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GSA names top acquisition, GWAC managers

Shutterstock image (by Mascha Tace): business contract competition, just out of reach.

The General Services Administration's acquisition office and IT schedule contracts operations have two new senior executives brought in from other agencies' acquisition operations to help oversee some of its largest contracts.

GSA tapped Keith Nakasone to be deputy assistant commissioner for acquisition in the internet and technology category, and Jose Arrieta as director of its Office of IT Schedule Contract Operations.

Nakasone was formerly senior procurement executive in the Federal Communications Commission's Enterprise Acquisition Center At GSA, Nakasone will oversee IT Schedule 70, various government-wide acquisition contracts, USAccess, the agency's identity management program, and the agency's huge telecommunications contracts such as Networx and Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions.

As the deputy assistant commissioner over acquisition, Nakasone oversees the nuts and bolts of EIS procurement strategy and execution, according to a GSA spokeswoman.

He will also manage strategy development, internal training for the acquisition workforce, and systems support for executing ITC's acquisitions.

Arrieta formerly led the Department of Treasury's Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization. As director for the Office of IT Schedule Contract Operations, he will manage operations of the largest IT acquisition contract in the federal government, the $15 billion IT Schedule 70. In his new role, said Davie, Arrieta will provide oversight, guidance, and promote public policy objectives related to federal acquisition, including competition, integrity, fairness, and transparency.

Posted by Mark Rockwell on Jan 25, 2017 at 10:44 AM


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