New England Regional Defense Industry Collaboration, USA (2019-20)

New England Regional Defense Industry Collaboration, USA (2019-20)

Regional Defense Industry Collaboration across New England

Project Overview

The states of Vermont, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island have been awarded a joint grant from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) to create The New England Regional Defense Industry Collaboration. The New England Regional Defense Industry Collaboration will coordinate the growth of defense-related businesses across the six-state New England region. The primary goals will be to aid small and midsize 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.

Future iQ®'s Role in this Project

    Future iQ has been contracted by The State of Vermont to provide project management for the New England Regional Defense Industry Collaboration initiative.

    • Background Research and review of existing planning efforts and accomplishments from other OEA regional efforts
    • Conduct ‘Collaboration Future Think-Tank’
    • Produce Data Visualization Platform showcasing Future Think-Tank results
    • Produce FutureMap network mapping analysis to support the development of the Collaborative’s regional defense industry partnerships
    • Develop a Training and Best Practices information sharing program for the Collaborative defense sector
    • Assist the Collaborative with the development of programs established during the OEA funding cycle, with consideration to the sector’s mission to connect with regional and international partners
    • Produce a Sustainability Plan and Final Report for the Collaborative

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