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The USA’s federal government is one of the world’s largest and greatest consumers of products and services. The body spent $665 billion in 2020 alone.  It gave rise to the concept of the federal procurement data system. But, you see, the federal government is not a single buyer.

In reality, it is a collection of hundreds of buyers that procure everything from nuts, bolts, paperclips, and even aircraft carriers. In this article, we have curated a list of the top government contracting companies in the USA, along with the goods and services they offer.

Top Government Contracting Companies


Lockheed Martin 

Located in Washington, DC, Lockheed Martin is an American information, defense, and national security technology company. This company researches, develops, designs, and produces satellites, intelligence systems, and space vehicles. It also designs fighter jet programs for F-22s, F-16s, and F-35s, guided missiles, and radars.

The Boeing Company 

It is one of the world’s largest aerospace companies. The Boeing Company manufactures security and space systems and commercial jetliners. Apart from this, it also makes ammunition, guided missiles, and explosives. In addition, satellites, weapons, radar equipment, performance-based logistics, and launch systems are also designed by this company.

Raytheon Technologies

This company develops advanced digital communication systems, weapons, satellite sensors, and radar equipment based in Raytheon. Apart from this, this company also offers professional services and manages federal offices.

BAE Systems

This company is known to provide advanced defense technology to safeguard the national and people security system. It also supplies explosives, ammunition, and weapons. Moreover, BAE Systems also supports aircraft and defense systems and got the biggest contract for tactical and combat assault vehicles. Last but not least, this company also plays a significant role in shipbuilding, non-nuclear ship repairs, and marine equipment development.

Northrop Grumman Corporation

It is also a defense company that deals in military and aerospace technology. It has everything to look for in government contracting in 2022. It produces missiles, weapons, explosives, and ammunition. The Northrop Grumman Corporation also builds advanced military planes like RQ-5 Hunter, unmanned air vehicles, and B-2 strategic bombers.

McKesson Corporation


This is a leading healthcare information technology and pharmaceutical distributor company located in Texas. The government of the USA undergoes a $3.8 billion contract for biologicals and drugs. It is also a leading supplier of refrigerated and frozen vaccines and other critical medicines.

Oshkosh Corporation

Established in 1917 in Wisconsin, Oshkosh Corporation is a prominent four-wheel-drive defense system supplier. This company has worked exclusively with the United States Department of Defense for over eight decades. It is also one of the top suppliers of medium and heavy-play load tactical vehicles.

L3 Harris Technology

It is an American company that is a leading contractor in communications, control, command, and surveillance. It is also a prime contractor of navigation and aerospace products. L3 Harris Technology was formed in 2019 after the merger of L-3 Communications Holdings and Lehman Brothers.

Bottom line

So, these were the biggest government contracting companies in the USA. All these companies play a vital role in designing the defense and security system of the nation. All these companies are an inspiration and a  guide to starting a government contracting business in 2022. You can consider connecting with an expert to know more about these companies working and their role in the USA’s development. 

Linda Rawson, who is the founder of DynaGrace Enterprises (dynagrace.com), an 8(a) graduate and EDWOSB, contributed to the content of this blog. She is the founder of GovCon-Biz. For further information, please connect with Linda on LinkedIn, or contact her at (800) 676-0058 ext 101.

Please reach out to us at GovCon-Biz should you have any questions.

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