Supporting the Naval warfighter, the amphibious assault ship, USS Tarawa (LHA 1), hosted a working group conference Dec. 12, 2006, chaired by Rear Adm. Timothy Flynn, Program Executive Officer for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO-EIS).
The PEO EIS team came aboard Tarawa to interact with the Naval warfighter and get honest feedback and suggestions from fleet Sailors on the PEO EIS product line. The team was very interested in seeing how their products that are currently deployed are put into play aboard a large deck "amphib."
Flynn currently oversees a portfolio of large-scale information technology projects and programs designed to enable common business processes and provide standard information technology capabilities to the Department of Navy. They include the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI), Navy Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Global Combat Support System-Marine Corps (GCSS-MC), Sea Warrior, Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS) and the Navy Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (MPT&E) portfolio.
The admiral was accompanied by two Senior Executive Service personnel, engineering and acquisition staff and various program managers. Together, they toured the big deck "gator" lending their experience and support to Sailors and Marines along the way. In doing so, they engaged with the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations on the Next Generation Enterprise Network, the NMCI, in both CONUS and OCONUS implementations, pierside services and more.
"This visit provided a tremendous opportunity to meet an outstanding crew," Flynn said, in response to the ship's capabilities and manpower.
In reference to combat systems and combat readiness, the admiral asked about the services and systems the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) currently provides to the fleet in comparison with the now outdated IT-21 program.
The admiral was very impressed with the knowledge of Tarawa's Sailors and the informative briefs that he received during his visit.
Prior to departing the Big T, Flynn expressed his appreciation to Tarawa's crew for their feedback during the team's visit.
For more information about the PEO EIS, go to the SPAWAR Web site at http://www.spawar.navy.mil and click on the PEO EIS seal. For more information about Tarawa, contact PAO@Tarawa.navy.mil.