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William MaheuSenior DirectorQualcomm Government Technologies

As a member of Qualcomm Government Technologies senior management team Bill is responsible for working with government partners in bridging the gaps between commercial wireless technologies and government missions. In this role, Bill’s objective is to pioneer efforts in cellular standards and microelectronics design, broadband data, encryption, and value-added end-user applications to enhance the government’s wireless capabilities. He led the team in developing the first 4 finger mobile ultrasonic fingerprint sensor ever certified by the Federal Bureau of Investigations. Bill is currently involved in efforts to enable 5G capabilities throughout the Department of Defense and Public Safety.
Prior to joining Qualcomm’s Government Technologies team in 2008, Bill served with the San Diego Police Department for 28 years. During his tenure with the department Bill had many assignments including commanding officer and executive lieutenant of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team. He also directed several major projects including the 2003 Super Bowl, the 1996 Republican National Convention, the 1996 Presidential Debate, the development of the Psychiatric Emergency Response Team, and the development of the Homeless Outreach Team. Bill rose to the rank of Executive Assistant Chief of Police during which his responsibilities included the department’s day-to-day operations, its $425 million budget, the Professional Standards Section, Intelligence Section, Interoperable Communication, and Information Technologies.
Bill has been active in philanthropic activities throughout San Diego. He was a founding board member of the San Diego Police Foundation, the Psychiatric Emergency Response Team and San Diego Honor Flight.
Bill graduated from the University of San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police. Bill and his wife, Jane, have been married for 42 years and live in San Diego, California.