A government contractor is a company (privately owned, publicly traded or a state-owned enterprise) – either for profit or non-profit – that produces goods or services under contract for the government.[1] Some communities are largely sustained by government contracting activity; for instance, much of the economy of Northern Virginia consists of government contractors employed directly or indirectly by the federal government of the United States.[2]

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Section 12(2) and (3) of the Official Secrets Act 1989 define the expression "Government Contractor" for the purposes of that Act.[3]

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  1. ^ Gallagher, Daisy (2006). The Government Contractor's Resource Guide. Daisy Gallagher. ISBN 9780978964702. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  2. ^ Fox, Justin (February 8, 2007). "The Federal Job Machine". Time. Archived from the original on February 12, 2007. Retrieved November 7, 2007.
  3. ^ The Official Secrets Act 1989 as amended, from the National Archives