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Specialized military operations

Unconventional warfare or SWAT-like non-military operations, including Air Force special tactics, Army special forces (Green Berets) and Rangers, Marine Corps special operations, Navy special warfare, including SEALs (sea-air-land); combat search and rescue; the specialized military-like organizations of the CIA, DEA, FBI, ICE and other civil agencies; and the clandestine units and functions of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC).

180 results for Specialized military operations
16 government organizations | 164 companies
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Government OrganizationHQ LocationNumber of LocationsNumber of Contracting Companies
Africa CommandStuttgart-Moehringen, AE219
Air ForceArlington, VA99392
ArmyArlington, VA106353
Central CommandTampa, FL664
Central Intelligence AgencyMcLean, VA36114
Defense Intelligence AgencyArlington, VA22317
Drug Enforcement AdministrationArlington, VA9236
European CommandStuttgart-Vaihingen, AE211
Federal Bureau of InvestigationWashington, DC448173
Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Org.Arlington, VA468
Marine CorpsArlington, VA2482
NavyArlington, VA56385
Navy IntelligenceArlington, VA31104
Pacific CommandCamp H.M. Smith, HI627
Southern CommandMiami, FL929
Special Operations CommandTampa, FL12125
Company NameHQ LocationYear Est.EmployeesRevenueLocationsGovt. Clients
29-Ten Security Consulting LLCAnnapolis, Maryland2000<25Unknown14
Abraxas CorporationHerndon, Virginia2001101-500Under $100 million96
Aerovironment, Inc.Monrovia, California1971501-2,000$100 million to $750 million43
Alion Science and Technology CorporationMclean, Virginia20022,001-5,000$750 million to $1 billion2012
AlutiiqAnchorage, Alaska20022,001-5,000$100 million to $750 million99
Applied Signal Technology, Inc.Sunnyvale, California1984501-2,000$100 million to $750 million53
AptimaWoburn, Massachusetts1996UnknownUnknown26
Archimedes GlobalTampa, Florida2005UnknownUnknown15
Artec Group, TheTampa, Florida1991<25Unknown17
Assured DecisionsColumbia, Maryland200126-100Under $100 million21
A-T Solutions, Inc.Fredericksburg, Virginia2002101-500Unknown712
AT&T CorporationVienna, Virginia20002,001-5,000$10 billion to $50 billion4418
Axom Technologies Inc.Pasadena, Maryland200426-100Under $100 million42
BAE Systems, Inc.Rockville, Maryland194810,000+$10 billion to $50 billion6422
Battlespace Inc.Arlington, Virginia199326-100Unknown36
Berico TechnologiesArlington, Virginia200626-100Under $100 million93
Blackbird TechnologiesHerndon, Virginia1997101-500Unknown1110
Blue Canopy Federal PracticeReston, Virginia2001101-500Under $100 million67
Blue TechSan Diego, California198526-100Under $100 million11
Booz Allen HamiltonMcLean, Virginia191410,000+$1 billion to $10 billion6926
Brandes Associates, Inc.Santa Barbara, California1990<25Unknown32
BRTRCFairfax, Virginia1985101-500Under $100 million12
By Light Professional IT ServicesArlington, Virginia200226-100Under $100 million17
C4 Planning SolutionsBlythe, Georgia200026-100Unknown41
CACI International, Inc.Arlington, Virginia196210,000+$1 billion to $10 billion7426
Camber CorporationHuntsville, Alabama19902,001-5,000$100 million to $750 million3019
CC Intelligent SolutionsRaleigh, North Carolina200126-100Under $100 million13
Celestar CorporationTampa, Florida200126-100Under $100 million44
CENTRA Technology, Inc.Arlington, Virginia1985UnknownUnknown36
Centurum, Inc.Marlton, New Jersey1969101-500Under $100 million516
ChenegaAnchorage, Alaska19745,000-10,000$750 million to $1 billion3117
Computer Sciences CorporationFalls Church, Virginia195910,000+$10 billion to $50 billion7724
Concurrent Technologies CorporationJohnstown, Pennsylvania1987501-2,000$100 million to $750 million1512
Cubic CorporationSan Diego, California19495,000-10,000$750 million to $1 billion612
Cyberspace SolutionsReston, Virginia2008UnknownUnknown25
Cybrix Group, Inc., TheTampa, Florida2002<25Under $100 million12
Dataline LLCNorfolk, Virginia1990101-500Unknown1011
Data Systems Analysts, IncFeasterville Trevos, Pennsylvania1963101-500Under $100 million86
Data TacticsAlexandria, Virginia200526-100Under $100 million113
Defense Technologies, Inc.Tampa, Florida200326-100Under $100 million33
Digital Receiver Technology, Inc., a Boeing CompanyGermantown, Maryland1997101-500Unknown11
DRS TechnologiesParsippany, New Jersey196810,000+Unknown169
Dynamics Research CorporationAndover, Massachusetts1955501-2,000$100 million to $750 million1011
Dynetics, Inc.Huntsville, Alabama1974501-2,000$100 million to $750 million710
Eagan, McCallister Associates, Inc., an SAIC CompanyLexington Park, Maryland1984501-2,000Unknown210
EKS Group, LLCTampa, Florida2006<25Unknown34
EOIR Technologies, Inc.Fredericksburg, Virginia1981101-500Under $100 million77
Espial Services, Inc.Pinellas Park, Florida200326-100Under $100 million47
Facchina Global Services, LLCLa Plata, Maryland2004101-500Unknown32
Femme Comp IncorporatedChantilly, Virginia1979101-500Under $100 million79
FiberTechnologiesMoneta, Virginia1990<25Under $100 million12
First In SolutionsCentreville, Virginia2006<25Unknown11
Frontline Defense Systems, LLCWashington, District of Columbia2002<25Under $100 million11
Fulcra Worldwide Arlington, Virginia200426-100Under $100 million17
Fulcrum IT Services Manassas, Virginia1985101-500Under $100 million1910
Futron IncorporatedLorton, Virginia199426-100Under $100 million33
G2, Inc.Columbia, Maryland200126-100Under $100 million22
Gemini Industries, Inc.Burlington, Massachusetts198626-100Unknown23
General DynamicsFalls Church, Virginia195210,000+$10 billion to $50 billion10032
Global Technical SystemsVirginia Beach, Virginia199726-100Unknown17
Harris CorporationMelbourne, Florida198710,000+$1 billion to $10 billion2917
Hewlett PackardPalo Alto, California193910,000+Above $50 billion2518
HSS InternationalLake Arrowhead, California1991UnknownUnknown11
i2 Inc.McLean, Virginia1990101-500Unknown112
iBASEtFoothill Ranch, California1986101-500Under $100 million76
Ideal Innovations, Inc.Arlington, Virginia1999101-500Under $100 million53
iGovMcLean, Virginia199626-100Under $100 million22
IISI CorporationNorth Billerica, Massachusetts1988<25Under $100 million13
INDUS CorporationVienna, Virginia1991501-2,000Unknown99
Information Manufacturing LLCFairfax, Virginia1999<25Unknown12
InovaTech Government SolutionsFayetteville, North Carolina200226-100Under $100 million13
IntellitacticsReston, Virginia200326-100Unknown13
Interferometrics Inc.Herndon, Virginia198226-100Unknown11
ISPA, Inc.Atlanta, Georgia198326-100Under $100 million14
Jacobs TechnologyPasadena, California194710,000+$10 billion to $50 billion215
JB Management, Inc.Alexandria, Virginia1990101-500Under $100 million69
Jorge Scientific CorporationArlington, Virginia1986101-500$100 million to $750 million22
K2 Group Inc.McLean, Virginia2003<25Under $100 million52
Keane Federal Systems, Inc.McLean, Virginia196510,000+Unknown711
L-3 CommunicationsNew York, New York199710,000+$10 billion to $50 billion9629
Leading Edge SystemsColorado Springs, Colorado2002<25Unknown13
Lockheed MartinBethesda, Maryland199510,000+$10 billion to $50 billion7323
Logistics 2020, Inc.Chesterfield, Virginia2000101-500Under $100 million24
Logos Technologies, Inc.Arlington, Virginia199626-100Under $100 million34
LukosValrico, Florida2008<25Unknown22
LunarlineArlington, Virginia2004<25Under $100 million19
MacAulay Brown, Inc.Dayton, Ohio1979501-2,000$100 million to $750 million1513
ManTech International CorporationFairfax, Virginia19685,000-10,000$1 billion to $10 billion8128
Mark LogicSan Carlos, California200126-100Under $100 million42
Masy Group, TheAlexandria, Virginia2005<25Under $100 million24
MAV6Vicksburg, Mississippi200726-100Unknown12
McNeil TechnologiesSpringfield, Virginia1985501-2,000$100 million to $750 million1311
MCQ Inc.Fredericksburg, Virginia198526-100Unknown17
MCSTampa, Florida1988101-500Under $100 million14
mediaEdge, a Division of Exceptional SoftwareLinthicum Heights, Maryland1996101-500Unknown110
Merlin InternationalEnglewood, Colorado199726-100Under $100 million32
MicroLink, LLCVienna, Virginia1998101-500Under $100 million14
MOJA, IncorporatedManassas, Virginia199526-100Under $100 million512
MPRI, an L-3 Communications CompanyAlexandria, Virginia1987UnknownUnknown710
Navstar, Inc.Falls Church, Virginia199926-100Under $100 million128
NCI Information Systems, Inc.Reston, Virginia19892,001-5,000$100 million to $750 million259
NEK Advanced Securities Group, Inc.Colorado Springs, Colorado2002101-500Unknown78
Nicor GlobalWashington, District of Columbia2007<25Unknown16
Northrop GrummanLos Angeles, California193910,000+$10 billion to $50 billion9827
Oak Grove TechnologiesRaleigh, North Carolina1998101-500Under $100 million313
Operational Intelligence LLCWarrenton, Virginia2008<25Unknown21
Operational Skills Group, LLCSeaside, California2000<25Unknown26
Operational Support and ServicesFayetteville, North Carolina1993101-500Unknown16
Orbis, Inc.Mount Pleasant, South Carolina200026-100Under $100 million22
Organizational Strategies IncArlington, Virginia1996101-500Under $100 million13
Praemittias GroupHighlands Ranch, Colorado200626-100Under $100 million11
Professional SolutionsAlexandria, Virginia2002101-500Under $100 million411
Radiance TechnologiesHuntsville, Alabama1998101-500Under $100 million910
RaytheonWaltham, Massachusetts192210,000+$10 billion to $50 billion7519
RDR, Inc.Centreville, Virginia1986101-500Unknown38
Rockwell Collins, Inc.Cedar Rapids, Iowa193310,000+$1 billion to $10 billion85
S4, Inc.Burlington, Massachusetts1996101-500Unknown1012
SAICMcLean, Virginia196910,000+$10 billion to $50 billion12333
Schafer CorporationArlington, Virginia1972UnknownUnknown810
SCIA SolutionsReston, Virginia2005<25Under $100 million32
Scientific Research CorporationArlington, Virginia1988501-2,000$100 million to $750 million46
SDV Solutions, Inc.Williamsburg, Virginia200426-100Under $100 million14
SentelAlexandria, Virginia1987101-500Unknown33
SGISSan Diego, California2002501-2,000$100 million to $750 million1911
Shee Atika Services, LLCHudson, Florida2007<25Under $100 million12
Silverback 7, Inc.Woodbridge, Virginia2005<25Under $100 million77
SOS International, Ltd.Reston, Virginia1989501-2,000Under $100 million46
SOTTINTDover, Tennessee1998<25Unknown11
SPADACMcLean, Virginia2002101-500Under $100 million910
Special Applications GroupTampa, Florida2004<25Under $100 million21
SpecTal LLC, an L-1 Identity Solutions companyReston, Virginia1999101-500Unknown19
SpecTIR LLCReno, Nevada200626-100Unknown21
Spectrum Communications Inc.Hampton, Virginia1999101-500Unknown105
SSA Inc.Alexandria, Virginia198126-100Under $100 million25
Suh'dutsing Technologies, LLCCedar City, Utah200326-100Under $100 million210
Sweet Analysis Services, Inc.Alexandria, Virginia1990<25Under $100 million17
Symvionics, Inc.Arcadia, California1988101-500Under $100 million14
TanagerAnnapolis Junction, Maryland199626-100Under $100 million52
Tecolote Research, Inc.Lexington Park, Maryland1973UnknownUnknown29
TeleCommunication SystemsANNAPOLIS, Maryland1987501-2,000$100 million to $750 million22
The Boeing CompanyChicago, Illinois191610,000+Above $50 billion4311
TIAX LLCLexington, Massachusetts2002101-500Unknown13
TigerSwan, IncApex, North Carolina2005101-500Under $100 million11
Torres Advanced Enterprise SolutionsArlington, Virginia2002101-500Under $100 million14
TranTech, Inc.Alexandria, Virginia1989101-500Under $100 million24
Trident Systems, Inc.Fairfax, Virginia1985101-500Under $100 million25
TVAR SolutionsMcLean, Virginia2006<25Under $100 million53
Tybrin Corporation, a Jacobs Engineering companyFort Walton Beach, Florida1972501-2,000$100 million to $750 million34
Universal Hi-Tech Development, Inc.Rockville, Maryland1982101-500Under $100 million13
Universal Strategy Group, Inc.Columbia, Tennessee2007<25Unknown21
URS CorporationSAN FRANCISCO, California195710,000+$1 billion to $10 billion3614
USfalcon, Inc.Morrisville, North Carolina2005101-500$100 million to $750 million2510
USGC, Inc.Annapolis, Maryland199926-100Under $100 million612
Varen TechnologiesColumbia, Maryland200526-100Under $100 million83
Visual Analytics, Inc.Poolesville, Maryland199826-100Under $100 million213
Visual PurpleSan Luis Obispo, California1998<25Under $100 million15
VSE CorporationAlexandria, Virginia19592,001-5,000$750 million to $1 billion15
Vykin CorporationTampa, Florida200626-100Under $100 million78
Wave Technologies, Inc.Herndon, Virginia200126-100Under $100 million45
Westech InternationalAlbuquerque, New Mexico1995101-500Under $100 million74
Western DataComCleveland, Ohio1990<25Unknown13
Zebra ImagingAustin, Texas199626-100Under $100 million16
Zel Technologies LLCHampton, Virginia1988101-500Under $100 million259
ZolonTech Government ServicesWashington, District of Columbia1998101-500$100 million to $750 million22

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