Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Ships)
2022 Virtual Expeditionary Warfare Conference : Keynote: Acquisition: Closing the All-Domain Naval Capability & Technology Gaps
Ms. Bilyana Anderson began serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Ship Programs in September 2019. In this role, she is responsible for
executive oversight of all naval shipbuilding programs, major ship conversions, and the modernization and disposal of in-service ships. She is also responsible
for executive oversight of cost, schedule and performance of surface ship, submarine, and Marine Corps combat systems, electronic warfare systems, shipboard radars, and Navy missile defense programs.
Most recently, she served as the Executive Director, Program Executive Office, Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS) within the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). Ms. Anderson directed the Acquisition and Fleet support of the Surface Nacy's 155 combat systems, weapons, radars, and related international and foreign military sales programs. The mission of PEO IWS is to develop, deliver and sustain operationally dominant naval combat systems for Sailors and Marines. Ms. Anderson was responsible for an organization of over 400 civilian and military personnel and 128 programs and projects with an annual acquisition budget of $6 billion.
Previously she served as the Executive Director for Combatants in the Program Executive Office Ships (PEO Ships), where she provided executive leadership to more than $46 billion in complex, new construction shipbuilding programs defining the 21st century surface combatant fleet. Her responsibilities spanned multiple
major program offices including: DDG 1000, DDG 51, Electric Ships Office, and Ships Acquisition Management. As the Executive Director, she oversaw a staff of approximately 150 civilian and 15 military personnel.
Ms. Anderson was appointed to the Senior Executive Service (SES) in 2009 and served as the Executive Director for Surface Warfare (SEA 21B) within NAVSEA where her duties encompassed fleet support for the Navy's surface combatant, amphibious, auxiliary, and mine warfare ships. She also led the Navy's inactive ships, foreign military sales fleet support, and ship transfer programs, a portfolio of $15 billion.
Prior to her selection to SES, she served in several senior leadership positions to include the Major Program Manager and Deputy Program Manager for the Auxiliary Ships, Small Boats and Craft Program Office (PMS 325) in PEO Ships; Deputy Program Manager for Surface Combatants (PMS 400FB), and one year as Acting
Ms. Anderson graduated from Tennessee Technological University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, and also earned a Masters of Public Administration from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She is DAWIA Level III certified in Program Management, Systems Planning, Research,
Development, and Engineering and Business Financial Management.