PEO BES Carl Shofner: “Three [NETCENTSII] Contracts In The Next Six Months”
The Air Force PEO BES, Mr. Robert Carl Shofner, who is now PEO NETCENTS welcomed a packed auditorium at Gunter Annex this morning. With the theme “Straight Talk about NETCENTS-II,” more than 250 people from 132 companies signed up to attend this Vendor Exchange Forum. Mr. Shofner offered “good NETCENTSII news” saying there would be three contract awards in the next six months, but wouldn’t disclose which contracts those were. He stated that the NETOPS Full & Open Contract was pushed out to “prevent a gap in capabilities for our users.”
Mr. Shofner discussed the executive support for the Mandatory Use Policy of NETCENTSII coming from Air Force CIO, Gen. Basla, and Gen Davis as SAF/AQ.
Other topics discussed included training initiatives, managing expectations, and a goal to “recapture the Center of Excellence for business enterprise systems capability. When asked about ECSS Lessons Learned during the Q&A he mentioned a number but stated the critical ones were infrastructure impact, a need to embrace business process reengineering, and acquisition skill sets.