Government shutdown 2013: Contractors battling possible reductions

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A number of high-profile government contractors are more at risk to have their operations disrupted due to the government shutdown, the Washington Business Report says.

Moody's, the investment service, released a list of companies that employ large numbers of people in the D.C. and assessed their risk of not having enough cash on hand to fully operate if the shutdown drags on.

The contractors were assigned a numerical score based on their ability to respond to lost revenue due to the shutdown with several types of mitigation measures.

Companies that scored low include Alion, SRA International and DynCorp. Those scoring closer to the threshold of normal operation, but still deemd "more exposed" to potential ramifications by Moody's, include Lockheed, SAIC, Booz Allen Hamilton and Aliant.