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Tania Anderson

Tania Anderson is a contributing writer to Washington Technology.

How Northrop shifted its IT strategy to stay ahead

The No. 2 company on the Top 100 faced a changing market and began adapting its strategy two years ago. What changes were made and how did they pay off?

Is diversity good for business? CSC thinks so.

Computer Sciences Corp. created a position for a chief diversity officer. Jose Jimenez explains how his role will help the company meet its goals.

Government shutdown threatens small businesses

Because of their reliance on contracts and fewer cash reserves, small businesses face a high level of risk during a shutdown. What can they do to protect themselves?

GD wins $177M contract to run the Army's supply system

The company will manage supply systems to support military operations in Southwest Asia. Most work will come out of Camp Arifjan in Kuwait.

Will DOD's 2012 budget request answer industry's questions?

Contractors are anxious about the Feb. 14 Defense Department budget submission. What are they hoping to see in Gates' 2012 funding request?

Cubic will acquire Abraxas

Cubic Corp., a provider of defense systems, mission support services and transportation systems based in San Diego, will pay $124 million in cash to acquire Virginia-based Abraxas Corp.

Looming insourcing threat forces small biz to reposition itself

Fast 50 company BayFirst Solutions overcame early obstacles and now is working to protect its success during the insourcing trend.

Guident rides small wins to big growth

By sticking to its core customers and managing its growth, Guident has maintained a streak of fast-paced success.

Infrastructure investments fuel MicroTech's success

MicroTech has parlayed partnerships, quality processes and technology expertise into a track record of growth.

Career evolution leads to Medicare project

Frank LaSota, senior manager at National Government Services Inc., runs special projects that impact millions but sees results one person at a time.

Flexibility key to contractor success

Christopher Barnes of Lockheed Martin says the best path to contractor success is to be open to challenges and new opportunities.

Border work brings unexpected career path

Gena Alexa of Unisys didn't expect to go into border control work, but her success has made a difference.

Organizer learned skills at home

Turner Consulting Group's Nina Pruess learned her organizational skills as a teenager, and now she's using them to solve health care problems.

Hughes wins $58.7M Internet services contract

Under a contract with the Agriculture Department, Hughes will bring high-speed satellite Internet service to rural parts of the United States.

SAIC scoops up airport security company

Acquisition brings SAIC more technology to automatically screen luggage for explosives.

TASC captures $200M infrared Air Force contract

Company will help the Air Force with its space-based infrared systems, used for missile defense.

Former Telos exec buys Navy contractor

Dave Aldrich leads a group of investors in an acquisition of Research and Engineering Development Inc., a Navy contractor.

IBM banks on analytics, cloud for growth

IBM has been making acquisitions and other investments to build its analytics and cloud computing business.

Cybersecurity firm scooped up for $25 million

Applied Signal Technology adds to its cybersecurity portfolio with $25 million acquisition of Seismic LLC.

Harris tapped to aid VA collection efforts

Harris Corp. will help the Veterans Affairs Department improve billing and collection efforts under a $72 million contract.