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Being an engineer means figuring out how to enhance things; make them faster, easier. For my clients, that means solutions that boost productivity, improve communication systems, and save crucial minutes in the field. And it means showing them how to innovate during a time of declining budgets.
Bill is a leader in our digital work. Previously, he led the command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) business and Army enterprise IT infrastructure programs. Bill has extensive experience in technology projects involving networking, communications systems, cloud computing, enterprise systems and operations, emerging technologies, identity and access management, C4ISR, and software-defined radios.
Among his numerous assignments at the firm, Bill led the network architecture design for a Department of Defense next-generation Internet protocol-based satellite communications system. He also led the design and standup of the firm’s center for networking and systems innovation.
His memberships include the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Association of the United State Army, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Communications Society.
Bill holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from George Mason University and an M.S. in electrical engineering from The Johns Hopkins University.
What prompted you to come to Booz Allen, and what has kept you here for over 30 years? The opportunity to work on advanced military communications was a major appeal. It’s an engineer’s dream. So I chose to come because of the interesting work. But what’s kept me here over the years is the people I work with. Number one, I always felt like there was positive peer pressure. I felt like I was working with sharp colleagues and I didn’t want to let them down. I didn’t want to be the weak
What do you do to keep on top of new technology? You have to have an ear for what the clients are looking for. They don’t necessarily explicitly tell you what they are looking for, but they talk about the challenges, and you have to think what might be out there from a technology perspective that could address their challenges. I try to keep abreast of new technology by leveraging our Strategic Innovation Group (SIG) and working with them to tailor specific innovations for what our clients need. I also try to stay well read with industry periodicals, I’m always reading about what’s happening in the defense field. And finally, the use of labs—part of the reason we created labs at Booz Allen is to experiment with leaning-forward technologies that customers may be interested in having us move out on some solutions.
When you’re not at work, what are your driving passions? Bringing my kids up right—I have three. This job can bring a lot of stress, so I go to a boot camp three times a week. For an hour we get yelled at and do all kinds of challenging exercises and come out of it worn down, but you’re glad you did it. On the weekends, I like to have fun with family and friends boating on Lake Anna, visiting a winery and sampling their finest, stopping by a museum or historical landmark, or simply reading articles about exponential technologies and how they will impact our lives in the future.
What is your biggest accomplishment to date? Getting elected to the Booz Allen partnership. I can remember when I was a Level One over 30 years ago, a partner coming into my office to welcome us to the firm, and I had an office mate. And we were looking at each other and were like, someday we’ll be partners. As a partner, I feel privileged to be one of the stewards of a world-class firm and member of an extraordinary team.