How they stack up

Numbers can tell a compelling story. The 2002 Federal List is chock-full of numbers that speak volumes about the state of the federal information technology market.

Business is booming for General Services Administration Schedule 70 contractors, in part due to the growth in services buys. Many top players in the

systems integration arena, having seen recent acquisitions pay off, have another story to tell: The rich get richer. And the rising fortunes of the top-ranked woman-owned business reads like a "how-to" manual for succeeding in a competitive market.

Of course, numbers can't tell it all. So once again, Federal Computer Week surveyed market watchers to uncover 10 hot companies worth keeping an eye on, with a focus on firms targeting homeland security


For federal contractors, the general outline of the plot is clear: Things are looking up.


  • Defense
    Ryan D. McCarthy being sworn in as Army Secretary Oct. 10, 2019. (Photo credit: Sgt. Dana Clarke/U.S. Army)

    Army wants to spend nearly $1B on cloud, data by 2025

    Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said lack of funding or a potential delay in the JEDI cloud bid "strikes to the heart of our concern."

  • Congress
    Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) at the Hack the Capitol conference Sept. 20, 2018

    Jim Langevin's view from the Hill

    As chairman of of the Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committe and a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rhode Island Democrat Jim Langevin is one of the most influential voices on cybersecurity in Congress.

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