Hon. Douglas Bush
Assistant Secretary, Acquisition, Logistics and Technology
JADC2: All Domain Warfare Symposium : Fireside Chat
The Honorable Douglas R. Bush
Assistant Secretary of the Army
(Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology) and
Army Acquisition Executive
Mr. Douglas R. Bush was confirmed by the United States Senate as the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (ASA(ALT)) on February 9, 2022. He took office on February 11, 2022. In this position, he serves as the Army Acquisition Executive, the Senior Procurement Executive, the Science Advisor to the Secretary of the Army, and the Army’s Senior Research and Development official. He also has principal responsibility for all Department of the Army matters related to logistics.
Mr. Bush leads the execution of the Army’s acquisition function and the acquisition management system. His responsibilities include providing oversight for the life cycle management and sustainment of Army weapon systems and equipment from research and development through test and evaluation, acquisition, logistics, fielding, and disposition. He is also responsible for appointing, managing, and evaluating program executive officers and managing the Army Acquisition Corps and Army Acquisition Workforce. In addition, he oversees the Elimination of Chemical Weapons program.
From March 8, 2021 to September 24, 2021, Mr. Bush served as the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)) following his appointment as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology.
From 2019-2020, Mr. Bush served as the Deputy Staff Director of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC). In this position, he managed all aspects of HASC administrative and legislative operations, including committee personnel and operations, emergency and safety procedures, the committee’s budget, member and staff travel, and classified information management. He oversaw operations of 70 members of House Armed Services Committee staff working in support of 57 members of Congress serving on committee responsible for oversight of the Department of Defense.
From 2007-2019, as a Professional Staff Member of the HASC, Mr. Bush was the lead staff member responsible for analysis and oversight of a wide range of Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Navy combat system acquisition programs, with a focus on minimizing cost growth, delays, and shortfalls in delivered capability. Aviation programs overseen included fighter and reconnaissance aircraft, unmanned aerial systems, and air-launched missiles and munitions. Ground systems overseen included tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, amphibious systems, ammunition, small arms, and communications/network equipment programs.
2005-2007, Legislative Director, Office of Congressman Neil Abercrombie, Washington, DC
2003-2005, Military Legislative Assistant, Office of Congressman Jim Cooper, Washington, DC
2002-2003, Legislative Correspondent, Office of Senator Bill Nelson, Washington, DC
2001-2002, National Security Analyst, Association of the United States Army, Arlington, VA
1993-1998, Officer, United States Army, 24th and 3rd Infantry Divisions, Fort Stewart, GA
MA, National Security Studies, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 2002
BS, Political Science (American Politics), U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York, 1993