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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

Raytheon's venture arm backs autonomy startup

Autonomy and artificial intelligence technology is one of four broad priority areas for RTX Ventures.

Companies

The uncertainty of inflation and its impact on federal spending

A recession may seem like a certainty but when and if it hits is anyone's guess, which complicates any federal budget forecast.

Companies

IBM to acquire Octo

IBM's purchase of this midsized government technology company takes place amid a myriad of happenings within Big Blue itself and across the market.

Companies

Veteran-owned company makes push for readiness growth

Cydecor is looking to become a more formidable competitor in database and business intelligence services.

Podcasts

PROJECT 38: How Razor's Edge Ventures scouts for tech and companies

The U.S. national defense strategy is a guide for how Razor's Edge Ventures decides where to make its investments, as two of their leaders explain in this episode.

Companies

American Systems wins $1B testing support contract

The Defense Information Systems Agency again chooses someone other than the incumbent.

Companies

State Department unveils $10B enterprise IT services solicitation

The contract known as "Evolve" seeks technology modernization services in support of diplomatic goals.

Companies

Anduril fetches $1.48B in latest funding round

The defense software maker only opened for business five years ago but has made serious headway and grown to a multi-billion dollar valuation.

Companies

CGI Federal promotes new Navy, Marine Corps business leader

This is one of a few executive appointments for the tech consultant's U.S. government arm.

Opinion

DOD launches investment arm to fuel innovation

The Defense Department is standing up an organization to route more private sector money towards key technology areas such as quantum computing and advanced materials.

Companies

LMI forms space business through acquisition

The six-decade-old consulting company is buying a developer of software to help manage and analyze space architectures.

Opinion

Palantir takes another step forward with its Lockheed Martin agreement

For its Navy partnership with Lockheed, the software provider puts on its good partner hat and broadens its strategy to be a disruptor in the market.

Companies

Enlightenment backs intelligence community software outfit

The government market investment firm wants to help build a more formidable middle-tier player.

Companies

Riverside Research adds new human resources chief

The nonprofit firm brings in a new leader for its employee engagement and retention functions.

Companies

Drone software maker inks divestiture agreement

Red Cat Holdings will focus its time and money on defense and other government customers.

Contracts

Veterans Affairs adds 4 to $25B services vehicle

The VA conducts an on-ramp nearly four years after task order activity started on the contract known as VECTOR.

Companies

Jacobs seeks common threads in standing up data business

National security is a main focus for the company in this current strategy, but not the only one.

Companies

QinetiQ closes $590M Avantus deal, expands U.S. presence

The British defense technology company has big ambitions for growth and success in the U.S.

Companies

Ultra Intelligence & Communications hires new CEO

The subsidiary of Ultra Electronics brings in a former Science Applications International Corp. business unit leader.