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

initiatives.

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

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