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Mark Hoover

Mark Hoover is a senior staff writer with Washington Technology. You can contact him at, or connect with him on Twitter at @mhooverWT.

Leidos nets $450M contract to support TSA security capabilities

Leidos has won a $450 million single award contract with the Transportation Security Administration to deploy transportation security abilities to the agency’s Office of Security Capabilities.

Protest decision clears Vencore to start work on $113M NOAA contract

With a bid protest behind it, Vencore can now start work on a $113 million contract to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service.

Eight win spots on $3B Army missile defense contract

Eight companies have won spots on a $3 billion contract to support Army missile defense.

Advantage ESOP: Supporters say employee ownerships bring benefits to owners and workers

Recent conversions to employee-ownership highlight the power ESOPs have to benefit owners looking to exit while empowering workers to carry the legacy forward.

Why one NSA vet picked the private sector as his new gig

In January, Fortinet hired Phil Quade to be the company’s chief information security officer bringing with him 33 years of experience at the National Security Agency.

Leidos nabs $170M contract to support DTRA threat programs

Leidos has won a $170 million contract to support the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Cooperative Biological Engagement Program and Cooperative Threat Reduction Program.

Accenture makes second cyber deal in two days

Accenture has made its second cybersecurity acquisition in two days with the acquisition of iDefense Security Intelligence Services from VeriSign Inc.

Accenture makes another cyber deal with pick up of Endgame's federal business

Accenture Federal Services has acquired the U.S. federal government services business of Endgame Inc.

Northrop Grumman taps new head of Japan business

Northrop Grumman has appointed Stan Crow to be chief executive of the company’s Japan business.

22 industry execs land on FCW Fed 100

FCW has named the winners of the 28th Annual Federal 100 and 22 people from industry organizations made the cut.

Early lesson from NCI breach: Double check financial oversight

The news that NCI had accused its controller of an $18 million embezzlement should spark a lot of reviews and double checking of oversight processes at companies across the market, legal and financial experts tell us.

Who won January's biggest contracts?

2017 got off to a meager start with several dozen contract awards announced in the month of January. Who won the top contracts?

Raytheon to provide Navy with satellite processer under $50M contract

Raytheon Technical Services has won a $50 million contract to provide the Navy with an Environmental Satellite Receiver Processor.

SAIC wins $72.8M contract to support Army HR command

Science Applications International Corp. has won a $72.8 million contract to support the Army Human Resources Command and soldier career pay and benefits.

Buchanan and Edwards appoints new VP of BD

Buchanan and Edwards has appointed Sean Gleason to the position of vice president of business development.

MacAulay-Brown appoints new CTO, VP

MacAulay-Brown has appointed a new vice president and chief technology officer.

BDO USA taps new managing director

BDO USA LLP has appointed Tim Helm, a former Labor Department lawyer, to the position of managing director in the company’s Washington, D.C., office.

SHI International to provide Microsoft software assurance under $13.7M option

SHI International Corp. has been awarded a $13.7 million contract option to support the Defense Logistics Agency’s Microsoft software.

Deadline nears for Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Innovation Awards

The nomination period for the Greater Washington Innovation Awards ends this Friday, Feb. 3.

Smartronix nabs $26.7M contract to support Naval communications

Smartronix has won a $26.7 million contract to support the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s Special Communications Mission Solutions Division.