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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

Veterans Affairs chooses 17 for $650M tech R&D vehicle

Advanced manufacturing, data transformation and digital health innovation are among the VA's key focus areas for this contract.

Contracts

Army awards $675M security tech operation contract

Awardees will help operate and maintain systems used to control entry into Army facilities.

Contracts

MDA chooses small business for $385M testing support contract

The Missile Defense Agency also wants the awardee to help make a new instrumentation system.

Contracts

SAIC wins $757M Army IT management contract

The branch sought support for a system that supplies enterprise software to users.

Companies

HII promotes new corporate tech chief

The shipbuilding giant continues to emphasize the technology integration leg of its overall strategy.

Companies

L3Harris hires new mission systems president

The executive currently in that role will move into another focused on overall corporate strategy.

Contracts

AT&T books $119M CBP network task order

The Customs and Border Protection agency is building on efforts to modernize telecommunications environment.

Contracts

Round 9: Air Force adds 30 more companies to JADC2 connectivity program

The military continues to cast an open net across industry for networking and communications technologies.

Companies

Optiv hires new federal leader

The information security company is looking for growth with agencies and through partnerships.

Companies

Google hires Booz Allen vet to lead public sector business

Google stood up the business over the summer to have a single unit responsible for selling the tech giant's product suite in the government and education markets.

Contracts

Small business moves ahead on $534M Marine Corps data contract

This phase of the effort will focus on analytics and visualization, among other areas.

Contracts

MetroStar wins $155M Marine Corps business info support contract

Service branch leaders use the systems to manage pay and personnel, financial and accounting operations.

Companies

REI Systems elevates new growth chief

The government IT company is looking to further expand its engagement and support of agencies.

Companies

Razor's Edge closes $340M raise for new fund

The venture investment firm exceeds its target for new capital to back startup defense technology outfits by nearly 30%.

Companies

Integral hires new financial, growth chiefs

The company is preparing to roll out an M&A program for 2023 in support of its top-line goal.

Companies

Hitachi Vantara Federal names next full-time CEO

The data services company's board looks to the interim chief executive.

Companies

Leonardo DRS brings in new business development leader

The conglomerate's U.S. subsidiary is in the midst of a transaction to take it public.

Podcasts

PROJECT 38: A fiscal year-end checkpoint of the market

Where companies are prioritizing their investments and seeing headwinds is the focus of this episode that has our Ross Wilkers swap notes and thoughts with John Caucis and James Wichert, public sector market analysts at Technology Business Research.

Contracts

GSA opens Polaris to next set of small-business bidders

The General Services Administration has released the final solicitation for service-disabled and HUBzone small businesses to bid on the Polaris IT vehicle.