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Nick Wakeman
Nick Wakeman is the editor-in-chief of Washington Technology and joined the publication in 1996 as a staff writer. He's a graduate of Bridgewater College and earned a masters degree from American University. When he isn't writing about government contractors, he's thinking of cooking large pieces of meat over fire and dreaming of ways to embarrass his two sons. Follow him on Twitter: @nick_wakeman.
Acquisition

CACI's $2.4B NSA win faces challenges

The National Security Agency will take another look at bids after a pair of protests.

Acquisition

NIH CIO-SP4 contract hit with 97 protests

No, that's not a typo. Nearly 100 companies are objecting to the cut-off line NITAAC set for the $50 billion CIO-SP4 competition. They claim it is arbitrary. No word back from NITAAC yet.

Acquisition

Introducing the 2022 Fast 50

Washington Technology's latest ranking of the government market's fastest -growing small businesses based on their revenue over a five-year timeframe.

Acquisition

More protest troubles loom over CIO-SP4

Debriefings are underway with companies who did not get through phase one of the competition for the $50 billion IT vehicle.

Acquisition

Unsuccessful CIO-SP4 bidders may have renewed hopes

The National Institutes of Health's IT acquisition arm will re-evaluate the method it used to narrow the field for the $50 billion IT services vehicle.

Acquisition

DARPA kicks off prep for $1B contract

Work is underway on the recompete of this technical services vehicle that supports research efforts.

Acquisition

Fight over $1.5B Commerce IT contract goes to court

Four companies that missed out on an award are taking their protests up a notch.

Acquisition

Air Force to rethink $5.7B enterprise IT award to CACI

The service will look at conflict-of-interest allegations and how it evaluated proposals for this portion of its Enterprise IT as a Service effort.

Acquisition

DISA plans further updates to DEOS support notice

The Defense Information Systems Agency is also giving companies more time to submit comments regarding a request for information.

Acquisition

Protests hit CACI's $5.7B Air Force win

Every other company that bid on the enterprise IT services contract wants at least a second chance at it.

IT Modernization

FAA again extends deadline for $2.4B IT services contract

The Federal Aviation Administration is still working through 450 questions from companies interested in the multiple-award vehicle.

Acquisition

Exclusion sparks protest over $2.25B contract

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency eliminated one incumbent from a background investigation support program.

Acquisition

NASA unveils draft solicitation for $1.3B IT contract

The space agency is bundling 10 incumbent contracts into this new procurement.

Acquisition

Amazon-Microsoft rivalry now turns to $1B NGA contract

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency went down the sole-source route, which of course led to a protest.

Acquisition

New NASA IT contract may consolidate 10 programs

Large and small business incumbents will all feel the impact of how NASA plans to structure its Consolidated Applications and Platform Services acquisition.

Defense

SAIC lands $319M Kessel Run program to improve Air Force C2 systems

Falconer Air Operations Center Weapon System Sustainment contract lets SAIC leverage its cloud and command-and-control expertise and expand its footprint with the Air Force.

Acquisition

Peraton gets second chance at $800M in Social Security IT work

The Social Security Administration will no longer conduct a price realism analysis, which was the main sticking point of Peraton's protest.

Acquisition

DHA names ineligible companies for $1.5B IT contract

The Defense Health Agency is looking to weed out potential conflicts of interest before they could arise.

Workforce

Questions to ask when hiring former federal workers

A new bid protest ruling describes some trouble spots companies could run into when hiring former government officials.

Defense

DOD plans next phase of JADC2 satellite layer

Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and York Space Systems will build 126 satellites under $1.8 billion in contracts to develop the network for tracking and responding to threats from missiles and hypersonic weapons.