Bill Nichols leads Booz Allen’s resilient Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) team. He has extensive experience in systems engineering and business development, with a focus on complex space systems.
Since joining Booz Allen in 2004, Bill led several large-scale systems engineering and integration (SE&I) efforts. As an integrated product team leader on the Transformational Satellite Communications System (TSAT) SE&I contract, he initiated capabilities such as stakeholder utility analysis and mission thread analysis. He managed the Global Positioning System (GPS) SE&I contract and led GPS enterprise trades and analysis efforts for the Air Force GPS Directorate.
Prior to Booz Allen, Bill had a 19-year career at Boeing (formerly part of Hughes Space and Communications Company) designing, building, integrating, and testing satellite systems for NASA and DoD missions, including the NASA/JPL Magellan spacecraft that mapped the surface of Venus with a synthetic aperture radar (SAR). His last role at Boeing was managing a team of system engineers in the DoD, intelligence, and commercial markets for projects including TSAT and Space Based Radar (SBR).
Bill holds a master’s degree in systems architecting and engineering from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Delaware. He is a member of the Institute of Navigation and serves on the board of a local church.