Ruth A. Youngs Lew
Ms. Youngs Lew serves as the Program Executive Officer for Information Systems located in Arlington, VA.
Ms. Youngs Lew was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in July, 2013. Her career experience includes significant roles in all aspects of engineering and acquisition.
She began her federal career in 1986 as an engineer at the Naval Aviation Depot, North Island in San Diego, CA. Over the next ten years, she supported the E-2C, F/A-18 and Common Avionics support equipment programs as Project Manager and Team Lead.
Ms. Youngs Lew joined Program Executive Office for Space, Communications and Sensors (PEO SCS) in 1996 where her assignments included Submarine Data Links Project Engineer for the Advanced Tactical Data Links Program Office (PMW 159), Assistant Program Manager (APM) for Science and Technology at the Submarine Communications Program Office (PMW 173), and Principal APM for Acquisition in the Submarine Integration Program Office (PMW 770).
In February 2005, she was selected as the Deputy Program Manager for the Communications Program Office (PMW 170), followed by selection as PEO C4I’s Deputy Program Executive Officer for Platform Integration and Modernization in July 2006. In March 2010, she assumed the role of Program Manager for the Shore and Expeditionary Integration Program Office (PMW 790).
In May 2013, Ms. Youngs Lew was selected Executive Director for the Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (PEO C4I). In this capacity, Ms. Youngs Lew was responsible for integrating, executing and delivering capability in a $2.5B annual portfolio supporting information needs for naval, joint and coalition warfighters.
In December 2015 she was selected as the Director for Communications and Information Systems and Chief Information Officer for the Commander, U. S. Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT) Pearl Harbor, HI. As the fleet N6, Ms. Youngs Lew was responsible for ensuring operational C4I capability for all afloat and ashore commands in the U.S. Pacific Fleet. As the CIO, she was actively engaged in strategic C4I and Information Technology (IT) initiatives within the Department of the Navy, the US Pacific Command and the US Pacific Fleet.
Ms. Youngs Lew holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and an Executive Master’s degree in Business Administration. She has earned numerous personal and team awards, including the Superior Civilian Service award. She is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps and a certified Level III in Acquisition Program Management and in Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering.