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Bill Tinston

Mr. William J. Tinston, Program Executive Officer for the Program Executive Office, Defense Healthcare Management Systems (PEO DHMS).

Bill Tinston serves as the program executive officer for the Program Executive Office, Defense Healthcare Management Systems (PEO DHMS). The mission of PEO DHMS is to transform the delivery of health care and advance data sharing through a modernized electronic health record for service members, veterans and their families. Mr. Tinston provides direction to the DoD Healthcare Management System Modernization program office and the Joint Operational Medicine Information Systems program office.

As program executive officer, Mr. Tinston oversees the deployment of the Department of Defense’s (DOD) modernized electronic health record (EHR), MHS GENESIS. Additionally, he works with the Department of Veterans Affairs and United States Coast Guard to assist their transition to the same EHR as the DOD, ensuring progress toward a single, common record for every beneficiary.


Mr. Tinston previously held senior executive positions at the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), most recently serving as the program executive officer. In this role, Mr. Tinston was responsible for the management and oversight of DLA’s Major Automated Information Systems programs and special interest programs and was the milestone decision authority for DLA’s less-than-major programs. He was the corporate provider of acquisition management services and provided overall direction and guidance for the development, acquisition, testing, systems integration, product improvement and fielding for assigned DLA programs.

Before becoming a DLA program executive officer, Mr. Tinston served as the Chief Technical Officer (CTO). He was responsible for providing a comprehensive IT technical strategy to enable the DLA to achieve current and emerging business objectives using secure state-of-the-practice tools and technologies. Mr. Tinston also held a variety of increasingly responsible positions at DLA, including technical director and deputy program manager of DLA’s Business Systems Modernization program, where he played a vital role in delivering the department’s first successful large scale Enterprise Resource Planning system.


Mr. Tinston holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and Information Systems. He is DAU-certified at level three in Program Management and Information Technology. His honors include the DLA Meritorious Civilian Service Award and a Federal Computer Week Federal 100 Award. As a testament to his work, the Defense Information Systems Agency recognized him as an Outstanding External Contributor.

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