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Know Your Enemy Better: The Top 10 Federal Contractors of 2013

A few years ago, I shared with you patterns of connection between the Top 10 federal contractors of 2011. Let’s return to that subject with federal contracting data for 2013, released last month by the Federal Procurement Data System. The top 10 private contractors with the United States government in fiscal year 2013 were:

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The Top 10 Contractors of 2011: All Military. Gaining More of Your Tax Dollars. Connected.

Last year, I shared with you the Top 10 federal contractors of 2010. Last week the Federal Procurement Data System released a new wave of information for 2011. Let’s compare the two years:

Top 10 Federal Contractors of 2010: 1. Lockheed Martin Corp.: $35,828,421,340.83 in contracts

2. Boeing: $19,486,294,255.83 in contracts

3. Northrop Grumman Corp.: [...]

Proposed Military Spending Increase

The research budget of the Littoral Combat Ship has ballooned from 856 million dollars to 2.1 billion dollars. Even as the first two ships are being deployed, not all of the ship’s “critical technologies” are described as “fully mature”. The Navy has also described the mere act of putting the Littoral Combat Ship into the water as a “major risk” to its design. How would you like to be sent out to sea on that ship in wartime? [...]