Policymakers and defense industry representatives have come together in Newport to discuss trends within the industry and technologies being developed for military forces.
The Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance is hosting its third annual conference on defense innovation through today at the Hyatt Regency on Goat Island..
The group is discussing innovation in undersea technology, cybersecurity and warfighting.
Tuesday's agenda included talks by members of Rhode Island's congressional delegation and Gov. Gina Raimondo.
The chairman of the President's Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, Tom Donilon, talked about improving the nation's cybersecurity posture.
Frank Kendall, an undersecretary of defense, discussed the Defense Department's modernization efforts.