John Nyce Department of the Interior

John Nyce
Associate Director, Acquisition Services Directorate, National Business Center, Department of the Interior


In March of 2007, John W. Nyce became the Associate Director for the Acquisition Services Directorate of the National Business Center (NBC), a shared services group within the US Department of the Interior (DOI). The Acquisition Services Directorate encompasses offices in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, California, Washington, DC, as well as Herndon, Virginia, which houses the GovWorks® office. John brings over 30 years of acquisition experience to the position, having spent nearly 10 years with DOI, most recently serving as the NBC’s Assistant Director of Administrative Operations and overseeing a staff of 200 employees. Under his leadership, the Administrative Operations Directorate earned the 2006 NBC Director’s Award for both Customer Service and Employee Satisfaction. In 1998, John was selected to be the Procurement Chief for the NBC, where he led the growth of the Acquisition Services function from a small eight-person Division, to the current organization with a staff of 100 people and a $17 million operating budget. Prior to joining the Department of the Interior, John was selected as a member of the newly created Navy Electronic Acquisition Office, which was responsible for designing and implementing the Navy’s electronic acquisition system for the 21st century. Specifically, John was the Program Manager for all interface requirements and the administration of a $50 million budget. John spent the first 20 years of his Federal career at the Naval Air Systems Command, where he personally awarded and managed contracts ranging from routine small dollar value contracts, to large and complex billion dollar weapons systems contracts. In his last assignment at the Naval Air Systems Command, John was the Division Director of the Cruise Missile Contracting organization. John also served five years as a Supply Corps Officer in the U.S. Navy. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Business Administration Degree from George Washington University. John lives in Virginia with his wife, Debbie, and has two daughters, Sarah and Rachel.