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The government contracting industry is one of the most sought-after sectors in the United States. Various government agencies partner with information technology firms to bolster defense, intelligence, weapons systems, and other missions.
There are several government contractors specializing in the information technology domain, each offering unique services that cater to different clients’ needs.
Who are the top IT government contractors in 2022?
Here is a rundown of the top federal government contractors specializing in IT solutions in 2022.
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Honeywell International is a multinational conglomerate headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company mainly operates in aerospace, building technologies, safety and productivity solutions, and performance materials and technologies (PMT).
On March 29, 2022, Data Breakthrough Awards recognized Honeywell International as the “Business Intelligence Provider of the Year” for its Honeywell Forge Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) solution. In the same year, the company was listed as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies.
On September 8, 2022, Honeywell secured a contract to produce and supply spare parts for KC-46A Tanker Fleets of the US Air Force until October 2027.
In 2020, Honeywell secured a contract to enhance the software and hardware of the US military and its foreign military partners. The agreement is a modification to the Defense Microelectronics Activity’s ATSP4 contracts commenced in 2016.
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BAE Systems PLC is a national security company specializing in armaments, security, and aerospace services based in London, United Kingdom. It currently employs 90,500 employees in 40 different countries across the US. Its BAE Systems Saudi Arabia arm partners with a range of organizations to provide in-country support.
BAE Systems is a primary developer and provider of armored vehicles, artillery systems, cybersecurity, intelligence, naval shipbuilding and repair, and electronic warfare, sensing, and communications equipment to the US Department of Defense (DoD) and other foreign military departments.
BAE Systems has secured significant deals with different military divisions and federal agencies, making it one of the largest contractors of DoD. One of its biggest contracts was developing the weapon system for the US Air Force’s Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (IBM) project.
It also provided supercomputing abilities, high-speed network communications, and computational science expertise to DoD engineers and scientists.
Science Applications International Corp.
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Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) is a Virginia-based company whose mission is to partner with different civilian and federal agencies and commercial organizations to promote national security and citizens’ well-being through innovative technology-powered solutions.
SAIC takes pride in its comprehensive portfolio covering defense, aerospace, engineering, information technology, modernization, and mission solutions. The company primarily serves the defense, healthcare, space, and intelligence sectors.
On September 16, 2022, SAIC won a modification contract to provide maintenance support for the US Navy’s integrated afloat and ashore tactical networks. SAIC is committed to this agreement until July 23, 2023.
SAIC also snagged a blanket-purchase deal from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on December 15, 2022. SAIC is tasked to test, evaluate, and provide data analysis of TSA’s airport screening equipment and non-screening systems.
The current SAIC Inc. is an offshoot of its parent company, which renamed itself Leidos in 2013.
Leidos Holdings Inc.
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Leidos Holdings, Inc. was conceived in 2013. However, it carries over 50 years of experience in defense, technology, aviation, and biomedical research from its former incarnation as SAIC. Since 1969, Leidos has worked on establishing a safer and healthier world through engineering, science, and information technology solutions.
The Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, as well as the United States Intelligence Community, and non-government organizations, work with Leidos’ expertise to foster safety, security, and efficiency in their missions.
The Defense Information Systems Agency contracted Leidos Holdings to work on its Fourth Estate Network Optimization (4ENO). Leidos will improve the project’s IT system, command and control solutions, and related technological infrastructure to enable warfighters’ combat capabilities.
As a biomedical research company, Leidos was one of the chosen to fulfill the Defense Health Agency’s contract for providing health-focused medical research to the military. Leidos’ work will cover infectious diseases, radiation effects, rehabilitation, and medical simulation technologies.
The DoD granted Leidos the 2018 Nunn-Perry Awards for being instrumental in the development of equipment, software, weapon systems, industrial bases, and other advancements to propel warfare tactics and success.
In 2019, Leidos was the overall winner of the ACT-IAC’s 2019 Award for its “Lifesaving CT Opioid Detection” platform. Leidos developed this program to innovate detection methods for narcotics and other chemical substances in parcels and US airports; the program will also be used to address the country’s opioid crisis.
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Peraton Inc. is a technology and national security company located in Reston, Virginia. Its mission is to solve tough national problems related to defense, security, and the overall welfare of the country.
Despite having only been founded in 2017, Peraton has secured government contracts from primary federal agencies and proved itself competent and cut for developing ground-breaking resolutions to address various predicaments.
One of Peraton’s crucial and most recent contracts is the modification deal for developing secure radio frequency transmitters and receivers to enable future secure military tactic communications for the DoD.
On April 14, 2022, Peraton secured the Army Software Development Contract. Peraton was tasked to design and advance software for the US military’s sensors, operators, and weapon launchers.
Peraton Inc’s efforts for efficiency and ironclad defense led to awarding bodies recognizing the company as a prime federal IT government contractor. From 2018 consecutively to 2023, Executive Mosaic has awarded Peraton’s CEO and President Stu Shea with the Wash100 Award for his leadership.
Peraton has also been recognized as one of the largest government technology contractors in the Greater DC Area by the Washington Business Journal since 2021.
L3Harris Technologies Inc.
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L3Harris Technologies is a prime provider of microwave weaponry, surveillance systems, electronic warfare, wireless equipment, tactical radios, and night vision apparatus. The company supplies these products to agencies operating in space, sea, land, cyber, defense, and commercial domains.
L3Harris Technologies’ proficiency in designing and manufacturing cutting-edge machinery helped it become a trusted contractor of several US government agencies. Despite having only been founded in 2019, L3Harris Technologies has secured high-profile contracts worth millions and billions of dollars.
On December 13, 2022, L3Harris Technology was awarded a deal by the US Army Communications-Electronics Command to support reconnaissance, surveillance, and intelligence capabilities of the DoD and intelligence community.
L3Harris Technologies has also been a supplier of modern radio systems to the Department of Defense since the 1980s. In April 2022, the company won a to supply advanced SINCGAR radios under the US Army’s Combat Net Radio modernization program.
In November 2022, L3Harris Technologies received Popular Science’ “Best of What’s New” award for its VAMPIRE system. This avant-garde equipment is designed to fit vehicles with cargo beds and turn them into portable precision kill systems that can target air and land threats.
Raytheon Technologies Inc.
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Raytheon Technologies is one of the largest multi-domain contractors in the United States. It boasts a comprehensive portfolio encompassing defense intelligence, cybersecurity, weaponry, aviation, engineering, forensics, predictive analysis, and environmental sustainability. With more than 30 years of working with DoD, Raytheon’s various infrastructures and systems have been used by hundreds of federal agencies.
Recently, on March 23, 2023, Raytheon received a contract for the production and supply of the US Navy’s over-the-horizon weapon systems that defend against threats on land and sea. This deal is a modification to an earlier contract the US Navy granted in 2018.
In November 2022, Raytheon Technologies was chosen by the US Army Contracting Command to get hold of equipment and spare parts and provide support services for the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems program. Raytheon’s supplies and work will enable the Ukrainian military to detect and counter missile and drone offenses from Russian forces.
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp.
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Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. is driven to “empower people to change the world” through engineering, consulting, cybersecurity, analytics, intelligence, and digital solutions. It carries over 100 years of serving the US government and commits to delivering innovative solutions to the defense, energy, health, civil, and international sectors.
Booz Allen Hamilton’s work is propelled by agreements awarded by a diverse array of clients, both federal and commercial.
One of its notable deals is the Department of Homeland Security’s Eagle II contract. Booz Allen Hamilton was selected to provide several services that promote the development, implementation, and maintenance of software and equipment used for DHS’s missions and business operations.
In 2018, Booz Allen Hamilton was chosen by the Federal Systems Integration and Management (FEDSIM) Center to fulfill a contract implementing the DHS’ Continuous Diagnostic and Mitigation (CDM) program. In five years, it will provide extensive IT services suitable for the program’s software and hardware requirements.
Booz Allen Hamilton doesn’t just bring a wide range of defense solutions to the table as it is also recognized for its ethical practices and employee empowerment.
Booz Allen Hamilton is a fourth-time honoree of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” award. The company also ranked sixth overall in Washington Technology’s Top 100 in 2022.
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McKesson Corporation is a pharmaceutical, information technology, and care management tools company based in New York City. It offers a diversified portfolio specializing in developing drugs, healthcare equipment, and therapies that treat diseases, provide patients with better lives, and promote efficiency in the medical and healthcare sectors.
McKesson’s know-how in medicine and healthcare helped earn government contracts that drive its wide range of services for various missions. Some of these contracts were instrumental in McKesson’s involvement in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2020, McKesson expanded its partnership with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to support Operation Warp Seed’s (OWS) distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and supply kits across the United States.
In the same year, Mckesson was selected as the prime supplier of pharmaceuticals and other healthcare services for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) medical centers, outpatient clinics, and Consolidated Mail Outpatient Pharmacies (CMOP).
General Dynamics Corp.
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General Dynamics is a prime innovator of aerospace, geospatial, and defense technology and solutions. It designs and supplies tanks, missiles, submarines, and other technology and machinery suitable for warfare. General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a wholly-owned subsidiary of GD, primarily offers consulting, technology, and mission capabilities to federal, civilian, and commercial clients.
One of General Dynamics’ crucial contracts is the 10-year modernization plan of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) infrastructures, secured in March 2022. General Dynamics will modernize the NGA’s cloud platforms and data centers to boost its speed and quality for geospatial intelligence customers.
General Dynamics also scored a contract to upgrade, maintain, and support existing infrastructures and networks in the US Air Force’s bases in Europe.
General Dynamics is also recognized for its executive team. Executive Mosaic granted its prestigious Wash100 Award to three of the company’s executives: Chris Brady, President of Mission Systems, Amy Gilliland, President of GDIT, and Phebe Novakovic, Chairperson and CEO of General Dynamics.