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BGOV200 Event: Video Rewind

On April 23, Bloomberg Government presented its third-annual comprehensive federal contract spending analysis. The annual report ranks the top contractors at 24 agencies and departments, and in 20 categories of federal purchases in fiscal 2013.


FIRST SESSION: The State of the Defense Industry
Elana Broitman
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy
Linda Hudson
Retired CEO, BAE Systems
Peter Cook, Bloomberg Television

SECOND SESSION: Buying, Better: Acquisition Reform in the ‘New Normal’
Raj Sharma
Co-Founder and CEO, Censeo Consulting
Maj. General Arnold Punaro (Ret.)
CEO, the Punaro Group, LLC; Chairman, NDIA
Betsy Schmid
Vice President for National Security and Acquisition Policy, Aerospace Industries Association
Joe Jordan
President, Public Sector, FedBid
MODERATOR: Rob Levinson, Bloomberg Government


Apr 22, 2014

2014 Highlight: What the Federal Government Buys

Services continue to be the most sought-after private-sector commodities that the government purchases: All four of the top purchasing categories involved technical services, not products.

Apr 22, 2014

2014 Highlight: Where the Top 200 Companies Live

It comes as no surprise that Virginia leads the pack, because Northern Virginia remains a preferred location for defense contractors.

Apr 22, 2014

2014 Highlight: Aerospace and Defense

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter drives spending not only in the aircraft category, but also in engines and aircraft components. The space vehicle category highlighted…

Apr 22, 2014

2014 Highlight: Spending in Foreign Countries

The State Department awards contracts all over the world, but the largest obligations come when it builds a new embassy abroad.

Apr 22, 2014

2014 Highlight: Department of Energy Spending

The national laboratories drive Department of Energy spending, with states that host laboratories receiving the most DOE contract obligations in fiscal 2013.

Apr 16, 2014

Competition, Cooperation Among Defense Contractors: BGOV Insight

The American defense industry is unique among major industries in that it is highly dependent on one customer, the U.S. military. Because the industry relies…

Apr 15, 2014

BI Bits: Analysis by Brian Friel

BI analyst Brian Friel provides trading and investment professionals deep insight into where crucial industries stand today, and where they may be heading next.

Mar 24, 2014

2013 Highlight: BGOV200 Category Rankings

Last year, the federal government valued brain power as the most sought-after commodity, with all three of the top purchasing categories involving contractor technical services.

Mar 1, 2014

In Review: BGOV200 Findings for Fiscal 2011

The first-ever BGOV200 survey ranked the top 100 Pentagon contractors, the top 25 contractors at other departments and the top 25 professional services.

Apr 1, 2013

In Review: BGOV200 Findings for Fiscal 2012

The second-annual BGOV200 study ranks and profiles the top 200 federal vendors by value of prime, unclassified contracts awarded by U.S. agencies in fiscal 2012.