new skill sets for IT workforce through 'Quantum Leap,’" Inside Defense, July 15 "U.S. Army Officials Aim to Win the War for Talent," Signal Magazine, July 15
  • "What Are ECQs, And Why Do They Matter?" GovLoop, June 2020 "OPM Announces New ‘Data Scientist’ Job Title," GovExec, Jun 2019

About the Enterprise Cloud Management Office

At the direction of the Secretary of the Army, the Enterprise Cloud Management Office (ECMO) provides oversight for all Army cloud processes and activities. For more detailed information on how to start your cloud journey, review our milSuite page (CAC required). To contact the ECMO about your cloud journey, email us at armycloud@mail.mil.

ECMO Vision Statement

Delivering digital overmatch through data drivenoutcomes at the speed of operational relevance.

ECMO Mission Statement

The ECMO increases Army readiness and lethality by continuously enhancing digital literacy; driving data, software and process transformation; and delivering a secure, globally dominant cloud ecosystem, foundational to the Army modernization strategy and digital overmatch.

Leaders

  • Mr. Paul Puckett III Director, Enterprise Cloud Management Office Mr. Paul Puckett III
  • Mr. Gregg Judge Deputy Director, Enterprise Cloud Management Office Mr. Gregg Judge
  • Vacant Cloud Architect, Enterprise Cloud Management Office Vacant
  • Mr. Scott Seybold Chief, Business Management Division (Acting) Mr. Scott Seybold
  • Mr. Ed Loewen Chief, Cloud Services Division Mr. Ed Loewen
  • Col. Dan Wood Chief, Cloud Solutions Division Col. Dan Wood
  • Col. Maritza Lagares Chief, Security Modernization Division Col. Maritza Lagares
  • Vacant Chief, Data & Software Services Division Vacant

ECMO Divisions

  • The Cloud Management Division handles the financial operations, external communications, business processes, acquisition efforts, and technical architecture for the Enterprise Cloud Modernization Office. These efforts are focused on ensuring the required vendor services are available via contracts awarded based on focused acquisition efforts, ensuring business processes are defined across stakeholders—with automated workflows in defined systems—to allow ECMO to effectively meet customers’ needs in each phase of the customer’s journey. ECMO ensures concise, informative, and educational communications are provided to all Army audiences, and has an overall technical architecture allowing all aspects of the cARMY environment to function effectively.
  • The Cloud Services Division instantiates and provides ongoing operations and maintenance for the set of cARMY common shared services in the cARMY Cloud Service Provider environments (Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure). These common services are established to support each information impact level (IL 2/4/5 today, with IL 6 work underway now). Additionally, the Cloud Services Division establishes and maintains the set of access and border security services for the cARMY environment, including the Virtual Data Security Stack and the availability of cARMY user access to the environments through the Cloud Access Points.
  • Cloud Solutions Division designs, develops, resources, executes, and refines the Army’s central software/application modernization process, including system owner and stakeholder engagements, software assessments and design enhancements, and software engineering efforts, to deliver secure, cloud-optimized solutions and operationalize data IAW Army priorities and policies.
  • Security Modernization Division enables digital overmatch by accelerating the Army’s transition to cloud technologies, with a focus on cyber security policy, in support of the 2019 Army Modernization Strategy. Security Modernization Division provides decision makers with risk-informed policy and recommendations by modernizing the security authorization process and decreasing time to field cloud-based solutions through the execution of a lean risk management process. Key tasks include modernizing ATO processes to capitalize on cloud-enabled DevSecOps practices, aligning cyber security policy to strategic guidance and Congressional requirements, and establishing compliance reporting for all Army cloud environments.
  • As a division of ECMO, our "Software Factory" will provide data and DevSecOps products and services for the Army. This will include data discovery and operationalization of the end-to-end data acquisition and analysis process. This also includes the fielding of the Army’s Code Resource and Transformation Environment (CReATE), a continuous integration/continuous delivery pipeline for Army software product phase, which is currently in minimum viable product (MVP) development. The division will provide DevSecOps services, architecture, and product management leadership for designing, testing, and fielding software across each mission area.

Services Catalog

Common Shared Services for cARMY enable applications to function in the hosting environment and are centrally managed by the ECMO. Providing centralized Common Shared Services reduces costs and reduces barriers to cloud adoption by preparing the environment for all applications. The ECMO presently delivers 31 Common Shared Services in cARMY and will update and modify these as Army needs dictate. Visit the ECMO milSuite page (CAC Required) in order to view all 31 Common Services Support cloud applications.

Risk Management Framework Videos

The Risk Management Framework (RMF) provides a structured, yet flexible approach for managing the portion of risk resulting from the incorporation of systems into the mission and business processes of the organization. To view all of the RMF milTube Videos, please go to the ECMO milSuite page (CAC Required)

Resources

Army Regulation 25-1, Army Information Technology (In Revision) Army Regulation 25-2, Army Cybersecurity Army Cloud Plan Army Data Plan 2019 Army Modernization Strategy Army Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign Shaping the Army Network: Mobile Technology Risk Management Framework Privacy Impact Assessments CIO/G-6 Collaboration Site (CAC Required) Army Data Body of Knowledge (ADBOK) Team (CVR Teams Account Required) Army Data Plan, Governance and Execution Order (CAC Required) Army Network Modernization Division Portal (CAC Required) Info Assurance 1-Stop Shop (CAC Required) CyberSec Awareness Toolbox (CAC Required) Communications Security Modernization Implementation Planning Guidance (CAC Required) U.S. Army Futures Command U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence U.S. Army Mission Command Center of Excellence U.S. Cyber Command