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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.
Acquisition

ManTech agrees on $4.2B sale to Carlyle Group

The all-cash transaction will end ManTech's current 20-year run as a public company.

Acquisition

GSA's new thinking for evaluating Polaris bids

After collecting industry feedback, the General Services Administration will give a new proposal due date and open the bid submission portal.

Acquisition

GSA to slow down process for Polaris IT vehicle

The agency will spend the time reviewing feedback on how joint ventures can bid.

Defense

Leidos takes $11B DOD 'Fourth Estate' IT contract

Leidos wins yet another one of the largest defense IT services and systems integration contract opportunities out there with the award of this $11.5 billion program at the Defense Information Systems Agency.

Acquisition

State Department offers glimpse of $8B IT services contract

The multiple-award contract dubbed "Evolve" is the successor to the Vanguard contract held by Science Applications International Corp. since 2010.

People

Roper named CEO of drone company Volansi

Will Roper, the former Air Force acquisition chief, has been named CEO of Volansi, a commercial drone manufacturing company.

IT Modernization

DISA unveils $11B IT 'Enclave' services solicitation

The Defense Information Systems Agency puts its much-anticipated $11.2 billion 'Enclave Services' contract for broad IT services out for industry to bid.

Cybersecurity

CBP taps CACI for $1.8B modernization contract

Customs and Border Protection awarded an $1.8 billion back-office IT modernization contract through the General Services Administration's assisted acquisition service.

IT Modernization

FBI needs more time to recompete $5B IT product contract

In a FedBizOpps notice, the bureau said it plans to extend by another year current Information Technology Supplies and Support Services contract, also known as ITSSS or "IT Triple-S."

Acquisition

Court starts clearing out protests against Alliant 2 Small Business

The battle over the General Services Administration's $15 billion Alliant 2 Small Business contract for IT products and services continues to be tied up in court, but so far GSA is on a winning streak.

IT Modernization

DOD extends JEDI deadline

The Pentagon has relented somewhat on its full-steam ahead approach to the big-ticket cloud computing infrastructure contract, giving interested parties three more weeks to put together their bids.

Acquisition

Alliant 2 protest heads to court

Lawsuits from two firms seek to force GSA to re-evaluate its award for the $50 billion IT product and services contract.

People

Moskovitz moves on at Accenture

Accenture Federal Chief Operating Officer John Goodman will succeed CEO David Moskovitz, effective Nov. 20.

IT Modernization

Three vendors win SSA's $7.8 billion IT services contract

The Social Security Administration has selected CGI Federal, Leidos and Northrop Grumman for a potential 10-year, $7.8 billion contract for IT services.