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Alan Williams

President, The Williams Group, Ottawa

Mr. Williams retired in 2005 after enjoying a 33-year career in the Canadian federal public service. The last ten years of his career were spent in the business of defence procurement, five years as Assistant Deputy Minister Supply Operations Service in Public Works and Government Services Canada followed by five years as Assistant Deputy Minister of Materiel at the Department of National Defence. He is now President of The Williams Group, providing expertise in the areas of policy, strategic planning and procurement. In addition, Mr. Williams has authored two books, “Reinventing Canadian Defence Procurement: A View From the Inside” published in 2006 and “Canada, Democracy and the F-35” published in 2012.  He can be reached at