Our 2024 Top 100 reader's guide on the companies, trends and drivers


Our collection of coverage of the annual rankings show space and cyber as among the key verticals to watch across the government market.

As we finish the 2024 Top 100 with the release of the rankings and a majority of our content now published, we wanted to create a one-stop shop for all things Top 100.

First some background on this year’s rankings. 2024 will stand out for several reasons:

  • Notable growth with the aggregate value of the Top 100 prime contracts reaching $162.8 billion.
  • The number of pure-play space providers in the rankings is growing and many companies creating space lines of business.
  • Digital transformation, cloud, and cyber continue to be key tech priorities for many companies.

The executives we spoke with pointed out larger trends to watch. Growth on the defense side is driven by the response to Russia and China and the need for better security. The government's push to improve customer experience is driving activity and positioning on the civilian side.

You can learn about all of this through the articles, analysis and podcasts we’ve published. And to keep track during the year, make sure you visit our Top 100 news page where you’ll find our own continuing coverage of the Top 100.


The 2024 Top 100 rankings

Trends driving today’s Top 100

CACI's CEO charts the path from services to tech-centric solutions

Diversity gaps persist among the Top 100 C-suites

Booz Allen rides wave of tech-driven growth

How HII accelerated its push to be more tech-driven

GovCIO's path in the fast lane

KBR lays out its innovation and business agenda

Lumen shapes its public sector outlook through partnerships, innovation lab


Our first snap judgments of the 2024 Top 100

More signposts to note from the 2024 Top 100

Lumen's Top 100 strategy builds off its network core

GovCIO's Top 100 journey from its transformative acquisition

More podcasts to come….


We write about Top 100 companies throughout the entire year. Here are some notable stories from the months preceding the Top 100 release.

Leidos CEO lays out the company's core technology priorities

Townes-Whitley: SAIC must 'look up and look out' to drive growth

Accenture Federal puts 'scaffolding in place' to integrate Cognosante

Parsons CEO explains their approach to artificial intelligence