Recently the company we work for lost their U.S. Government DOD contract. The company that was awarded the contract interviewed everyone that is currently working on the contract. This is an 8A company. There are twelve people that were interviewed. We were told that some of us would be hired by this company and the remainder would be hired by another company that was a sub-contractor. Of the twelve four of us remain to be hired by the sub-contractor. We are all over 60 years of age. Only one person that was hired by the 8A company is over 60. One of us who is over 60 and was not hired by the 8A company was told that they were going to hire the 'cream of the crop', which he took to mean that they were looking ahead 5 years in an effort to ensure that they could get the contract again.