Doug Bush sworn in as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology | Item
WASHINGTON – The Honorable Douglas R. Bush was sworn in February 11, 2022 as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology following his appointment by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and his confirmation by the US Senate.
As ASA (ALT), Mr. Bush will lead the Army’s acquisition business and advise the Secretary of the Army on all matters related to acquisition programs and policies. He is also the Army’s Director of Acquisitions, Senior Director of Procurement, Scientific Advisor to the Secretary of the Army, and Senior Army Research and Development Officer. In addition, he appoints, manages and evaluates program directors and directly subordinate program managers, and is responsible for the management of more than 43,000 professionals within the Army and Manpower Acquisition Corps. army acquisition work.
In March 2021, Mr. Bush was appointed by President Biden as Deputy Principal ASA(ALT) and, in that capacity, was designated as the ASA(ALT) on an interim basis until his appointment in September 2021.
Upon confirmation, Bush said, “It is a great honor to lead the vibrant Army acquisition community in fulfilling its mission to develop, acquire and deliver the capabilities needed by the Army, to our soldiers and the joint force”.
He listed several priorities that will guide his efforts, including:
(1) Focus on program execution and performance to ensure timely delivery of improved equipment to soldiers
(2) Improve and accelerate software acquisition
(3) Emphasize security in procurement, including cybersecurity and supply chain security
(4) Test systems realistically to ensure problems are identified and resolved quickly
(5) Work closely with Congress on Army modernization programs
Mr. Bush was a congressional staffer for nearly 19 years, serving in various positions in the US Senate and House of Representatives. Most recently, from 2019 to 2021, he served as Deputy Director of Staff for the House Armed Services Committee, where he was responsible for the administration and operations of the committee, while also advising Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) on political issues. From 2007 to 2018, he served on the HASC as a professional staff member, advising committee members on a wide range of acquisition programs and policy topics.
Mr. Bush began his public service career as an armored officer in the US Army, where he served with the 24th Infantry Division and the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science (American politics) from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a master’s degree in security studies from Georgetown University.