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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.
Contracts

Army finalizes $910M test, engineering award

The protest window is now closed, for good, which clears the way for work to start at the Army's Redstone Test Center.

Contracts

Energy tries again to award $45B Hanford tank contract

The department wraps up its evaluation of revised proposals following a court challenge, but the outcome is the same for now unless another protest follows.

Companies

ICF holds to stable outlook for infrastructure, Inflation Reduction Act spend

ICF's chief executive explains to Wall Street where the funds are being directed and how the financial model is different for some projects.

Contracts

Air Force switches award of $12B nuclear weapon support recompete

Guidehouse emerges as the winner of this re-evaluation after having successfully protested for at least a second chance.

Contracts

Veterans Affairs details teaming framework for $14B transformation recompete

The department's main health care agency further spells out the roles and responsibilities of prime contractors as team leaders ahead of a final solicitation release.

Companies

Sayari hires LexisNexis vet to lead U.S. public sector team

This is the supply chain software specialist's first senior-level hire since TPG acquired majority ownership.

Companies

LeoLabs hires former Maxar public sector head as CEO

This eight-year-old Silicon Valley outfit operates a global radar network that tracks objects in space.

Contracts

NASA opens on-ramp bidding for $476M Earth data program

The space agency wants both new companies and new ideas from the existing group of awardees.

Contracts

NOAA awards 'Fisheries' block of $8B services vehicle

These awards support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's work to protect seafood resources.

Companies

Sales, operations and finance mark the week in exec moves

One of the government market's active venture firms and a space startup's new board appointment also feature.

Companies

Inside the AI angle of ManTech's pivot

The company's new data analytics and artificial intelligence practice will look to help agencies get a handle on their data before operationalizing AI.

Contracts

Accenture's federal arm wins $789M Navy cyber contract

Navy leaders see the future SHARKCAGE environment as having a single set of system resources that work in the same security domain on shores and out at sea.

Companies

Tetra Tech extends FAA footprint via acquisition

Tetra Tech adds around 500 employees through this newest in a series of purchases over the past decade.

Companies

Army Corps of Engineers previews cyber facility construction contract

The plan is for this building to house the Marine Corps' cyber defense operations, and respondents should detail other secure facilities they have built, including the physical IT aspects.

Contracts

Interior starts the bidding for $500M IT services vehicle

The department's Bureau of Indian Affairs will choose between seven and 10 companies for this brand new contract.

Companies

Exiger hires former Air, Space Force contracting lead as government president

This is the supply chain management software's newest move on the heels of investments by The Carlyle Group and Insight Partners.

Contracts

GovCIO wins $865M CENTCOM communications contract

GovCIO unseats an incumbent to take over the work across Central Command's area of responsibility, which covers 20 countries and 90,000 U.S. government personnel.

Contracts

USCIS unveils first glimpse at software development recompete

This will be iteration number four of the Outcome-Based Delivery and DevSecOps Services vehicle, also known as ODOS.

Companies

WT 360: All about SMX's digital transformation thesis

SMX's chief executive Peter LaMontagne discusses where the company wants to go, how it defines tech modernization as being more than just about cloud migration and what the Defense Department's new industrial strategy means for GovCon.

Companies

General Dynamics' CEO paints a more optimistic supply chain picture

"That is behind us now," Phebe Novakovic told an investor conference. Which means the conversation now turns to strategy and investment priorities.