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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.
Acquisition

CISA changes plan for operations support recompete

The Homeland Security Department's cyber agency goes in a different direction for how it plans to award this upcoming task order.

Acquisition

First CHIPS Act award signals start of U.S. semiconductor push

The Commerce Department chose a major defense hardware maker as recipient number one of CHIPS For America grant money, which certainly will go across multiple industries that are of importance to public sector.

Acquisition

Veterans Affairs sheds more light on $14B transformation recompete

The department's main health care agency announces its decision on which companies will be eligible and reveals more on how teams can be structured.

Acquisition

IRS starts the bidding for $1.9B IT services recompete

The tax collection agency is undertaking this recompete amid its broader push to overhaul the entire tech environment, which includes systems first stood up in the 1960s.

Acquisition

Veterans Affairs makes awards on $60B IT vehicle recompete

The highly touted contract known as T4NG2 has 30 winners and almost certainly many more disappointed bidders.

Acquisition

GSA previews its plan for $919M supply chain monitoring software buy

The General Services Administration is putting the security and stability of government supply chains front and center in this planned procurement.

Acquisition

GSA starts the bidding for employee travel system competition

The General Services Administration will choose a single company to provide a "configurable (and) commercial" service that manages travel and expense services for other civilian agencies.

Digital Government

IRS awards $2B electronic payment system contract

The tax collection agency wants to make it easier to make payments via debit and credit cards, plus make the websites more accessible and user-friendly.

Acquisition

DOD previews on-ramp for $48B tech research contract

Industry now has more details on how the Defense Department will reopen the so-called IAC-MAC contract vehicle for new companies to join.

Emerging Tech

NATO creates 1B euro investment fund to target tech startups

NEWS ANALYSIS | The intergovernmental military alliance that connects Europe and North America also wants a big net to find and work with innovative companies, following a model already in use by the U.S. government.

Digital Government

GSA activates 5-year option on Alliant 2 IT vehicle

A final solicitation for the upcoming third iteration of this governmentwide contract remains under construction.

Digital Government

Debt Defaults are Not Shutdowns, But Both Raise Money Fears

Question number one that companies in the government market want answered is how payments for their work on contracts will, or will not, happen in a debt default situation. No one knows for sure.

Artificial Intelligence

Navy Finalizes $248M Simulation R&D Award with Small Business

Work supports an integrated battlespace simulation and test department that also acts as a Navy center of excellence.

Acquisition

Incumbents win parallel $2.25B background investigation support recompetes

The Defense Department agency responsible for background investigations is moving to a new case processing system as part of the larger "Trusted Workforce 2.0" push.

Digital Government

State Department unveils $10B enterprise IT services solicitation

The contract known as "Evolve" seeks technology modernization services in support of diplomatic goals.

Modernization

State Department unveils $10B enterprise IT services solicitation

The contract known as "Evolve" seeks technology modernization services in support of diplomatic goals.

Digital Government

Microsoft, Lockheed Form New Cloud Collaboration Pact

The world's largest defense company has both internal initiatives and work with military customers in mind for this partnership.

Acquisition

Interior unveils $1B cloud solicitation

Data center consolidation and the movement of more core technology services are top priorities for the department in this acquisition.

Modernization

Interior Unveils $1B Cloud Solicitation

Data center consolidation and the movement of more core technology services are top priorities for the department in this acquisition.