2020 Fed 100
Federal 100: Col. Frederick D. Williams
Col. Frederick D. Williams
Acting Director, Spectrum Policy and Programs, Office of the CIO
DOD has long guarded the increasingly crowded spectrum it uses for weapons systems and electronic warfare, so making room for next-generation commercial services requires communications skills in both the visible and invisible ranges. Williams, who oversees DOD’s $4.3 billion spectrum relocation program, has built partnerships across DOD and with other agencies, Congress and global allies to ensure that the nation’s spectrum resources support economic growth — think internet of things and 5G — and national security. His policy, negotiation, technical and diplomatic skills are crucial to helping DOD maximize spectrum effectiveness and efficiency.
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