103 deals chasing the next big thing

    Several factors were at play in the 103 mergers and acquisitions that closed in 2012, but two common themes were transformation and anticipation. The prevailing wisdom says that in a market where budget uncertainty rules the day, investing millions in an acquisition might not be a wise use of resources. But government contractors are forever in search of the next hot opportunity. That above all else is what Washington Technology’s annual M&A roundup teaches us. Read More


    Who made 2012's biggest deals?

    We rank the best deals out of 103 that closed in 2012 and call out the ones that had the biggest impact on the government market. Some created new players, while others took established players into new areas, but all are transformative. Read More

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    Lockheed continues diversification push

    Lockheed Martin is looking to buy another IT company in Australia, as it continues to execute its diversification strategy. Read More

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    Other investors join battle to buy Dell

    A billionaire and a private equity group have joined the battle against Michael Dell to buy his company and take it private, but the big question is, what will Dell become? Read More

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    Nick's picks: 6 questions everyone wants answers to

    Some questions that Editor Nick Wakeman gets asked have easy answers. Many do not, but Nick always has an opinion. Read More

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    GTSI undertakes major rebranding

    GTSI's parent company, Unicom Global, is rebranding the 30-year-old resller as Unicom Government, effectively marking the end of GTSI as a brand name in the government market. Read More

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    MacB acquires research and development division of Luna Innovations

    MacAulay-Brown has acquired the research and development division of Luna Innovations Incorporated. Read More

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    Asefi brothers take another stab at federal market

    Tom and Tony Asefi mark their return to the federal market after selling GAITS last year. Their new strategy focuses on health IT and telemedicine. Read More


    CSC's divesting spree continues

    CSC has entered into an agreement to sell its Enterprise Systems Integration unit, a reseller business, for $90 million. Read More

  • Nick Wakeman

    Tough times breed innovation, even in M&A

    Tough budgets are when contractors need to be innovative, and a quick way to get there is through smart acquisitions. Where do these M&A experts see the market heading? Read More

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    Harris completes sale of broadcast business

    Harris Corp. has completed the divesture of its broadcast communications business for $225 million, selling it to an affiliate of The Gores Group. Read More


    Abt Associates acquires health and development firm

    Abt Associates will expand its international health and development expertise and presence through its acquisition of JTA International Read More

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