Post 200 The guide to the region's top businesses

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The Post 200 is an annual snapshot of the companies, law firms, nonprofits and other organizations that power our local economy. Here's a look at this year's list.


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Rank   Name   Revenue ($)   Total employees   Local employees  
51 TeleCommunication Systems 425,412,000 1,435 346
19 W.R. Grace 3,211,900,000 6,000 1,000
64 DuPont Fabros Technology 287,441,000 93 74
32 ePlus 825,581,000 841 285
13 Gannett 5,239,989,000 30,000 1,700
45 NCI Information Systems 558,261,000 2,800 797
58 GP Strategies 333,167,000 2,800 396
26 Orbital Sciences 1,345,923,000 3,900 1,800
7 Marriott International 12,317,000,000 300,000 15,000
71 KEYW 190,587,000 864 774
39 Choice Hotels International 638,793,000 1,331 404
52 Arbitron 422,310,000 986 638
20 ManTech International 2,869,982,000 9,000 3,100
65 Emergent BioSolutions 273,384,000 878 301
33 VeriSign 771,978,000 1,085 879
1 Lockheed Martin 46,499,000,000 120,000 11,000
14 Host Hotels & Resorts 4,998,000,000 224 200
46 TNS 557,723,000 1,303 400
59 Liquidity Services 327,378,000 1,200 149
27 Micros Systems 1,107,531,000 6,395 979
8 Science Applications International Corp. 10,587,000,000 40,000 15,000
72 Saul Centers 174,360,000 65 65
40 Diamondrock Hospitality 638,230,000 22 22
53 Iridium Communications 384,307,000 211 63
21 WGL Holdings 2,751,501,000 1,384 1,384
66 Rosetta Stone 268,449,000 1,530 200
34 RLJ Lodging Trust 758,952,000 53 53
2 General Dynamics 32,677,000,000 93,500 7,820
15 ATK 4,613,399,000 14,000 530
47 Corporate Office Properties Trust 556,841,000 387 338
60 Cogent Communications 305,500,000 629 343
28 Primus Telecommunications Group 989,259,000 909 99
9 NII Holdings 6,719,344,000 16,090 330
73 First Potomac Realty Trust 172,304,000 191 164
41 Strayer Education 627,434,000 2,120 550
54 Intersections 373,001,000 850 350
22 NVR 2,659,149,000 2,800 800
67 Trex 266,789,000 537 337
35 United Therapeutics 743,183,000 596 189
3 Northrop Grumman 26,412,000,000 69,300 14,451
48 Federal Realty Investment Trust 553,059,000 264 136
16 Discovery Communications 4,235,000,000 4,400 1,600
61 U.S. Silica Holdings 295,596,000 787 200
29 AvalonBay Communities 968,711,000 2,009 416
10 Pepco Holdings 5,920,000,000 4,848 2,037
74 Chesapeake Lodging Trust 172,191,000 10 9
42 Neustar 620,455,000 1,506 766
55 Advisory Board Company 370,345,000 1,981 1,414
23 Engility 2,180,000,000 7,800 1,475
68 CoStar Group 251,738,000 1,522 892
36 LaSalle Hotel Properties 719,007,000 31 31
4 AES 17,274,000,000 27,000 350
49 American Woodmark 515,814,000 4,475 450
17 The Washington Post 4,214,833,000 18,000 2,500
62 Washington Real Estate Investment Trust 289,527,000 300 300
30 Maximus 929,633,000 7,100 500
11 Booz Allen Hamilton 5,859,218,000 24,000 13,900
75 Sourcefire 165,646,000 560 308
43 VSE Corp. 618,592,000 2,900 450
56 Radio One 364,609,000 1,474 250
24 Ciena 1,741,970,000 4,500 700
69 USA Mobility 242,907,000 683 42
37 K12 708,407,000 2,913 701
5 Danaher 16,090,540,000 59,000 100
50 Corporate Executive Board 484,663,000 3,500 1,200
18 CACI International 3,774,473,000 13,127 6,215
63 Pebblebrook Hotel Trust 287,987,000 23 23
31 ICF International 840,775,000 4,500 2,500
12 Exelis 5,839,000,000 21,000 1,900
76 Online Resources 154,683,000 630 263
44 MicroStrategy 562,150,000 3,063 1,429
57 Synutra International 342,539,000 4,250
25 USEC 1,671,800,000 1,759 88
70 ComScore 232,392,000 1,120 430
38 Colfax 693,392,000 16,000 30
6 Computer Sciences Corp. 15,877,000,000 96,000 8,000

The list of publicly traded companies is dominated by defense companies, government contractors, hotel owners and telecommunications firms. Companies are ranked by the revenue they recorded in their most recently completed fiscal year, which for most was 2012. Firms whose business is mostly finance or banking are grouped separately.

NOTE: Our methodology for the rankings.
DATE: Dec. 17, 2012
CREDIT: Dan Beyers, Sarah Halzack, Greg Linch, Jason Bartz - The Washington Post.