Modernizing Army Acquisition
The Hon. Heidi Shyu
Assistant Secretary of Army,
Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology
US Department of Defense
M.A. and George Lund Fellow
Delivered against the backdrop of recently filed bills in the House and Senate that propose substantial reform of defense acquisition practices, Ms. Shyu’s address will frame the challenge and promise of reform, respond to common criticisms of Army acquisition, and identify the initiatives on which she is focused for improving the performance of the Army’s system.
Heidi Shyu was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Army in September 2012 after serving as the Principal Deputy in that office since November 2010. Prior to her government service, Ms. Shyu had a thirty-year career in a series of technical and engineering assignments at Raytheon, Litton, Grumman, and Hughes that featured leadership responsibilities for unmanned systems and radar/electronic warfare sensors.
The Defense-Industrial Policy Series is a platform for senior government executives in defense and aerospace to address the public policies that shape these industries’ markets. By engaging the perspective of government leaders about issues at the interface of defense ministries and industries, the series aims to cultivate a constituency for practical solutions to these problems.
June 10, 2015
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
1030 15th Street NW
12th Floor (West Tower Elevator)