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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.
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.

Contracts

Veterans Affairs starts to preview intake services recompete

An industry day is on the schedule to hear about the next iteration of this contract geared toward making VA a paperless claims processing environment.

Companies

Parsons explains its acquisition synergy efforts

The company shows more of how it looks for commonalities between its federal and critical infrastructure businesses through what it acquires.

Companies

BAE gets clearance to close Ball Aerospace buy

The companies say they will be "executing steps in the coming days" to complete the transaction.

Companies

Leidos CEO touts $7.9B Army win as a model for its future

In talking with Wall Street, Tom Bell singles out the delivery model for this technology contract as something he wants Leidos to replicate for other programs.

Companies

BlueHalo to combine with Eqlipse Technologies

Both companies are backed by Arlington Capital Partners, which formed them approximately three years apart from one another.

Companies

Sigma Defense closes second JADC2-focused acquisition

The Sagewind-backed technology integrator has prioritized the military's overarching soldier-and-network connectivity vision in the strategy.

Companies

Blue Delta elevates Higgins to partner role

Morgan Higgins is on the boards of directors for Client Solution Architects and Core One Solutions, both of which are backed by the venture investment firm.

Companies

Crimson Pheonix adds pair of businesses

This is the newest round of acquisitions with the backing of Godspeed Capital Management.

Companies

Customer segments, tech and growth mark the week in exec moves

The continued evolution of the businesses with the name of Maxar in them features in this roundup.

Podcasts

WT 360: How GovCon's 'Rule of Two' is poised to grow in scope

Stephen Bacon of the law firm Rogers Joseph O'Donnell goes over the White House's push for agencies to expand their use of this golden rule of government contracting and what it means for small businesses.

Companies

AE Industrial Partners to stand up DC office

The private equity firm is eyeing the third quarter for the new office's opening.

Companies

Synthetaic closes $15M Series B funding round

The venture arms of IBM and Booz Allen Hamilton are among the investors in Synthetaic, which is looking to further develop and scale its image categorization tool.

Contracts

Air Force chooses 17 for $499M anti-tampering tech contract

Three incumbents will continue onto this expanded iteration of the program focused on defending against unintended technology transfers or alterations by adversaries.