General Services Administration
Nnake Nweke, PhD, Esq. is the Director, Supply Chain Risk Management Division, Office of Information Technology Category, within the General Services Administration’s (GSA’s) Federal Acquisition Service. In this role, he initiates and leads several Cybersecurity Supply Chain Risk Management (C-SCRM) activities to mitigate cybersecurity supply chain risk in connection with the thousands of Information Communications and Telecommunications product and service offerings in the GSA federal IT marketplace.
Dr. Nnake Nweke recently served as the Chief Risk Officer at the United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM), where he led the Agency’s Office of Risk Management responsible for all Agency-wide risk programs, including Enterprise Risk Management, Information Security Risk Management, Business Continuity and Continuity of Operations.
He also served as USAGM’s first Director of the Office of Internet Freedom, where he oversaw the Agency’s technological and innovative initiatives to securely circumvent Internet censorship to improve access to online information for people in repressive regimes who would otherwise be cut off or silenced.
Prior to joining USAGM, he served as a Branch Chief in the Office of Engineering and Technology at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). He also worked as a Senior Engineer in the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau of the FCC’s Cybersecurity and Communications Reliability Division, as well as a Senior Staff Member of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, a Research Engineer at the National Security Agency, and a Technical Specialist for a Washington, D.C. law firm.
Dr. Nweke has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law.
He has earned a series of professional honors, including the Meritorious Award from the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau in recognition of his outstanding contributions to enhance the security of the United States’ communications network infrastructure.