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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

Competitors turn teammates in this call center protest

Chenega and Ivy Hill were on opposite sides of the table in round one of this Defense Health Agency competition, but for round two they are teammates and face a challenge from the incumbent.

Companies

Lack of OCI processes sinks CACI's bid for $8B Army contract

CACI International may have told the Army that a former source selection officer did not share proprietary information, but the company did not explain any processes it had in place to mitigate a possible organizational conflict-of-interest.

Contracts

Industry voices complaints over short response window for $60B VA recompete

Contractors had only four business days to weigh in on the draft solicitation for the next version of the Veterans Affairs Department's T4NG IT solutions vehicle.

Contracts

Protests circle around $377M Energy training support contract

An incumbent and two challengers are complaining about the evaluation process.

Companies

LinQuest adds to its software chops with acquisition

The company sought a greater presence in the Air Force and announced this move in the same week it named a new CEO.

Opinion

Workforce issues stay top of mind for GovCon execs

No matter the size of their business, government contractors see people and workforce issues as among the most pressing they face.

Companies

Iron Bow adds zero trust offerings through acquisition

The transaction brings capabilities around cybersecurity operations as-a-service to Iron Bow.

Companies

General Dynamics reports slow growth in IT, but strong margins

In its year-end financial report, General Dynamics said the IT services unit has some foundation for growth 2023 amid continuing challenges in the tech hardware division.

Contracts

Why the VA paid a 29% premium to hire Booz Allen

The firm's price was higher than its competitors for a $860 million program management task order, but so was the technical proposal that won out.

Companies

DMI builds out mobility platform with acquisition

The addition of Simplex Mobility brings asset and expense management software to DMI's managed services offerings.

Companies

Software AG Government Solutions gets ATO from Defense Health Agency

The Germany-headquartered company's federal subsidiary got approval for its Internet of Things data management solution to open up more opportunities in a large market.

Contracts

Army moves forward with $500M info network support contract

With a new request for information, the Army is asking several questions to help it develop a contract for unified network operations.

Contracts

Space Command seeks cloud-based data software services

Through this new $950 million multiple-award contract, the command is seeking commercial software services to support how it develops applications.

Companies

GDIT brings in former State Department tech exec

This former acting chief information officer for State takes on an operations leadership role General Dynamics' IT services unit.

Opinion

Senior execs to bring 2023 trends into focus at our next Power Breakfast

Executives from large, small and mid-sized businesses will share their views on the opportunities and challenges for the year ahead as we kick off our 2023 series of WT Power Breakfasts.

Contracts

GAO ends Amentum's push to keep NASA lab contract

The Government Accountability Office backed NASA's assessment that a competitor's bid offered better value thanks to a workforce-focused approach.

Contracts

NASA updates $1.3B IT services draft solicitation

The agency tweaks its timeline, provides more details on its planned approach and shows where it wants industry feedback.

Companies

ASRC Federal hires new president for civilian, health business

This 25-year industry veteran most recently led Science Applications International Corp.'s digital transformation group.

Contracts

Veterans Affairs unveils draft for $60B T4NG 2 vehicle

But time is short: comments regarding the VA's go-to technology contract are due Friday (Jan. 20).

Contracts

ICE seeks cloud-based solution for discovery system

A new sources sought notice outlines how this agency within the Homeland Security Department wants to transition its legal work into a new environment.