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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
Companies

Acacia Group leads ID management merger

The private equity firm has merged MajorKey and Clango to form a full-service, pure play identity and access management firm.

Opinion

Next Power Breakfast explores the tech behind the USDA mission

USDA officials and industry experts will share insights on how USDA is leveraging technology to meet their mission and the opportunities ahead.

Top 100

Trends driving today's Top 100

For the biggest companies, commercial tech, space and partnerships are keys to success in the federal market.

Podcasts

WT 360: Our first snap judgments of the 2024 Top 100

Nick is all done putting together the 2024 Top 100 rankings. Now it's time for Nick and Ross to start talking about the directions and themes the list illustrates about the federal technology and services market.

How we got our numbers

Our rankings are based on an analysis of reports in the Federal Procurement Data System.

Contracts

Leidos retains $738M Air Force enterprise IT contract

The company has supported IT and telecommunications systems for this Air Force customer since 2003.

Companies

Booz Allen names new chief technology officer

William Vass joins the company from AWS. He'll focus on AI, cyber, software and data-centric capabilities as the replacement for the retiring Susan Penfield.

Companies

Private equity-backed Everfox makes its first deal

The former public sector business of Forcepoint plans to acquire U.K.-based Garrison Technology in a move to broaden its cybersecurity offerings.

Contracts

Accenture adds to TSA portfolio

Under the FAST blanket purchase agreement, Accenture Federal Services will support airport security operations.

Companies

VTG makes another acquisition to build intelligence business

This is VTG's second buy in as many months and since its new private equity owner came on board.

Contracts

Appeals court rules potential subcontractors can file protests too

A whole new category of protests could open up for situations where prime contractors decide to custom-build their solutions.

Contracts

Veterans Affairs proposes schedule for T4NG2 case

The department believes the 32 protests involving the $60 billion IT vehicle can be resolved by March 2025.

Contracts

AECOM gets second chance at USAID work in Ukraine

The U.S. Agency for International Development will re-examine its evaluation and decision to choose Amentum for the contract.

Contracts

FBI reveals the 95 ITSSS-2 winners

The FBI took more than a week from first announcing the awards to publishing the list of companies that won spots on the $7 billion IT pact, but those names are now out.

Contracts

Protests against T4NG2 awards hit a growth spurt

More companies have joined the group of those complaining about how the Veterans Affairs Department evaluated proposals for the $60 billion IT vehicle.

Contracts

Protest ping-pong engulfs $345M Veterans Affairs contract

GovCIO and General Dynamics IT continue to trade blows as the file conversion contract has turned into a perpetual loop of protests and corrective actions.

Contracts

ManTech, GovCIO renew protests over $171M TSA award

The Transportation Security Agency chose Maximus to support various IT systems for a second time, but the protesters continue to claim TSA's decision has flaws.

Contracts

Judge sets schedule for CIO-SP4 protests

The National Institutes of Health's IT arm has about four weeks to file its administrative record for the $50 billion CIO-SP4 IT contract, followed by other deadlines through the summer and fall.

Opinion

FBI remains silent on who won ITSSS-2

A full week has passed since the FBI said it made 95 awards for the $7 billion IT pact, but there is no official word on who those winners are.

Contracts

Guidehouse resurrects protest after a DOD award again goes to Deloitte

Guidehouse claims the Defense Department did not conduct an adequate investigation into claims that a DOD official had a potential conflict-of-interest.