Top 20 Defense Technology Companies - 2017

Top 20 Defense Technology Companies - 2017

The defense sector’s quest for potentially game-changing technologies is even more pronounced in the current defense landscape that has to effectively tackle a host of complexities and yet be ahead of the competition. The emphasis is on digitizing and automating the various functions and bringing forth agility into the processes to ably support user demands. The key enablers in addition to the sector’s highly ingenious engineering capabilities prove to be innovative software, intuitive interfaces, and intelligence which can impact every echelon of the vast defense ecosystem.

The defense stakeholders are embracing the benefits of big data analytics to mine the massive information and glean intelligence in real time. Machine learning and augmented intelligence are injecting efficiencies and effectiveness in the decision-making process. The rapid modernization is taking into account the stringent cybersecurity requirements in addition to the need for an integrated solution that presents a unified information environment for various stakeholders.

In an era of heightened national security, the nature and challenges faced by defense strategists call for a retake on IT capabilities to accelerate the game-winning capabilities. To assist CIOs in finding the right defense technology solutions, a distinguished panel comprising CEOs, CMOs, CIOs, VC, and analysts including CIOReview’s editorial board has evaluated scores of defense technology providers and selected the companies that are at the forefront of tackling challenges in the defense arena through their innovative solutions.

In our selection, we looked at the vendor’s capability to fulfill the need for cost-effective and comprehensive solutions that assist businesses to gain a competitive advantage.

We present to you CIO Review’s 20 Most Promising Defense Technology Solution Providers - 2017.

Top Defense Companies

Cre8tive Technology and Design

Increase bottom line through operational adjustments and improvements by utilizing the best business systems technology in the market


DAWSON delivers integrated and innovative solutions to federal clients in the environmental, facilities, infrastructure, and emergency response areas


Provider of software-assurance tools and advanced cyber-security solutions

Huntington Ingalls Industries [NYSE:HII]

Provides a wide range of professional services through its fleet support, integrated missions solutions, and nuclear & environmental, and oil & gas groups


A systems integrator that provides customized solutions to enable digital transformation

Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT]

Provides supportive solutions to stop offensive maneuvers during a cyberattack while maintaining a defensive posture

Lone Star Analysis

Delivers prescriptive analytical tools simulating highly complex infrastructures and environments to predict possible outcomes

Northrop Grumman [NYSE:NOC]

Provides defense message system support to defense information systems agency for program management, implementation planing, testing, configuration and integration

Orbital ATK [NYSE:OA]

Developer of next-generation strike weapon systems and missile-warning and aircraft survivability solutions.

Professional Consulting Technologies, LLC

IT and cybersecurity consultancy, offering robust, reliable and scalable IT solutions to the department of defense (DoD), strategic alliances and commercial organizations

Raytheon Company [NYSE:RTN]

Provides defense solutions for naval industries to protect offshore patrol vessel missions

STS International

A solution and service provider for government agencies and their partners, with engineering and technical expertise

Textron [NYSE:TXT]

Develops and integrates products, services and support for aerospace and defense customers

TRI-COR Industries TCI

Develops cutting-edge IT products and services to help DoD customers accomplish mission objectives consistently and efficiently


Delivers a cloud infrastructure and methodology solution which meets defense security standards

Bechtel Corporation

Delivers information technology solutions for defense to increase the fleet’s efficiency and effectiveness

CACI International [NYSE:CACI]

Provides information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for intelligence, defense, and federal civilian customers

General Dynamics [NYSE:GD]

Provides solutions to the defense community to increase the nation’s cybersecurity posture

Harris [NYSE:HRS]

Provides a comprehensive portfolio of integrated solutions that connect, inform, and protect across land, sea and air

Honeywell International Inc. [NYSE:HON]

Provides avionics and propulsion solutions for militaries worldwide