Northrop Grumman Corp.
is one of the country's largest defense and aerospace contractors. The publicly-held company (ticker symbol NGC) is based in Falls Church
, Va. Among other systems, its Central Florida units produce laser-weapon components in Apopka
and military aircraft surveillance and reconnaissance systems in Melbourne
2011 rank: 35
2010 rank: 31
Full-time employees in 2011: NR
Part-time employees in 2011: NR
Total employees in 2011: 2,400
Total employees in 2010: 2,746
Footnote: *CF Health Alliance is a not-for-profit health-care systemt that includes Leesburg Regional Medical Center and The Villages Regional Hospital; excludes 390 (2011) per-diem workers.