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Dwight Williams

Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty

Dwight Williams is the former Vice President of Global Security for DynCorp International. He was charged with the protection of 25,000 employees stationed in over 30 countries. Concurrently he led Worldwide Protective Services providing security for Department of State staff and facilities in the Middle East and Asia.

Prior to DynCorp, Dwight was the Chief Security Officer for the Department of Homeland Security where he directed and provided oversight to security activities for 32 components and over 200,000 employees. In this role he established the DHS CSO Council to provide a forum for senior DHS security officials to work together to create world-class security performance throughout the Department.

Williams was the Director of Security for US Customs and Border Protection and was responsible for reviewing and improving the Agency’s security posture following the attacks on September 11. His work at CBP resulted in receiving the CBP Commissioners Award. Dwight also served as the Chief Security Officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency for six years with oversight of all aspects of security and investigations. In this role he restructured the Office of the Chief Security Officer with a crisis response focus improving performance at major disasters including Superstorm Sandy and hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma. Dwight also increased fraud investigation capabilities resulting in significant increases in both the prevention of unfounded payments and recovery of fraudulent disaster claims.

Williams began his career as a member of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department where he held investigative and leadership positions culminating as the commander of the Office of Professional Responsibility. There he created the Force Investigation Unit that became a DOJ model for the investigation of law enforcement use of force.

Williams holds a MS Degree from Johns Hopkins University and a BA Degree from the University of Maryland and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He was the Chairman of the Interagency Security Council charged with establishing security standards for all Federal non-DOD facilities and a member of the National Counterintelligence Policy Board within the Directorate of National Intelligence.

Areas of expertise include: Security organization design and governance, Investigations, Insider threat, Emergency/crisis management, Physical security, Personnel security, Executive protection and International security operations in austere environments.