Ruth Youngs Lew
Program Executive Officer
for Digital and Enterprise Services
Ms. Youngs Lew serves as the Program Executive Officer for Enterprise Information Systems
(PEO EIS), where she oversees a $2 Billion acquisition portfolio of programs and projects
designed to enable common business processes and provide standard information technology
(IT) capabilities to the Navy and Marine Corps. The PEO EIS portfolio of 10 offices is
responsible for the acquisition of a variety of enterprise systems including defense business
systems, hosting solutions, network solutions, and software solutions.
Previously, Ms. Youngs Lew served as the Executive Director for Communications and
Information Systems and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Commander, U. S. Pacific
Fleet in Pearl Harbor, HI. As the fleet N6, she ensured Command, Control, Communications,
Computer and Intelligence (C4I) capability for all afloat and ashore commands in the U.S.
Pacific Fleet. As the CIO, she engaged in strategic C4I and IT initiatives within the Department
of the Navy and the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
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.
Ms. Youngs Lew began her federal career in 1986 as an engineer at the Naval Aviation Depot,
North Island in San Diego, CA. Over the next 10 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 the Program Executive Office (PEO) for Space, Communications and
Sensors (PEO SCS) in 1996 where her assignments across several program offices included
tactical data links, external communications, and radio room systems.
In February 2005, Ms. Youngs Lew was named the PEO C4I Deputy Program Manager for the
Communications Program Office (PMW 170) where she was responsible for satellite and tactical
communications systems and navigation systems. In July 2006, she was selected as the Deputy
Program Executive Officer for Platform Integration and Modernization. In March 2010, she
became Program Manager for the Shore and Expeditionary Integration Program Office (PMW
In May 2013, Ms. Youngs Lew was selected Executive Director for PEO C4I. In this capacity,
she was responsible for integrating, executing and delivering capability in a $2.5 Billion annual
portfolio supporting information needs for naval, joint, and coalition warfighters.
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 Navy Superior Civilian Service awards. She is a member of the Defense
Acquisition Corps and holds a Level III certification in Acquisition Program Management and in