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Psychological operations

Traditional psychological operations, including the creation and delivery of messages via leaflet, loudspeaker, radio or television; the newer "influence operations" associated with the creation of Web sites and the use of social media to extend U.S. influence, both overtly and covertly; and the separate clandestine and covert activities associated with influence, deception and perception management.

55 results for Psychological operations
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Government OrganizationHQ LocationNumber of LocationsNumber of Contracting Companies
Africa CommandStuttgart-Moehringen, AE219
Air ForceArlington, VA99392
Air Force IntelligenceArlington, VA113153
Army IntelligenceFort Belvoir, VA93120
Central CommandTampa, FL664
Central Intelligence AgencyMcLean, VA36114
Defense agenciesArlington, VA78332
Defense Intelligence AgencyArlington, VA22317
European CommandStuttgart-Vaihingen, AE211
Joint Chiefs of StaffArlington, VA645
Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Org.Arlington, VA468
National Security AgencyFt. Meade, MD19484
Northern CommandColorado Springs, CO1356
Pacific CommandCamp H.M. Smith, HI627
Southern CommandMiami, FL929
Special Operations CommandTampa, FL12125
State DepartmentWashington, DC9146
Strategic CommandOmaha, NE1499
Company NameHQ LocationYear Est.EmployeesRevenueLocationsGovt. Clients
21st Century Systems, Inc.Omaha, Nebraska1996101-500Under $100 million35
Advanced C4 Solutions, Inc.Tampa, Florida2002101-500Under $100 million125
AllSource Global Management, LLCSierra Vista, Arizona2005101-500Under $100 million55
Archimedes GlobalTampa, Florida2005UnknownUnknown15
BAE Systems, Inc.Rockville, Maryland194810,000+$10 billion to $50 billion6422
Blackbird TechnologiesHerndon, Virginia1997101-500Unknown1110
Calhoun InternationalTampa, Florida2005<25Under $100 million66
Celestar CorporationTampa, Florida200126-100Under $100 million44
Convergent Technologies, Inc.Baltimore, Maryland1997<25Under $100 million44
Cubic CorporationSan Diego, California19495,000-10,000$750 million to $1 billion612
Cybrix Group, Inc., TheTampa, Florida2002<25Under $100 million12
Diligent ConsultingSan Antonio, Texas200126-100Under $100 million13
Dynetics, Inc.Huntsville, Alabama1974501-2,000$100 million to $750 million710
Espial Services, Inc.Pinellas Park, Florida200326-100Under $100 million47
Fulcra Worldwide Arlington, Virginia200426-100Under $100 million17
GAITSAlexandria, Virginia1997101-500Under $100 million11
General DynamicsFalls Church, Virginia195210,000+$10 billion to $50 billion10032
iBASEtFoothill Ranch, California1986101-500Under $100 million76
Innove LLCSan Antonio, Texas200326-100Under $100 million24
IO Centric Solutions, Inc.San Antonio, Texas2002<25Under $100 million13
ITT CorporationMcLean, Virginia1995501-2,000$1 billion to $10 billion5217
JB Management, Inc.Alexandria, Virginia1990101-500Under $100 million69
L-3 CommunicationsNew York, New York199710,000+$10 billion to $50 billion9629
Leonie IndustriesPacific Palisades, California200126-100Under $100 million48
ManTech International CorporationFairfax, Virginia19685,000-10,000$1 billion to $10 billion8128
McNeil TechnologiesSpringfield, Virginia1985501-2,000$100 million to $750 million1311
MeriTec Services, Inc.San Antonio, Texas200226-100Under $100 million23
Northrop GrummanLos Angeles, California193910,000+$10 billion to $50 billion9827
Omega SystemsPhoenix, Arizona1998<25Under $100 million34
S4, Inc.Burlington, Massachusetts1996101-500Unknown1012
Silverback 7, Inc.Woodbridge, Virginia2005<25Under $100 million77
Software Engineering ServicesBellevue, Nebraska199126-100Under $100 million34
SOS International, Ltd.Reston, Virginia1989501-2,000Under $100 million46
SRC, Inc.North Syracuse, New York1957501-2,000$100 million to $750 million2110
Synteras LLCHerndon, Virginia1999501-2,000Under $100 million215
The Analysis Group, LLCFalls Church, Virginia2001101-500Under $100 million67
Vykin CorporationTampa, Florida200626-100Under $100 million78

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