How I can help you

I can help you do business with the Federal Government and understand the Federal procurement process.

As a former vice president of corporate contracts, pricing & supply chain at Northrop Grumman Corporation (a major aerospace & defense firm), I understand how the Federal Government works.  I can help you register in SAM, review your 8(a) application, respond to an RFP, and market your firm to prime contractors.  

I have developed and implemented company wide supply chain strategies and key processes, including socio-economic business planning, strategy and compliance relative to its supply chain. I have managed enterprise solutions and business operations in areas such as global command, control, and communications; enterprise infrastructure; cyber security and identity management; and business transformation.

I was also an instructor in Northrop Grumman program management and capture courses, and I was the founding sponsor of Northrop Grumman’s Women in Leadership Program, a program established to promote the professional growth of women professionals, and I served on the company’s Executive Inclusion and Diversity Council. 

Client comments include:

"My SCORE counselor is fantastic.  Our first meeting and follow-up emails have been extremely beneficial to me.  I wish I had contacted SCORE earlier." M. Thomas

"She knew all the answers, gave advice, so friendly, showed she really cared, made sure we see her again; by far this is the best customer service that we have ever received. I am genuinely impressed by her."  R. Josephs

"Karen went above and beyond to provide me with the information I needed, one-on-one."  K. Gambrell


Areas of Expertise

  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Government & Regulations
  • Business Operations

Industry Experience

  • Professional & Business Services

Education from the University of Delaware in Newark, DE

Masters degree in Procurement and Acquisition Management from American University's Kogod School of Business in Washington, D.C. 

TRW Executive Leadership Program

Northrop Grumman LEADING Executive Development Program

Karen A. Williams

Communication Methods

  • Video