Dwight Williams

Chief Security Officer, FEMA

Dwight Williams is a career executive with extensive experience in security, emergency management and investigations in both the public and private sectors domestically and abroad. He is well known and respected in the security community and is a Security Executive Council Emeritus Facility member. Prior to forming GreySky, a security and emergency management consulting group, Dwight was a career Senior Executive serving as the Chief Security Officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency 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. Williams also increased fraud investigation capabilities resulting in significant increases in both fraud detection and prevention.

Dwight was also the Chief Security Officer for the Department of Homeland Security serving under Secretary Chertoff.  In this position he directed and provided oversight to security activities for 32 DHS components and over 200,000 employees.  Further, 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 Chairman of the Interagency Security Council charged with establishing security standards for all Federal non-DOD facilities. He also was the DHS member of the National Counterintelligence Policy Board within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Prior to his position as the DHS Chief Security Officer, he 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.

In the private sector, Dwight was 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 one of DynCorp’s largest government contracts, Worldwide Protective Services, providing security for Department of State staff and facilities in the Middle East and Asia.  Most recently, through GreySky, Dwight has been assisting companies navigate recovery support in Puerto Rico, enter or expand their footprint in the federal space and advising corporations how to improve their security posture while controlling costs. 

Williams holds a Master of Science Degree from Johns Hopkins University and Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Maryland and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

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