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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.
Contracts

Federal court system eyes expanded push to the cloud

The judicial branch wants to speed up its movement of applications and data.

Contracts

Navy to move ahead on $914M aircraft services program

The service branch's choice of Vertex Aerospace has been upheld after two bid protests.

Contracts

Protest ruling details why DISA chose Leidos for $11B IT contract

The Government Accountability Office highlights some of General Dynamics' own business decisions in structuring its bid.

Top 100

TOP 100: Accenture again chooses change with Novetta acquisition

Company No. 13 on our 2022 Top 100 rankings is taking another opportunity to challenge the way it does business.

Companies

How and where newcomers are entering the market

GovTribe's Market Disruptor Report shows the pace of companies winning their first federal prime contract is picking up in 2022 compared to the end of last year.

Contracts

AECOM challenging $215M no-compete contract

The Health and Human Services Department used an exception in procurement rules that allows agencies to award certain contracts without competition.

Opinion

The James Webb telescope can teach us more than just space

Project management lessons from this program serve as an instruction manual on how to leverage mistakes and mitigate risks.

Contracts

Leidos wins DIA data architecture contract

The Defense Intelligence Agency is seeking to make data more accessible to users and automate time-consuming processes.

Contracts

Guidehouse scores redo of Secret Service contract

The agency must look into an organizational conflict-of-interest allegation and make a new evaluation.

Contracts

Round 3: Army energy contract hit by yet another protest

The Army Corps of Engineers reworked the solicitation for services related to stable and dependable energy supplies and made a new award, which led to a new challenge from a disappointed bidder.

Podcasts

PROJECT 38: Why a Top 100 company changed its name after 33 years

CEO Paul Dillahay explains to Editor Nick Wakeman why NCI Information Systems became Empower AI and how the multi-year journey leading up to that new name transformed the Top 100 company.

Top 100

Maximus moves up the Top 100 with acquisitions, awards

The company's transformation journey also includes leveraging demand for services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contracts

General Dynamics IT grows student aid work with $122M award

Under this new Education Department contract, General Dynamics will move an award eligibility determination system to a cloud environment.

Contracts

Inside the rejection of Booz Allen's $1.4B DHA protest

A significant price gap existed between Booz Allen and the field, but the company was eliminated so early on that the difference didn't matter.

Top 100

Diversity remains elusive for Top 100

Many Top 100 companies have made diversity and equity a priority, but women and minorities are still dramatically under-represented in the C-suite.

Companies

Small firm fights off protest, secures its biggest win

Brillient Corp. weathered two rounds of bid protests and can now finally brag about this company-record victory.

Top 100

Amy Gilliland on building a 'company with a soul'

During our Top 100 celebration, General Dynamics IT's president singled out support of employees as critical to business success.

Top 100

Introducing the 2022 Washington Technology Top 100

Our annual report ranks the largest government contractors in the federal market.

Top 100

User guide to our Top 100

An inside look at how we created the 2022 Top 100 rankings and what you can learn from them.