Like healthcare companies dependent on Medicare, defense contractors such as LMT, NOC, GD, RTN...

|By:, SA News Editor

Like healthcare companies dependent on Medicare, defense contractors such as LMT, NOC, GD, RTN have a lot to lose from the recent budget deal. After soaring from $220.6B in 2001 to $551.8B in 2009, the value of government contracts fell slightly to $532B last year, and is likely to drop further in the coming years.