Chief Systems Engineer, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (ASA(ALT))
U.S. Department of the Army
As a member of the Senior Executive Service since April 16, 2017, Ms. Swanson currently serves as the Chief Systems Engineer for the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)). In this position, Ms. Swanson leads digital engineering across ASA(ALT), with a focus on implementation of agile software development, DevSecOps, and data centricity.
Ms. Jennifer Swanson previously served as the Director of the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) Software Engineering Center (SEC) headquartered in Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. Ms. Swanson provided state of the art software engineering products and services throughout the Army. The SEC supports C5ISR systems with a portfolio that includes tactical, business and logistics systems. 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 $600 million.
Her previous assignment was Deputy Program Manager (DPM), Mission Command, Program Executive Office for Command Control and Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T), where she oversaw development and fielding of the Army’s mission command suite of software, including Command Post Computing Environment (CPCE). Prior to DPM, she was also Director of Technical Management Division, PEO C3T where she managed the integration of tactical network packages providing mobile voice and data communications across the Brigade Combat Team (BCT) down to the dismounted Soldier with mission command software to provide complete capability to deploying BCTs.
Former assignments include Chief, Technical Management Division of PEO C3T’s former Project Manager, Tactical Radio Communications Systems (PM TRCS), Product Director of PM WIN-T’s Tactical Network Architectures and Configurations-Current, Evaluator with the Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity and developer and division chief with the CECOM Software Engineering Center.
Ms. Swanson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Florida, and a Master of Science degree in Software Engineering from Monmouth University. She is Level III certified in Systems Engineering and Program Management.