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Company NameHQ LocationYear Est.EmployeesRevenueLocationsGovt. Clients
MVM, Inc.Ashburn, Virginia19792,001-5,000$100 million to $750 million32
AT&T CorporationVienna, Virginia20002,001-5,000$10 billion to $50 billion4418
Butler AmericaShelton, Connecticut19462,001-5,000Unknown13
LionbridgeWaltham, Massachusetts20052,001-5,000$100 million to $750 million11
WyleEl Segundo, California19492,001-5,000$100 million to $750 million128
Aerospace CorporationEl Segundo, California19602,001-5,000$750 million to $1 billion208
Novell Waltham, Massachusetts19832,001-5,000$750 million to $1 billion21
ICF InternationalFairfax, Virginia19692,001-5,000$100 million to $750 million45
Entegee Engineering Technology GroupBurlington, Massachusetts19582,001-5,000$100 million to $750 million144
Alion Science and Technology CorporationMclean, Virginia20022,001-5,000$750 million to $1 billion2012
Orbital SciencesDulles, Virginia19822,001-5,000$1 billion to $10 billion21
Quest SoftwareAliso Viejo, California19872,001-5,000$100 million to $750 million31
Southwest Research InstituteSan Antonio, Texas19472,001-5,000$100 million to $750 million35
Telcordia TechnologiesPiscataway, New Jersey19832,001-5,000Unknown31
MDA 19692,001-5,000$750 million to $1 billion23
Aerotek, an Allegis companyHanover, Maryland19932,001-5,000$1 billion to $10 billion285
ARINCAnnapolis, Maryland19292,001-5,000$1 billion to $10 billion79
Ball Aerospace & Technologies CorporationBoulder, Colorado19562,001-5,000Unknown109
TEKsystemsHanover, Maryland19982,001-5,000$1 billion to $10 billion435
Brocade Communications SystemsSan Jose, California19952,001-5,000$1 billion to $10 billion44
SRI International, Inc.Menlo Park, California19462,001-5,000$100 million to $750 million58
NCI Information Systems, Inc.Reston, Virginia19892,001-5,000$100 million to $750 million259
Red Hat, Inc.Raleigh, North Carolina19932,001-5,000$100 million to $750 million21
ESRIRedlands, California19692,001-5,000$750 million to $1 billion33
Trillium StaffingKalamazoo, Michigan19842,001-5,000Unknown11
Altera CorporationSAN JOSE, California19832,001-5,000$1 billion to $10 billion31
National Security Technologies, LLCNorth Las Vegas, Nevada20052,001-5,000Unknown21
VSE CorporationAlexandria, Virginia19592,001-5,000$750 million to $1 billion15
AerojetSacramento, California19422,001-5,000$750 million to $1 billion21
Camber CorporationHuntsville, Alabama19902,001-5,000$100 million to $750 million3019
Verint Systems, Inc.Melville, New York19942,001-5,000$100 million to $750 million12
Paragon Systems dba Parasys, Inc.Chantilly, Virginia19872,001-5,000Under $100 million13
L-1 Identity SolutionsStamford, Connecticut20062,001-5,000$100 million to $750 million37
AMSEC, a Northrop Grumman companyVirginia Beach, Virginia19812,001-5,000Unknown12
Thales USAArlington, Virginia19762,001-5,000$1 billion to $10 billion21
Hughes Communications, Inc.Germantown, Maryland20052,001-5,000$1 billion to $10 billion11
Kwajalein Range ServicesHuntsville, Alabama20022,001-5,000Unknown11
QinetiQ North AmericaMcLean, Virginia20012,001-5,000$1 billion to $10 billion374
ViaSat, Inc.Carlsbad, California19862,001-5,000$100 million to $750 million33
Global Strategies Group, Inc.Washington, District of Columbia1998501-2,000Under $100 million21
JT3 LLCLas Vegas, Nevada2000501-2,000$100 million to $750 million42
MC Dean, Inc.Sterling, Virginia1949501-2,000Unknown31
Sierra Nevada CorporationSparks, Nevada1994501-2,000$750 million to $1 billion166
Avocent CorporationHuntsville, Alabama1981501-2,000$100 million to $750 million12
ASRC Federal Holding Company, an Arctic Slope Regional Corporation companyGreenbelt, Maryland2003501-2,000Unknown21
Weston Solutions, Inc.West Chester, Pennsylvania1957501-2,000$100 million to $750 million22
QuantumSan Jose, California1980501-2,000$750 million to $1 billion31
Kratos Defense and Security SolutionsSan Diego, California1995501-2,000$100 million to $750 million3010
Midwest Research InstituteKansas City, Missouri1943501-2,000$100 million to $750 million22
Sapphire TechnologiesWoburn, Massachusetts2003501-2,000Under $100 million142

This project was last updated in September 2010. Data is accurate as of that date.
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