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Ross Wilkers

Senior Staff Reporter

Ross Wilkers
Ross Wilkers is Washington Technology's senior staff reporter covering the business of government contracting, plus the 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 "Project 38" podcast featuring interviews with the market's leading executives and voices. Ross is a native of Northern Virginia and is an alumnus of George Mason University.
Emerging Tech

Global 5G from space

Two tech companies are teaming up to deliver a direct-to-device hybrid 5G network that combines the reach of a global satellites with mobile wireless carrier networks.

Cloud & Infrastructure

MilCloud adds AWS option

The Defense Department’s MilCloud 2.0 contract now gives Defense Information Services Agency and other non-combat DOD agencies access to cloud services from Amazon Web Services.

Cloud & Infrastructure

CIA awards massive cloud contract

The CIA confirmed the award of its Commercial Cloud Enterprise (C2E) contract to roll out new cloud hosting capabilities for the 17 intelligence agencies.

Air Force, AT&T push ahead with 5G testing

The Air Force announced that it will test out AT&T’s 5G networking-as-a-service capabilities at three bases.

Cloud & Infrastructure

AWS-Microsoft JEDI fight will stretch into 2021

The $10 billion cloud project is already two years behind schedule and has yet to be implemented -- three years after the Defense Department first unveiled the project and almost a full year after Microsoft was first awarded the contract.

Cloud & Infrastructure

JEDI saga continues

A federal judge is giving the Defense Department until Aug. 17 to accept proposal revisions addressing storage pricing, effectively extending a nearly three-year-long drama over the potential $10 billion enterprise cloud contract.

Cloud & Infrastructure

AWS wants to stop JEDI roll-out

Amazon Web Services has asked for a temporary pause in Defense Department's work with Microsoft on the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Enterprise cloud contract.

Cloud & Infrastructure

DOD tries to shut down Oracle's JEDI appeal

Government attorneys argued that Oracle's allegations are moot, now that Microsoft won the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure procurement.

Cloud & Infrastructure

AWS JEDI protest points at Trump

Amazon Web Services' protest of the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract award to Microsoft will likely center around allegations of political influence.

Cloud & Infrastructure

JEDI award signals rise of hybrid cloud

Advances in cloud technology are making data and applications increasingly interoperable between clouds.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Oracle fights on against JEDI cloud contract

The company is appealing a July ruling by Court of Federal Claims that denied Oracle's protest over the potential Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Microsoft moves on classified cloud

Two new Azure Government Secret regions are in private preview and pending accreditation, Microsoft says.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Latest timeline for JEDI cloud contract

Federal Claims Judge Eric Bruggink lifted a stay on an Oracle lawsuit against the procurement and approved a new timeline for the matter, including a new date for oral arguments.

Cloud & Infrastructure

BlackBerry pushes into federal cloud

A new business unit will be exclusively focused accelerating the company's government cloud computing initiatives.

Emerging Tech

Underwater drones ride rising tide of remote management

Unmanned underwater systems are becoming affordable options for inspections of reservoir and water supply systems as well as underwater infrastructure, environmental assessment, law enforcement and port security.