October’s Seminar: Section 809 Panel Updates With NCMA President-Elect Charlie Williams


Program Date and Time

Friday, October 20, 2017, 8:30AM – 10:30AM. Registration, breakfast and networking starts at 7:30AM.

Program Location

UNICOM Technology Park Conference Center, 15000 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly, VA 20151.

Program Description

The Chapter is honored to welcome Section 809 Panel Commissioner and NCMA President-elect Charlie Williams as our guest speaker for October! Mr. Williams will speak on the 809 Panel’s acquisition reform efforts as well as how NCMA can serve members in the future.

Mr. Williams will be addressing two topics:

  • Today’s Acquisition Reform Environment: An updated view from the Section 809 Panel and a little bit about how the workforce fits in?
  • As the President Elect of NCMA…how can/should the Association better serve the acquisition/contracting community in the future?

About The Speaker

As President of CWilliams LLC, Charlie Williams 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 helps industry leaders 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 serves on the National Contract Management Association’s Board of Directors and is the President Elect for PY2019; is a Director on the Procurement Roundtable; is a member of the Defense Acquisition University’s Board of Visitors; and is a member of the Partnership for Public Services, Chief Acquisition Officers SAGE Community.

Prior to establishing CWilliams LLC, Mr. Charlie E. Williams, Jr. served as the Director of the Defense Contract Management Agency. As Director, Mr. Williams was responsible for leading a Department of Defense Agency that consisted of more than 12,000 civilians and military personnel who execute worldwide contract management responsibilities, covering more than 18,000 contractors and $200 billion in unliquidated contract obligations.

In Mr. Williams’ previous assignments, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Contracting, in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, and the U.S. member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Airborne Early Warning and Control Programme, Board of Directors. His prior assignments included Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary, Contracting in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force from March 2002 to 2003. During his time in the Air Force Secretariat, he also served as Business Advisor to the USAF PEOs for  Space, Fighter Attack Aircraft and, Command Control and Combat Support Systems.

Mr. Williams entered federal service in 1982 through the Air Force Logistics Command’s Mid-Level Management Training Program, Kelly Air Force Base, Tx. Upon graduation, he served as senior buyer and contracting officer at Kelly AFB in San Antonio Tx. From 1984 to 1987, Mr. Williams was a procurement analyst in the Resources and Analysis Division of the Headquarters Air Force Logistics Command (AFLC), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

He participated in the Air Force’s prestigious Education with Industry program, working at General Electric’s Aircraft Engines Division, Cincinnati, Ohio, from June 1987 until July 1988. Following this year of duty in the private sector, Mr. Williams became the Director of Business Strategy in the Acquisition Logistics Division at Wright-Patterson.

In 1990, Mr. Williams was named as Chief, Logistics Support Contracting Division, and to Deputy Chief for Resources, Management and Analysis, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in 1992.

Mr. Williams is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps and is Level III certified in Contracting. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, and a Master’s Degree from Tennessee State University, Nashville. He is also a 1996 graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, where he earned a second Master’s Degree in national resource management.

His awards and recognitions include a Special Service Award, Meritorious Civilian Service Award, Exceptional Civilian Service Award, Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award and the DoD Medal for Distinguished Civilian Service.

Program Cost

Earn 2 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits! Join us for an informative presentation, a hot breakfast, and an opportunity to network with fellow contract professionals, all for only $40 (NCMA members; $45 for non-members). Our event cancellation policy is here and our inclement weather policy is here.

In order to save on printing costs and to give people an option to use a laptop or tablet, we will email the seminar presentation and any materials prior to the event. The UNICOM Technology Park Conference Center provides complimentary Wi-Fi if you prefer to download the presentation files on the day of the event. We will NOT have printed copies available the day of the event.

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