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Ross Wilkers

Senior Staff Reporter

Ross Wilkers
Ross Wilkers covers the business of government contracting, 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 WT 360 podcast that features discussions with the market's leading executives and voices. Ross is a native of Northern Virginia and is an alumnus of George Mason University.
Top 100

TOP 100: GovCIO's path in the fast lane

Company No. 41 was not even in the rankings three years ago. Then it acquired Salient CRGT and used that as a platform to multiply.

Top 100

TOP 100: KBR lays out its innovation and business agenda

The president of company No. 17's U.S. government business highlights space and the AUKUS security partnership as priorities and avenues for continued growth.

Top 100

TOP 100: Lumen shapes its public sector outlook through partnerships, innovation lab

Company No. 38 is already starting to think about the next big network modernization vehicle after EIS and some of that positioning effort takes place in an innovation lab for itself and industry partners.

Podcasts

WT 360: Our first snap judgments of the 2024 Top 100

Nick is all done putting together the 2024 Top 100 rankings. Now it's time for Nick and Ross to start talking about the directions and themes the list illustrates about the federal technology and services market.

Companies

What Quadrint built before CACI came calling

The founders and venture capital backers of Quadrint share the journey of how they built and sold the company.

Companies

DISA's industry partners center their agendas around user experience

Our Power Breakfast event on working with the Defense Information Systems Agency turned the conversation toward its user base of between 3 million and 5 million users, and the tech integrators that serve them and DISA.

Companies

Blue Delta's advisory board adds trio

The additions of Tish Long, Lisa Disbrow and Anne Altman expand the group to having nine people.

Contracts

CACI wins $2B NASA IT centralization job

The space agency is looking to standardize and consolidate how it manages IT systems and applications.

Companies

Clarity Innovations, Chameleon complete their merger

Clarity undertakes its first significant transaction as a portfolio company of Capitol Meridian Partners.

Contracts

Space Force awards $1B ground system software contract

The service branch hires 20 small businesses to help move along the development of a new system that leans on commercial cloud.

Companies

Akima subsidiary wins $480M Space Force satellite control contract

Space Force awards this job amid its effort to increase the capacity of its Satellite Control Network comprising 19 globally distributed antennas.

Companies

Booz Allen acquires PAR Government Systems for $95M

PAR also found a buyer for its Rome Research Corp. subsidiary, which marks a full exit from government work and start of a complete focus on the core restaurant and retail tech business.

Companies

Digital services and segment leadership moves across the market

A pair of retired Army lieutenant generals enter the private sector, as does a former IRS and Treasury technology leader.

Companies

Accenture's federal arm wins $250M Interior platform contract

Interior's Bureau of Land Management sought a provider of agile application development services and aid to set up an IT delivery architecture.

Contracts

MDA chooses small biz JV for $347M planning support contract

VetTech will be at the center of the Missile Defense Agency's contribution to the so-called PPBE cycle for resource allocation across the Defense Department.

Companies

Deloitte acquires disease surveillance business

This marks the consulting firm's second purchase in as many months that focuses on public health.

Companies

TRANSCOM starts the bidding for $1.6B logistics management platform contract

Transportation Command will choose a single company to help stand up the system and base it on commercially-available supply chain software.

Companies

Tyto Athene builds managed cyber service offerings via acquisition

Tyto is looking to provide a more fully-integrated approach to agencies for their network security postures.

Contracts

Air Force chooses 14 for $220M geospatial support contract

Air Force leaders sought a pool of contractors to help facilitate enhanced and shared situational awareness.

Podcasts

WT 360: All about Telos' post-IPO journey

Telos Corp.'s chief executive John Wood joins to review the security technology company's four years since its initial public offering and preview the pathway it has laid out for a return to growth.