Originally posted 2009-03-27 03:24:40 -0500. Bumped by carol.
There is a nifty little website called USAspending.gov that is sponsored by the Government Accountability Office. It has a great search feature to let you sift through government contracts and grants to see who is getting the money and what they are getting it for. If you have a couple of hours to waste, it is a perversely fun place to dig around.
For instance, one of their canned searches is for the top 100 recipients of government contracts in 2009 ... here are the top 20 ...click thru to the website for the rest of the list.