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

Eligible defense-related companies can receive assistance with strategy, export compliance, matchmaking, translation, and more.  There are opportunities to participate in on-continent vendor days with combatant commands as well as training sessions held throughout Virginia to prepare your company to “go global”.  Defense-related companies can also receive market research services such as identifying potential distributors and conducting due diligence. These are just a few of the resources available in the Global Defense Program.

How to Participate

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

Theodora von Hohenstaufen Noll
Defense Program Manager
P.O. Box 798 / 901 East Cary Street
Richmond, Virginia 23218-0798
Phone: (804) 545-5764
Fax: (804) 545-5751
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Ed Laughlin
Defense Program Manager | Northern Region
8500 Leesburg Pike, Suite 412
Tysons Corner, Virginia 22182
Phone: (703) 506-9743
Fax: (703) 506-9740
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Featured Resources for Defense Companies

The following resources have been developed specifically for defense-related companies in Virginia.