Pentagon lists top contractors

The Defense Department awarded prime contracts in fiscal 2003 totaling $209 billion, $28.2 billion more than in fiscal 2002.

According to a report released earlier this month, the department's top 10 prime contractors for 2003 and the value of their contracts are:

1.Lockheed Martin Corp., $21.9 billion

2.Boeing Co., $17.3 billion

3.Northrop Grumman Corp., $11.1 billion

4.General Dynamics Corp., $8.2 billion

5.Raytheon Co., $7.9 billion

6.United Technologies Corp., $4.5 billion

7.Halliburton Co., $3.9 billion

8.General Electric Co., $2.8 billion

9.Science Applications International Corp., $2.6 billion

10. Computer Sciences Corp., $2.5 billion

Among the top 10 contractors, Halliburton made the biggest leap, moving up from No. 37 in 2002. CSC jumped up from No. 21 in 2002.

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