Report: Hurdle Clears for Heidi Shyu’s Nomination as Army Acquisition Lead

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Heidi Shyu

Nearly seven months after Heidi Shyu’s nomination as the Army’s head of acquisition, a top lawmaker has cleared the way for her nomination to go forward in the Senate, DoD Buzz reports.

Shyu has served in the role on an acting basis since May 31, 2011, when former Army acquisition chief Malcolm O’Neill resigned.

According to Michael Hoffman’s story, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) lifted his hold on Shyu’s nomination after the Defense Department agreed to investigate a weapons dealer that provided the U.S. Army with Mi-17 helicopters while also dealing with Syria.

Between 1997 and 2010, Shyu held executive positions at Raytheon including vice president of technology strategy for space and airborne systems.

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