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Earle Williams, who built BDM into contracting giant, dies at 86

Apr 07, 2016 - Washington Post Blogs

Earle C. Williams, one of the architects of the Washington area's government contracting industry popularly know as the "Beltway bandits," and the top executive of one of its prime exemplars, BDM International, died March 25 at a nursing home in Springfield, Va. He was 86.

The cause was complications from pneumonia and myelodysplasia, said a daughter, Sharon Rainey.

From 1972 to 1992, Mr. Williams was president and chief executive of BDM, a government services contractor whose work r...