SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic Executive Director appointed as PEO DHMS
Joint Base Charleston, S.C. - Naval Weapons Station -- SPAWAR Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic's Executive Director Christopher Miller has been appointed as a Program Executive Officer (PEO) for the Department of Defense (DoD) Healthcare Management Systems (DHMS).
As PEO DHMS, Mr. Miller will be DoD's counterpart to the Assistant Secretary of Information and Technology, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In his new role as PEO DHMS, he will report directly to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics as the DoD Milestone Decision Authority for the Integrated Electronic Health Record program.
"Chris has been instrumental in the transformation of SSC Atlantic to meet the Navy's demands for greater efficiencies and effectiveness. His selection as PEO DHMS is a direct reflection of the impact he's had at SPAWAR and across the Navy," said Rear Adm. Patrick Brady, Commander SPAWAR Systems Command. "His vast experience and insight will be a tremendous gain for DoD."
Mr. Miller is a highly regarded Defense acquisition official with extensive experience in information technology. He was appointed to the Senior Executive Service (SES) in May 2006, and prior to assuming his current duties at SPAWAR, he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Command, Control, Communication, Computers, Intelligence (C4I), and as the Navy's PEO for C4I.
Mr. Miller served as a U.S. Marine Corps intelligence officer from 1995 to 1999, completing a deployment to the Western Pacific and serving as the intelligence Officer for the largest Marine Aircraft Group in the Marine Corps.
Mr. Miller will start his new position Sept. 16. Mr. Dave Monahan, current Director of Management Operations, will serve as acting SSC Atlantic Executive Director until a permanent Executive Director is selected.