Business Beat

How and where newcomers are entering the market

GovTribe's Market Disruptor Report shows the pace of companies winning their first federal prime contract is picking up in 2022 compared to the end of last year.

AECOM challenging $215M no-compete contract

The Health and Human Services Department used an exception in procurement rules that allows agencies to award certain contracts without competition.

The James Webb telescope can teach us more than just space

Project management lessons from this program serve as an instruction manual on how to leverage mistakes and mitigate risks.

Leidos wins DIA data architecture contract

The Defense Intelligence Agency is seeking to make data more accessible to users and automate time-consuming processes.

Guidehouse scores redo of Secret Service contract

The agency must look into an organizational conflict-of-interest allegation and make a new evaluation.

Round 3: Army energy contract hit by yet another protest

The Army Corps of Engineers reworked the solicitation for services related to stable and dependable energy supplies and made a new award, which led to a new challenge from a disappointed bidder.

PROJECT 38: Why a Top 100 company changed its name after 33 years

CEO Paul Dillahay explains to Editor Nick Wakeman why NCI Information Systems became Empower AI and how the multi-year journey leading up to that new name transformed the Top 100 company.

Maximus moves up the Top 100 with acquisitions, awards

The company's transformation journey also includes leveraging demand for services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

General Dynamics IT grows student aid work with $122M award

Under this new Education Department contract, General Dynamics will move an award eligibility determination system to a cloud environment.

Inside the rejection of Booz Allen's $1.4B DHA protest

A significant price gap existed between Booz Allen and the field, but the company was eliminated so early on that the difference didn't matter.

Diversity remains elusive for Top 100

Many Top 100 companies have made diversity and equity a priority, but women and minorities are still dramatically under-represented in the C-suite.

Small firm fights off protest, secures its biggest win

Brillient Corp. weathered two rounds of bid protests and can now finally brag about this company-record victory.

User guide to our Top 100

An inside look at how we created the 2022 Top 100 rankings and what you can learn from them.

GAO: Agencies relying too much on time-and-material contracts

In the Government Accountability Office's eyes, T&M contracts put too much risk on agencies instead of companies.

NCI has a new name and brand

The company is retiring its three-decade old identity to bring the focus on what it does today: deliver artificial intelligence solutions.

SAIC reports organic growth for sixth consecutive quarter

That start to Science Applications International Corp.'s 2023 fiscal year comes amid the loss of a large contract.