Glenn Lawton, president of Manchester, N.H.-based Granite State Manufacturing (GSM), has seen a definite slowdown in defense programs across the board. Budget uncertainty due to the federal sequestration has delayed contract awards, says Lawton.                                              

GSM is a major subcontractor to government primes including General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, and Lockheed Martin. GSM recently delivered a tamperproof intermodal cargo container under its contract with the U.S. Navy.

Technology manufacturers should see minimal shrinkage in government technology spending, predicts Tim Larkins, a consultant at McLean, Va.-based immixGroup Inc. Officials from American Express OPEN, LMA Consulting Group and the Government Market Master offer their views on the government market for the second half of 2013.

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