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Bio - Gary Winkler

Gary WinklerMr. Gary Winkler took command of the Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) in October 2007. In this assignment, he is responsible for large-scale Department of Defense (DoD) and Army Information Technology (IT) system development efforts supporting finance, logistics, personnel, communications infrastructure, biometrics, medical and war-fighting functions.  He leads a workforce of more than 2,600 military, civilian and contractor personnel around the world, effectively executing approximately $4 billion or about 56 percent of the Army’s FY10 IT budget.

Mr. Winkler began his DoD career as a college student and Engineering Technician for the Army’s Night Vision Lab.  After graduate school, he went to work in private industry for the LTV Aerospace & Defense Company in Dallas as a Senior Investment Analyst responsible for Capital Planning/Budgeting, Investment Analysis, and Program Economics.  He later moved back to Virginia where he worked for smaller companies providing technical services to DoD programs.  He returned to the Army in the PEO for Command and Control Systems where he worked in various capacities on intelligence systems, culminating as Software Division Chief and Software Product Manager for the All Source Analysis System.  He had two more follow-on PM assignments for ACAT IAM programs, and had assignments as an Acquisition Specialist at HQDA and Deputy PEO in the USAF PEO for Joint Logistics.  Mr. Winkler was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2003, working in Army Headquarters under the Chief Information Officer/G6, as the Army’s first Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO) and Director for Governance and Acquisition.  In this capacity, he was responsible for Information Technology and Knowledge Management policies, programs and systems.  Additionally, he led the Army’s IT Human Capital Development program.

Mr. Winkler holds Electrical Engineering and Mathematics degrees from Virginia Tech, an MBA from William and Mary, and a Master’s Degree in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

Mr. Winkler’s federal service awards include Presidential Rank Awards (Distinguished Executive Rank 2007, Meritorious Executive Rank 2009); the Secretary of the Army’s Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service (2006), the Army’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award (2003), and the Army’s Superior Civilian Service Award (2000, 1996).