What are defense firms?

Some articles on firms, defense firms, defense:

Economic Conversion
... projects, divisions within multi-divisional firms, companies, and national economies ... retraining), firms (in terms of workers, capital, facilities and real estate) and land (in terms of real estate) ... Organizations that can be converted include defense firms, military bases, and defense laboratories ...

Famous quotes containing the words firms and/or defense:

    While waiting to get married, several forms of employment were acceptable. Teaching kindergarten was for those girls who stayed in school four years. The rest were secretaries, typists, file clerks, or receptionists in insurance firms or banks, preferably those owned or run by the family, but respectable enough if the boss was an upstanding Christian member of the community.
    Barbara Howar (b. 1934)

    For there is no defense for a man who, in the excess of his wealth, has kicked the great altar of Justice out of sight.
    Aeschylus (525–456 B.C.)