Jennifer Swanson

Jennifer Swanson

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Data, Engineering & Software for ASA(ALT)

U.S. Department of the Army

Ms. Jennifer Swanson is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Data, Engineering & Software (DASA (DES)), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)). In this position, Ms. Swanson leads implementation of modern software practices including agile software development and DevSecOps, data centricity, and digital engineering across ASA(ALT). Since standing up DASA DES, she established a Unified Data Reference Architecture (UDRA) which will enable digital transformation by giving Program Managers and industry partners guidance on how to produce, share and consume data. She also co-led a Capability Portfolio Review securing senior leader endorsement to drive agile development and DevSecOps throughout the Army. And under her leadership, the Request for Proposal process is changing to require industry to deliver using modern software practices.

Prior to joining ASA(ALT), Ms. Swanson served as the Director of the U.S. Army CommunicationsElectronics Command (CECOM) Software Engineering Center (SEC) headquartered in Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. As Director, she oversaw a global mission, running an organization of approximately 3,000 military, civilian and industry employees, with an annual budget in excess of $700 million. She provided state of the art software engineering products and services throughout the Army.

• May 2022 - Present: Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Data, Engineering & Software DASA(DES)
• Apr 2017 - May 2022: Director of the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) Software Engineering Center (SEC)
• Jun 2009 - Apr 2017: Chief, Technical Management Division of PEO C3T’s former Project Manager, Tactical Radio Communications Systems (PM TRCS)

• MS, Software Engineering, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ
• BS, Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

• Level III certified in Systems Engineering
• Level III certified in Program Management
• 2022 Presidential Rank Award, Department of the Army – Meritorious Executive (SES)
• 2010 David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award

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