GOV. MALLOY: FEDERAL GRANT WILL AID NEW ENGLAND STATES IN CREATING COALITION TO COLLABORATE ON DEFENSE-RELATED BUSINESS
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
$1.5 Million Awarded to New England States for Regional Defense Industry Collaboration
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced that Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island have received a joint grant of $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment to create an organization that will be known as the New England Regional Defense Industry Collaboration. Over the next eighteen months, this funding will be used by the organization to coordinate the growth of defense-related businesses across the six-state New England region. The primary goals will be to aid small and medium-sized businesses in meeting new cybersecurity requirements for businesses participating in the defense industry supply chain, as well as to create a trusted supplier network that will make it easier for large defense contractors to locate smaller suppliers that are able to meet their production, certification and process requirements.