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William (Bill) Sharp, Jr.

Until October 2012, Bill was the Assistant Inspector General for Management and Support at the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), an independent agency with an audit, investigation, and oversight responsibility for $92 billion appropriated for Afghanistan reconstruction. The agency reports equally to the Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense, as well as the Congress. He began working with the agency in November of 2009 as the Senior Contracting Officer and technical advisor for all contracting and procurement matters, responsibilities that he continued to hold through his term at SIGAR. Prior to his work with SIGAR, Mr. Sharp was the Deputy Chief Procurement Officer and Procurement Manager for Information Technology and Support Services at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA),  with unlimited contracting  authority and responsibility  for the procurement of information technology, general equipment and support services and police equipment for WMATA for the Offices of Information Technology, Inspector General, General Counsel, Metropolitan Transit Police Department, Human Resources, and MetroAccess. Among his many accomplishments at WMATA, Bill made it possible for cell phone users of all providers to access their cell phone service in the Metrorail system, by completing the contract award for Authority’s wireless communications infrastructure, which enables all wireless providers to service their customers throughout the system. 

Mr. Sharp also spent 7 years with the District of Columbia Government, concluding his tenure there as Commodity Manager for Information Technology and Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency. His other civilian public sector work includes positions in the Department of Defense. He is also a veteran of the United States Army, serving as an intelligence analyst in the Army Security Agency.

In addition to his work in the public sector, Bill worked for a number of years in the private sector, first for a large firm, and then leading his own consulting practice, which focused primarily on government contracts and corporate transactional matters, business operations, and litigation. In that capacity, he provided government contracts and business consulting and management services for businesses in various fields, especially international and high-tech projects.

Bill is currently an Adjunct Professor at George Washington University and teaches Public Private Partnerships and Contract Management in the Masters of Professional Studies in the Public Leadership Program. Bill also provides consulting services for a large federal agency on change management and procurement initiatives.