|New Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Sworn In |
New Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Sworn In
Washington D.C. -- (AFPN) January 4, 2002 -- Dr. Marvin R. Sambur was sworn in Jan. 4 as the new assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, making him responsible for all Air Force research, development and acquisition activities. In his new position he provides direction, guidance and supervision on all matters in the formulation, review, approval and execution of acquisition plans, policies and programs for the Air Force.
Before his appointment, Sambur was president and chief executive officer of ITT Defense in McLean, Va., and has more than 33 years of experience in high-technology program acquisition and management and engineering, focusing on advanced wireless communications systems, sophisticated satellite payloads, air traffic control systems and electronic warfare.
Sambur has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from City College of New York as well as a master’s and doctorate of philosophy degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a recipient of the IEEE Centennial Award for excellence in engineering management.