Matthew Williams

Director, Rapid Innovation Fund


Mr. Matthew Williams is the Acting Director, SBIR/STTR Program Office, Director, OSD Transitions SBIR/STTR Technology (OTST) Program, and the OUSD (R&E) Technology Portfolio Manager for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering’s / Defense SBIR/STTR Program Office. Mr. Williams manages transition activities designed to assist Small Businesses Concerns in getting their technology developed and inserted into Acquisition Program of Records, Systems and Sub-Systems used by our warfighters across the agencies.
Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Williams was the NAVAIR SBIR Commercialization Readiness Program (CRP) Manager. The mission of NAVAIR’s CRP program is to provide NAVAIR Program Managers (PMA’s), Competency Managers and Naval Air Warfare Centers (NAWC’s) with transition funding and strategies for state-of-the-art SBIR technologies to be transitioned and/or integrated to NAVAIR Acquisition Program of Records, Research Laboratories and Fleet Readiness Centers. Mr. Williams was NAVAIR’s Phase III Contracting Manager, overseeing contracting support / services to five (5) Program Executive Officers (PEO’s), thirty-three (33) Programs (PMA’s) and five (5) Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC’s) - managing over 400 contract actions – valued in excess of $400M annually.
Mr. Williams retired after 24 Years of Naval Service as a Flight Engineer. After retirement, he was the KC/C-130J DAPML from 2001-2004 – during initial Aircraft Acquisition.