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Nick Wakeman

Editor-in-chief

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.
Podcasts

PROJECT 38: CACI's DeEtte Gray offers her best advice to future women execs

DeEtte Gray, president of CACI International’s business and information technology solutions sector, shares with Editor Nick Wakeman her experiences as a female executive coming up through the ranks in the government contracting market and offers her best advice for the next generation of women leaders.

Companies

John Garing to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery

The retired Air Force colonel and former DISA executive was well-known across the market for his leadership, character and willingness to embrace new concepts to improve government operations.

Companies

Raytheon lifts (some) curtains on secret tech development group

The renamed unit's focus is on highly-classified defense and intelligence programs.

Companies

EverWatch executive dies at age 56

Fred Funk battled brain cancer for the past year before his passing earlier this month.

Contracts

FBI pulls back call center award to ECS Federal

The law enforcement agency will rethink its decision and didn't take long to determine it would do so.

Contracts

NASA pushing prize competitions with new awards

Challenges like this are an avenue for companies to both help NASA solve hard technical problems and find potential partners.

Contracts

Conflict-of-interest claims in protests remain tough to prove

How well agencies document their decisions dictates the outcome of bid protests.

Contracts

Back to square one for $28B nuclear management contract

The National Nuclear Security Administration is taking current global events into account as it develops new solicitations.

Opinion

Why contractors should care about the Buffalo shooting

Saturday's tragic event is a stark reminder of the work still to be done in addressing racism in the U.S., an effort contractors have a role in.

Contracts

Deloitte, SAIC clash over $900M defense network contract

Deloitte is claiming the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency evaluated bids improperly.

Companies

Carlyle's buy of ManTech preserves one legacy and opens the door to another

ManTech may have found a near-perfect buyer in Carlyle Group, which will take the contractor private through a $4.2 billion all-cash transaction.

Companies

Dedication to public service spotlighted at 'Evening of Honors'

Fed 100 and Government Hall of Fame winners set examples for dedication and commitment to government service, which many times means breaking down barriers.

Podcasts

PROJECT 38: Why enterprise solutions demand a higher level of focus

CACI International's lead IT executive DeEtte Gray describes to Editor Nick Wakeman the focus companies must have to win business and deliver enterprise solutions in today's federal market.

Contracts

Space Force backs off $700M engineering support award

The decision to re-evaluate bids comes just as bid protest rulings were due.

Contracts

NASA expands crowdsourcing program

More companies join the effort, for which NASA expanded the ceiling to $175 million so it could conduct more prize challenges to solve tough problems.

Companies

Axiologic makes another intel-focused acquisition

Purchase number two in 18 months adds more data analytics and data science capabilities focused on the intelligence market.

Contracts

CACI gets another shot at $209M Navy logistics contract

The Navy will take second look at its selection of Serco Inc. for the award.

Contracts

Air Force project focuses on machine-human teaming

The Air Force Research Laboratory hires a company to help develop design principles for human-machine teaming to improve analytics.

Companies

GDIT adds EPA win to supercomputer portfolio

General Dynamics IT will support efforts around atmospheric modeling, fluid dynamics and bioinformatics for the Environmental Protection Agency.

Contracts

IRS seeks to shift from manual mail processes

The tax collection agency wants to adopt more digital methods for sorting 100 million pieces of mail each year.