The Honorable Ms. Heidi Shyu

(Ret.) Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics & Technology)

 Army Acquisition Executive

Ms. Heidi Shyu, a political appointee, was confirmed as the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology [ASA(ALT)] on September 21, 2012. Prior to this, she was asked to serve as the Principal Deputy, appointed November 8, 2010, and later as the Acting ASA(ALT), starting June 4, 2011. As the ASA (ALT), Ms. Shyu serves as the Army Acquisition Executive, the Senior Procurement Executive, the Science Advisor to the Secretary of the Army, and the Army’s Senior Research and Development official. She also has principal responsibility for all Department of the Army matters related to logistics.

Ms. Shyu leads the execution of the Army’s acquisition function and the acquisition management system. Her responsibilities include providing oversight for the life cycle management and sustainment of Army weapons systems and equipment from research and development through test and evaluation, acquisition, logistics, fielding, and disposition. Ms. Shyu also oversees the Elimination of Chemical Weapons Program. In addition, she is responsible for appointing, managing, and evaluating program executive officers and managing the Army Acquisition Corps and the Army Acquisition Workforce.

Prior to this position, Ms. Shyu was the Vice President of Technology Strategy for Raytheon Company’s Space and Airborne Systems. She also held several senior leadership positions there, including Corporate Vice President of Technology and Research, Vice President and Technical Director of Space and Airborne Systems, Vice President of Unmanned and Reconnaissance Systems, Senior Director of Unmanned Combat Vehicles, Senior Director of Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), and Director of JSF Integrated Radar/Electronic Warfare Sensors. As Director of JSF Antenna Technologies at Raytheon, Ms. Shyu was responsible for the development of lightweight, low-cost, Tile Active Electronically Scanned Antenna technologies. She also served as the Laboratory Manager for Electromagnetic Systems.

In addition to her extensive experience at Raytheon, Ms. Shyu served as a Project Manager at Litton Industries and was the Principal Engineer for the Joint STARS Self Defense Study at Grumman. She began her career at the Hughes Aircraft Company.

Ms. Shyu holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from the University of New Brunswick in Canada, a Master of Science Degree in Mathematics from the University of Toronto, Master of Science Degree in System Science (Electrical Engineering) from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and the Engineer Degree from UCLA. She is also a graduate of the UCLA Executive Management Course and the University of Chicago Business Leadership Program.

A member of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board from 2000 to 2010, Ms. Shyu served as the Vice Chairman from 2003 to 2005 and as Chairman from 2005 to 2008.
 

 

Mr. Kevin M. Fahey

(Ret.) Director, Systems of Systems Engineering and Integration

Assistant Secretary of Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology)

Mr. Fahey was appointed Director, System of Systems Engineering and Integration in the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) effective June 1, 2014. Prior to this, he was selected for the Senior Executive Service in February 2000. As Director, Mr. Fahey reports directly to the Army Acquisition Executive and continues to implement the Agile process while serving as the Army’s focal point for System of Systems Engineering and Integration across the Army’s materiel development community. He is responsible for providing coordinated system of systems analysis, engineering, architectural and integration products to facilitate how the Army efficiently shapes, manages, validates and synchronizes the fielding of integrated materiel capabilities. Mr. Fahey serves as the principal advisor to the Army Acquisition Executive, on all system of systems engineering and integration matters.

Mr. Fahey previously served as Program Executive Officer for Combat Support and Combat Service Support, and was responsible for all activities necessary to develop, produce, field and sustain tactical vehicle systems and force projection equipment that supported and safeguarded our Armed Forces fighting across the globe. He has held several leadership positions including Program Executive Officer, Ground Combat Systems; Deputy Program Executive Officer, Ammunition; Senior Technical Executive, Close Combat Armament Systems, US Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center; Deputy Project Manager, Crusader, Program Executive Office, Ground Combat and Support Systems; Chief of Systems Engineering and International Division, Crusader, Program Executive Office, Ground Combat and Support Systems; Future Armored Resupply Vehicle Program Development Project Officer and Chief of Systems Engineering, Picatinny Arsenal; 105mm, M119 and 155mm Joint Light Weight Project Development Officer, Picatinny Arsenal; and Quality and Reliability Engineer, Watervliet Arsenal.

Mr. Fahey holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering/Operations Research from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Massachusetts. He also completed the Advanced Program Management Course at Defense Systems Management College and DARCOM Intern at Red River Army Depot. In addition, Mr. Fahey holds certifications in Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Level III Certified Program Management, Level III Certified Systems Planning, Research & Development, and Engineering – Systems Engineering, and Level II Certified Systems Planning, Research & Development, and Engineering – Program Systems Engineering.
Mr. Fahey has been the Senior Regional Acquisition Official for Military Personnel since 2008 and the Senior Acquisition Career Management Advocate, Picatinny Arsenal & Detroit Arsenal since 2000. In 2010, Mr. Fahey received the Distinguished Presidential Rank Award. He has received the Department of the Army, Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service Award twice (2008 & 2014), the Meritorious Civilian Service Award (2008) and Superior Civilian Service Award (1999). Mr. Fahey has also received the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara Award (1996), and in 2014 received four medals: Bronze Order of the Fleury Medal, Honorable Order of Samuel Sharpe, Distinguished Order of Saint Martin, and Ancient Order of Saint Christopher.

Mr. Fahey is a member of the Association of the United States Army and the National Defense
Industrial Association.