Keith Nakasone, Jose Arrieta Join GSA’s IT Category Mgmt Leadership Team

The General Services Administration‘s Office of Information Technology Category has appointed Keith Nakasone as deputy assistant commissioner for acquisition and named Jose Arrieta as director for the office of IT Schedule contract operations.

Mary Davie, ITC assistant commissioner, wrote in a blog post published Thursday that Nakasone will manage all acquisition vehicles such as IT Schedule 70, governmentwide acquisition contracts, USAccess, identity management program and telecommunications contracts in his new position,

Arrieta will oversee the $15 billion Schedule 70 acquisition vehicle and support public policy objectives related to federal acquisition, Davie said.

“Both Nakasone and Arrieta joined ITC Jan. 9, and bring years of experience and outstanding track records in acquisition and technology,” she added.

Nakasone previously served as a senior procurement executive of the  Federal Communications Commission‘s Enterprise Acquisition Center.

He joined FCC from the Defense Information Systems Agency where he served as technical director of the procurement directorate; chief of strategic planning; and a senior contracting officer at the Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization-Pacific.

Arrieta previously worked as director of the Treasury Department‘s office of small and disadvantaged business utilization; industry liaison and ombudsman at the Department of Homeland Security; program manager at the Transportation Security Administration; and procurement analyst and contracting officer at GSA.

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