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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.
Contracts

DHS getting industry ready for professional services recompete

The current iteration of this multiple-award vehicle called PACTS has a $2 billion ceiling and runs to February 2025.

Companies

Client Solution Architects hires new operations, growth chiefs

The digital transformation and consulting services provider adds these veterans to help lead its next growth phase.

Contracts

Veteran-owned firm wins $341M ICE cloud services award

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency makes this award nearly a year after it started the procurement all over again.

Contracts

NNSA chooses 7 for $400M professional services contract

The National Nuclear Security Administration consolidates program management and other support work into this blanket purchase agreement.

Companies

System High acquires identity management software outfit

The buyer is backed by the government market investment firm Enlightenment Capital.

Contracts

Sealing Technologies wins $168M Marine Corps cyber contract

The veteran-owned small business will help develop new systems to analyze vulnerabilities.

Companies

Satellite network firm's acquisition puts down roots in government

Anuvu is working on an eight-satellite constellation and evidently has federal users in mind.

Contracts

LMI books $450M contract to extend DOD STEM scholarship program support

The Pentagon's SMART Program Office awards at least 400 scholarships a year and gave out 480 in 2021.

Companies

CACI speaks to the other half of today's talent crunch

Acquisition teams inside federal agencies need workers too and are losing them, which has a knock-on effect that CACI International wants investors to consider.

Companies

ICF's digital modernization strategy has two main legs

The global technology consultant is focusing on services centered around low-code/no-code and open source software, ICF's chief executive tells us.

Companies

Groundswell hires new lead talent exec

She joins the digital transformation company as it looks to scale up its human resources infrastructure.

Companies

Black Sage brings in new chief executive

The counter-unmanned aircraft tech firm was acquired three years ago by a middle market-focused private equity firm.

Companies

Palantir blends government market uncertainty with ambitious self-labeling

The enterprise data software maker is looking to take on an identity similar to that of another large defense company.

Companies

Geospatial tech firm gets private equity backing

A team of scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory founded Descartes Labs in 2014.

Companies

QinetiQ's big-picture thinking with Avantus in the fold

The British defense tech maker explains to "Lombard Street" (London's Wall Street equivalent) why they see this $590 million transaction as making sense for the U.S. expansion strategy.

Companies

Former Salient CRGT CEO to chair PM Consulting's board

The three-decade federal market veteran most recently led Salient CRGT through its sale to GovernmentCIO.

Companies

HII touts big win for its tech business amid other delays

The $826 million Defense Department win came through its 2021 Alion acquisition but it is hard to predict when the next big win will come because of customer delays.

Contracts

CIS Secure Computing acquires intelligence community IT firm

The buyer is seeking a greater presence in IT modernization and intelligence training programs, among others.