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The Going Global Defense Initiative helps Virginia's defense companies diversify into new international markets.

The Going Global Defense Initiative mitigates the impact of defense spending cuts on Virginia’s economy. Between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015, funding is available to help Virginia’s defense-related companies diversify into new international markets. As a part of this initiative, eligible defense-related companies can receive assistance with strategy, compliance, matchmaking, translation, contracts, and more. Click here to learn how to participate.

Upcoming Events

Opportunities in the Northern Triangle: Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador

Attend VEDP’s latest Export Training Seminar and hear from representatives from U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) and the Northern Triangle (Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala) as they discuss issues and opportunities in the region. Major Michael Kelly McCoy, Strategist, J-5, United States Southern Command, will discuss the strategic direction of the Northern Triangle countries through the lens of private business opportunities, as well as provide an overview of the Alliance for Prosperity Blue Print and the U.S. Strategy for Central America. Representatives from the Northern Triangle will also attend. Companies in the following sectors are encouraged to attend: capacity building, energy, infrastructure development, light manufacturing, logistics, education, security, and training.

  • Date: March 17, 2015
  • Location: Westin Tysons Corner, 7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043
  • How to Register: Click here to register 

Program Impact and Results

Virginia's Going Global Defense Initiative

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How to Participate

For more information and to determine your company’s eligibility, contact your local Defense Initiative Manager:

Jenee Andreev
Manager, Defense Initiative (Serving Northern region)
P.O. Box 798 / 901 East Byrd Street
Richmond, Virginia 23218-0798
Phone: (703) 424-3887
Email: JAndreev@YesVirginia.org
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Theodora von Hohenstaufen Noll
Manager, Defense Initiative (Serving Southwest, South Central, Northwest, Central, and Hampton Roads regions)
P.O. Box 798 / 901 East Byrd Street
Richmond, Virginia 23218-0798
Phone: (804) 545-5764
Fax: (804) 545-5751
Email: TVHN@YesVirginia.org
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