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SAE Media Group are proud to announce the 6th annual MilSatCom USA conference, returning on 22nd-23rd June 2022.

Featuring in-depth presentations from all branches of the military, numerous critical government agencies and leading industry SATCOM providers, the conference will delve into the most important topics and discussions around MILSATCOM. This year’s forum will analyse several pressing topics including emerging US space policy, SATCOM resiliency and redundancy, USSF and US Army SATCOM acquisition plans, and expeditionary SATCOM for the Warfighter.

As well as bringing together the US MILSATCOM community, the conference will bring in some of the most dynamic and innovative international militaries to provide their unique perspectives; no other event in the USA offers the same number of opportunities to meet, discuss and network with opposite numbers from allied nations.

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  • Meet and network with leaders in SATCOM from industry, military and government across two days, including dedicated networking breaks and receptions
  • Hear updates and guidance from world leading SATCOM programme managers and decision-makers
  • Delve into the latest topics and trends shaping the future of MILSATCOM
  • Discover cutting-edge SATCOM technology to enhance operational effectiveness and explore opportunities for greater coalition interoperability

7th Innovation command, US Army; Air Force Space Command, USAF; Airbus; Airbus OneWeb Satellites; Australian Department Of Defence; BAE Systems; Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems; British Embassy; C4ISRNET; Canadian Armed Forces; CCDC C5ISR Center, US Army; CCISE, Brazilian MOD; Collins Aerospace; Czech MOD; Czech Republic MOD; Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA); DGA/UM Esio; DRS Global Enterprise Solutions; DuPont de Nemours Luxembourg sarl; ETL Systems Inc; French Joint Space Command; GovSat; Harris Corporation; Honeywell; Honeywell Aerospace; HQ Air Force A3/OS, USAF; HQ Air Force Space Command, USAF; HQ Air Force, USAF; HQDA Army CIO/G-6, USAF; II Marine Expeditionary Force, G6; Independent Consultancy; Information Technology Inspectorate, Polish Armed Forces; Intellian Technologies; Intelsat General Corp.; Japanese Self Defence Forces; Joint Chiefs of Staff; Joint Staff J6, US DoD; JSAT International Inc; JSAT International Inc. ; Kepler Communications; LinQuest; Lockheed Martin; Loverro Consulting, LLC; LuxGovSat; MCC Corporation; Military University of Technical Warsaw, Poland. I3TO MoD Poland; National Reconnaissance Office; National Science Foundation; NATO ACT; Naval Network Warfare Command (NavyNetWarCom); NGA - National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; Northern Sky Research, LLC; Northrop Grumman; ODASD Information and Integration Portfolio Management; OSD CAPE; Plexus Corp; Psionic; Qatari Emiri Signal and Information Technology Corps (QAF); Rantec Microwave Systems; Raytheon; Rohde & Schwarz ; SAF/SP, USAF; SES Government Solutions; SES GS; SES Networks; Sojitz Corporation of america; Southern Aerospace and Telcom Consulting; Terrasat Communications; Thales Alenia Space; Thales Alenia Space US; The Aerospace Corporation; The Boeing Company; The Netherlands MOD; UAE Armed Forces; UAE Military Attache Office; UK MOD; United States Army Space and Missile Defense / Army Forces Strategic Command; US AFRICOM; US Air Force; US Air Force Academy; US Air Force Auxiliary / Civil Air Patrol; US Air Force China Aerospace Studies Institute; US DoD; US DoD CIO; US National Guard Bureau; US Naval Research Laboratory; USAF Space and Missile Systems Center; USSTRATCOM J66; White House Military Office; XTAR;

7th Innovation command, US Army; Air Force Space Command, USAF; Airbus; Airbus OneWeb Satellites; Australian Department Of Defence; BAE Systems; Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems; British Embassy; C4ISRNET; Canadian Armed Forces; CCDC C5ISR Center, US Army; CCISE, Brazilian MOD; Collins Aerospace; Czech MOD; Czech Republic MOD; Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA); DGA/UM Esio; DRS Global Enterprise Solutions; DuPont de Nemours Luxembourg sarl; ETL Systems Inc; French Joint Space Command; GovSat; Harris Corporation; Honeywell; Honeywell Aerospace; HQ Air Force A3/OS, USAF; HQ Air Force Space Command, USAF; HQ Air Force, USAF; HQDA Army CIO/G-6, USAF; II Marine Expeditionary Force, G6; Independent Consultancy; Information Technology Inspectorate, Polish Armed Forces; Intellian Technologies; Intelsat General Corp.; Japanese Self Defence Forces; Joint Chiefs of Staff; Joint Staff J6, US DoD; JSAT International Inc; JSAT International Inc. ; Kepler Communications; LinQuest; Lockheed Martin; Loverro Consulting, LLC; LuxGovSat; MCC Corporation; Military University of Technical Warsaw, Poland. I3TO MoD Poland; National Reconnaissance Office; National Science Foundation; NATO ACT; Naval Network Warfare Command (NavyNetWarCom); NGA - National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; Northern Sky Research, LLC; Northrop Grumman; ODASD Information and Integration Portfolio Management; OSD CAPE; Plexus Corp; Psionic; Qatari Emiri Signal and Information Technology Corps (QAF); Rantec Microwave Systems; Raytheon; Rohde & Schwarz ; SAF/SP, USAF; SES Government Solutions; SES GS; SES Networks; Sojitz Corporation of america; Southern Aerospace and Telcom Consulting; Terrasat Communications; Thales Alenia Space; Thales Alenia Space US; The Aerospace Corporation; The Boeing Company; The Netherlands MOD; UAE Armed Forces; UAE Military Attache Office; UK MOD; United States Army Space and Missile Defense / Army Forces Strategic Command; US AFRICOM; US Air Force; US Air Force Academy; US Air Force Auxiliary / Civil Air Patrol; US Air Force China Aerospace Studies Institute; US DoD; US DoD CIO; US National Guard Bureau; US Naval Research Laboratory; USAF Space and Missile Systems Center; USSTRATCOM J66; White House Military Office; XTAR;

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chair's Opening Remarks

Mr Alula Berhane

Mr Alula Berhane, CEO, ABB International Consulting, LLC
View Bio

9:00 Enterprise SATCOM Transformation and Modernization

Mr Mike Dean

Mr Mike Dean, DOD SATCOM Chief, Office of the US DOD CIO
View Bio

  • M&C Implementation status
  • Terminal Synchronization
  • Future Capability Analysis
     
  • 9:30 Spectrum Management in the Mega-Constelltation Era

    Mr Charles Glass

    Mr Charles Glass, Chief, International Spectrum Policy Division, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, US Department of Commerce
    View Bio

  • NTIA’s Role as Federal Spectrum Manager
  • Global Growth of Mega-Constellation Satellite Systems
  • Driving U.S. Space Commerce
  • Important WRC Outcomes & Agenda Items
  • NTIA’s IT Modernization
  • Recent Satellite Issues -- Update
     
  • 10:00 Session Reserved for Lockheed Martin

    Senior Representative

    Senior Representative, Name To Be Confirmed, Lockheed Martin

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Space Delta 8: the US MilSatCom Operators

    Colonel Matthew Holston

    Colonel Matthew Holston, Commander Space Delta 8, US Space Force
    View Bio

  • Space Delta 8 Mission/Organizational Overview
  • Warfighting Imperatives/Future of Space Delta 8
  • 11:30 Space Logistics and the Path Towards Space Sustainability

    Jared Rieckewald

    Jared Rieckewald, Director of Business Development, Northrop Grumman Corporation
    View Bio

     • Current satellite infrastructure is not designed to support satellite servicing

    • Proven success with dockings of MEV-1 and 2, looking to 2024 for MRV to continue this legacy with robotic arm payload and MEP installations

    • Looking towards the future of partnerships with industry and government leaders to redesign future spacecraft for life-extension and robotics servicing

     

    12:00 SATCOM Integrated Operations Division Mission Brief

    Mr Mark Gruenewald

    Mr Mark Gruenewald, Director, SATCOM Integrated Operations Division, US Space Command
    View Bio

  • Fighting SATCOM
  • Organization Structure
  • SATCOM Warfighter Operations Cell
  • 12:30 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Single Pane of Glass” Visibility into Your Network through Holistic Integration

    Gus Anderson

    Gus Anderson, Senior Director of Business Development, DRS Global Enterprise Solutions (GES), Inc.

  • Holistic integration as a catalyst for advancing network modernization, Enterprise Management and Control, and JADC2
  •  Improving resiliency through a holistic approach to integrating hybrid network architectures.
  •   A “Single Pane of Glass” NetOps capability that consolidates the view into your network to dramatically improve situational awareness, network performance, and operational decision making.
  • 14:00 COMSATCOM for the Warfighter: Integrating Commercial SATCOM into Military Communications

    Ms Clare Grason

    Ms Clare Grason, Chief COMSATCOM Office, United States Space Force

  • Way ahead for transforming COMSATCOM capabilities and balancing with sovereign capabilities
  • Building a network of partners: working with the COMSATCOM office
  • Mitigating resilience concerns
  • CSCO’s future COMSATCOM strategy
  • 14:30 PANEL: COMSATCOM for Military Effect

    Mr Alula Berhane

    Mr Alula Berhane, CEO, ABB International Consulting, LLC
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    Ms Clare Grason

    Ms Clare Grason, Chief COMSATCOM Office, United States Space Force

    Mr Mike Dean

    Mr Mike Dean, DOD SATCOM Chief, Office of the US DOD CIO
    View Bio

    Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Fry

    Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Fry, Chief SATCOM Futures Branch, Space Systems Command, US Space Force
    View Bio

    15:15 Afternoon Tea

    15:45 PATS Program: Next Generation Tactical SATCOM

    Lieutenant Colonel Ryan Rose

    Lieutenant Colonel Ryan Rose, Deputy Chief, Tactical SATCOM Division, US Space Force

  • Scope of the PATS program and why it is critical for the SATCOM architecture of the future
  • Anti-jam as standard: our approach
  • PATS as a future standard
  • 16:15 Hybrid Space Architecture

    Dr Rogan Shimmin

    Dr Rogan Shimmin, Senior Engineer & Technical Program Manager, Space Portfolio, Defense Innovation Unit
    View Bio

  • Defense Innovation Unit is protoyping and demonstrating a space internet, providing broadband packet based communications between legacy military satcom and emerging commercial satcom to cloud environments.
  • Enterprise security with post-quantum end-to-end encryption, quantum key distribution, and zero trust continuous authentication
  • Variable trust service policy with AI/ML powered network optimisation to dynamically assign traffic to links based on QoS, perceived trust of link assets, priority and sensitivity of data
  • Multi-level security to VPN or tunnel IL-4, IL-6, FVEY and NOFORN communications.
     
  • 16:45 USSF SATCOM Architecture Modernization through Enterprise Management and Control

    Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Fry

    Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Fry, Chief SATCOM Futures Branch, Space Systems Command, US Space Force
    View Bio

  • Role of acquisition professionals for effective architecture management and control: how SSC is managing an effective SATCOM capability
  • Importance of Enterprise Management and Control for coherent systems across all segments
  • Hybrid architectures and their role in an agile USSF SATCOM provision
  • Future plans: where are we going?
     
  • 17:15 DoD Mission Partner Environment

    Mr. Darren Buck

    Mr. Darren Buck, Liaison to Air Force & Space Force for the DoD Executive Agent for DoD Mission Partner Environment, Mission Partner Capabilities Office (MPCO) (SAF/CDMX)

     

     

    ·        MPE & Mission Partner Capabilities Office – Strategic Imperatives

    ·        Current – Hardware-Based, Net-Centric

    ·        Future – Secret And Below Releasable Environment: Cloud-Based & Data-Centric

     

     

    17:45 Chair’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Mr Alula Berhane

    Mr Alula Berhane, CEO, ABB International Consulting, LLC
    View Bio

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chair's Opening Remarks

    Mr Alula Berhane

    Mr Alula Berhane, CEO, ABB International Consulting, LLC
    View Bio

    9:00 USSPACECOM: Delivering the Integrated SATCOM Enterprise Vision

    Chief, Satellite Communications and Spectrum Division

    Chief, Satellite Communications and Spectrum Division, Name To Be Confirmed, US Space Command

  • Organizational Structure and new UCP mission
  • The integration of all requirements collection, planning, allocation and operational processes: SPACECOM as the global SATCOM bandwidth manager
  • Improvements in fl exible, responsive, and dynamically optimized communications through SATCOM management
  • 9:30 PM Tactical Network: Supporting and Enabling the US Army's SATCOM Capabilities

    Colonel Shane Taylor

    Colonel Shane Taylor, PM Tactical Network, PEO C3T, US Army
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  • An overview of PM Tactical Network and its programs in support of the warfighter's resilient networked communications capabilities
  • "One Network": progress of the unification initiative and integration into existing SATCOM capability
  • A look ahead to future network modernization and disruptive technology for networked communications
     
  • 10:00 Innovative Work on SATCOM Technology at AFRL

    Dr AJ Metcalf

    Dr AJ Metcalf, Mission Lead Space Communications and PNT, US Air Force Research Laboratory, Space Vehicles Directorate

  • AFRL’s lines of effort in SATCOM to stay inside the enemy’s development loop and maintain overmatch
  • Keystone programs across SATCOM mission areas
  • Working with industry – lessons from integrating commercial partners into national security experiments and prototyping
  • LEO as a key area: what we’re aiming for with LEO demos
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Lessons Learned on Developing a New SATCOM Framework Agreement

  • Overview of NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) Support Partnership Agreements
  • The GCC SATCOM SP: What is it? What can it do? Who can join?
  • The Luxembourg perspective and lessons learned
  • The U.S. perspective and lessons learned
  • Mr Michael T. Laney

    Mr Michael T. Laney, Chief Negotiator & Lead International Engagement for MILSATCOM, US Air Force
    View Bio

    Mr Geoffroy Beaudot

    Mr Geoffroy Beaudot, Head of Space and Cyber Departement, Luxembourg Directorate of Defense
    View Bio

    11:30 NATO SATCOM Capability Modernization

    Squadron Leader Thomas Gallagher

    Squadron Leader Thomas Gallagher, Programme Director SATCOM, NATO ACT

  • NATO SATCOM Program 2015-2034 - Threat and Vulnerability Assessment
  • NATO Level of Ambition - SATCOM Capability Gap Analysis
  • NATO Warfare Capstone Concept (NWCC) 2040 - The SATCOM Response
  • 12:00 PANEL: International Architectural Convergence

  • Architectural convergence across national boundaries: what do we mean, why is it a problem, and why is solving this problem critical for future conflicts in coalition?
  • What incentives would work to align both allies and industry to a fully interoperable, resilient and global architecture?
  • Multinational standards agreements v international partnership agreements: which approach will provide the most benefit? Do we look at a combination of the two, and what contribution does this entail from multinational partners like NATO?
  • Non-NATO allies: what interoperability considerations have we extended and are these enough in the event of a truly global conflict?
  • Mr Alula Berhane

    Mr Alula Berhane, CEO, ABB International Consulting, LLC
    View Bio

    Mr Michael T. Laney

    Mr Michael T. Laney, Chief Negotiator & Lead International Engagement for MILSATCOM, US Air Force
    View Bio

    Dr Rogan Shimmin

    Dr Rogan Shimmin, Senior Engineer & Technical Program Manager, Space Portfolio, Defense Innovation Unit
    View Bio

    Squadron Leader Thomas Gallagher

    Squadron Leader Thomas Gallagher, Programme Director SATCOM, NATO ACT

    12:45 Networking Lunch

    13:45 The UK's SKYNET Programme: Requirements and Development

    Captain Phil Coope

    Captain Phil Coope, Deputy Head, Space, UK Strategic Command
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    • UK Defence Space Strategy – what does it mean for MILSATCOM
    • The UK approach to Allied By Design with US and other partners
    • Update on the SKYNET 6 programme.

    14:15 Canadian MILSATCOM Update

    Mr Abde Bellahnid

    Mr Abde Bellahnid, SATCOM Section Head, Canadian Armed Forces

  • Canadian Polar SATCOM project
  • Tactical narrowband SATCOM status
  • Future SATCOM for Canada
  • 14:45 Afternoon Tea

    15:15 Joint Interoperability & Data-Link Training Center: US Military's Tactical Comms Schoolhouse and Interoperability Development Partner

    Lieutenant Colonel Erik J. Haeuptle

    Lieutenant Colonel Erik J. Haeuptle, Interoperability & Proponency Branch Chief, Joint Interoperability & Data Link Training Center (JIDL-TC), US DOD
    View Bio

  • The JID’s mission to optimize CIS standards and interoperability
  • Courses offered by the JID for partner nations and their benefits for operational effectiveness
  • JADC2: what does this mean for our partner nations? How you will integrate into a JADC2 DOD comms structure
  • Op Convergence and greater architectural coherence
  • 15:45 SATCOM Requirements for the Airborne Warfighter

    Chief Warrant Officer 4 Shawn Petermann

    Chief Warrant Officer 4 Shawn Petermann, Senior Technical Advisor, Joint Communications Support Element (Airborne)
    View Bio

  • An introduction to Joint Communications Support Element and its role in supporting operations
  • Building interoperability with partner forces and developing share capability
  • Unique requirements for the Airborne Warfighter
  • Final concluding comments on where JCSE intends to develop moving forward
     
  • 16:15 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Mr Alula Berhane

    Mr Alula Berhane, CEO, ABB International Consulting, LLC
    View Bio

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Captain Phil Coope

    Captain Phil Coope

    Deputy Head, Space, UK Strategic Command
    Colonel Matthew Holston

    Colonel Matthew Holston

    Commander Space Delta 8, US Space Force
    Colonel Shane Taylor

    Colonel Shane Taylor

    PM Tactical Network, PEO C3T, US Army
    Mr Mike Dean

    Mr Mike Dean

    DOD SATCOM Chief, Office of the US DOD CIO
    Ms Clare Grason

    Ms Clare Grason

    Chief COMSATCOM Office, United States Space Force

    Captain Phil Coope

    Deputy Head, Space, UK Strategic Command
    Captain Phil Coope

    Phil joined the Royal Navy in 1993 having graduated from the University of Liverpool in Electronics and Communication Engineering. Twenty-eight years later he was delighted to accept the role of Deputy Head Space at UK Strategic Command, leading the Capability Development of Satellite Communications (SATCOM) and Position Navigation and Time. This is his second assignment in the Space Sector having previously worked as and Capability Manager for SATCOM and Programme Manager for Skynet 6.

    Phil has been engaged in numerous major projects, notably delivery and acceptance of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH Aircraft Carrier. He has also described the then future Royal Navy short-range air defence missile and radar systems, generated lifing policy for Defence ordnance, munition and explosives and contributed to the education of junior Royal Navy Officers at the Joint Services Command and Staff College.

    Phil has served on T21, T22 and T23 class of Frigates and conducted UK and multinational operations in the North Atlantic, Caribbean, Mediterranean and Arabian Gulf. He also served in Hong Kong for territorial integrity and anti-smuggling operations and conducted media operations in Sarajevo, Bosnia.

    Phil, together with his wife, son and dogs, live in the Gloucestershire countryside. When he isn’t making his way down the endless list of jobs to do around the house, he enjoys the outdoors, keeping fit and is the chair of the Royal Navy Rowing Association.

    Chief Warrant Officer 4 Shawn Petermann

    Senior Technical Advisor, Joint Communications Support Element (Airborne)
    Chief Warrant Officer 4 Shawn Petermann

    Chief Warrant Officer 4 Shawn E. Petermann is in his 24th year of service in the United States Army. Throughout CW4 Petermann’s career he has served in numerous assignments ranging from M1A2 crewman to Senior Technical Advisor and he is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, with numerous deployments in support of both. His most notable assignments include 86th Signal Battalion, 3rd Signal Brigade (OIF 2006-08), the Joint Communications Unit (2012-18) and most recently the Joint Communication Support Element (Airborne) where he currently serves as the Technical Director, Innovation and Modernization. Additionally, his current concentrations include Strategic Vision 2025, posturing JCSE for Joint All-Domain Command and Control and integrated CEMA/EW capabilities into tactical baseband, all while following the DoD and Service specific technology trends.

    Chief, Satellite Communications and Spectrum Division

    Name To Be Confirmed, US Space Command
    Chief, Satellite Communications and Spectrum Division

    Colonel Matthew Holston

    Commander Space Delta 8, US Space Force
    Colonel Matthew Holston

    Col. Matthew E. Holston is the Commander of Delta 8, headquartered at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. As commander, he is responsible for more than 1,100 military and Department of Defense civilian personnel serving in five squadrons and one detachment. Delta 8 is responsible for performing around-the-clock global satellite operations on more than 70 satellites across diverse orbital regimes, providing warfighters and other users worldwide with position, navigation and timing capabilities; military satellite communication; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance products and environmental and space situational awareness.

    Col. Holston earned his commission in 1999 as a graduate of the University of Illinois ROTC program. He has served in a variety of space operations, engineering, program management and staff duties within Air Force Space Command, the National Reconnaissance Office and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition.

    Prior to his current assignment, he was a student at the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy. Additionally, he commanded the 45th Launch Support Squadron at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, where he led a government team with more than 70 members to provide launch-base mission assurance for space launch vehicles, Department of Defense satellites and critical launch infrastructure.

    Colonel Shane Taylor

    PM Tactical Network, PEO C3T, US Army
    Colonel Shane Taylor

    Colonel Shane Taylor is the Project Manager, Tactical Network (PM TN), assigned to the Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T) headquartered at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. He provides the direction, management and leadership for the Army’s tactical communications network transport backbone that enables mission command functions via secure reliable voice, video and data to Commanders and Soldiers worldwide. Prior to his assignment as PM TN, he served as the executive officer to the Principal Deputy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

    Dr AJ Metcalf

    Mission Lead Space Communications and PNT, US Air Force Research Laboratory, Space Vehicles Directorate
    Dr AJ Metcalf

    Dr Rogan Shimmin

    Senior Engineer & Technical Program Manager, Space Portfolio, Defense Innovation Unit
    Dr Rogan Shimmin

    Born in Adelaide, Australia, Rogan Shimmin earned undergraduate degrees in mechatronics engineering, mathematics and computer science from the University of Adelaide and a doctorate in spacecraft mission design at the Institute for Space Systems at the University of Stuttgart in Germany. At NASA Ames Research Center in 2009 Rogan was the chief systems architect for a fledgling nanosatellite program called PhoneSat which spun off a company called Planet.

    After missing his Silicon Valley unicorn opportunity, Rogan spent two years at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston writing flight software and novel safety analysis tools for the Orion capsule. He then started the USAF training pipeline to become a Rescue Combat Systems Officer. Now back in California flying rescue lines after-hours, Rogan is the Senior Engineer and Technical Program Manager for the Defense Innovation Unit's space portfolio, in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He manages projects from high specific energy batteries, universal docking adapters and radiation hardened microelectronics to space weather monitoring systems and isolated personnel survival radios. He currently leads the hybrid space architecture, an ambitious program to provide secure internet access to every spacecraft in orbit.

    Rogan is Adjunct Faculty at the non-profit International Space University, and was a founding staff member of ISU's Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program.

    Gus Anderson

    Senior Director of Business Development, DRS Global Enterprise Solutions (GES), Inc.
    Gus Anderson

    Jared Rieckewald

    Director of Business Development, Northrop Grumman Corporation
    Jared Rieckewald

     Jared Rieckewald is the senior director for government business with SpaceLogistics, a Northrop Grumman company. In this role, Rieckewald is responsible for delivering on-orbit servicing capabilities to U.S. and coalition government-client spacecraft.

    Rieckewald possesses more than 20 years of expertise developing and delivering emerging technologies, serving in various roles including portfolio manager, business development and capture executive, acquisition professional and intelligence officer.

    Prior to joining Northrop Grumman Rieckewald, a former Marine Corps officer, served as a senior professional staff member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and an oversight officer for the Office of the Inspector General at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Rieckewald served in a variety of business strategy positions across Northrop Grumman’s Aerospace, Technology Services, and Space sectors since joining the company in 2013, including executive lead for risk and opportunity management for the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent Program, and program director for advanced autonomy in Aerospace Systems. Rieckewald joined SpaceLogistics in 2019 as its senior director for government business.

    Rieckewald holds a bachelor’s degree in foreign service, and master’s degrees in finance and public policy management from Georgetown University.

    SpaceLogistics, a Northrop Grumman company, is the global leader in the development and deployment of on-orbit satellite servicing systems and the first and only company performing on-orbit servicing for commercial satellites in geosynchronous orbit. Our planned series of vehicles will extend service life, provide enhanced capabilities and enable future missions for a variety of customers

    Lieutenant Colonel Erik J. Haeuptle

    Interoperability & Proponency Branch Chief, Joint Interoperability & Data Link Training Center (JIDL-TC), US DOD
    Lieutenant Colonel Erik J. Haeuptle

    Lieutenant Colonel Erik J. Haeuptle is the Joint Staff, J7, Joint Interoperability & Data Link Training Center, Branch Chief of Interoperability & Proponency. The Interoperability & Proponency Branch of the JID-TC exists to advance Multi-TADL Network & Joint Data Network interoperability through engagement with Joint Staff, Combatant Commanders, Allied & Coalition partners, Service components, and DoD Agencies. I&P provides subject matter expertise to CCMDs for Multi-Tactical & Joint Data Network operations in order to enhance the lethality of the Joint Warfighter and ensure all domain readiness for the next war.

    Lt Colonel Haeuptle earned his commission in 2003 from Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 620 and received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Bowling Green State University. Following graduation, he spent a year awaiting training at Eglin AFB in the 728th Air Control Squadron and as a 33d Operations Group executive officer. Lt Col Haeuptle then attended Undergraduate Air Battle Manager Training at Tyndall AFB, FL and then became an E-3B/C Air Weapons Officer, Air Surveillance Officer, and Assistant Flight Commander for the 963d Airborne Air Control Squadron at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma. After his Tinker assignment, he became an Air Liaison Officer/Fighter Duty Officer and Weapons & Tactics Flight CC & Director of Logistics for the 682d Air Support Operations Squadron, Pope Army Airfield, Ft Bragg, NC. Following that assignment, he served as the lead Air Battle Manager and Mission Crew Commander Instructor as well as an Assistant Director of Operations in the 330th Combat Training Squadron, Robins AFB, GA. After leaving his assignment at Robins, he became the Director of Operations, 14th Air Support Operations Squadron, Pope Army Airfield, Ft Bragg, North Carolina. Finally, Lt Col Haeuptle became the Commander of the 682d Air Support Operations Squadron, deactivated the unit, and then stood up the 818th Operations Support Squadron, the TACPs first-ever OSS.

    Lieutenant Colonel Haeuptle is a senior Air Battle Manager with over 2075 hours, 105 Combat Sorties, and over 1200 combat hours logged in the E-3 AWACS and E-8 JSTARS. As a Senior Air Battle Manger with over 5 deployments, he supported Operations NOBLE EAGLE, IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM, and INHERENT RESOLVE. Finally, as a Tactical Air Control Party Officer, he supported Operation Enduring Freedom as a Senior Air Director in Kabul, Afghanistan.

    Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Fry

    Chief SATCOM Futures Branch, Space Systems Command, US Space Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Fry

    Lt Col Jeffrey Fry is a member of the United States Space Force where he serves as the Satellite Communications Capability Integrated assigned to the Space Systems Command. In this role he is responsible for the acquisitions and integration of military, international, and commercial satellite communication to enable the warfighter.

    Prior to his current assignment, Lt Col Fry was assigned to the United States Air Force in Europe – Air Forces in Africa where we was the lead Acquisitions Officer executing a $1.1B annual budget. Additional, he served as a Program Manager assigned to the Rapid Capability Office at the Pentagon. In this role, he worked on the development and procurement of a $5.7B Deputy Secretary of Defense Weapon system. Lt Col Fry has extensive program management experience in space acquisitions and served as the Aide de Camp to the Commander of the Space and Missiles System Center, Los Angeles AFB, CA. He also participated in Operation Enduring Freedom as a Logistics Officer responsible for training and equipping the Afghan Special Operation Forces. Finally, Lt Col Fry served as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer responsible for the maintenance of both the C-5B/M and the C-17A aircraft at Dover AFB, DE.

    Lieutenant Colonel Ryan Rose

    Deputy Chief, Tactical SATCOM Division, US Space Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Ryan Rose

    Mr Abde Bellahnid

    SATCOM Section Head, Canadian Armed Forces
    Mr Abde Bellahnid

    Mr Alula Berhane

    CEO, ABB International Consulting, LLC
    Mr Alula Berhane

    Mr Alula B. Berhane is a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Air Force with over 25 years of service and the owner and CEO of ABB International Consulting, LLC. During his service he has gained in depth experiences in the areas of Military Satellite Communication (MILSATCOM), Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) and USAF Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programs in over 20 countries across the Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In addition, Mr Berhane has served as a Political-Military affair officer in Africa and possesses an unparalleled understanding of the military, social and economic realities on the continent, especially in eastern Africa.

    Mr Charles Glass

    Chief, International Spectrum Policy Division, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, US Department of Commerce
    Mr Charles Glass

    Mr. Glass is a veteran with service in the U.S. Navy submarine force. In January 2015 Mr. Glass was selected as the Chief, International Spectrum Policy Division (ISPD) for the United States Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Office of Spectrum Management (OSM). He has worked for NTIA since 2001 within ISPD where he has had a diverse career, representing U.S. and federal government interests abroad in a variety of fields including mobile, fixed, and radiodetermination services. Mr. Glass currently leads a team of seven policy and technical experts engaged in developing policy and regulations for international radiocommunications systems including federal satellite systems.

    Mr Geoffroy Beaudot

    Head of Space and Cyber Departement, Luxembourg Directorate of Defense
    Mr Geoffroy Beaudot

    Mr Geoffroy Beaudot joined the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs - Directorate of Defence of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in May 2016 in order to develop Space programs, including mainly Satellite Communications and Earth
    Observation systems. He currently the Head of ‘SPACE and CYBER’ Office at the Directorate of Defence and represents Luxembourg in different European initiatives (at EDA, ESA or EU Commission level) and is the national representative for the NATO SatCom capability team meetings. He is also engaged in many bilateral developments
    with NATO Allies.

    As Head of Office, he advises the Minister of Defence and his Chief of Staff on numerous occasions when meeting international leaders and stakeholders from different sectors.

    He started his career in 1996 as Offcier in the Belgian Ministry of Defence and in 2002, his first position was Head of a Network Supervision team. In 2007, he started managing the service in charge of the satellite communication hub for the Belgian MoD. After three years in this function, he became SatCom Program Manager for the Belgian Defence. In 2012, after a one-year staff course, he joined the 4th Group Communications and Information Systems as Officer ‘Operations & Training’. In 2015, he became Major (OF-3) and went back to the procurement service of the Belgian Defence as Head of the Cell C³ Platforms Integration.

    Mr Beaudot attended the Royal Military Academy in Brussels, Belgium and graduated with a Master of Engineering, Telecommunications. He is born in 1978, is married with three children. He grew up in Belgium, used to practice sports and is an active member of the scout movement.

    Mr Mark Gruenewald

    Director, SATCOM Integrated Operations Division, US Space Command
    Mr Mark Gruenewald

     Colonel Mark Gruenewald, USAF (ret.) is a US Government Civilian and serving as the Director, SATCOM Integrated Operations Division (SIOD) assigned to Peterson AFB CO.  The SIOD is a geographically separated division of the Combined Space Operations Center, Vandenberg AFB CA.  He has 25 years military and 4 years industry experience with Superior Performance and Command leadership supporting General and Flag Officers in Joint and Combined Space Warfighter environments.  His duties and responsibilities included working with the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), Army Space and Missile Defense Command Army Strategic (SMDC/ARSTRAT), US Fleet Cyber Command (USFLEETCYBERCOM), Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and HQ Air Force Space Command (HQ AFSPC). He has excelled in multiple leadership positions spanning Strategic, Operational and Tactical levels as Advisor to HQ AFSPC, Director, Integrated Air, Space, Cyber & ISR Ops; Deputy Commander of 9th Space Operations Squadron (125-mbr unit) performing operations in the Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC) and as the Deputy Director of the 614th Air & Space Operations Center; Commander, Det 1, 8th Space Warning Squadron; and Dean, Education and Training of the Reserve National Security Space Institute.  During these key leadership roles, he led joint & combined crews during multiple Tier-1 exercises spanning Operations Global Lightning, Global Thunder, Schriever Wargames and Red Flag.  He has created a squadron from an Employment Concept to a fully manned squadron, complete with facilities and operational budget.  He has created designs for multiple satellite operations facilities for which some were built and are still in use today.

     

    His SATCOM and satellite command and control experience includes Satellite Telemetry, Tracking & Commanding, Orbital Analysis, Spacecraft Engineering, and Senior Vehicle Operations Director for the launch of a satellite.  He was an Air Education & Training Command Master Instructor where he taught Spacecraft Fundamentals, SATCOM, Telemetry Tracking and Commanding, Anomaly Resolution and Spacecraft Maneuvers.

    Prior to retirement, Mr. Gruenewald led the effort on behalf of the Commander, US Strategic Command (CDRUSSTRATCOM), the Commander, AFSPC, and the Joint Space Doctrine & Tactics Forum (JSDTF) as the first Senior Co-Chair of the Fighting SATCOM Working Group which conducted the Mission Analysis to integrate SATCOM across Army, Navy, Air Force and DISA.  He executed several visits spanning CONUS and OCONUS locations to ensure he captured requirements and needs from SATCOM units across the joint community.  His team delivered the initial Concept of Operations which led to the stand-up of the current SATCOM Integrated Operations Division.  He identified opportunities for SATCOM automation and integration across the services that have since been adopted in other disciplines in the Space Enterprise.

    Post retirement, Mr. Gruenewald has served in various roles including DevSecOps software evolution, supported the Standard Space Trainer, developed the Space Warfighter Operations Center concept for the integrated facility hosting all former 50 SW operational units, led the install of Network as a Service replacing the AFNet and finally the kick-off of the OPIR Enterprise Health and Status Common Operating Picture development. 

    Additionally, Mr. Gruenewald is an exceptional leader guiding two separate Squadrons in winning Unit of the Year, multiple Crew of the Year, and personally, multiple Officer of the Year accolades.  He creates a culture of excellence and an environment where all can excel.  He has a Master’s Degree in Space Operations and Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Studies. He has a current TS/SCI and CI Poly.

    Mr Michael T. Laney

    Chief Negotiator & Lead International Engagement for MILSATCOM, US Air Force
    Mr Michael T. Laney

    Mr. Michael “Mike” T. Laney is a Department of the Air Force Civilian working as the Lead on International Engagement for Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM) under the Space Division for the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force (International Affairs), at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Mr. Laney oversees the development of cooperative agreements in MILSATCOM including wideband, narrowband, and protected satellite communications.

    Mr. Laney enlisted in the United States Army June 1989, later graduating from the United States Military Academy June 1995. He continued serving on active duty in the United States Army as a commissioned officer until June 2004. His active duty experiences included multiple overseas assignments and deployments in Europe with frequent contact with host nation government representatives as a Military Police Officer. Upon separation from the Army, he continued to serve overseas as a Department of the Army Civilian -- first as a Host Nation Liaison Officer, then later as a Government Relations Advisor in Belgium. Upon returning from his last overseas assignment in 2011, Mr. Laney transferred to the Department of the Air Force as an International Relations Specialist.

    Mr Mike Dean

    DOD SATCOM Chief, Office of the US DOD CIO
    Mr Mike Dean

    Mike Dean currently serves as the Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Division Chief for C3 Infrastructure Directorate of the Deputy Chief Information Officer for Command, Control, and Communications (C3), Office of the Secretary of Defense, Chief Information Officer. As DoD SATCOM Chief, he provides technical expertise, oversight and broad guidance on policy, programmatic and technical issues relating to DoD SATCOM to integrate and synchronize defense-wide communications programs and achieve the DoD’s Digital Modernization Strategy initiatives. He also advises on efforts to achieve and maintain information dominance through DoD SATCOM for the Department of Defense. He manages efforts defining DoD policies and strategies for design, architecture, interoperability standards, capability development and sustainment of DoD SATCOM and serves as the DoD CIO’s focal point for international partnership activities in SATCOM to include the NATO SATCOM Services 6th Generation (NSS6G) activities. Mike’s DoD SATCOM division also maintains synchronization architecture roadmaps and employs various governance forums to synchronize end to end SATCOM activities, including the SATCOM Synchronization and Integration Workshop and the SATCOM Systems Engineering Group. Before joining federal government service, Mike served as a career Army Signal Corps and Cyberspace officer for more than 27 years (including multiple command positions and multiple combat deployments within the 82d Airborne Division as well as serving as the Space Branch Chief in the Joint Staff J6). Following his military career, Mike served as a defense contractor for in multiple roles supporting the DoD CIO in satellite communications and information enterprise management. Mike’s most notable role in DoD SATCOM is the development of the Enterprise SATCOM Management and Control Reference Architecture published in 2019 by the DoD to describe the building code for DoD enterprise SATCOM modernization. Mike Dean holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems Management from Western International University and a Master of Arts in History from Western Illinois University.

    Ms Clare Grason

    Chief COMSATCOM Office, United States Space Force
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    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

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