BGOV200: Ranking the Top Federal Contractors

From July 12, 2018 at 2:00 PM to July 12, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Fiscal 2017 marked the highest in contract spending we’ve seen in six years. Large and small companies capitalized on the $512 billion dollars obligated in fiscal 2017, which is the most since $522 billion in fiscal 2012.

Join Bloomberg Government to review the seventh annual BGOV200 Federal Industry Leaders Study which reveals key procurement trends affecting the industry and details market driving forces that resulted in 92 companies improving in rank, 92 worsening, and 16 companies remaining the same since fiscal 2016.

The BGOV200 ranks the top 200 vendors by value of prime, unclassified contracts awarded by U.S. agencies in fiscal 2017.  The report analyzes the top contracts at 24 agencies and in 27 different purchasing categories and explores how contractors have responded and performed over the past year.


Who’s Up, Who’s Down — 16 companies, including those ranked No. 1 through No. 6, remained the same as last year, while 26 companies joined the BGOV200 list this year.

Market Movers — Consistent with recent years, most of the market moving companies in fiscal 2017 relied on spending in certain categories, such as information technology – which increased to $74 billion in fiscal 2017 from $69 billion in fiscal 2016, to improve their positions.

Acquisition Methods—Fiscal 2017 marked the emergence of new acquisition methods, such as a rise in the use other transactions authority for acquiring research and prototyping acquisitions and establishment of a revolving capital fund for managing agency IT projects.

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Laura Criste
IT Analyst
Bloomberg Government

Laura Criste is a federal market analyst with Bloomberg Government. Criste specializes in cybersecurity, IT budget, and IT modernization. Previously, she was an analyst at ANSER’s homeland security federally funded R&D center. There, she informed homeland security strategy, including the 2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, by examining activities, mandates, budgets, and threats. Laura has a bachelor’s degree in economics and physics from the University of Virginia and a masters in operations research from George Mason University. Follow me @Laura_Criste

Dan Snyder
Director, Government Contracts Analysis
Bloomberg Government

Dan Snyder is Bloomberg Government’s director of government contracting analysis. He specializes in identifying the largest contracts in the government market and advising clients on custom research engagements. Prior to joining Bloomberg, he served as an analyst focusing on GSA/VA Federal Supply Schedule consulting. He holds an undergraduate degree in political science from Siena College and Masters in Business Administration and an M.S. in government contracts at The George Washington University. Follow me @DanielSnyder22

Donald Thomas
General Manager and Head of Government Contracting Solutions
Bloomberg Government