Acting APEO CIO G6, U.S. Army PEO Aviation
Q: How long have you been involved with The Open Group? 4+ years
Q. What do you do, and how long have you been doing it? I current oversee the CIO/G6 for PEO Aviation dealing with all aviation networks, aircraft testing and open systems standards. I have been in the current roles for only 8 months before that I was the Deputy G6.
Q: Why did your organization become a member of The Open Group FACE™ Consortium and what does your involvement look like? To see what the buzz was concerning FACE.
Q: How has membership in The Open Group benefited you, your organization and the industry at large? Yes, it allowed us a faster path to understand FACE and once we joined, the U.S. ARMY PEO Aviation did so as a Steering Committee voice to help guide the standard.
Q: What contributions do you hope to bring to The Open Group? Help guide the FACE standard for use and shows how the government intends to use it.
Q: Why is it important for other organizations to join The Open Group? It gives you a voice within different organizations to help guide standards development.
Q: What are your hobbies? Fishing, Hunting and Woodworking
Q: What book are you currently reading? Handcrafted by Clint Harp
Mr. Joe W. Carter is currently the Deputy G6 of the Program Executive Office (PEO) Chief Information Officer (CIO) / G6 office. He is the chair for the Army’s Real Time, Safety Critical, Embedded (RTSCE) Computing Environment (CE) Working Group (WG), which consists of over 40 programs across 8 PEOs, which is part of the U.S. Army’s Common Operating Environment (COE). PEO Aviation’s aircraft including rotary, fixed wing and unmanned systems are adopting the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) to meet the COE standards and architecture. FACE is one of the Real Time Interoperability Framework (RTIF) enablers that the RTSCE CEWG has adopted for its member systems to meet COE compliance. He has the responsibility for assisting the tactical systems to achieve Army Interoperability Certification (AIC) via COE and other interoperability testing. His PEO Aviation team has the responsibility for Information Assurance (IA) of tactical systems. This team assists PEO AVN systems in meeting IA standards to receive an Authority to Operate (ATO) and a Certificate of Networthiness (CoN).
During his off times, Joe is a football official; officiating from the middle school to the semi- professional level. He also enjoys woodworking and fishing.
Prior to coming to the Government, Joe worked at a number of organizations with responsibilities ranging from programmer, team lead, software manager and project manager.
Mr. Carter holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Tennessee Technological University.