6 Largest Government Contractors

AAA

There's a lot of controversy over the United States government's balance sheet. Many argue that the U.S. spends too much money, but where that money goes very few know. Here is a list of the top five companies that receive the most government contracts. Most of the contracts are in the areas of defense and technology, but science also receives a large amount of government dollars.
  1. No results found.
Related Articles
  1. Small Business

    Risks Associated With Government Contracts

    Government contracts can be rewarding, but they also come with a variety of risks.
  2. Investing

    What are Government Securities?

    Government securities are debt instruments that governments issue to raise capital.
  3. Insights

    Explaining Limited Government

    Limited government is a political viewpoint that favors few, if any, government controls on individuals and the economy.
  4. Investing

    Explaining Government Bonds

    A government bond is a debt security a government issues.
  5. Investing

    How Is the Bank of Japan Monetizing Government Debt?

    With its massive QE program and more recent adoption of negative interest rates, it looks like the BOJ is monetizing the Japanese government's debt.
  6. Investing

    Fiscal Deficit

    A shortfall that occurs when government spending exceeds government revenues, or taxes.
  7. Personal Finance

    The Highest Paying Government Jobs

    Learn how professionals can work for the government and still make high salaries; identify the specific professions that pay the most in government work.
  8. Investing

    The Government And Risk: A Love-Hate Relationship

    Though the U.S. government can help its citizens by subsidizing risky loans, the costs always come back to the taxpayers.
  9. Taxes

    Baffling Ways The Government Spends Tax Dollars

    You won't believe how the federal government spends your hard-earned money.
  10. Insights

    How A Limited Government Affects A Country's Finances

    Countries with limited governments have fewer laws about what individuals and businesses can and can’t do. What's the net result?
Hot Definitions
  1. Market Capitalization

    The total dollar market value of all of a company's outstanding shares. Market capitalization is calculated by multiplying ...
  2. Frexit

    Frexit – short for "French exit" – is a French spinoff of the term Brexit, which emerged when the United Kingdom voted to ...
  3. Stop-Limit Order

    An order placed with a broker that combines the features of stop order with those of a limit order. A stop-limit order will ...
  4. Down Round

    A round of financing where investors purchase stock from a company at a lower valuation than the valuation placed upon the ...
  5. Keynesian Economics

    An economic theory of total spending in the economy and its effects on output and inflation. Keynesian economics was developed ...
  6. Portfolio Investment

    A holding of an asset in a portfolio. A portfolio investment is made with the expectation of earning a return on it. This ...
Trading Center