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U.S.-Brazil Defense Industry Dialogue (DID) Overview

In June 2015, Presidents Obama and Rousseff jointly endorsed the creation of a U.S.-Brazil Defense Industry Dialogue (DID) to promote the strategic integration of the private sector into U.S.-Brazil defense relations. The DID aims to attract investment, identify potential partnerships, and spur technological growth between both countries’ defense industries. Industry partners in both countries work closely with agencies in both governments, including the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Defense, and Brazil’s Ministries of Defense and External Relations, to ensure coordination and representation from all DID stakeholders.

The inaugural DID was hosted by Brazil on September 30, 2016, in Brasilia, with more than 180 participants from 70 Brazilian and U.S. defense firms. Following the success of the first DID, the United States hosted the second iteration on October 10, 2017, in Washington DC.


DID Space WG meeting at the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, April 2018


DID 2017


DID 2017

The DID Working Groups

To increase focus and progress towards concrete results on priority topics, the DID created four working groups (WGs):

1. Space: focuses on any space-related subjects, including policy, business-to-business issues and binational cooperation

2. Binational Cooperation: focuses on the military-to-military steps needed to create a binational program or product outside of the space industry

3. Policy: addresses policies that are not directly related to binational programs or space, but are of concern to the private sector and require government-to-government action

4. Commercial Partnerships: covers business-to-business issues outside of the space industry that enhance commercial opportunities for industries in both countries

Each WG is led by a U.S. WG Lead and a Brazil WG Lead that engage in regular communication to create detailed action plans, which guide the work of the WGs. The results achieved by each WG are highlighted at subsequent DID meetings.

Upcoming DID Meetings

DID III: April 2019 in Rio de Janeiro, More information coming soon…

LINKS FOR MORE ON:

The creation and endorsement of the DID

The Inaugural DID

DID Progress Meeting- April 2017

DID II- October 2017

Photos of Past DID Events

DID Mid-Year 2018 Working Groups meeting


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