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    DCSA Director Launches Program Executive Office, Presents Charters to New Program Managers at Quantico Ceremony

    DCSA Director Launches Program Executive Office, Presents Charters to New Program Managers at Quantico Ceremony

    Photo By Christopher Gillis | QUANTICO. Va. (Nov. 30, 2021) – Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency...... read more read more

    QUANTICO, Va. – Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) Director William Lietzau officially chartered a new DCSA Program Executive Office (PEO) in a ceremony held on Nov. 30.

    Lietzau – in his capacity as the agency’s component acquisition executive – presented the charter certificate to recognize and authorize Terry Carpenter as the PEO’s first program executive officer.

    “He understands what’s necessary to make these programs succeed,” said Lietzau regarding Carpenter whose analysis of DCSA’s current capabilities and acquisition processes led to a plan that will strategically posture the agency to rapidly grow a mature information technology acquisition systems function. “He is a thoughtful and creative technology expert – a visionary and a doer. There’s no better person to give a charter to for our DCSA PEO than Terry Carpenter.”

    As program executive officer, Carpenter will maintain the DCSA perspective in managing programs and apprise agency leaders of program status while providing oversight and leadership over the portfolio of DCSA information technology system acquisition programs.

    The programs include Background Investigation Enterprise Systems; Biometrics; Cloud Service and Data Management; Enterprise Services Delivery; Robotics Process Automation; Security Education Training Systems; and DITMAC (DOD Insider Threat Management and Analysis Center) System of Systems.

    “I’m honored to be a part of this team of fantastic acquisition professionals who came from many different places bringing a variety of experience,” said Carpenter In his new capacity as PEO before presenting the charter for each program to the PEO program managers. “They all understand the responsibility they are taking on.”

    Program managers – under the supervision of the PEO and the component acquisition executive – are responsible for planning acquisition programs and preparing to meet key objectives while implementing approved acquisition and product support strategies.

    “The program reflects your personality and your ability as a leader,” he told the seven program managers. “The program team looks to you in a time of crisis and stress and your obligations are huge. It’s a duty that richly deserves the honor and title program manager. It is your turn to lead. Today you assume your command.”

    Lietzau also presented the charter certificate to recognize and authorize Jeffrey Smith as the executive program manager for the National Background Investigation Services (NBIS).

    As the NBIS executive program manager, Smith will provide oversight and leadership over NBIS while maintaining the DCSA perspective as he manages the program and apprises agency leaders of program status.

    NBIS is the federal government’s one-stop-shop information technology system for end-to-end personnel vetting — from initiation and application to background investigation, adjudication, and continuous vetting. NBIS is one consolidated system designed to deliver robust data protection, enhance customer experience, and better integrate data across the enterprise.

    “I couldn’t do it without the support of my team,” said Smith who encouraged them to “stay the course and keep reaching for the stars” regarding the ongoing design and development of NBIS in spite of challenges such as working virtually during the pandemic.

    Still in development, DCSA assumed operational control and responsibility for NBIS from the Defense Information Systems Agency on Oct. 1, 2020. NBIS will build upon and replace a suite of legacy background investigation IT systems, decommissioning them in stages through 2023.

    “It requires hard work, planning and detailed milestone development and that’s what Jeff and the whole NBIS team has been delivering in spades the last few weeks,” said Lietzau. “I’m very comfortable and confident in our program manager team here on the stage. This is a huge success for DCSA – building this team and giving a mantle of responsibility and authority to the people you see here. I want to thank them for the responsibilities that they are taking on and have already taken on.”



    Date Taken: 12.01.2021
    Date Posted: 12.01.2021 11:54
    Story ID: 410241
    Location: US

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