A Park Police officer walks passes a sign announcing the closure of the Lincoln Memorial due to a partial government shut down in Washington, D.C., U.S. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. The U.S. government began its first partial shutdown in 17 years, idling as many as 800,000 federal employees, closing national parks and halting some services after Congress failed to break a partisan deadlock by a midnight deadline.Photographer: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg

Just in Case: Partial Government Shutdown Basics for Contractors

With lawmakers facing a midnight deadline to resolve differences over a stopgap spending measure, a partial government shutdown appears likely.  Beyond the closure of national parks and museums, a partial shutdown will have significant consequences for the government contracting community.

BGOV200: Federal Industry Leaders 2018

Bloomberg Government is proud to present the seventh annual BGOV200 Federal Industry Leaders rankings. 

Federal IT Budget & Contract Opportunities Report

The Federal IT Budget & Contract Opportunities report finds that about 71 percent of the government-wide information technology was spent on federal contracting and the remaining 29 percent is toward internal agency operation between fiscal 2014 and 2018. Most of those contract obligations go toward IT modernization, including cloud computing, cybersecurity, data analytics, and artificial intelligence.

The Mid-Tier Challenge

Midsize contractors are losing market share year after year — so what are the factors inhibiting their growth?

BGOV200 2017

Bloomberg Government is proud to present the sixth annual BGOV200 Federal Industry Leaders rankings. These rankings represent the top federal contractors based on fiscal 2016 data for unclassified prime contracts awarded across all government agencies in the United States.

Trade-Offs: Defense Budget Under President Trump

The Trump administration has landed in Washington and the U.S. defense industry is generally enthusiastic about prospects for increased spending. With increases estimated at $16 billion a year, significantly more than the Pentagon’s current plan, the administration will have to choose between competing priorities.

What Comes After Seaport-e?

Seaport-e has been the Navy’s primary contract vehicle since 2001, with more than $50 billion in obligations. It is one of the largest federal contract vehicles—but huge uncertainties lie ahead. (October 2016)

BGOV200: Spending Categories

In June, Bloomberg Government gave you a look at the top 200 federal contractors. Now, go deeper with a look at the top contractors by spending categories. This report walks you through the top vendors and agency spenders within 20 different purchasing categories. (August 2016)

The Mid-Tier Paradox: Too Small to Compete, Too Large to Survive?

Excluded from set-asides for small businesses and facing stringent past performance criteria favoring large businesses, midsize federal contractors would like federal policy support that hasn’t yet been formulated. But is it necessary? Bloomberg Government has analyzed the data to give you the inside scoop on the market. (July 2016)


Bloomberg Government is proud to present our 5th annual BGOV200 Federal Industry Leaders rankings. This report, the first in a series of three, focuses on the top performing companies and broad trends in the federal market. (June 2016)