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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.
Companies

General Dynamics' board adds former Special Operations Command leader

The board's newest member also once led strategic plans and policy in the Defense Department's Joint Staff organization.

Companies

ICF adds former CDC official to federal health leadership team

The three-decade veteran most recently led CDC's engagement functions with other government agencies and external partners.

Companies

Commercial IT systems integrator acquires N2grate

N2grate provides technology, training and other professional services to federal agencies.

Companies

Tick tock: How Maxar's private equity suitor won them over

Advent International's willingness to shoulder the risk for a key Maxar constellation captured the space company's attention.

Companies

Amentum wins $4.2B Air Force repair ordering system contract

The Air Force uses this system to process parts and repair orders across more than 100 countries.

Companies

Lumen hires new public sector executive VP

The telecommunications company makes this hire close to four months after a new chief executive joined.

Companies

Sumaria Systems hires former Centauri CEO

The four-decade sector veteran led Centauri through its sale to KBR, which called that acquisition the most transformational in its history given the size and scope.

Companies

Highlander Partners closes third acquisition in unmanned strategy

The private equity firm is quickly bringing together companies to build a platform in the UAS sector of the defense market.

Companies

L3Harris presents its business case for the Aerojet acquisition

Federal antitrust regulators are hearing from L3Harris Technologies as to why they should approve the $4.7 billion transaction. Investors have now heard from L3Harris as to why they should be on board with it.

Companies

Deloitte elevates new government business leader

The three-decade firm veteran led its state, local and higher education practice through a period of historically high demand for services from that client base during the pandemic.

Podcasts

WT 360: Amentum in the implementation phase of its strategy

The global government services company's course is the focus of this episode, where CEO John Heller describes where Amentum wants to go and some larger market dynamics that shape the strategy.

Companies

HII, Northrop hire new strategy and business development leaders

This pair of blue chip defense hardware companies makes additions to their respective leadership teams.

Companies

Booz Allen's acquisition pace is slower than it expected

Integration is the firm's current focus now that the EverWatch purchase has closed, as is hiring.

Companies

RedLattice gets new private equity backing

The 11-year-old cybersecurity company takes the next step in its evolution and strategy by bringing in a new investor.

Companies

Lockheed's venture arm invests in sheet metal maker

The idea is to incorporate new manufacturing techniques into the making of defense systems and other offerings.

Companies

Senior execs voice little concern about possible defense cuts

The leaders of Northrop Grumman and CACI International describe budget cut talk as "noise" emanating from Capitol Hill given the seriousness of national security threats.

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Jacobs details finance chief succession plan

The company just completed its transition to a new chief executive.

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LinQuest elevates new chief executive

The space systems integrator picks an insider to take the reins.

Companies

Technology chief promotions, hires permeate across the market

Three companies announced a series of chief technology officer appointments within a week and those are summarized here.

Companies

Supply chain improvements are real, but appear uneven as well

Are supply chains in the defense industry getting back to ruder health? The answer is nuanced as Lockheed Martin and Raytheon Technologies leaders have told investors.