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Company NameHQ LocationYear Est.EmployeesRevenueLocationsGovt. Clients
AQIWOArlington, Virginia200226-100Under $100 million27
ARCHATAISMount Airy, Maryland2005<25Unknown21
Archer Schoen Associates, LLCBurtonsville, Maryland2008UnknownUnknown11
Archimedes GlobalTampa, Florida2005UnknownUnknown15
ArcSightCupertino, California2000101-500$100 million to $750 million33
ArdentMCReston, Virginia2006<25Under $100 million35
Arena Technical ResourcesBethesda, Maryland2002<25Under $100 million81
Arena Technologies LLCChantilly, Virginia2002<25Under $100 million11
ARES GroupAlexandria, Virginia2001UnknownUnknown11
Arete AssociatesArlington, Virginia1976UnknownUnknown21
Argon ST, Inc.Fairfax, Virginia2004501-2,000$100 million to $750 million55
Argotek, Inc.Chantilly, Virginia199826-100Under $100 million11
Argus Systems GroupSavoy, Illinois2003<25Under $100 million11
Aries GroupBeverly, Massachusetts2000<25Under $100 million21
ARINCAnnapolis, Maryland19292,001-5,000$1 billion to $10 billion79
ARIS CareersLincoln, California2009UnknownUnknown21
Arkham TechnologyIrvine, California1998<25Unknown13
ArmediaAtlanta, Georgia200226-100Under $100 million21
Artec Group, TheTampa, Florida1991<25Unknown17
Artel, Inc.Reston, Virginia1986101-500$100 million to $750 million45
ASAAW GroupAshburn, Virginia1997UnknownUnknown11
ASAP Resource GroupJuno Beach, Florida2005<25Unknown22
ASD, Inc.Arlington, Virginia1979101-500Under $100 million33
ASEG, Inc.San Diego, California1993<25Under $100 million22
ASET International Services Corp.Arlington, Virginia198826-100Under $100 million34
ASG RenaissanceDearborn, Michigan1987101-500Under $100 million33
ASICSoft, Inc.San Jose, California2007<25Unknown31
ASM Research, IncFairfax, Virginia1986101-500Under $100 million14
AsperaEmeryville, California200426-100Under $100 million15
Aspex, Inc.Reston, Virginia199426-100Under $100 million22
Aspiration SoftwareFront Royal, Virginia199526-100Under $100 million22
ASRC Federal Holding Company, an Arctic Slope Regional Corporation companyGreenbelt, Maryland2003501-2,000Unknown21
Assevero Security ConsultingWashington, District of Columbia2007<25Unknown11
Assured DecisionsColumbia, Maryland200126-100Under $100 million21
Assured Information Security, Inc.Rome, New York200126-100Under $100 million17
Asymmetrik LLCArlington, Virginia2000<25Unknown24
A-TEK, Inc.Leesburg, Virginia1996101-500Under $100 million69
ATKMinneapolis, Minnesota199010,000+$1 billion to $10 billion64
Atlascraft DevelopmentWashington, District of Columbia2003<25Unknown11
ATS CorporationMcLean, Virginia1978501-2,000$100 million to $750 million26
A-T Solutions, Inc.Fredericksburg, Virginia2002101-500Unknown712
A&T Systems Inc.Silver Spring, Maryland1984101-500Under $100 million11
AT&T CorporationVienna, Virginia20002,001-5,000$10 billion to $50 billion4418
Attensity CorporationPalo Alto, California200026-100Unknown14
Audio-Video SystemsChantilly, Virginia199226-100Under $100 million112
Aureus GroupOmaha, Nebraska1969101-500Unknown11
Ausley Associates, Inc.Lexington Park, Maryland199726-100Under $100 million12
Authenti-CorpPhoenix, Arizona2000<25Under $100 million26
Automation Technologies, Inc.Vienna, Virginia199826-100Under $100 million63
AutonomySan Francisco, California1996UnknownUnknown11

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