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unless based upon promotional blurb extracted from the websites linked
herein. This is by no means an exhaustive nor definitive list, and no particular
recommendation nor assurance of solvency or utility is to be inferred from a
There are a lot of companies whose primary clients are the non-military
sector of the
United States Federal Government. Quite often they provide similar
services to various State governments.
Federal Vendors, Primarily Non-Military
- Arinc. Air-to-ground
communications and related systems, positioning systems, etc.
- BDM. They did the EDGAR system for
the Security and Exchange Commission, and integrate 'legacy' systems; also ,
they do information systems for various folks, including State Welfare
- Concurrent Computer
Solutions. Scientific Engineering Workstations, Data Acquisition,
Process control, simulation, telecomm, and Shock/Vibration Control.
- Electronic Data Systems Corporation
(EDS). Systems development, integration and management. Also Process
management and management consulting. Among other things, they have
implimented a fingerprint
recognition system (AFIRM) which has revolutionized the Los Angeles
Welfare system's ability to speedily combat fraud. I recommend investment.
- GTE Information Systems Division
provides telecommunications, networking, healthcare, aviation and weather
services to the Federal government.
- Harris Information Systems
Division" designs, develops, manufactures, and supports
ground-based custom data processing systems and software for the U.S.
Government, its agencies, and its prime contractors. These systems collect,
store, retrieve, process, analyze, display, and distribute information.
- Nichols Research Corporation.
Optics, sensors, and video, primarily for military and government.
- PRC/Litton. Automation, infosystems
design and integration. Very big.
- Rockwell. Now in the process of
selling its defense-industry holdings to Boeing. Huge in automation, avionics,
aerospace, automotive and transportation.
- SRA International. Information
technology solutions for business and government.
- . Quite an impressive resume.
Corporation's CRIMES police tracking database system. Very interesting.
- Unisys. Once one of the biggest
names in mainframes and similar monsters of a dinosaurian era, they now make
desktops and laptops. They also do systems integration, management
solutions, and provide software systems backed by a very long corporate
history so far as information-systems history goes. Take a look at their Federal Systems page.
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Homepage. Try to use our new Glimpse HTTP Search.
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