Montana Williams
Robin "Montana" Williams
Branch Chief
National Cybersecurity Education & Awareness
Department of Homeland Security

Robin “Montana” Williams is currently the Branch Chief, National Cybersecurity Education & Awareness, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, D.C. His office is responsible for development of national cybersecurity awareness, education, professional development, policy, standards, and assessment requirements to broaden, develop, and maintain an unrivaled, globally competitive cybersecurity workforce for the nation. Additionally, his team executes three components of the 44th President’s National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE). Prior, Mr. Williams served as a Senior Technical Program Manager for the National Counterintelligence Executive directing cyber counterintelligence training & threat analysis. Mr. Williams has spent 24 years in government service including 21 years in the United States Air Force retiring as a Lt. Colonel. During his military, he held numerous flying, intelligence, training, and cyberspace assignments, including commanding the USAF Cyber Red Team. He is a combat veteran with flying & information operations duties in Afghanistan and Iraq, including serving as the lead planner for OPERATION ANACONDA & Chief, Electronic Warfare in the Iraqi Theater of Operations. Mr. Williams earned a Bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University-Moorhead in 1989, a Master’s degree from Louisiana Tech in 1998, and current completing a doctorate program. In addition, Mr. Williams is a Certified Workforce Development Professional.

Speaking Schedule
Wednesday, September 18, 2:50-3:45am - How to Plan for Your Cybersecurity Workforce
Thursday, September 19, 4:00-4:50pm - Professionalizing the Nation's Cybersecurity Workforce (panel)