Inside Defense: Heidi Shyu to Retire as Army’s Acquisition Chief in January

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Heidi Shyu
Heidi Shyu

Heidi Shyu will retire from her post as the U.S. Army‘s assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology by the end of January, Inside Defense reported Tuesday.

Sebastian Sprenger writes Shyu confirmed her planned retirement through an email sent to her personnel Monday.

Shyu joined the Defense Department as a principal deputy for the service branch’s acquisition operations in 2010 and became acting Army assistant secretary in 2011.

She previously served as vice president of technology strategy at Raytheon’s space and airborne systems business before she moved to the Pentagon.

She has held executive roles at aerospace and defense contractors such as Hughes Aircraft, Litton Industries and the company now known as Northrop Grumman.

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