The Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance 

Our Mission

The Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance was formed to identify, champion and coordinate issues that contribute to our National security and provide benefit to our members, local communities, the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, and other Federal Government agencies. Our pledge is to provide up-to-date information on Defense and Homeland security industry issues and initiatives.  Our alliance will maintain detailed knowledge of the industrial base that supports our local Federal, Defense and Homeland Security installations and will provide frequent updates to our members, citizens, state and local governments, and congressional delegations.  We maintain an historical perspective on previous Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) actions and their subsequent effects on southeastern New England.  For more information, see our Charter, By Laws and Objectives. We hold periodic meetings and events that may interest you. Details are provided in our calendar. Please return often for new and important information. For more information about SENEDIA [...]

VR Industries: an Impressive RI “Go-To” Manufacturer

VR Industries: an Impressi...

The SENEDIA Board of Directors meeting was held at VR Industries on 10 October 2014.  This is an impressive company – as noted from their web page: “When we founded VR Industries in 1985 we decided we wanted to be different. We felt what ...

The Economic Impact of the RI Defense Sector

The Economic Impact of the...

The Defense Sector plays a major role in the Rhode Island economy because of its unique ability to undertake large and small-scale basic and applied research and development projects and to push manufacturers to develop innovative products and revamp...

Securing the Future – Understanding and Advancing RI’s Defense Industry

Securing the Future –...

The Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance (SENEDIA) recently issued a report, Securing the Future: Understanding and Advancing Rhode Island’s Defense Industry.  This report explores the individual components of Rhode Island’s defense ind...


The Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance

In Support of Our Members, SENEDIA:

  • •Advocates policies and legislative initiatives that will positively affect the welfare of regional Military Installations and other Defense and Federal Installations
  • •Provides elected officials with the information necessary to fully represent the positions and needs of their constituents
  • •Enhances the relationships between the local communities, their elected representatives, and the DoD/Federal government organizations
  • •Informs and educates the citizens of Southeastern New England on the critical importance of the Defense industry’s impact on the regional economy



Defense Innovation Days - In September, the Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance hosted the first Defense Innovation Days event in Newport, RI with over 300 attendees.  The event was organized to bring together companies who are developing cutting edge innovations that can protect the security of our country with policymakers who are helping steer the nation’s defense strategy.  Highlights of the event were keynote addresses by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Undersecretary of Defense Frank Kendall as well as plenary sessions on Innovation focused on Technology, the Warfighter, and Unmanned Systems and other sessions on Maritime Cyberscecurity, and Foreign Affairs and the Effect on Defense. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel accurately captured the [...]


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