Mr. Charlie E. Williams, Jr is the President of CWilliams LLC, and provides strategic advice and support to the defense industry and government officials in all matters of acquisition planning, contract formation, and general contract management processes. Additionally, Mr. Williams lends support to the industry in ways that enables large and small companies, maneuver their way through the complexities of the defense acquisition system.
In August 2016, Mr. Williams was appointed as a Commissioner to the congressionally mandated Section 809 panel established to reform the Defense Acquisition Regulatory System. Mr. Williams served on the National Contract Management Association’s Board of Directors for six years and was the President in PY2019. He currently serves as Vice Chair, Planning, for the Procurement Roundtable and as a member of the Board of Advisors for U.S. Federal Solutions, Inc. He has served as a member of the Defense Acquisition University’s Board of Visitors and as a SAGE with the Partnership for Public Service.
Prior to establishing CWilliams LLC, Mr. Williams served as the Director of the Defense Contract Management Agency, leading an organization that consisted of more than 12,000 civilians and military personnel who execute worldwide contract management responsibilities, covering more than 18,000 contractors and contracts valued at more than $5 trillion. Mr. Williams launched his career as a civilian member of the United States Air Force acquisition community eventually rising to the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary Contracting, in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition. During that time, he also served as the U.S. representative to the NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Program, Board of Directors.