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Nick Wakeman

Editor-in-Chief, Washington Technology

Nick Wakeman
Nick Wakeman is the editor-in-chief of Washington Technology and joined the publication in 1996 as a staff writer. He's a graduate of Bridgewater College and earned a masters degree from American University. When he isn't writing about government contractors, he's thinking of cooking large pieces of meat over fire and dreaming of ways to embarrass his two sons. Follow him on Twitter: @nick_wakeman
Opinion

Sikorsky, Rain demo autonomous firefighting helicopter

The companies integrated their autonomous flight and wildfire detection technologies into a Black Hawk helicopter.

Contracts

SAS, Carahsoft ink new partnership pact

Their agreement is part of a shift by SAS to emphasize a distribution model for their resellers and broaden its reach in the government market.

Contracts

ShorePoint books $51M cyber modernization contract

The company is tasked to modernize cybersecurity, risk, and compliance programs for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.

Contracts

Nearly 300 comment on proposed CMMC rule

The Defense Department now has to process and respond to the comments before it issues the final version of the industry-wide rule in the fall.

Contracts

Peraton challenges $1B award to Deloitte

The program covers global enterprise IT support to the Defense Manpower Data Center.

Podcasts

WT 360: M&A is not only for the biggest players

Zach Hester, director of M&A strategy and deal generation at Bluestone Investment Partners, explains how small and mid-sized firms focused on organic growth have opportunities in a market where private equity plays a huge role.

Contracts

CIO-SP4 lawsuits continue to pile up

More companies have gone to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims with complaints over how the $50 billion IT vehicle is being managed.

Contracts

GSA's new approach to Polaris could help some joint ventures

The General Services Administration has received affirmation on how it wants to score mentor-protege joint ventures that are pursuing this government-wide IT vehicle.

Contracts

How and why Jacobs lost a $2.8B incumbent contract

A newly-released bid protest decision describes one significant mistake by Jacobs, but also includes allegations of information being shared because the business unit involved is part of a complex merger.

Contracts

Library of Congress told to redo $450M agile software contract

The Government Accountability Office found problems with evaluations, the best value tradeoff process and poor documentation.

Contracts

GSA begins work on new telecom strategy

The General Services Administration wants industry input on what today's telecommunications and IT trends are, plus insights on the challenges they faced while transitioning to the current Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions vehicle.

Contracts

CIO-SP4 faces more court challenges

In the meantime, the National Institutes of Health's IT acquisition arm has extended the current contract into the fall.

Contracts

FBI pushes back award date for $7B IT pact

Protests continue to dog the blanket purchase agreement called ITSSS-2, through which the FBI will buy a broad range of IT services.

Companies

Veritas Technologies agrees to merge data business with Cohesity

The companies are touting this new and larger data protection business as increasing research investments, customer access and partnerships.

Contracts

Polaris small business contract gets green light to move forward

The General Services Administration successfully fends off a pair of protests and can finally move on making awards for the IT solutions vehicle.

Contracts

GovTribe's Top 20 contracts for February

These opportunities are generating the most activity on GovTribe, based on an analysis of traffic on the website.

Opinion

Our next Power Breakfast explores the new National Defense Industrial Strategy

Danielle Miller, a Defense Department official and one of the strategy's authors, will share insights into the strategy and what comes next at our Feb. 16 event.

Companies

Rescale draws on investor to bring in public sector leader

Kiley Naas has moved over from a venture capital firm that backs the supercomputing-on-demand company to lead its government arm.

Contracts

Space Force leans on OTAs to bring innovation

The four-year-old service branch is looking to lower the barriers for small businesses and non-traditional companies to offer space-related solutions.

Contracts

Jacobs loses fight to keep $2.8B Special Operations IT contract

All of the incumbent's claims were rejected and that clears the way for the transition to a new prime.