Going Global Defense Initiative

The Going Global Defense Initiative leverages federal funding to mitigate the impact of defense spending cuts on Virginia’s economy. Between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014, $1.5 million is available to help Virginia’s defense-related companies diversify into new international markets. Click here to learn how to participate.

As a part of this initiative, eligible defense-related companies can receive assistance with marketing, strategy, compliance, and matchmaking services to increase international sales. Both new-to-export companies and current exporters will receive training and resources to obtain long term sales in international markets. 

Virginia's Going Global Defense Initiative

How to Participate

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

Jenee Andreev
Manager, Defense Initiative
P.O. Box 798 / 901 East Byrd Street 
Richmond, Virginia 23218-0798
Phone: (703) 424-3887
Email: JAndreev@YesVirginia.org
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(Serving Northern region)

Theodora von Hohenstaufen Noll
Manager, Defense Initiative
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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(Serving Southwest, South Central, Northwest, Central, and Hampton Roads regions)