The Forbes 500
We love lists, and Fortune 500’s is particularly interesting this year considering all the tech companies near the top. Apple came in at No. 5, followed by AT&T (No. 11), Verizon (No. 16), HP (No. 17), and IBM (No. 23). (Wal-Mart is No. 1 again.) The list, based on revenue, also had a good handful of DC-area companies that have long histories of working for the government. Lockheed Martin took the top rank among DC'ers at No. 59, followed by a dominating number of Virginia-based companies: General Dynamics (No. 99), Northrop Grumman (No. 122), and CSC (No. 185), just to name a few.