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William Welsh

William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

TOP 100: Unisys pushes 'Stealth' plan, eyes acquisitions

Unisys sees its Stealth cybersecurity software as a way to broaden its federal footprint and an acquisition or two might help too.

Top 100: Raytheon weaves cyber into tight knit portfolio

Raytheon aims to stand apart from competitors as it develops a commercial cyber offering to complement its traditional defense work.

Top 100: Platforms, new technology keep Boeing flying high

Boeing's new normal puts focus on technology, platforms and finding ways to pass cost savings on to its customers.

Top 100: Inside Engility's strategy of building critical mass

Engility nearly doubled its revenue over the last 18 months through acquisitions, with an eye toward building the critical mass it needs to be competitive in today's market.

Top 100: L-3 positions for uptick in defense work

L-3 Communications has been weathering the defense downturn by divesting and investing to put the company in the best position to win new work as when the market turns.

Top 100: Raytheon doubles down on cybersecurity

Through acquisitions and joint ventures, Raytheon bets big on building its cybersecurity offerings.

Top 100: CSC stays focused on transformation

As CSC moves toward splitting into two companies -- public sector and commercial -- the government business stays focused on opportunities around the cloud, infrastructure and modernization.

Top 100: Northrop Grumman invests for eventual market rebound

Northrop Grumman has been investing heavily as it prepares for the U.S. market to rebound, particularly around cyber and infrastructure protection.

TOP 100: Raytheon broadens tech offerings as market shifts

Raytheon Co. has reorganized and streamlined to be more efficient at the same it has broadened its technology offerings in areas such as missile defense and cybersecurity.

Top 100: GD's restructuring enters the refinement stage

General Dynamics, the No. 5 company on the 2014 Top 100, put a major emphasis on restructuring of its IT operations in the past year and is now looking at refinements as it hunts for new opportunities.

Inside SAIC's pending divorce

Executives explain how they managed people and results -- they captured a top five spot on the Top 100 -- all the while planning for a split that would create two multi-billion dollar companies.

Raytheon realigns for challenging economy

Raytheon's recent consolidation of business lines steamlined company operations and preserved it ability to chase domestic and international opportunities.

Sentek captures $70M Navy command and control contract

Sentek Global will furnish systems engineering and technical assistance to the Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command under a new contract.

General Dynamics wins $2.8B contract for next phase of WIN-T

The Army has awarded the low-rate initial production of its next-generation tactical communications network to General Dynamics Corp. under a contract with a ceiling of $2.8 billion.

Four picked for $96M Navy wireless support

The Navy has selected four contractors to compete for $96 million in wireless product and services tasks.

Boeing to deliver Army airborne surveillance systems

The Army has selected Boeing Co. to build an airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data collection system to support battlefield missions under a contract worth $88.1 million.

Navy selects contractor for maritime drone support

Science Applications International Corp. will furnish technical and engineering support to the Navy office that manages unmanned aircraft systems that conduct maritime surveillance under a task order potentially worth $39 million over five years

Navy readies solicitations for future enterprise network

The Navy will issue up to five requests for proposals over the next 12 months as it begins the transition from the massive Navy-Marine Corps Intranet to the successor program.

Lockheed Martin to upgrade Air Force intell workstations

Lockheed Martin Corp. will upgrade workstations for the Air Force’s Distributed Common Ground System under a new task order.

L-3 unit wins $170M contract for manpack satcom systems

The U.S. Special Operations Command has awarded a five-year, $170 million contract to a unit of L-3 Communications for portable satellite communications systems that will give special operations forces high-speed transmission capacity for voice and data communications.