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Border control

Homeland security functions associated with maintaining U.S. borders, including customs and immigration, port security, and surveillance of American airspace. The Department of Homeland Security, along with its sub-agencies (e.g., Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection), is the dominant border control organization, but many military and law enforcement organizations also are deeply involved in the mission of border control. See also law enforcement.

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Government OrganizationHQ LocationNumber of LocationsNumber of Contracting Companies
Air Force IntelligenceArlington, VA113153
ArmyArlington, VA106353
Army IntelligenceFort Belvoir, VA93120
Coast GuardWashington, DC1544
Customs and Border ProtectionWashington, DC5656
Defense agenciesArlington, VA78332
Defense Intelligence AgencyArlington, VA22317
Department of Homeland Security HQWashington, DC270318
Department of JusticeWashington, DC5289
Director of National IntelligenceMcLean, VA11140
Drug Enforcement AdministrationArlington, VA9236
Federal Bureau of InvestigationWashington, DC448173
Immigration and Customs EnforcementWashington, DC4512
Joint Forces CommandNorfolk, VA845
NavyArlington, VA56385
Navy IntelligenceArlington, VA31104
Northern CommandColorado Springs, CO1356
Pacific CommandCamp H.M. Smith, HI627
Southern CommandMiami, FL929
States and National GuardWashington, DC33
Transportation Security AdministrationArlington, VA1149
Treasury DepartmentWashington, DC690
White HouseWashington, DC226
Company NameHQ LocationYear Est.EmployeesRevenueLocationsGovt. Clients
Accenture, PlcReston, Virginia198910,000+$10 billion to $50 billion1110
Access SystemsReston, Virginia1992101-500Unknown28
Adayana Government GroupMinneapolis, Minnesota2001101-500Unknown32
Advanced Concepts Information Technology Solutions, an L-1 Identity Solutions companyStamford, Connecticut1989101-500Unknown86
Advanced Resource Technologies, Inc.Alexandria, Virginia1986101-500Under $100 million57
AEEC, LLC. dba American ConsultantsReston, Virginia199526-100Under $100 million15
Agilex TechnologiesChantilly, Virginia2007101-500Under $100 million63
Alamo City Engineering Services Inc.San Antonio, Texas2002<25Under $100 million15
Alion Science and Technology CorporationMclean, Virginia20022,001-5,000$750 million to $1 billion2012
Allied Technology Group, Inc.Rockville, Maryland1986101-500Under $100 million3114
AlutiiqAnchorage, Alaska20022,001-5,000$100 million to $750 million99
AmdexSilver Spring, Maryland1987101-500Under $100 million26
American Systems CorporationChantilly, Virginia1975501-2,000$100 million to $750 million2513
Analytical Services, Inc.Huntsville, Alabama1992101-500Under $100 million37
ANSERArlington, Virginia1958501-2,000$100 million to $750 million712
Apptis Inc.Chantilly, Virginia2003501-2,000$100 million to $750 million99
AQIWOArlington, Virginia200226-100Under $100 million27
ARINCAnnapolis, Maryland19292,001-5,000$1 billion to $10 billion79
Artec Group, TheTampa, Florida1991<25Unknown17
A-TEK, Inc.Leesburg, Virginia1996101-500Under $100 million69
Automation Technologies, Inc.Vienna, Virginia199826-100Under $100 million63
Avaya Inc.Fairfax, Virginia200010,000+$1 billion to $10 billion712
BAE Systems, Inc.Rockville, Maryland194810,000+$10 billion to $50 billion6422
BAI Inc.Alexandria, Virginia199926-100Under $100 million59
Battelle Memorial InstituteColumbus, Ohio19255,000-10,000$1 billion to $10 billion2316
BayFirst SolutionsWashington, District of Columbia200226-100Under $100 million12
bd SystemsColorado Springs, Colorado1981UnknownUnknown13
Booz Allen HamiltonMcLean, Virginia191410,000+$1 billion to $10 billion6926
C2 Technologies, Inc.Vienna, Virginia1997101-500Under $100 million511
CACI International, Inc.Arlington, Virginia196210,000+$1 billion to $10 billion7426
CDS2Clifton, Virginia199426-100Under $100 million28
ChenegaAnchorage, Alaska19745,000-10,000$750 million to $1 billion3117
Chickasaw Nation IndustriesNorman, Oklahoma1996UnknownUnknown92
Chiliad -- "Connecting the Dots"Amherst, Massachusetts1996<25Under $100 million36
CitizantChantilly, Virginia1999101-500Under $100 million22
Clearcube TechnologyAustin, Texas1997101-500Under $100 million16
COLSA CorporationHuntsville, Alabama1980501-2,000$100 million to $750 million89
Computech Resources Inernational Inc.Shrewsbury, New Jersey199126-100Unknown23
Computer Sciences CorporationFalls Church, Virginia195910,000+$10 billion to $50 billion7724
Connected Workplace SolutionsChantilly, Virginia199426-100Under $100 million22
Covenant Security SolutionsMcLean, Virginia2003<25Under $100 million95
Craig TechnologiesCape Canaveral, Florida1999UnknownUnknown38
Creative Computing Solutions, Inc.Rockville, Maryland1992101-500Under $100 million45
Credant TechnologiesAddison, Texas200126-100Under $100 million14
Criterion SystemsVienna, Virginia2005101-500Under $100 million18
Dataline LLCNorfolk, Virginia1990101-500Unknown1011
DCS CorporationAlexandria, Virginia1977501-2,000$100 million to $750 million25
Dell, Inc. / Dell Perot SystemsRound Rock, Texas1984UnknownAbove $50 billion204
Devine ConsultingUnion City, California199826-100Under $100 million13
DichromaAlexandria, Virginia198426-100Under $100 million12
DSoft TechnologyColorado Springs, Colorado199826-100Under $100 million12
Dynamics Research CorporationAndover, Massachusetts1955501-2,000$100 million to $750 million1011
EAGLE Enterprise Joint VentureVienna, Virginia2005501-2,000Unknown22
Egan Engineering Support ServicesOakton, Virginia2005<25Unknown11
ENSCO, Inc.Falls Church, Virginia1969501-2,000$100 million to $750 million77
FlatIron SolutionsBoulder, Colorado2001101-500Under $100 million14
Foxhole TechnologyFairfax, Virginia2007<25Under $100 million38
FPMI Solutions, Inc.Huntsville, Alabama2004101-500Unknown23
General Atomics San Diego, California19932,001-5,000Unknown49
General DynamicsFalls Church, Virginia195210,000+$10 billion to $50 billion10032
Global Defense Technology & Systems, Inc. (GTEC)McLean, Virginia1990501-2,000$100 million to $750 million710
Global Technical SystemsVirginia Beach, Virginia199726-100Unknown17
GTI FederalFrederick, Maryland199826-100Under $100 million15
IBMArmonk, New York192410,000+Above $50 billion179
Icon ConstructionMcKinney, Texas1998<25Under $100 million15
immixGroupMcLean, Virginia1997101-500$750 million to $1 billion24
I.M. Systems Group, Inc.Rockville, Maryland1986101-500Unknown25
Industrial MediumMcLean, Virginia2004<25Under $100 million35
InfoPro, IncorporatedMcLean, Virginia1989101-500Unknown25
Inscope SolutionsReston, Virginia200326-100Under $100 million710
Institute for Defense AnalysesAlexandria, Virginia1956501-2,000$100 million to $750 million34
INTECONCentennial, Colorado1999101-500Under $100 million35
Invertix CorporationMcLean, Virginia199826-100Under $100 million88
ISYS TechnologiesLittleton, Colorado1990101-500Under $100 million217
Kadix SystemsArlington, Virginia2001101-500Under $100 million412
Keane Federal Systems, Inc.McLean, Virginia196510,000+Unknown711
Ki Company, LLCColorado Springs, Colorado2000501-2,000Under $100 million14
Kingfisher Systems, Inc.Alexandria, Virginia200526-100Under $100 million27
Knight Point SystemsDulles, Virginia200526-100Under $100 million15
Knowledge Consulting GroupReston, Virginia2000101-500Under $100 million1611
Kratos Defense and Security SolutionsSan Diego, California1995501-2,000$100 million to $750 million3010
L-3 CommunicationsNew York, New York199710,000+$10 billion to $50 billion9629
Layer 7 TechnologiesWashington, District of Columbia1995<25Unknown17
Legatus6Fairfax, Virginia2007<25Unknown14
Lockheed MartinBethesda, Maryland199510,000+$10 billion to $50 billion7323
MacAulay Brown, Inc.Dayton, Ohio1979501-2,000$100 million to $750 million1513
Management Analysis, Inc.Vienna, Virginia197626-100Unknown110
ManTech International CorporationFairfax, Virginia19685,000-10,000$1 billion to $10 billion8128
McCallie Associates, Inc.Bellevue, Nebraska1982101-500Unknown43
McMunn Associates, Inc.Herndon, Virginia1992101-500Unknown178
McNeil TechnologiesSpringfield, Virginia1985501-2,000$100 million to $750 million1311
MCSTampa, Florida1988101-500Under $100 million14
Mele AssociatesRockville, Maryland1993101-500Unknown18
MicroSysManassas, Virginia2002<25Under $100 million46
MicroTech, LLCVienna, Virginia2004101-500Under $100 million31
MiratekEl Paso, Texas199426-100Under $100 million210
Mission SolutionsColorado Springs, Colorado2005<25Under $100 million14
MITRE CorporationBedford, Massachusetts19585,000-10,000$1 billion to $10 billion2716
MNM CommunicationsBurtonsville, Maryland1991<25Under $100 million14
Modern Technology Solutions Inc.Alexandria, Virginia1993101-500Under $100 million218
NANA Regional CorporationAnchorage, Alaska19745,000-10,000$1 billion to $10 billion69
Navstar, Inc.Falls Church, Virginia199926-100Under $100 million128
NCI Information Systems, Inc.Reston, Virginia19892,001-5,000$100 million to $750 million259
NetStar-1Rockville, Maryland2002501-2,000Under $100 million25
NMR ConsultingAnnapolis, Maryland199626-100Under $100 million16
Northrop GrummanLos Angeles, California193910,000+$10 billion to $50 billion9827
Omega SystemsPhoenix, Arizona1998<25Under $100 million34
Oracle USARedwood City, California197710,000+$10 billion to $50 billion616
Organizational Strategies IncArlington, Virginia1996101-500Under $100 million13
Paradigm SolutionsDallas, Texas1995<25Under $100 million77
Peak Computer SolutionsVirginia Beach, Virginia1995UnknownUnder $100 million54
Pilar Services, Inc.Laurel, Maryland2003<25Under $100 million15
ProTegusAshburn, Virginia2001<25Unknown14
QinetiQ North AmericaMcLean, Virginia20012,001-5,000$1 billion to $10 billion374
Regal Decision Systems, Inc.Linthicum, Maryland199726-100Under $100 million15
SAICMcLean, Virginia196910,000+$10 billion to $50 billion12333
Sava LLCHerndon, Virginia1971UnknownUnknown41
Schafer CorporationArlington, Virginia1972UnknownUnknown810
Scitor CorporationHerndon, Virginia1979501-2,000$100 million to $750 million1917
Security Assistance CorporationArlington, Virginia200226-100Under $100 million24
Serco North AmericaReston, Virginia199810,000+$750 million to $1 billion1315
Sim-G TechnologiesWashington, District of Columbia200326-100Under $100 million310
Six3 Systems, Inc.McLean, Virginia2009101-500Unknown2218
Skyhawk Logistics, Inc.Laurel, Maryland1985101-500Under $100 million25
Smiths DetectionEdgewood, Maryland1999501-2,000Unknown12
Soft Tech ConsultingFairfax, Virginia1996<25Unknown12
SRA International, Inc.Fairfax, Virginia19785,000-10,000$1 billion to $10 billion2814
StanleyArlington, Virginia19682,001-5,000$1 billion to $10 billion2612
Strategic Analysis Inc.Arlington, Virginia1986101-500Under $100 million25
Summit TechnologiesWest Hartford, Connecticut1997101-500Unknown116
Superlative TechnologiesAshburn, Virginia1996101-500Under $100 million47
Technology Consulting Inc.Louisville, Kentucky198826-100Unknown42
TechWiseColorado Springs, Colorado199426-100Under $100 million28
Teledyne Technologies, Inc.Thousand Oaks, California19535,000-10,000$1 billion to $10 billion62
The Boeing CompanyChicago, Illinois191610,000+Above $50 billion4311
Total Systems Technology CorporationTannersville, Virginia2002<25Unknown14
Trinity Technology GroupFairfax, Virginia2002101-500Under $100 million54
TruestoneHerndon, Virginia2003501-2,000Under $100 million104
Uchil LLCVirginia Beach, Virginia2005<25Unknown12
UnisysBlue Bell, Pennsylvania198610,000+$100 million to $750 million108
Universal Systems & Technology, Inc., a Lockheed Martin CompanyCentreville, Virginia1988101-500Unknown27
USGC, Inc.Annapolis, Maryland199926-100Under $100 million612
USISFalls Church, Virginia19965,000-10,000$100 million to $750 million67
USmax CorporationGambrills, Maryland199526-100Under $100 million34
Vets Inc.Vienna, Virginia200526-100Under $100 million27
ViaTech SystemsMcLean, Virginia1984101-500Under $100 million45
Visionary Integration ProfessionalsAlexandria, Virginia1996UnknownUnder $100 million91
Vision Systems & Technology, Inc. (VSTI)Ellicott City, Maryland199726-100Under $100 million311
Visual Analytics, Inc.Poolesville, Maryland199826-100Under $100 million213
VitechVienna, Virginia199226-100Under $100 million13
WBB ConsultingReston, Virginia1981101-500Under $100 million109
Westech InternationalAlbuquerque, New Mexico1995101-500Under $100 million74
Windmill InternationalNashua, New Hampshire1988101-500Unknown13
Zekiah TechnologiesLa Plata, Maryland199626-100Under $100 million37

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