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Defense industry conference planned

MIDDLETOWN – Congressional, Pentagon and defense-industry leaders will gather in Newport in September for an event focused on the future of innovation and technology in the defense arena. More

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Defense industry conference planned

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MIDDLETOWN – Congressional, Pentagon and defense-industry leaders will gather in Newport in September for an event focused on the future of innovation and technology in the defense arena.

The event, hosted by the Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance, is being touted as one “of the first of its kind in the region” focusing on trends within the defense industry and technologies being developed and deployed to military forces across the globe.

The event will take place from Wednesday, Sept. 3, through Friday, Sept. 5, at the Marriott Newport. Current topics for discussion include: “Innovation from the Technology Perspective”; “State of Foreign Affairs and the Effect on the Defense Industry”; “Innovation from the Warfighter’s Perspective”; the “Maritime Cybersecurity Center”; and “Innovation from the Unmanned Vehicle Perspective.”

More information is available at www.defenseinnovationdays.com. •

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