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Nick Nayak, Former Chief Procurement Officer, DHS

Federal News Radio's Causey Awards honor top achievers in federal human resources. It's named after our own Mike Causey in tribute to his career spent reporting on issues that matter to the federal workforce. This year judges have selected four winners. One is Nick Nayak, former chief procurement officer of the Department of Homeland Security. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said human resource management is key to procurement success.

Tags: Causey Awards , DHS , people , In Depth

Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 03:59pm EDT
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2014 Causey Award winners announced

Federal News Radio recognizes professionals who have gone above and beyond in the human resources arena to help the government operate better.

Tags: Causey Awards , Mike Causey , Mika Cross , Linda Jensen , Will Levy ,

Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 02:34am EDT

2014 Causey Award Winner - Dr. Nick Nayak

As the former chief procurement officer at DHS, Nick Nayak led a governmentwide push to build a smarter acquisition workforce. He was named a 2014 Causey Award winner for his efforts.

Tags: Causey Awards , DHS , workforce , people

Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 02:08am EDT

Nick Nayak, Former Chief Procurement Officer, DHS

The Homeland Security Department's acquisition shop is in a far different place today than it was when Nick Nayak became the chief procurement officer in 2010. The acquisition team and Nick himself have won a number of recognitions for progress and excellence. Nick's last day at DHS was the first week of July. In this exit interview, Francis Rose asked him what he'd say to the contracting community about the future of acquisition on In Depth.

Tags: DHS , acquisition , In Depth

Wednesday - 07/30/2014, 05:05pm EDT
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Sequestration pushes DHS contract spending to lowest level ever

The Homeland Security Department's contract dollars declined for a second year in a row as sequestration set in. The impact of budget cuts is spread unevenly across its components.

Tags: DHS , acquisition , contracting , industry , David Berteau , Jesse Ellman , Jared Serbu , sequestration

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 04:28am EDT
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DHS procurement head Nick Nayak to step down

Nick Nayak is leaving as the DHS procurement chief in early July after more than three years on the job.

Tags: DHS , acquisition , people , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 04:03pm EDT

The Department of Homeland Security's acquisition strategy and implementation

What is the DHS's acquisition strategy? What are the key procurement and acquisition challenges facing DHS? How is DHS improving the operational performance of its acquisition function? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Nick Nayak, Chief Procurement Office, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Tags: Business of Government Hour , Michael Keegan , DHS ,

Friday - 05/09/2014, 02:24pm EDT

27 vendors protest awards under DHS $22B IT services contract

Unsuccessful bidders of one unrestricted portion of the EAGLE II contract are taking their arguments to GAO to try to get a spot on the multiple-award contract. Documents show DHS made no awards to any company whose total bid was more than $500 million.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , industry , GAO , DHS , Ralph White , Mike McCaul , House Homeland Security Committee , Eagle II , bid protest , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/13/2013, 12:18pm EST
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Lawmakers question DHS' awards under the EAGLE II contract

Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, and Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), chairman of the subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency, wrote a letter to DHS Chief Procurement Officer Nick Nayak earlier this week questioning the agency's entire solicitation process.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , DHS , Eagle II , IT services , Mike McCaul , Jeff Duncan , House Homeland Security Committee , STG , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/11/2013, 03:56am EST

DHS warns contractors about shutdown consequences

EPA also issues guidance to agencies, and OPM updates the governmentwide shutdown guidance.

Tags: management , government shutdown , DHS , OPM , contracting , DoD , Congress , OMB , EPA , Bob Perciasepe , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 07:31pm EDT
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