Director, Business Development – Saudi Arabia, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Colonel (Retired) Carl Williamson has been selected Director, Business Development, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Northrop Grumman Information Systems, Northrop Grumman Corporation. Col (Ret) Williamson came to Northrop Grumman after two years of service with SRA International as the Vice President and Account Executive for the company’s United States Air Force business strategy. Colonel (Ret) Carl Williamson’s last assignment, prior to retirement, was as the Commander, Air Force Communications Agency, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The Agency is the Air Force's center of excellence for command, control, communications, computers and information technology. It leads the Air Force in information infrastructure optimization, and enterprise management and improvement. It deploys C4 strike teams to assure and enhance Air Force network combat power. It drives innovation for information superiority, and exploits and certifies new technologies and systems. The Agency serves as the Air Force’s communications force structure and policy expert, and has the sole Air Force IT law and history specialists. He also serves as the director of Plans and Requirements for the provisional Air Force Cyber Command. His directorate is responsible for development of command program plans, requirements, policies, and operations.
Colonel (Ret) Williamson was commissioned in 1980. He has held numerous assignments in the former Strategic and Tactical Air Commands, Air Force Space Command, Air Combat Command, Pacific Air Forces, and United States Central Command. In his most recent assignment, as Chief, Capital Planning and Investments, Office of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer, HQ USAF, he directly controlled
$6 billion in information technology investments, and over $20 billion in C2 and C4ISR programs for the Air Force. He also was responsible for oversight and advocacy of resources for the modernization, operation, and sustainment of C4ISR systems, modeling and simulation programs, and major Air Force experiments.