The World’s Largest Customer is in Arlington
Arlington is home to the Department of Defense (DOD), headquartered within the Pentagon. Awarding nearly two-thirds of federal contracts by value, the DOD is the largest buyer of aerospace and defense goods and services in the world.
Arlington is also home to other key defense research agencies:
- Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
- Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
- Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Additionally, it’s a quick trip from Arlington to numerous other federal agencies in the Washington, D.C. region, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Aviation Agency (FAA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the nation’s policymakers on Capitol Hill.