Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP)
Ms. Alice M. Williams leads and manages DoD OSBP’s Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP), workforce initiatives and outreach program. Prior to assuming her current position, she served as Director of the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) OSBP. In this capacity, she was the principal advisor to the CECOM Commander (Major General), the Army Secretariat-level OSBP Senior Executive and the Small Business Administration (SBA) on all small business matters related to CECOM and a Command, Control, Communications, Computers Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) multi-billion-dollar acquisition program.
With more than 35 years of public service, Ms. Williams has held several key acquisition positions. She served as the Associate Director of the Army Contracting Command (ACC) OSBP, where she provided functional leadership and oversight to two major subordinate commands: the Mission and Installation Contracting Command (MICC) and the Expeditionary Contracting Command (ECC) comprised of over 64 Small Business Specialists (GS-1102s) supporting Commanders from 103 Army Installations at both Contiguous- and Outside Contiguous-United States (CONUS/OCONUS) locations.
Ms. Williams served as a Contracting Officer with unlimited signature authority on several high-visibility/critical acquisitions such as the 9/11 Major Recovery, Presidential Inauguration Committee, Army Joint Chief of Staff Special Task Force, Spirit of America and presidential funerals. Her most notable recognitions include the Secretary of the Army Small and Disadvantage Business Utilization Award, Army Commander’s Award and the Army Superior Civilian Service Award.
A member of the Army Acquisition Corps (AAC) and National Contract Management Association (NCMA), Ms. Williams is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III certified in Contracting. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from National Louis University. Her professional education and training includes the Assistant Secretary of the Army, Acquisition Logistics and Technology (ASA ALT) Senior Leadership Development Program (SLDP) and University of Virginia, Darden School of Business Executive Leadership Program.