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Andrew T. Gillies is Director of Communications at the Center for Audit Quality, an affiliate of the American Institute of CPAs, in Washington, DC. Based in Washington since 2002, he has also worked in editorial and communications roles at the Investment Company Institute, the World Bank, Forbes, and Vault.com. His policy-themed writing has focused on aerospace and defense, energy and environment, transportation, and financial services.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Changes To Forbes Beltway Index

Washington, D.C. - Since April 2006, we've presented the Forbes Beltway Index on Forbes.com. This week, we revise and expand the list with a new approach.

Our new methodology, discussed in more detail here, allows us include more government contractors than we did in our prior Beltway Index efforts. Our starting point now is the 1,000 largest contractors to the U.S. federal government for fiscal 2007 (ended September 2007), with information provided to us by research firm Eagle Eye Publishers.

From that group of 1,000 contractors, we identified the publicly traded companies. That narrowed the list down to 202, based on fiscal 2007 data.

Full story at Forbes.com