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Nick Wakeman

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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

DOD's huge cloud vehicle should open doors to innovation

Each bidder may be on the potential $9 billion contract, but their competition for work will be fierce and fuel advancements in battlefield tech.

Contracts

Amentum continues battle for lost NASA support contract

The incumbent wants another shot at a $145 million laboratory support contract.

Contracts

All Polaris protests now rest in the courts

A handful of companies are taking issue with how General Services Administration is running this $15 billion governmentwide IT contract for small businesses.

Companies

SAIC getting past headwinds from lost contracts

Steady sales from ongoing contracts have more than made up for lost incumbent jobs as the company projects better growth than it had expected.

Companies

Former Dovel execs team with private equity partner

Madison Dearborn Partners is searching for more government technology companies to acquire.

Contracts

INSIDER EXCLUSIVE: What small businesses should know about the Energy Department

WT Insider members have access to this briefing on how small businesses can work with the Energy Department from Ron Pierce, director of the Energy office of small and disadvantaged business utilization.

Companies

University names business center after long-time GovCon exec

George Mason University's business school and government contracting center accepts a significant donation from Attain Partners' founder Greg Baroni and his wife Camille.

Contracts

Dozens back in the hunt for a CIO-SP4 spot

The National Institutes of Health's IT acquisition shop will rethink phase one of the competition for this $50 billion governmentwide contract.

Companies

Outcome-based contracts are smart but hard to field

Industry executives at a Washington Technology roundtable want more contracts that emphasize performance and the mission, but also say agencies face constraints in their processes and talent.

Contracts

GSA takes second look at $129M task order

The General Services Administration will look for ambiguities in the solicitation for software development and modernization work.

Companies

CACI continues fight for $500M DIA contract

The Defense Intelligence Agency has twice chosen another company for the IT infrastructure work.

Companies

Missing details grounded CACI's TSA bid

Like the incumbents before it, CACI failed to hang onto to this $343 million IT infrastructure contract and a newly-released bid protest decision explains why.

Companies

Federal work leads Maximus to record revenue

The company explains to investors its strategy for pursuing more technology modernization work with federal agencies.

Contracts

Polaris protests question bid due date and self-scoring step

This governmentwide IT contract reserved for small businesses now has protests pending at the Government Accountability Office and in court.

Companies

Credence can work on $800M task order as USAID fixes mistakes

The protestor in this U.S. Agency for International Development competition gets some solace despite an unfavorable ruling.

Companies

Market consultants Deep Water Point, Wolf Den to join forces

The one-time competitors are building a larger consulting firm but with the same mission: helping companies grow their government business.

Companies

Contractors can find big bucks in solving the data waste problem

A former Defense Department chief information officer cautions industry to stay away from sales pitches focused on collecting more data, which agencies already have too much of.

Companies

HPE puts focus on as-a-service offerings

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is turning its attention to harder problems agencies face, such as the way they look at IT environments.

Contracts

CIO-SP4 protest dismissals likely in the coming days

Rejected bidders have at least some renewed hopes in their efforts to get on the governmentwide $50 billion IT services vehicle.