Army names ECMO director

By Jaspreet Gill / November 25, 2019 at 3:16 PM

The Army last week announced the director of its new Enterprise Cloud Management Office in the office of the chief information officer/G-6.

Paul Puckett III will lead the ECMO toward a "unified vision and delivery of cloud services and resources to turn information into a global strategic asset of the United States Army," according to a Nov. 22 press release.

He comes from Pivotal Software, a cloud technology company and "possesses extensive experience in [information technology] and cybersecurity contract oversight, in addition to artificial intelligence and machine learning capability development."

In October, the Army's chief information officer/G-6 told reporters the service would name the ECMO as the central oversight office for all things cloud.

"Standing up the ECMO is one of the key fiscal year (FY) 2020 condition-setting tasks we've identified as a part of our FY20-FY22 Cloud and Data Migration Plan for the Army. Establishing an ECMO also removes existing Army Commands, Direct Reporting Units and Army Service Component Commands barriers to entry (lack of organic capacity to get started) for application and data owners," said Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford, Army CIO/G-6.