Tag Archives: Heidi Shyu

Heidi Shyu Highlights DOD’s Need for Trusted AI, Machine Learning

Heidi Shyu

Heidi Shyu, undersecretary for research and engineering at the Department of Defense and a previous Wash100 Award winner, discussed several technology areas that are critical to DOD’s efforts in countering adversaries and one of those is artificial intelligence. "In my mind, we have to drive towards affordable, attributable, survivable unmanned platforms. To do that, it's gonna be critical to have trusted AI ML and trusted autonomy,” she said.

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DARPA’s David Honey Nominated to DOD Research, Engineering Undersecretary Role


President Biden has named Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) David Honey as his pick to become the Department of Defense deputy undersecretary for research and engineering. Honey currently serves as a guide for collaborative efforts between the defense research organization and other agencies as a special assistant to the DARPA director. 

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Heidi Shyu: Army Eyes Long-Range Surface-to-Surface Missiles, Patriot System Updates

  The U.S. Army‘s top acquisition official has said the service branch considers surface-to-surface, long-range missile development a high priority investment in order to “operate in a much more contested environment,” Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. “Long-range precision fires is something the Pacific Command has indicated they really need to have,” Heidi …

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Profile: Heidi Shyu, Army Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology

Heidi Shyu serves as assistant Army secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology. She oversees the Army’s logistics operations, acquisition system and lifecycle management of weapons platforms and equipment. Shyu also leads the Army Acquisition Workforce and the Army Acquisition Corps and manages the department’s chemical weapons elimination program. Before joining …

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Heidi Shyu, Sean Stackley, William LaPlante Testify on Defense Acquisition Reform

Top acquisition officials from U.S. Air Force, Army and Navy have testified before a Senate panel on efforts to reform the military’s processes and drive effectivity and responsiveness to needs, DoD News reported Thursday. Tyrone Marshall Jr. writes that Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, told the Senate Armed Services …

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Army to Replace Contract Writing System; Patrick Burden Comments

The U.S. Army is set to replace its enterprise contract writing system with the goal of interfacing with other enterprise resource planning systems, Federal Times reported Wednesday. Steve Watkins writes the Army will release a draft solicitation in the coming months after Heidi Shyu, the Army’s top acquisition executive, recently …

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