Author Archive

Ross Wilkers

Senior Staff Reporter

Ross Wilkers
Ross Wilkers is Washington Technology's senior staff reporter covering the business of government contracting, plus the companies and trends that shape the market. He joined WT in 2017 and works with Editor-in-Chief Nick Wakeman to host and produce our "Project 38" podcast featuring interviews with the market's leading executives and voices. Ross is a native of Northern Virginia and is an alumnus of George Mason University.
Companies

Ensco elevates new president

The company's rail business nearly doubled its revenue under his eight years of leadership there.

Companies

Parsons to acquire biometric, counter-unmanned tech company

Both Parsons' federal and critical infrastructure segments will have access to Xator's offerings after the $400 million transaction's closure.

Companies

Cubic hires new finance chief

The 25-year industrial veteran joins one year after the company's acquisition by two private equity investors.

Companies

Red River appoints former SAP exec as CEO

The two-decade industry veteran joins nearly a year after Red River was itself acquired.

Companies

Booz Allen details the latest moves in its 'VoLT' strategy

Year number one under that strategy involves executive moves (including a new COO), a reorganization of its technology teams and integrations of acquisitions.

Contracts

Air Force chooses 6 for unmanned mission systems contract

Awardees will help operate technologies used by crews in the air and command centers on the ground.

Companies

Iridium board adds Boeing's autonomous business head

The panel sought her knowledge and experience in the government satellite market.

Companies

CollabraLink adds Accenture veteran to leadership team

The company continues to build out its senior team under new private equity ownership.

Companies

BigBear promotes new government business leader from within

The 11-year industry veteran previously led BigBear's work with the Air Force and Homeland Security Department.

Companies

Booz Allen wins $622M NASA enterprise cyber contract

Several cybersecurity and privacy requirements are combining into this procurement.

Companies

ManTech-Carlyle only the start of this week's private equity M&A activity

Sagewind Capital, DC Capital Partners and Highlander Partners are behind the other transactions that came to us in the wake of Monday's "big one."

Companies

Parsons' new delivery model is its connective tissue

The company is seeing more convergence and collaboration opportunities in its federal and critical infrastructure segments.

Contracts

DHA awards $10B military medical research contract

Fifty-six companies will work with the agency to translate findings and innovations into medical practices for combat casualty care.

Companies

Axellio hires former CACI exec as CEO

The two-decade industry veteran most recently led a subsidiary of CACI International focused on specialized hardware.

Companies

ManTech agrees on $4.2B sale to Carlyle Group

The all-cash transaction ends ManTech's current 20-year run as a public company.

Companies

SOS International brings back familiar face as business development leader

The three-decade defense veteran led SOSi to almost $1 billion in new business wins during his last four-year stint there.

Companies

Wireless infrastructure firms combine to pursue military base growth

The combined entity seeks to enable ubiquitous connectivity at Defense Department locations.

Contracts

GSA's new thinking for evaluating Polaris bids

After collecting industry feedback, the General Services Administration will give a new proposal due date and open the bid submission portal.

Companies

CTI brings in CACI, LGS veteran as tech chief

The two-decade industry veteran's areas of expertise include wireless, electronic warfare and cyber.

Companies

Raytheon venture arm's first investment focuses on hypersonics

Hermeus will use the funding from Raytheon and others for developing unmanned aircraft to go five times faster than the speed of sound.