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Company NameHQ LocationYear Est.EmployeesRevenueLocationsGovt. Clients
Executive DirectionSan Francisco, California197926-100Under $100 million21
Femme Comp IncorporatedChantilly, Virginia1979101-500Under $100 million79
GartnerStamford, Connecticut19792,001-5,000$1 billion to $10 billion21
JGW GroupReston, Virginia1979<25Unknown11
MacAulay Brown, Inc.Dayton, Ohio1979501-2,000$100 million to $750 million1513
Midcom CorporationAnaheim, California1979101-500Unknown21
Minuteman Group, Inc.Lexington, Massachusetts197926-100Unknown11
MVM, Inc.Ashburn, Virginia19792,001-5,000$100 million to $750 million32
Pailen-Johnson Associates, Inc.Frederick, Maryland1979<25Unknown11
Rendon GroupWashington, District of Columbia1979<25Under $100 million16
Scitor CorporationHerndon, Virginia1979501-2,000$100 million to $750 million1917
Systematic Management Services, Inc.Germantown, Maryland197926-100Unknown21
Technical and Management ResourcesArlington, Virginia197926-100Under $100 million47
Applied Technical SystemsSilverdale, Washington198026-100Under $100 million23
APR Consulting, Inc.Diamond Bar, California1980501-2,000Under $100 million51
BMC SoftwareHouston, Texas19805,000-10,000$1 billion to $10 billion32
Boyle Ogata Bregman Executive SearchIrvine, California1980<25Under $100 million31
Circle SolutionsMcLean, Virginia1980101-500Under $100 million14
COLSA CorporationHuntsville, Alabama1980501-2,000$100 million to $750 million89
Gutierrez-Palmenberg, Inc.Phoenix, Arizona198026-100Under $100 million22
JES Search Firm, Inc.Atlanta, Georgia1980<25Under $100 million11
PragmaticsMcLean, Virginia1980501-2,000Under $100 million55
QuantumSan Jose, California1980501-2,000$750 million to $1 billion31
Sky Computers, Inc.Chelmsford, Massachusetts1980<25Unknown11
Toyon Research CorporationSterling, Virginia1980<25Unknown23
ViON Corp.Washington, District of Columbia198026-100$100 million to $750 million11
AMSEC, a Northrop Grumman companyVirginia Beach, Virginia19812,001-5,000Unknown12
Avocent CorporationHuntsville, Alabama1981501-2,000$100 million to $750 million12
Base Line EngineeringSan Jose, California1981<25Under $100 million11
bd SystemsColorado Springs, Colorado1981UnknownUnknown13
Buxton ConsultingPleasanton, California198126-100Under $100 million31
Criterion Executive SearchTampa, Florida1981<25Under $100 million71
Eiden Systems CorporationCharlottesville, Virginia198126-100Unknown27
EOIR Technologies, Inc.Fredericksburg, Virginia1981101-500Under $100 million77
ICF Jacob and SundstromBaltimore, Maryland198126-100Unknown24
Jupiter SystemsHayward, California198126-100Under $100 million15
Mercury Computer SystemsChelmsford, Massachusetts1981501-2,000$100 million to $750 million32
Millican & Associates, Inc.Coral Springs, Florida1981101-500Under $100 million21
Ruchman & Associates, Inc.Jessup, Maryland1981101-500Unknown15
SelectTech ServicesCenterville, Ohio1981101-500Under $100 million11
Soft Inc.N.Y., New York1981<25Under $100 million11
SSA Inc.Alexandria, Virginia198126-100Under $100 million25
Survice Engineering CompanyBelcamp, Maryland1981UnknownUnknown21
WBB ConsultingReston, Virginia1981101-500Under $100 million109
ACRO Service CorporationLivonia, Michigan1982501-2,000Under $100 million61
AdobeSan Jose, California19825,000-10,000$1 billion to $10 billion21
Annapolis Micro Systems, Inc.Annapolis, Maryland198226-100Under $100 million11
Applied Information SciencesReston, Virginia1982101-500Under $100 million44
Bankers Business Management ServicesSilver Spring, Maryland198226-100Under $100 million14
Contract Professionals, Inc.Waterford, Michigan1982101-500Under $100 million51

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