Introducing the 2017 Washington Technology Top 100

For the 24th time, we’ve ranked the largest government contractors in the IT and systems integration space according to their prime contracting dollars, this time for fiscal year 2016… read more

What’s Ahead for M&A in 2016? — Washington Technology

In our January 2015 article for Washington Technology, we made five predictions for 2015:… read more

Introducing the 2015 Washington Technology Top 100

We rank the largest government contractors by their prime contract dollars in IT, systems integrations, telecommunications, engineering and… read more

Introducing the 2014 Washington Technology Top 100

For the 21st consecutive year, we’ve ranked the largest companies in the government market by their prime contract revenue for IT, systems integration, telecommunication, professional services and other high-tech functions…read more

Pentagon Ranks Top 30 DOD Suppliers

The Defense Department’s acquisition chief on Friday released a ranking of the top 30 supplier units within the contracting industry as part of a continuing effort to improve the government’s largest procurement operations by curbing costs and professionalizing the workforce…read more

Sequestration and the Pentagon’s ‘Two Budgets’

Sequestration is forcing the Defense Department toliterally build two budgets” and, if the automatic cuts are continued, will damage the quality of U.S. weapons systems and deter innovation, a top Pentagon acquisition official said on Wednesday…read more

Obama Requests ‘Smaller’ $500 Billion Defense Budget

President Barack Obama released his fiscal year 2015 budget on Tuesday, calling for $495.6 billion for the nation’s military — just $4 billion less than fiscal 2014 enacted levels, and still below the $496 billion cap set by Congress under the Bipartisan Budget Act. Obama’s budget …read more

5 Things You Need to Know About the Next Defense Budget

March 4 is the date to watch for Washington’s defense wonks.

That’s when the Pentagon plans to release its budget request for next year. And when the document drops, it will sound the starting gun for a slew of battles over military spending. The budget deal Congress passed in December eased some of the Pentagon’s pain from the sequester, which was intended to slice $500 billion from defense accounts over a decade.

But don’t be fooled: The battles over next year’s defense budget are far from settled …read more

Lockheed F-35 Comes Out Ahead in Defense Spending Accord

Tanks and submarines being built by General Dynamics Corp. (GD) and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter made by Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) came out ahead in military provisions of the omnibus U.S. spending bill.

The $1.01 trillion legislation crafted by House and Senate lawmakers would allot $487 billion for the Pentagon’s base spending and $85 billion for war operations, primarily in Afghanistan, for the current fiscal year ending Sept. 30. The Pentagon would receive about $5.7 billion more than it requested …read more

Hagel to Cut Hundreds of Staff and Contractors for $1 Billion Savings

The Office of the Secretary of Defense will get smaller over the next five years as Chuck Hagel plans to cut 200 positions from his office, saving the Pentagon about $1 billion.

In July, Hagel ordered a 20 percent reduction in the front office budget to comply with sequestration reductions. The Joint Chiefs of Staff, service chiefs, combatant commanders and 3-star headquarters will reduce their staffs, as well. …read more