Washington Technology Editor, Nick Wakeman, was named to his post in June 2005 after serving as senior editor for four years. He joined WT as a staff writer in 1996. At Washington Technology (WT), Wakeman has written about the systems integrators, procurement trends and major contracts. He has a daily blog, the Business Beat, where he offers commentary and news about what’s going on in the government market. He also heads the publication’s annual Top 100 project, which ranks the largest IT and systems integrators in federal market.
Before joining WT, Wakeman wrote a newsletter covering the Food and Drug Administration. He also has written for publications on consumer product safety regulations and physical therapy. He began his career in journalism covering police and courts for the Daily News-Record in Harrisonburg, Va. Wakeman is a graduate of Bridgewater College and earned a master’s degree in journalism from the American University.
He’s also the current board chair of Pinecrest School, a small, secular private school in Annandale, Va.
He lives in Alexandria, Va., with his wife, Beth, and two sons. When he’s not working or spending time with his family, he’s planning what he can barbeque next.