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SAIC's headquarters in McLean. (Jeffrey MacMillan/Capital Business)

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Science Applications International Corp

The contracting giant works with both civilian agencies and the military and has a variety of focus areas, such as smart grid and energy technology, cloud computing and health information technology. The company had a rocky year, and Havenstein announced he will retire in 2012. SAIC removed three of its top executives in connection with its CityTime contract, a program with New York City agencies that prosecutors allege was corrupted by illegal kickbacks.

Trivia

SAIC opened its office in the Washington area with a special incentive: If the staff could develop $1 million worth of revenues within 18 months, they would receive stock and become employee owners. They did just that.

1710 SAIC Dr.

McLean Va., 22102

800-430-7629

http://www.saic.com/

Founded: 1969

CEO: Walter P. Havenstein

Revenue: $258,870

Assets: $276,470

Employees (local): 41,000 (15,000)

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