Steve Oswald founded Syzygy Enterprises, LLC after retiring from The Boeing Company in March 2012. Syzygy is a provider of consulting services in the aerospace, defense, intelligence and homeland security sectors, operating out of Northern Virginia and Texas.
A senior executive with Boeing for over ten years, Oswald served as vice president and general manager of Intelligence & Security Systems (I&SS), responsible for providing integrated solutions for intelligence community and homeland security customers, including Customs and Border Protection. I&SS had revenue in excess of $1B/year and had more than 3500 Boeing employees at over 20 sites nationwide. Oswald’s principle location was in Northern Virginia.
Prior to his move to Virginia, Oswald was vice president and program manager of Boeing’s Space Shuttle program, supporting United Space Alliance and NASA in the operation of the Space Shuttle system, headquartered in Houston, TX.
Immediately prior to joining Boeing in late 2001, Rear Admiral Oswald, U.S. Navy, served as Deputy Commander of a Washington-based Joint Task Force responsible for the defense of more than three million Department of Defense computers and their associated networks.
During his 30-plus year government career with both the Navy and NASA, he served as a naval aviator, test pilot, Space Shuttle astronaut, and senior executive. As an astronaut, he flew three Space Shuttle missions, commanding STS-67 aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour in March of 1995 after piloting two missions aboard Discovery in 1992 and 1993. In 1996-98, Oswald was assigned to NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. as Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Operations, responsible for the Space Shuttle, Expendable Launch Vehicles, and Space Communications programs for the agency.
Oswald is a 1973 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy as an Aerospace Engineer and a 1978 graduate of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School. He was born in 1951 in Seattle, WA.