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Nick Wakeman

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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.
IT Infrastructure

Analysis: Why milCloud's end hurts DISA and General Dynamics IT

General Dynamics IT will lose a prestigious program when its contract to run the milCloud 2.0 service ends in the spring, but the Defense Information Systems Agency also faces potential risks as the new multiple-cloud contract to replace JEDI advances.

Cyber

Progress made in protest for Army's cyber range

The Army is inching closer to resolving a couple protests of its $2.4 billion cyber range support contract, which is welcome news for ManTech.

Connected Warrior

DARPA-funded fabric protects against chemical, biologic threats

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is developing new fabrics and protective equipment that can reduce the risk of chemical and biological threats to service members and responders.

IT Infrastructure

AFWERX invests in 5G-enabled IoT security

The Air Force’s innovation arm has awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research contract to Phosphorus Cybersecurity to help build a scalable security infrastructure to support 5G-enabled IoT devices.

IT Infrastructure

John Garing, former Air Force and DISA exec, dies at 78

The winner of partner site GCN's Hall of Fame award in 2010, Garing continued his government IT career with Suss Consulting and Vion Corp.

IT Infrastructure

Court denies Perspecta's NGEN protest

Perspecta has held the Next General Enterprise Network contract for 20 years, dating back to when one of its legacy business in EDS won the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet contract in 2000.

AI & Analytics

DARPA scouting for ‘revolutionary’ ideas

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking for unconventional approaches that challenge conventional wisdom and have the potential to radically change established practices.

IT Infrastructure

DISA plans single award for $11.7B IT contract

The Defense Information Systems Agency is working on the solicitation for an $11.7 IT support contract and as things currently stand, there will be one winner.

IT Infrastructure

Perspecta's NGEN protest denied

The Government Accountability Office has denied Perspecta’s challenge of the $7.7 billion Navy NGEN award that went to Leidos.

IT Infrastructure

DOD's $7.6B cloud email buy heads for redo

Less than a week before a final protest ruling was due, the Defense Information Systems Agency and the General Services Administration are taking another corrective action in their big business software buy for DOD.

JEDI award gets reconsideration and 120-pause

The Defense Department wants some time to it “reconsider” parts of its decision to award its $10 billion cloud contract to Microsoft and has asked the U.S. Court of Federal Claims for a 120-day pause.

Navy awards $57 million to upgrade training program

General Dynamics' IT division has won a $57 million Navy task order training curriculum under the Sailor 2025 Ready Relevant Learning program.

After $8 billion award, DOD to re-evaluate DEOS cloud buy

After a protest, the General Services Administration and the Defense Information Systems Agency are planning to take another look at their $7.6 billion cloud award.

Perspecta protests elimination from DOD's $6.5B telecom contract

The Defense Department cut Perspecta from list of competitors for a potential 10-year, $6.5 billion contract to support its information and telecommunications network, the Global Solutions Management Operations II.

Cloud

Army pushes enterprise IT toward the cloud

The Enterprise IT as a Service pilot will assess whether private-sector IT infrastructure investments, operations and best practices will work for the Army and support the investments the service has made in its network.

Cloud

Conflict-of-interest charge threatens to derail JEDI

The Defense Department is reconsidering whether conflict-of-interest charges had an impact on the integrity of the contract.

Cloud

Pentagon sketches plans for cloud-based office apps

Under the $8.2 billion Defense Enterprise Office Solutions contract, the Defense Department will buy email, content management, file storage, productivity tools, web conferencing, instant messaging, native audio and video and mobility.

Unmanned Systems

Army ground robot program sparks new industry partnerships

Endeavor Robotics has joined forces with Howe and Howe Technologies to pursue the Army’s Robotic Combat Vehicle program.

Connected Warrior

DHA awards contract for brain injury support

Under a $25 million contract, Octo Consulting will provide IT support to the Defense Health Agency traumatic brain injury directorate.

Connected Warrior

Firms trade protests over Afghanistan support contract

NCI Inc. and IAP Worldwide have swapped places in a battle for a pair of U.S. Army contracts to support the Afghanistan's military and national police.