Keith Nakasone

Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Acquisition
Office of Information Technology Category
Federal Acquisition Service

General Services Administration

Mr. Keith Nakasone is the Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Acquisition Management, within the Office of Information Technology Category (ITC) in GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS). The Federal Acquisition Service provides buying platforms and acquisition services to Federal, State and Local governments for a broad range of items from office supplies to motor vehicles to information technology and telecommunications products and services. As an organization within FAS, ITC provides access to a wide range of commercial and custom IT products, services and solutions.

Acquisition Management provides oversight of strategy development, internal training for the acquisition workforce, and system support for executing ITC’s acquisition, some of the largest in government, such as Schedule 70, IT Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) and Telecommunications contracts such as Networx and Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS). Additionally, the office establishes training and development programs to ensure a trained, engaged, innovative, and forward-thinking acquisition workforce.

Mr. Nakasone started his civil service career in 1989 specializing in the field of Procurement with an emphasis in Telecommunications and IT Services, Hardware and Software. Prior to joining ITC, Mr. Nakasone served as Senior Procurement Executive at the FCC overseeing the Acquisitions and Procurements, Contracting Officer’s and Contracting Officer’s Representatives Certification Programs, as well as responsible for the Small Business goals for the agency. Mr. Nakasone’s almost 30 years of work experience included:

  • Technical Director/JELA Program Manager, Procurement Directorate, DISA HQ
  • Deputy, Strategic Planning, Analysis, and Governance Division, DISA HQ
  • Agile Implementation Manager, DoD/VA Interagency Program Office (IPO)
  • Chief, Hawaii Procurement Division and the Deputy for the Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization-Pacific (DITCO-PAC)
  • Chief, Hawaii Product and Services Branch, DITCO-PAC

His education includes a Master of Science, National Resource Strategy, National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Ft. McNair, Washington D.C.; Bachelor of Science, Business Administration w/Distinction Cum Laude, Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, HI. And he currently holds certifications in Change Agent, Implementation Management Associate; Scrum Master, CSM, Winnow Management; Level III Certified – Acquisition Career Field of Contracting; Certification of Completion – Defense Senior Leadership Development Program (DSLDP); Senior Acquisition Certificate – National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces; and Executive Leadership Training Certificate – George Washington University.