Mike Williams serves as the acting Chief Human Capital Officer and a senior advisor at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). In this role, Williams leads the full spectrum of human capital support for CISA, including Hiring and Staffing, Talent Management, Cyber Workforce Management, Pay and Benefits, Policy, and Employee Labor and Relations.
Previously, Williams served as the Director of Hiring Reform and Staffing Policy at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Headquarters, Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer. In that position, he oversaw the Department-wide hiring policy and operations functions for all DHS Components and Directorates. He was responsible for directing the implementation of several Executive Orders and Office of Personnel Management human capital initiatives. He led the department-wide DHS Build-up effort to receive OPM approval for five direct hire authority requests encompassing over 25,000 mission critical and mission support positions. In addition, he served as the Staffing Workgroup government-wide lead for the President’s Management Agenda, 21st Century Workforce, Simple & Strategic Hiring initiative.
Prior to joining DHS, Williams served as the Chief of Human Capital for the Commissions and Boards Services, shared service provider at the General Services Administration. He was responsible for providing the full range of human capital services for 28 small federal agencies and Presidential commissions, such as the John F. Kennedy Center and the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
Previous assignments include various human capital positions at the Department of Air Force, the Department of Army, and the Department of Navy. He received a B.S. in Business Management from Delaware State University.