Heidi Shyu

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Heidi Shyu

Heidi Shyu (born 28 September 1953) is the current United States Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology, having been sworn into office on June 4, 2011. She was born in Taipei.[1]

Biography[edit]

Heidi Shyu was educated at the University of New Brunswick (B.Sc. in Mathematics); the University of Toronto (M.Sc. in Mathematics); and the University of California, Los Angeles (M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering).[2]

She began her career as an engineer at Hughes Aircraft.[2] She later moved on to Grumman and Litton Industries.[2]

She then spent a large part of her career at Raytheon.[2] There she held the positions of Laboratory Manager for Electromagnetic Systems; Director of JSF Antenna Technologies; Director of JSF Integrated Radar/Electronic Warfare Sensors; Senior Director of Joint Strike Fighter; Senior Director of Unmanned Combat Vehicles; Vice President of Unmanned and Reconnaissance Systems; Vice President and Technical Director of Space and Airborne Systems; Corporate Vice President of Technology and Research; and finally Vice President of Technology Strategy for Raytheon Company’s Space and Airborne Systems.[2]

She was a member of the United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board from 2000 to 2010, serving as its vice-chairman 2003 to 2005 and as its chairman 2005 to 2008.[2]

President Obama nominated her to be Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology and after Senate confirmation, she assumed office on June 4, 2011.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CHRG-112shrg80073/pdf/CHRG-112shrg80073.pdf
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Profile from the Department of the Army
Government offices
Preceded by
Malcolm Ross O'Neill
United States Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology
June 4, 2011 – Present
Succeeded by
Heidi Shyu