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With an estimated $2.6 billion in annual contracts from the Naval Information Warface Center (NIWC – pronounced Nī’ wick) formerly known as SPAWAR, we’re already home to over 80 defense contractors and the talent that drives their successes. NIWC designs cyber networks for communication, computers and space systems. Plus, we’re the fastest growing mid-sized metro for computer hardware engineers. Join companies like Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Scientific Research Corporation (SRC), BAE Systems, and I.T.T. Kaliburn as they grow their contracts and innovations in Charleston County.

C5ISR Summit


The defense industry in South Carolina is powered by successful companies in Charleston County

Charleston Defense Contractors Association

Formed in 2002 to be an advocate for the defense industry in the Charleston area. CDCA hosts several events that advocate for the preservation and growth of the defense industry.