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Report: Nick Nayak to Leave DHS for Private Sector

Nick NayakNick Nayak, chief procurement officer at the Department of Homeland Security for nearly three-and-a-half years, will leave the government in July and explore opportunities in the private sector, the Washington Business Journal reported Tuesday.

Jill Aitoro writes that Nayak could stay at DHS past his planned departure date to help with the transition.

Nayak plans to take a break before joining the private sector, where he wants to help develop acquisition requirements, Aitoro reports.

As DHS’ procurement chief, Nayak led the agency through its processes to award the following contract vehicles:

  • the potential $22 billion EAGLE II vehicle
  • the potential $11 billion Technical, Acquisition and Business Support Services vehicle
  • the potential $3 billion Tactical Communications contract
  • the potential $3 billion FirstSource II contract

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