Washington Technology magazine has published its 2013 list of the 100 largest companies serving the government technology market. The list includes 29 firms that are based in Fairfax County or have U.S. headquarters here. Another 46 companies on the list are based elsewhere but have operations in the county.
Virginia and California both serve as states with headquarters to as many as 10 companies on the list. Five of the top 10 companies on the list are headquartered in Fairfax County, and they include Falls Church-based Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics and CSC, as well as Tysons Corner-based SAIC and Booz Allen Hamilton.
The Federal Procurement Data System reveals that in fiscal year 2012, federal government contracts performed in Fairfax County reached $26.3 billion (68 percent defense agency work, 32 percent civilian agency work). The Fairfax County total was higher than any other county or city, 46 states and the District of Columbia.
“There has been so much talk this year about sequestration and federal budget cuts, but the Washington Technology list underscores an important fact that the government continues to be the largest consumer of IT goods and services on the planet,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA). “Fairfax County offers tremendous assets for technology companies that want to serve this important market.”
Time magazine called Fairfax County, just outside Washington, D.C., “one of the great economic success stories of our time.”
Washington Technology ranks the largest companies serving the government market based on sales of IT, systems integration, communications, engineering and other high-tech products and services.
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