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Nuclear operations

Work relating to U.S. nuclear weapons and operations; nuclear-specific communications and codes related to presidential control of the use of nuclear weapons; research, production, maintenance, movement and retirement of nuclear warheads and nuclear materials; ballistic missile defense programs at the national level; and operations to counter weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

210 results for Nuclear operations
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Government OrganizationHQ LocationNumber of LocationsNumber of Contracting Companies
Air ForceArlington, VA99392
Air Force IntelligenceArlington, VA113153
Defense agenciesArlington, VA78332
Defense Intelligence AgencyArlington, VA22317
Department of Defense HQArlington, VA80291
Department of EnergyWashington, DC1887
European CommandStuttgart-Vaihingen, AE211
Joint Chiefs of StaffArlington, VA645
National Security AgencyFt. Meade, MD19484
NavyArlington, VA56385
Pacific CommandCamp H.M. Smith, HI627
Strategic CommandOmaha, NE1499
White HouseWashington, DC226
Company NameHQ LocationYear Est.EmployeesRevenueLocationsGovt. Clients
21st Century Systems, Inc.Omaha, Nebraska1996101-500Under $100 million35
Abacus Technology CorporationLexington, Maryland1983UnknownUnknown26
Advanced C4 Solutions, Inc.Tampa, Florida2002101-500Under $100 million125
Advanced Resource Technologies, Inc.Alexandria, Virginia1986101-500Under $100 million57
Advanced Systems Development, Inc.Arlington, Virginia1979101-500Under $100 million47
Advantage SCI, LLCEl Segundo, California200026-100Under $100 million22
AEEC, LLC. dba American ConsultantsReston, Virginia199526-100Under $100 million15
Aerospace CorporationEl Segundo, California19602,001-5,000$750 million to $1 billion208
AINS, Inc.Gaithersburg, Maryland198826-100Under $100 million25
ALATEC Inc.Huntsville, Alabama2001<25Unknown41
Aleut Management Services, a Nana CompanyColorado Springs, Colorado2004101-500Unknown36
Alion Science and Technology CorporationMclean, Virginia20022,001-5,000$750 million to $1 billion2012
Allied Technology Group, Inc.Rockville, Maryland1986101-500Under $100 million3114
American Systems CorporationChantilly, Virginia1975501-2,000$100 million to $750 million2513
AnviCom Command FederalAlexandria, Virginia1987101-500Under $100 million24
Apollo Information SystemsLos Gatos, California2002<25Unknown11
Applied Research AssociatesAlbuquerque, New Mexico1979501-2,000$100 million to $750 million147
Applied Systems Research, Inc.Fairfax, Virginia199826-100Under $100 million28
Apptis Inc.Chantilly, Virginia2003501-2,000$100 million to $750 million99
AQIWOArlington, Virginia200226-100Under $100 million27
Arete AssociatesArlington, Virginia1976UnknownUnknown21
ARINCAnnapolis, Maryland19292,001-5,000$1 billion to $10 billion79
ASAAW GroupAshburn, Virginia1997UnknownUnknown11
A-T Solutions, Inc.Fredericksburg, Virginia2002101-500Unknown712
AT&T CorporationVienna, Virginia20002,001-5,000$10 billion to $50 billion4418
BAE Systems, Inc.Rockville, Maryland194810,000+$10 billion to $50 billion6422
BAI Inc.Alexandria, Virginia199926-100Under $100 million59
Base One TechnologiesNew Rochelle, New York1994<25Unknown43
Battelle Memorial InstituteColumbus, Ohio19255,000-10,000$1 billion to $10 billion2316
BB Technical Solutions LLCSpringfield, Virginia2007<25Under $100 million44
Betis GroupArlington, Virginia199526-100Unknown14
BFA Systems, Inc.Huntsville, Alabama200526-100Under $100 million13
Black and VeatchOverland Park, Kansas1916UnknownUnknown22
Blackbird TechnologiesHerndon, Virginia1997101-500Unknown1110
Booz Allen HamiltonMcLean, Virginia191410,000+$1 billion to $10 billion6926
Butler AmericaShelton, Connecticut19462,001-5,000Unknown13
CACI International, Inc.Arlington, Virginia196210,000+$1 billion to $10 billion7426
Calhoun InternationalTampa, Florida2005<25Under $100 million66
Camber CorporationHuntsville, Alabama19902,001-5,000$100 million to $750 million3019
Celestar CorporationTampa, Florida200126-100Under $100 million44
Chamberlain GroupLynchburg, Virginia1997<25Under $100 million12
Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.Cambridge, Massachusetts1973501-2,000$100 million to $750 million32
Cherokee Information ServicesArlington, Virginia1990101-500Under $100 million112
CNSI, Inc.Rockville, Maryland1994501-2,000$100 million to $750 million15
Cobham Analytic Solutions Columbia, Maryland1979501-2,000$100 million to $750 million236
Cogar Group, TheFalls Church, Virginia200526-100Under $100 million15
Coleman Technologies, Inc.Orlando, Florida1995101-500$100 million to $750 million12
COLSA CorporationHuntsville, Alabama1980501-2,000$100 million to $750 million89
Computer Sciences CorporationFalls Church, Virginia195910,000+$10 billion to $50 billion7724
Concurrent Technologies CorporationJohnstown, Pennsylvania1987501-2,000$100 million to $750 million1512
Convergent Technologies, Inc.Baltimore, Maryland1997<25Under $100 million44
Credant TechnologiesAddison, Texas200126-100Under $100 million14
Cubic CorporationSan Diego, California19495,000-10,000$750 million to $1 billion612
Data Solutions & Technology, Inc.Lanham, Maryland1994101-500Under $100 million28
Data Systems Analysts, IncFeasterville Trevos, Pennsylvania1963101-500Under $100 million86
Davidson TechnologiesHuntsville, Alabama1996101-500Under $100 million21
DCS CorporationAlexandria, Virginia1977501-2,000$100 million to $750 million25
Ducommun MiltecHuntsville, Alabama1997101-500$100 million to $750 million14
Dynetics, Inc.Huntsville, Alabama1974501-2,000$100 million to $750 million710
Edgewater Federal SolutionsUrbana, Maryland200226-100Under $100 million21
E-merging Technologies Group, Inc.Cleveland, Ohio199926-100Under $100 million1413
Energy Enterprise Solutions, LLCGermantown, Maryland2004101-500$100 million to $750 million52
Engineering Documentation Systems, Inc.Corona, California1988101-500Unknown33
Engineering Systems Solutions, Inc.Frederick, Maryland1994101-500Under $100 million105
ENSCO, Inc.Falls Church, Virginia1969501-2,000$100 million to $750 million77
Femme Comp IncorporatedChantilly, Virginia1979101-500Under $100 million79
FlatIron SolutionsBoulder, Colorado2001101-500Under $100 million14
FMS Secure Solutions LLCLinthicum Heights, Maryland2000<25Under $100 million22
Frankie Friend and AssociatesEnglewood, Colorado1993<25Under $100 million13
Fulcrum IT Services Manassas, Virginia1985101-500Under $100 million1910
General DynamicsFalls Church, Virginia195210,000+$10 billion to $50 billion10032
GH SystemsHuntsville, Alabama2003<25Under $100 million23
Global Deterrence Alternatives, LLCWashington, District of Columbia1998<25Unknown11
Global Management Systems Inc.Washington, District of Columbia1988101-500Under $100 million18
Global Technical SystemsVirginia Beach, Virginia199726-100Unknown17
GTI FederalFrederick, Maryland199826-100Under $100 million15
Halfaker and Associates LLCWashington, District of Columbia2006101-500Under $100 million66
Harris CorporationMelbourne, Florida198710,000+$1 billion to $10 billion2917
Hewlett PackardPalo Alto, California193910,000+Above $50 billion2518
Honeywell, Inc.Morristown, New Jersey188510,000+$10 billion to $50 billion79
iBASEtFoothill Ranch, California1986101-500Under $100 million76
Infinity Systems EngineeringColorado Springs, Colorado199626-100Under $100 million14
InfostructuresRockville, Maryland198826-100Unknown12
Innovative Decisions, Inc.Vienna, Virginia199726-100Under $100 million111
Inscope SolutionsReston, Virginia200326-100Under $100 million710
Insys, Inc.Rockville, Maryland1994<25Unknown12
Integrated Communication Solutions, Inc.Frederick, Maryland1989101-500Under $100 million315
Integrity Business Solutions, Inc.Lanham, Maryland199926-100Under $100 million56
InteroptekHuntsville, Alabama2004<25Under $100 million21
ISSIWalnut Creek, California199726-100Under $100 million24
ISYS TechnologiesLittleton, Colorado1990101-500Under $100 million217
ITT CorporationMcLean, Virginia1995501-2,000$1 billion to $10 billion5217
Kadix SystemsArlington, Virginia2001101-500Under $100 million412
Kestrel CorporationAlbuquerque, New Mexico199326-100Under $100 million15
Knowledge Consulting GroupReston, Virginia2000101-500Under $100 million1611
Kratos Defense and Security SolutionsSan Diego, California1995501-2,000$100 million to $750 million3010
Ktech CorporationAlbuquerque, New Mexico1971101-500Unknown11
Kwajalein Range ServicesHuntsville, Alabama20022,001-5,000Unknown11
L-3 CommunicationsNew York, New York199710,000+$10 billion to $50 billion9629
LAURUS Systems Inc.Ellicott City, Maryland2001<25Under $100 million11
Leader Communications, Inc.Oklahoma City, Oklahoma1999101-500Under $100 million17
Lockheed MartinBethesda, Maryland199510,000+$10 billion to $50 billion7323
Logos Technologies, Inc.Arlington, Virginia199626-100Under $100 million34
Los Alamos Technical AssociatesLos Alamos, New Mexico1976UnknownUnknown14
MacAulay Brown, Inc.Dayton, Ohio1979501-2,000$100 million to $750 million1513
Maden Technologies Consulting, Inc.Arlington, Virginia198526-100Under $100 million46
ManTech International CorporationFairfax, Virginia19685,000-10,000$1 billion to $10 billion8128
MartinFederal ConsultingDadeville, Alabama2006<25Unknown12
Master Solutions LLCColorado Springs, Colorado199826-100Under $100 million23
McCallie Associates, Inc.Bellevue, Nebraska1982101-500Unknown43
Mele AssociatesRockville, Maryland1993101-500Unknown18
MeriTec Services, Inc.San Antonio, Texas200226-100Under $100 million23
Merrick and CompanyAurora, Colorado1955101-500Under $100 million21
Midwest Research InstituteKansas City, Missouri1943501-2,000$100 million to $750 million22
Millennium Engineering and Integration CorporationArlington, Virginia1995101-500Unknown36
Mission SolutionsColorado Springs, Colorado2005<25Under $100 million14
MITRE CorporationBedford, Massachusetts19585,000-10,000$1 billion to $10 billion2716
Modern Technology Solutions Inc.Alexandria, Virginia1993101-500Under $100 million218
Modis, Inc., an Adecco companyJacksonville, Florida19865,000-10,000Unknown144
MOJA, IncorporatedManassas, Virginia199526-100Under $100 million512
MorganFranklin CorporationMcLean, Virginia1998101-500Under $100 million98
MTA Inc.Huntsville, Alabama198826-100Under $100 million13
National Security Technologies, LLCNorth Las Vegas, Nevada20052,001-5,000Unknown21
NCI Information Systems, Inc.Reston, Virginia19892,001-5,000$100 million to $750 million259
NEK Advanced Securities Group, Inc.Colorado Springs, Colorado2002101-500Unknown78
NetStar-1Rockville, Maryland2002501-2,000Under $100 million25
NexOne CompanyBountiful, Utah2000101-500Under $100 million36
nLogicHuntsville, Alabama200526-100Under $100 million22
Northrop GrummanLos Angeles, California193910,000+$10 billion to $50 billion9827
Oak Grove TechnologiesRaleigh, North Carolina1998101-500Under $100 million313
Oak Ridge Associated UniversitiesOak Ridge, Tennessee1946501-2,000Under $100 million23
Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, Ltd.Wakefield, Massachusetts1997101-500Under $100 million43
Overlook Systems Technologies, Inc.Vienna, Virginia198626-100Under $100 million112
Patriot TechnologiesFrederick, Maryland199626-100Under $100 million14
Phacil, Inc.Bridgewater, New Jersey2001101-500Unknown37
Platinum Solutions, Inc.Reston, Virginia199926-100Under $100 million65
Preferred Systems Solutions, Inc.McLean, Virginia1991101-500Unknown139
Pro2ServeOak Ridge, Tennessee1996101-500Under $100 million31
QA TechnologiesOmaha, Nebraska199526-100Under $100 million52
QinetiQ North AmericaMcLean, Virginia20012,001-5,000$1 billion to $10 billion374
Quantum Research InternationalHuntsville, Alabama1987101-500Unknown24
Quintron Systems, Inc.Santa Maria, California197026-100Under $100 million14
Radiance TechnologiesHuntsville, Alabama1998101-500Under $100 million910
RaytheonWaltham, Massachusetts192210,000+$10 billion to $50 billion7519
Rendon GroupWashington, District of Columbia1979<25Under $100 million16
RNB TechnologiesArlington, Virginia1999UnknownUnknown21
Rockwell Collins, Inc.Cedar Rapids, Iowa193310,000+$1 billion to $10 billion85
Ruchman & Associates, Inc.Jessup, Maryland1981101-500Unknown15
S4, Inc.Burlington, Massachusetts1996101-500Unknown1012
SAICMcLean, Virginia196910,000+$10 billion to $50 billion12333
Scitor CorporationHerndon, Virginia1979501-2,000$100 million to $750 million1917
Secure Computing and Communications, Inc.Great Falls, Virginia1993<25Unknown15
Securicon LLCAlexandria, Virginia2002<25Under $100 million33
Serco North AmericaReston, Virginia199810,000+$750 million to $1 billion1315
SGISSan Diego, California2002501-2,000$100 million to $750 million1911
Shield Analysis Technology, Inc.Manassas, Virginia2007<25Unknown11
Software Engineering ServicesBellevue, Nebraska199126-100Under $100 million34
SOS International, Ltd.Reston, Virginia1989501-2,000Under $100 million46
SPADACMcLean, Virginia2002101-500Under $100 million910
SpecTal LLC, an L-1 Identity Solutions companyReston, Virginia1999101-500Unknown19
SRC, Inc.North Syracuse, New York1957501-2,000$100 million to $750 million2110
SRI International, Inc.Menlo Park, California19462,001-5,000$100 million to $750 million58
Sterling Computers, Inc.Norfolk, Nebraska199626-100$100 million to $750 million73
Strategic Analysis Inc.Arlington, Virginia1986101-500Under $100 million25
Strategic Systems Technology, Inc.Lexington Park, Maryland1997<25Under $100 million72
Sweet Analysis Services, Inc.Alexandria, Virginia1990<25Under $100 million17
Systems Engineering Group, Inc.Columbia, Maryland199126-100Unknown22
Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.Alexandria, Virginia1972101-500Under $100 million33
Systems Planning CorporationArlington, Virginia1970101-500Under $100 million19
Tauri Group, TheAlexandria, Virginia2001101-500Under $100 million13
Technical and Management ResourcesArlington, Virginia197926-100Under $100 million47
Technology Associates International CorporationCarlsbad, California1999101-500Under $100 million48
Technology Resource SupportHuntsville, Alabama2000<25Under $100 million13
Tecolote Research, Inc.Lexington Park, Maryland1973UnknownUnknown29
Teledyne Technologies, Inc.Thousand Oaks, California19535,000-10,000$1 billion to $10 billion62
The Analysis Group, LLCFalls Church, Virginia2001101-500Under $100 million67
Threat Management GroupGoose Creek, South Carolina200426-100Under $100 million13
TIAX LLCLexington, Massachusetts2002101-500Unknown13
Tomorrow's Solutions TodayRockville, Maryland200126-100Under $100 million24
Touchstone, an SRA International CompanyWashington, District of Columbia199126-100Unknown16
Toyon Research CorporationSterling, Virginia1980<25Unknown23
Trofholz TechnologiesRocklin, California200126-100Under $100 million52
Tsource, LLCNew Market, Maryland200326-100Under $100 million85
URS CorporationSAN FRANCISCO, California195710,000+$1 billion to $10 billion3614
USfalcon, Inc.Morrisville, North Carolina2005101-500$100 million to $750 million2510
U.S. Security AssociatesRoswell, Georgia195510,000+$100 million to $750 million31
Valador, Inc.Herndon, Virginia200126-100Under $100 million43
Vanguard Research, Inc.Arlington, Virginia198426-100Under $100 million34
VerizonAshburn, Virginia198310,000+Above $50 billion1812
Vision Systems & Technology, Inc. (VSTI)Ellicott City, Maryland199726-100Under $100 million311
Visual Soft, Inc.Herndon, Virginia1998<25Unknown42
Wave Technologies, Inc.Herndon, Virginia200126-100Under $100 million45
WBB ConsultingReston, Virginia1981101-500Under $100 million109
Weston Solutions, Inc.West Chester, Pennsylvania1957501-2,000$100 million to $750 million22
Wood Consulting ServicesFulton, Maryland199726-100Under $100 million74
York TelecomEatontown, New Jersey1985101-500Unknown27
Zel Technologies LLCHampton, Virginia1988101-500Under $100 million259

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