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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 chooses newcomer for $370M payroll system recompete

The Integrated Personnel and Pay System – Army both helps soldiers get paid and leaders track other aspects of their service.

Contracts

Cognosante bid wins $583M Military OneSource support contract

Accenture's U.S. federal subsidiary has acquired Cognosante and is poised to take over the operation of a round-the-clock resource directly tied to military life.

Podcasts

WT 360: KBR's Top 100 footprints extend across the globe

Byron Bright, president of U.S. government solutions at KBR, describes how Company No. 17's work for that particular client set extends well beyond America to include its allies and where technology fits into the bigger picture.

Companies

One new president and more leadership moves across the market

Growth, human resources, and the national security sector also get mentions in this compilation.

Contracts

Yulista awarded $219M Army aviation support contract

The Army sought an 8(a) small business to work with one of its air integration and engineering teams.

Companies

AI and rockets mark the week's space investments

The venture capital arms of Boeing, Booz Allen Hamilton and Lockheed Martin are among those involved in the deals.

Companies

AE Industrial Partners unveils its third investment fund

Fund III has already seen around one-fourth of its $1.28 billion size deployed into new platform acquisitions and add-ons.

Companies

Sparksoft books $118M CMS data tracking order

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is looking to iterate its tool for screening Medicare and Medicaid providers.

Companies

Capgemini's federal arm promotes Ford to CEO

Dan Ford's career at Capgemini Government Solutions includes leadership roles for federal sectors and the national security business.

Companies

J2 Ventures captures $150M for second fund

The four-year-old venture firm backs technology startups and helps them secure government contract funding to aid in efforts to scale out their creations for agency adoption.

Companies

Markon acquires fellow professional services provider

Markon separated from its former parent in the summer of 2023 to focus exclusively on federal work.

Podcasts

WT 360: GovCIO's Top 100 journey from its transformative acquisition

Joe Cormier, both chief operating officer and chief financial officer at GovCIO, outlines how Company No. 41's combination with Salient CRGT has shaped its pathway almost four years on and what he sees as next steps.

Companies

Strategy, tech and finance leadership moves across the market

Plus one of the technology ecosystem's most active investment firms brings in a pair of public sector veterans.

Companies

SixGen uses acquisition to grow cyber software, data product lineup

This represents SixGen's first purchase with the support of its private equity owner Washington Harbour Partners.

Contracts

DOD keeps all incumbents for $1.5B CIO IT recompete

The Defense Department uses the contract to acquire support for its information enterprise and IT management functions.

Contracts

Alliant 3's final solicitation hits the streets

Companies have four months to work on their bids for one of six dozen spots on this "Anything IT Anywhere” vehicle for all of government.

Podcasts

WT 360: Lumen's Top 100 strategy builds off its network core

Jason Schulman, national vice president of federal government sales at Lumen Technologies, explains how company No. 38's public sector team works with agencies on their network modernization agendas.

Companies

Leidos captures $476M NASA spaceflight support recompete

Artemis and the International Space Station are among the programs Leidos will continue supporting

Companies

Mitre hires Battelle vet as chief executive

Jason Providakes is retiring after seven years as leader of the nonprofit science and technology organization.

Companies

Omni Federal gets new private equity backer

The seven-year-old software development specialist will look to scale out its digital delivery posture with Madison Dearborn Partners' investment.