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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Colonel Eric Felt

Colonel Eric Felt

Director, Space Architecture, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space Acquisition and Integration
Cordell DeLaPena Jr.

Cordell DeLaPena Jr.

Program Executive Officer PEO for Military Communications MilComm & Positioning, Navigation, and Timing PNT, Space Systems Command, USSF
Damon Feltman

Damon Feltman

Chief, Transport Cell, Space Development Agency
John Anglin

John Anglin

Project Manager, Tactical Network Technical Management Division Lead, PEO C3T, US Army
Mike Dean

Mike Dean

Chief, DoD SATCOM and AISR ITF, C3 Infrastructure, US DoD CIO
Squadron Leader Daniel Askew

Squadron Leader Daniel Askew

SatCom Program Director, NATO ACT

Andrea Loper

RDSP Acquisition Program Manager, Deputy Chief - RDSP, AFRL
Andrea Loper

 Ms. Loper possesses over 15 years of Program Management experience across the space enterprise. She currently manages projects at the Starfire Optical Range, the Air Force’s center of excellence for adaptive optics (AO) research and Maui unique world-class research facility, and the Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing Site. The AO research enables technology for high resolution imaging of space objects using ground-based telescopes. From 2009 – 2013, she served as the program integrator and segments lead for the U.S. DoD Enhanced Polar Protected SatComm System and returned to SATCOM in the Wideband Program Office in 2016. She joined the U.S. Government as a Presidential Management Fellow 2008 at the Space and Missile System Center in Los Angeles from a 6-year position in Germany, where she managed operations in Kuwait, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq as a support services contractor.

 

Ben Camerlin

Mobility and Satellite Communications Program Manager, Office of Enterprise Technology Solutions, Information Technology Category (ITC), Federal Acquisition Service (FAS)
Ben Camerlin

 Mr. Ben Camerlin is the Mobility and Satellite

Communications (SATCOM) Program Manager in the Office of Enterprise Technology Solutions, Information Technology Category (ITC), Federal Acquisition Service (FAS). The Federal Acquisition Service provides buying platforms and acquisition services to Federal, DoD, State and Local governments for a broad range of items
from office supplies to motor vehicles to information technology and telecommunications products and services.
 
Ben is responsible for managing GSA’s Enterprise
Wireless Mobility, Commercial SATCOM (COMSATCOM), and Earth Observation Solutions
service offerings via multiple government contract
solutions to include the Best in Class (BIC) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Special Item
Numbers (SINs) for Wireless Mobility, COMSATCOM, and Earth Observation services; the Complex Commercial SATCOM Solutions (CS3) multiple award IDIQ contract; as well as the
transitioning of services off of the expiring Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI) – Wireless
Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). In his role he works closely with multiple government
agencies to address their unique enterprise and mission enabling communications
requirements, as well as commercial industry partners to identify capabilities and emerging
technologies to address customers’ mobility and SATCOM requirements. Ben joined GSA in 2015 as an IT Specialist. He is a veteran of the United States Army, where he served for ten years as a Satellite Communications Systems Non-commissioned officer (NCO) with multiple deployments in support of Operation Enduring and Iraqi Freedom

Blake Bullock

Vice President Communication Systems, Northrop Grumman
Blake Bullock

Blake Bullock is the vice president for the Military Space Systems business unit within the Strategic Space Systems division of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, a premier provider of space and launch systems serving national security, military, and civil space customers. In this role, Bullock leads satellite communications and overhead sensing programs, proliferated systems, and wideband technology development for US Space Force and Department of Defense customers. She also leads operational programs for civil space missions, including NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope and Chandra X-Ray Observatory.

Prior to Bullock’s current position, she served as vice president of Communication Systems. She previously served as vice president of National Security Systems within Northrop Grumman’s Tactical Space Systems division, providing solutions across scientific, weather, and national security missions. Bullock served in positions of increasing responsibility with Northrop Grumman involving systems engineering, strategic planning, business development and management. She also served as director of Civil Air and Space Mission Campaigns for business and advanced systems development for the Aerospace Systems sector.

Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, Bullock was Director of Corporate Development for the University of California, Irvine. She served as a Presidential Management Fellow at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters, Goddard Space Flight Center, and in the Pentagon for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Strategic and Space Programs. She also served as a Mass Media fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

She is a member of the Board of Directors for Women in Aerospace and serves on the American Astronomical Society Committee on Public Policy.

Bullock holds a bachelor’s degree in astrophysics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree in astronomy from Wesleyan University.

Charlotte Gerhart

Director, Acquisition Delta - Tactical SATCOM, Space Systems Command, USSF
Charlotte Gerhart

 Ms. Charlotte Gerhart is the Chief, Tactical SATCOM Acquisition Delta, Military Communications and Position, Navigation, and Timing (MilComm & PNT) Directorate, Space Systems Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base (LAAFB), CA. She is responsible for the acquisition, production, and fielding of tactical satellite communications capabilities for the Nation’s warfighters.

In 1998, Ms. Gerhart joined the civil service supporting the US Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate. In this assignment she was responsible for managing the development and demonstration of space system technologies including thermal systems, structural systems, vibro-acoustic suppression, and laser communications systems.
 
In 2009, Ms. Gerhart moved to be the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) program as the manager of the WGS 7-10 program (also known as WGS Block II Follow-on), and later served as the Deputy Program Manager for the WGS program.  From 2013 through 2018 she served as the WGS Program Manager delivering four satellites into operations, with two more in work.
 
In 2022, Ms. Gerhart transitioned to the newly formed MilComm & PNT Directorate and assumed leadership of the Tactical SATCOM Acquisition Delta.  She has responsibility for the production and fielding of WGS 11+, the rapid acquisition and fielding of Protected Tactical SATCOM (PTS) Rapid Prototype payloads, Protected Tactical Enterprise Service (PTES) Rapid Prototype, Army & Air Force Anti-jam Modem (A3M), Air Force Wideband Enterprise Terminal (AFWET), and Enterprise Management and Control (EM&C).
 

Clare Hopper

Director, Commercial Satellite Communications Office , United States Space Force
Clare Hopper

Clare A. Hopper is Director, Commercial Satellite Communications (COMSATCOM) Office, assigned to the Space Systems Command, United States Space Force, Washington, D.C.  She is responsible for delivering COMSATCOM capabilities to support the joint warfighter, federal agencies, and international partners. Her portfolio includes the Enhanced Mobile Satellite Service (EMSS) Program Office, the EMSS Capabilities Office and the Department of Defense COMSATCOM Solutions Program Office.

 
EMSS is an $800 million global satellite program that provides the Department of Defense, federal and coalition partners with unlimited access to the commercial Iridium constellation, a mesh-network of 66 on-orbit cross-linked satellites, through a dedicated, EMSS controlled gateway.
 
The COMSATCOM Solutions Program Office acquires any commercial satellite capability for any customer, anywhere, and has over $5 billion under management.
 
Prior to this role, Mrs. Hopper was the SATCOM Division Chief, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). In this role she managed the Department of Defense Enterprise Gateways Program Office, the SATCOM Operations Integration Branch, and the COMSATCOM portfolio described above, prior to its Congressionally directed transfer to the United States Space Force. Other assignments include Program Manager, EMSS and Program Manager for a classified telecommunications system within DISA’s National Leadership Command Capabilities Center (NLCC). Mrs. Hopper began her career in government with DISA as a Contracting Officer, and served as the Chief, Special Projects Contracting Branch, which held a contracts portfolio valued over $2 billion.
 
Prior to joining the government, Mrs. Hopper was a retirement funds analyst for T. Rowe Price.
 
Mrs. Hopper received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from West Virginia University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
 
Mrs. Hopper is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level 3 certified in Contracting from the Defense Acquisition University (DAU).

Colonel Eric Felt

Director, Space Architecture, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space Acquisition and Integration
Colonel Eric Felt

Colonel Eric Felt is the Director of Architecture and Integration in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space Acquisition and Integration at the Pentagon, Virginia. He leads a team of 25 military, civilian, and on-site contractors responsible for developing and integrating the Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, and United States Space Force space architectures. His organization focuses on optimizing the Space Force’s $15B portfolio of resilient space capabilities: communications; position, navigation, and timing; remote sensing; space access, mobility, and logistics; and space control.

Colonel Felt received his commission in 1991 from Duke University Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. He entered active duty in 1996 after completing a master’s in science and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School and has served as a developmental engineer and program manager in lab, test, program office, and staff assignments. Prior to his current position, Colonel Felt served as Director, Air Force Research Lab Space Vehicles Directorate, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.
 

Cordell DeLaPena Jr.

Program Executive Officer PEO for Military Communications MilComm & Positioning, Navigation, and Timing PNT, Space Systems Command, USSF
Cordell DeLaPena Jr.

Mr. Cordell DeLaPena is the Program Executive Officer for Military Communications and Positioning, Navigation, and Timing, Space Systems Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California. As the PEO, he manages and oversees development, production, delivery, and maintenance of critical and innovative Communications and PNT systems worth more than $22.3 billion. He is responsible for multiservice, multinational systems, as well as the training and equipping of more than 1,800 military and civilian personnel.

Mr. DeLaPena entered the Air Force in 1985 after receiving his commission through Officer Training School. From 1985 to 2014, he has served in a variety of acquisition and leadership positions within the Air Force and National Reconnaissance Office. In 2014, he retired from active duty in the rank of colonel and entered civil service as a member of the Senior Executive Service. As the Director of the Program Management and Integration Directorate, he advised the Air Force Program Executive Officer for Space on weapon system management, acquisition, integration and analysis.
 
Mr. DeLaPena is a graduate of the Defense Systems Management College’s Executive Program Manager Course. He is a designated member of the Defense Acquisition Workforce and is certified Level III in Program Management and Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering.

CWO5 Rilin Desamours

Space and Propagation Engineering Officer, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific, G-6
CWO5 Rilin Desamours

 CWO5 Rilin “Phil” Desamours, a native of Nyack, New York, graduated from Miami Edison Senior high school, June 2001. Enlisted July 2001, and was assigned a primary Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) of Field Radio Operator. Subsequently attained multiple follow-on MOS, Multi-Channel Radio Operator, SATCOM, Advanced Extremely High Frequency Systems Operator and Forward Observer. He was appointed to Warrant Officer February 2011, and commissioned in August 2012. He is a graduate of Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School and Command and Staff College. He possesses a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Management from UMUC, an MBA from New England and Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering Management from the Naval Post Graduate School Monterey CA. 

 
 
 
His service in the operating forces includes: Field Radio Operator, Wideband SATCOM Operator, Forward Observer within several echelons within both II MEF and I MEF. Deployed to OIF I & II with the II MEF Ground Commend Element (GCE). Multiple MEU deployments with I MEF. Platoon Commander, Tactical Communications Planning and Engineering Officer, Operations Officer, Space Operations Planner within multiple levels of III MEF, in the Pacific.  His service outside the operating forces includes Reequipments Manager with Combat Development and Integration (CD&I), HQMC, and Project Officer with Marine Corps Systems Command.  
 
CWO5 personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy, and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (with two gold stars), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. 
 

Damon Feltman

Chief, Transport Cell, Space Development Agency
Damon Feltman
Damon Feltman is the Chief of the Transport Cell, Space Development Agency (SDA). Established in March 2019, SDA is recognized as the Department of Defense's constructive disruptor for space acquisition. SDA will quickly deliver much needed space-based capabilities to the joint warfighter to support terrestrial missions through development, fielding, and operation of the Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture (PWSA). A critical component of the PWSA is the Transport Layer, which is a proliferated low-earth orbit constellation of satellites that will provide assured, resilient, low-latency military data and connectivity worldwide to the full range of warfighter platforms.
 
Before joining SDA, Mr. Feltman served as a career-long space operations officer in the Air Force and Air Force Reserve, and most recently was the Mobilization Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Space Operations, Strategy, Plans, Programs, and Requirements, Headquarters, Space Force. As a member of the executive staff, he led development of the service’s Future Years Defense Program, international partnerships, space system requirements, and strategic planning. He also led collaboration with other services, the Joint Staff, and combatant commands in support of the Space Force’s role as the Department of Defense’s joint space requirements integrator.
 
Mr. Feltman previously held both military and DoD civilian leadership roles. He has served as the Deputy Director for Strategy, Plans, and Requirements for an Air Force major command, helped establish and served on the senior operations staff of United States Space Command, was the associate director for Air Force future concepts, and led requirements development for space-based missile warning, ground-based radars, and satellite communications at Air Force Space Command.
 
He was also the vice commander for 10th Air Force, commander of the 310th Space Wing, and commander of the 19th Space Operations Squadron

Daniel Holtzman

Authorizing Official, DOD Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office (CDAO)
Daniel Holtzman

 Mr. Holtzman has more than 30 years of experience in large scale systems engineering, high assurance and real time weapon systems acquisitions in support of the U.S. Department of Defense and NATO. He worked for public and private industry and federally funded research and development centers and participated on numerous senior study teams, including studies conducted by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Mr. Holtzman was recruited for a Chief Information Officer assignment at a publicly traded company and has participated in technology development research and adaptation to military systems acquisitions.

David Logsdon

Senior Director, Space Policy, ITI Space Enterprise Council
David Logsdon

David Logsdon is the Senior Director, Space Policy, ITI Space Enterprise Council.  In his role, he has  created and implemented a strategic international space cooperation engagement plan involving multiple countries, which has helped drive US engagement (both G-to-G and private sector) with international partners. Logsdon facilitated the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreements with seven countries (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Norway).  Logsdon was one of the leading players in helping get Technology Safeguards Agreements signed and ratified between the US and Brazilian and Australian governments. Logsdon also led trade missions to Brazil and Chile.

 
Logsdon holds a private sector leadership position within the DHS CISA Space Systems Security and Resilience Landscape working group, leading an effort to create a space/cybersecurity/zero trust framework. Logsdon is also the Vice Chair of the IEEE International government subgroup, helping create a global space and cybersecurity standard.
 
Logsdon has cultivated relationships between private-sector executives and federal agencies, highlighting importance of space-based assets to economic and national security, and helping federal agencies justify space-related expenditures through the SEC’s “A Day Without Space” forums.
 
Logsdon acted as a member of Department of Commerce International Trade Advisory Committee on Aerospace, advising secretary of commerce on aerospace industry international trade issues.
 
Logsdon acted as the private sector lead for the US-Brazil Defense Industry Dialogue Space Working Group.
 
Logsdon was a member of the US National Space Based PNT Advisory Board.
Logsdon helped lead the TechAmerica Technology Convergence Commission, which focused on the intersection between social media, mobile, analytics, and cloud computing.
Prior to running the Space Enterprise Council (a position he has held for twenty years), Logsdon was the Manager of Space Operations at the Aerospace Industries Association and a technology policy analyst at Futron Corporation.
 
Logsdon holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware and a master’s degree in Political Management from George Washington University.  
 

Douglas Loverro

President, Loverro Consulting, LLC
Douglas Loverro

 Mr. Douglas Loverro is a highly regarded national space thinker and leader who currently serves as President, Loverro Consulting, LLC. He has served in a variety of very senior government positions including at NASA where he led Human Exploration, in the DoD where he lead space policy, and in multiple DoD and NRO space program leadership roles over a more than 40-year career.

Mr Loverro holds a Master of Science in Physics from the University of New Mexico, a Master of Political Science from Auburn University, and an MBA from the University of West Florida in addition to his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the US Air Force Academy. He was a distinguished graduate from the Air Force’s Air Command and Staff College and Squadron Officer School and was the top graduate from DoD’s Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
 
He is the recipient of multiple prestigious awards including the Secretary of Defense’s Medal for Outstanding Public Service, AIAA’s Durand Lecture for Public Service, the National Defense Industrial Association's (NDIA) Bob Hope Distinguished Citizen Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Federation of Galaxy Explorers, the Society of Satellite Professional Engineers Stellar Award, and the Armed Forces Communicants and Electronics Association's (AFCEA) Benjamin Oliver Gold Medal for Engineering amongst many other civilian and military honors.

Dr Kevin Pollpeter

Senior Research Scientist, CNA
Dr Kevin Pollpeter

Kevin Pollpeter, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Scientist at CNA. Before joining CNA, he has served as deputy director of the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) project on the Study of Innovation and Technology in China (SITC), deputy director of the East Asia Program at Defense Group Inc., and a researcher at RAND. Mr. Pollpeter is widely published on China national security issues, focusing on China’s space program and information warfare. His recent publications include The PLA and Intelligent Warfare: A Preliminary Analysis, China-Russia Space Cooperation, China’s Space Narrative: Examining the Portrayal of the US-China Space Relationship in Chinese Sources and Its Implications for the United States, China Dream, Space Dream, and Planning for Innovation: Understanding China’s Plans for Technological, and Defense Development. A Chinese linguist, he holds an MA in international policy studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a Ph.D. from King’s College London.

 

Gentry Gardner

Chief Engineer, General Dynamics Mission Systems
Gentry  Gardner

Mr. Gentry Gardner is a senior distinguished member of technical staff for the Space, Cyber and Intelligence Systems line of busines within General Dynamics Mission Systems. He is the chief engineer for Space Ground Solutions, in charge of ground architecture for multipe space-ground programs, internal research & development projects, and leads modernization efforts across the portfolio.

Rooted in significant business and technical leaderships roles, he has experience in new business capture, software & hardware architecture for large-scale distributed systems and a passion to inspire innovation through cross-functional collaboration. Highlights from his career delivering solutions for both commercial and USG agencies include significant advancement in technologies such as cloud computing, hybrid networking, real-time avionics, telemetry big data analysis, sensor fusion and assured position, navigation & timing (PNT) systems.

Previously, Mr. Gardner was the Research & Development Director for GPS Source. He grew the size and capabilities of the engineering group in Colorado Springs and championed the adoption of agile product development to create a broad portfolio of PNT solutions. Mr. Gardner co-anchored the executive team that won the Army’s Mounted Assured PNT System (MAPS) program, leading to the successful acquisition and integration of the former veteran-owned small business into GDMS in 2018.

Mr. Gardner earned his bachelor’s degree in math and computer science from Biola University and his master’s degree in software systems engineering from Boston University
 

Gus Anderson

Vice President, Strategic Business Development, SES Space & Defense
Gus Anderson

Gus Anderson has a diverse work experience spanning several industries and roles. Gus is currently serving as the Vice President of Strategic Business Development at SES Space & Defense since December 2022. Prior to this, they worked at Leonardo DRS for 12 years, holding positions such as Director of Business Development, Director of International Programs, and Program Manager. Gus also gained experience in business development at Apptis in 2008 and served as a Field Office Commander at the Defense Information Systems Agency from 2005 to 2008. Before that, they held the role of Regional Signal Group Commander at NATO Communications Information Services Agency from 2002 to 2005. Gus started their career in 1992 as an Executive and Operations Officer at the 58th Signal Battalion and subsequently held positions at Army ROTC as a Professor and at the Office of the Secretary of Defense as a Speechwriter. Gus served as a Commander at the 509th Signal Battalion from 1998 to 2000, where they successfully established communication networks between US and Eastern European forces and directed telecommunications planning for international peacekeeping and stability operations.

Gus Anderson has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Notre Dame, which they obtained from 1975 to 1979. From 1986 to 1988, they pursued a Master of Arts degree in Philosophy at the University of Connecticut. In 1991 to 1992, Gus attended the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, focusing on Military and Strategic Leadership. Gus also completed the Signal Officer Advanced Course in Telecommunications Management in both 1984 and 1979.

In terms of additional certifications, Gus obtained the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute in September 2010.

Janice Starzyk

Deputy Director, Office of Space Commerce
Janice Starzyk

Janice Starzyk is the Deputy Director of the Office of Space Commerce, a Senior Executive Service position. Previously, she led Virgin Orbit’s Washington, DC, office and government operations. Her extensive experience and contributions in the space industry include leading the consulting practice at Bryce Space and Technology and more than a decade leading the commercial strategy and market intelligence for launch service providers International Launch Services (ILS) and United Launch Alliance (ULA). At Futron Corporation, Ms. Starzyk worked with a range of civil, military and commercial space industry customers.

 
She received her Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. She holds a Master of Arts in economics and international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a dual-degree Global MBA from Tulane University and Universidad Icesi in Cali, Colombia.
 
For more than a decade, Ms. Starzyk has also provided community leadership and support to local STEM education programs through the Washington Space Business Roundtable. She was appointed to serve as an industry representative on the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee in 2022.

John Anglin

Project Manager, Tactical Network Technical Management Division Lead, PEO C3T, US Army
John Anglin

 Mr. John Anglin serves as the Chief Engineer and Techncial Management Division Chief for Project Manger Tactical Network (PM TN), assigned to the Program Executive Office Comand, Control, Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T). In this position he is responsible for the system-of-systems modernization, engineering, design, integration, and interoperability of the Army’s tactical network as part of a unified network battlespace. He directly supervises almost a dozen civilian employees and manages over 200 engineering staff from various disciplines. With over 20 years of experience as civilian and as a Soldier in the tactical Army, Mr. Anglin provides expert advice, guidance and assistance to both senior management and stakeholders concerning all aspects of the Army’s Tactical Network

 
 

Lieutenant Colonel William Brown

Space Operations Officer, Headquarters, Department of the Army, G-3/5/7
Lieutenant Colonel William Brown

LTC Bill Brown currently serves on the Headquarters, Department of the Army Staff, as a Space Operations Officer. Prior to his assignment at the Pentagon, he was the Deputy Chief of Space and Special Technical Operations for III Armored Corps, and Chief of Space for 1st Cavalry Division. His areas of expertise include collaborating with Army, Joint, and Interagency partners to modernize Department of Defense space capabilities and integrating space capabilities into Army formations to build lethality. He is a graduate of the Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School and the Air Force Air Command Staff College where he was awarded a Master of Military Operational Art and Science degree.

Mike Dean

Chief, DoD SATCOM and AISR ITF, C3 Infrastructure, US DoD CIO
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.

 
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. 
 

Patrick H. Rayermann

Senior Manager, Space and Intelligence Solutions, LinQuest Corporation
Patrick H. Rayermann

Pat Rayermann worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory while earning a BS in physics and a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. In the Army for 30 years, he was a Signal Officer and a Space Operations Officer. His assignments included command, operations, logistics, cooperative international efforts, acquisition and policy development, to include serving as the second commander of the 1st Satellite Control Battalion, management of the military’s use of military and commercial wideband SATCOM, and stewardship of the DoD’s future SATCOM architecture. Since retiring, Pat has worked in a variety of positions in the SATCOM community. Most recently, he has supported the U.S. DoD Chief Information Officer where he has been involved in a wide range of SATCOM-related initiatives, including the NATO SATCOM Services 6th Generation program and helping to implement the DoD CIO’s Enterprise Satellite Communications Management and Control (ESC-MC) initiative.

Sarah Doud

Division Chief for the Information Mobility Division J86, United States Space Command
Sarah Doud

 Ms. Doud is the Information Mobility Requirements Division Chief for the Resource and Integration Directorate (J8), United States Space Command (USSPACECOM).  She serves as the principal civilian advisor and Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Command and Control, Position, Navigation, and Timing and Satellite Communications Requirements for USSPACECOM.  She works closely with USSPACECOM Directorates and Divisions to develop requirements documents, funding accountability and advocacy of for these systems to Joint Staff, Command components, Air Force, Space Force, Navy and Marine Corps and Office of Secretary of Defense and joint/interagency partners. She provides Command oversight of existing and proposed Space capabilities, identifies operational shortfalls, leads advocacy efforts to close mission critical gaps, and is skilled in developing operational proposals for her division’s responsibilities.  She also supports development and defense of the Commander, USSPACECOM's Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) and Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) submissions to include Program Objective Memorandum (POM), Program Review, Budget Review, and Congressional Appeals. She conducts capability development planning; performs budget and cost analysis; and develops architectures and management policy and procedures.  

 
Ms. Doud has 20 years of experience and expertise with defense related issues and is an Air Force Veteran with 11 years of service. She has expertise in Space Domain Awareness and Command and Control as she launched the first Space-Based Space Surveillance satellite and operationalized the Multi-Mission Satellite Operations Control system while at 1st Space Operations Squadron and follow-on assignment to Air Force Space Command. Ms. Doud has robust Orbital Warfare experience as the Special Technical Operations Chief at Space Operations Command, realizing critical disconnects in Special Access Program DOTmLPF-P resources and advocating for joint system operations and classification reform. She is a SAP policy and governance expert for the department’s many space classification reviews. She also became knowledgeable in the planning, programming, budgeting and execution of all space systems and became the SAP expert for not only the USSPACECOM J8 but also the entire Combatant Command.   While in the Air Force, her experience included Missile Combat Crew Instructor, Flight Commander, Chief of Training, Executive Officer, and Staff Officer. 
 

Scott Patrick

Executive Director, Office of Spectrum Management, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Scott Patrick

Scott Patrick helps direct NTIA’s work on national spectrum strategies and policies. His responsibilities include overseeing the development of spectrum-sharing and repurposing strategies in the agency’s work to address the needs of federal and commercial spectrum usage.

Before joining NTIA, Mr. Patrick was a wireless, media, and technology attorney in private practice, counseling telecom, cable, broadcast, and broadband companies on a wide range of policy, transactional, and regulatory matters. He also has served as an attorney in the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission. Early in his career, Mr. Patrick was a research engineer at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory where he helped develop fiber optic electromagnetic sensors. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland.

Squadron Leader Daniel Askew

SatCom Program Director, NATO ACT
Squadron Leader Daniel Askew

 Squadron Leader Daniel Askew commissioned from Royal Air Force College Cranwell in 2000, graduating from the Engineering Specialist Training School in 2001.  As a junior officer he completed two operational focused tours as the Deputy Flight Commander on A Flight, No 2 (Field Communications) Sqn, Tactical Communications Wing, and as the Engineering Officer on 37 Sqn Royal Air Force Regiment.  He served as a Staff Officer in the Force Protection Force HQ and in A6 at HQ Air Command.  Upon return from a 6-month deployment in 2010 on Op HERRICK he was posted to the Communications Information Systems Training School, RAF Cranwell, as a Course Officer and later became the second in command.  

In February 2013, after a short tour as the Deputy Officer Commanding No 1 (FC) Sqn, TCW, he was promoted and posted back to HQ AIR Command as the Performance and Risk Manager for AOC 38 Gp.  After completing a tour in PJHQ J6 he took command of No 2 (Field Communications) Sqn, Tactical Communications Wing in December 2016.  In 2019 Daniel moved to Gibraltar to become the Head of Defence Digital Joint Communications Support Unit (JCSU (Gibraltar)), responsible for all MoD Network Infrastructure and the delivery of CIS services to Gibraltar.  Upon completion of this post he moved to NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation Headquarters in Norfolk as the SatCom Program Director.
 

Tim Greeff

President & Founder of NSTXL, NSTXL (National Security Technology Accelerator)
Tim Greeff

 Tim Greeff is NSTXL’s President and Founder. He has led NSTXL from original concept through incorporation to present-day scale. Tim brings over 20 years of experience building and managing non-profit technology associations and networks. NSTXL is the third organization he has helped to launch and build, each of which focuses on scaling and commercializing innovative technology through policy and public-private partnerships. Tim has spent his entire professional career operating at the intersection of business, policy, and politics, including directing record-breaking campaigns, convening and managing numerous coalitions, and leading successful policy efforts at the national, state, and local levels. Tim holds a Master of Public Policy from the Sandford Institute at Duke University and a Bachelors Degree in Government from the University of Texas, Austin.

Tom Stroup

President, Satellite Industry Association
Tom Stroup

As President of SIA, Tom is the trade association’s lead advocate for regulatory and policy issues of critical importance to SIA’s membership, including spectrum and licensing issues, defense and public safety matters, and export control and international trade issues. He also manages the day-to-day operations of SIA, including member communications, staff leadership and organization of SIA sponsored events. Tom became the president of SIA in December of 2014.

 
Prior to joining SIA, Tom was with Shared Spectrum Company (SSC), a leading developer of spectrum intelligence technologies, where he served as CEO. For more than a decade, he served as the President of the Personal Communications Industry Association (PCIA). Previous to his position at SSC, he founded and ran several companies in the technology industry, including Columbia Spectrum Management, P-Com Network Services, CSM Wireless, and SquareLoop.
 
Tom holds a BS, summa cum laude, in Public Administration from the University of North Dakota. He is also a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center where he served as Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal.
 

Vincent DeLaurentis

Deputy Executive Assistant Director for Emergency Communications, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Vincent DeLaurentis

Vincent DeLaurentis is the Deputy Executive Assistant Director for Emergency Communications within the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). He assumed this duty in April 2018, and leads CISA’s efforts to understand, manage, and reduce risk to the cyber and physical infrastructure, to include national security, emergency preparedness, and public safety emergency communications. These efforts ensure emergency communications, comprising of land mobile radio, broadband, internet-protocol, 9-1-1 networks, priority communication services and more, are interoperable, secure, and resilient. Additionally, he is CISA’s Component Requirements Executive (CRE) and representative on the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Joint Requirements Council, ensuring agency capabilities mitigate operational gaps and meet mission needs and requirements. He also served as Acting Executive Assistant Director for Emergency Communications from September 2019 to October 2020.

 
Prior to his current role, Vince served as the first Director of the DHS’ Joint Requirements Council from October 2014 to April 2018. In this position, he connected operational requirements to the capability and acquisition needs for Department’s broad portfolio of homeland security missions, including cybersecurity, infrastructure security, emergency management, law enforcement, immigration, marine safety, air travel security, and border protection. The Joint Requirements Council is charged to improve operational effectiveness and efficiency and inform the department in managing a $140 billion budget.
 
Vince has dedicated his career to public service, including 30 years in the U.S. Coast Guard. As a senior officer of the Coast Guard Commandant’s command cadre, he led strategy development, budget formulation, operational capabilities, resource management and human resources activities in support of Coast Guard’s nearly 60,000-member workforce and $14 billion operational budget.
 
A career cutterman, he spent 13 years at sea with four Commanding Officer assignments. As the Commanding Officer of the High Endurance Cutter HAMILTON (WHEC 715) in San Diego, California, he led the U.S. Coast Guard afloat task force command for Operations Unified Response, ensuring an effective international and multi-agency humanitarian response to the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
 
Vince graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from George Mason University.

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Facilitate collaboration and information exchange with representatives from Space Delta 8, US Army, Naval Network Warfare Command, AFRL, and other crucial entities.

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Based on your feedback, MILSATCOM USA 2024 has evolved to meet your needs more effectively.

Focused Learning: Immerse yourself in COMSATCOM and Commercial Development at the brand new Focus Day. Explore the rapid development of the commercial SATCOM sector.

The main conference: It kicks off by bringing you a deep dive into the acquisition, development, and operation of the space-side element of SATCOM, alongside insights other agencies through the NTIA and CDAO, providing a holistic view of the SATCOM landscape.

Warfighter Perspective: The final day offers unique perspectives from Army, Airforce, Navy, and Marine SATCOM professionals. It concludes with presentations from international partners on the global SATCOM ecosystem and areas of collaboration.
 

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Registration & Coffee

SAE Media Group are delighted to announce that MILSATCOM USA will feature a COMSATCOM & Commercial Development Focus Day for the very first time.

 
This dedicated pre-conference focus day will discuss the increasingly vital role of Commercial SATCOM in US SATCOM procurement and planning . We're thrilled to host a line-up of experts from the Commercial Satellite Communications Office, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space Acquisition and Integration, the Office of Space Commerce, and more who will share insights into their programmes and unveil the latest technological breakthroughs.
 
This convergence of US commercial acquisition expertise, shaping the future of SATCOM is an opportunity not to be missed!
 

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Chair's Opening Remarks

Patrick H. Rayermann, Senior Manager, Space and Intelligence Solutions, LinQuest Corporation

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Delivering Innovative Commercial SATCOM capabilities and services to the DoD, Federal Agencies, and International Partners

Clare Hopper, Director, Commercial Satellite Communications Office , United States Space Force

  • Matching commercial satellite operators to the needs of various operational commands and other DoD customers
  • Managing the contracting process
  • Case studies of how the CSCO can help commercial partners
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    Offering ‘Best-in-Class’ Streamlined, Easy-to-Use, Contract Vehicles to Meet Complex COMSATCOM Needs

    Ben Camerlin, Mobility and Satellite Communications Program Manager, Office of Enterprise Technology Solutions, Information Technology Category (ITC), Federal Acquisition Service (FAS)

  • The utility of Commercial SATCOM for Government
  • The GSA-DISA Partnership
  • GSA Services – how do you get involved?
  • How can the GSA better help industry and users?
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    10:15

    Morning Coffee

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    Utilising Commercial Partnerships to Further US SATCOM Architecture

    Colonel Eric Felt, Director, Space Architecture, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space Acquisition and Integration

  •  Addressing acquisition challenges and program delays
  • USSF acquisition priorities
  • How can industry play a role in the plan for US SATCOM Architecture?
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    Helping U.S. Businesses use The Unique Medium of Space to Benefit Our Economy

    Janice Starzyk, Deputy Director, Office of Space Commerce

  • Fostering the conditions for the economic growth and technological advancement of the U.S. commercial space industry
  • Interagency cooperation
  • Bringing together government and industry
  • Specific work on SATCOM
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    12:00

    Networking Lunch

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    Innovative Contracting: Exploring Rapid Pathways for Space Tech Acquisition

    Tim Greeff, President & Founder of NSTXL, NSTXL (National Security Technology Accelerator)

  • Current issues with contracting methods
  • Other Transaction Agreements
  • The Hub & Spoke model
  • Government Space and SATCOM projects that could benefit from this model.
     
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    Advocating for Regulations, Policies and Practices that Encourage Investment in, and the Adoption of, Satellite-Based Technologies and Services

    Tom Stroup, President, Satellite Industry Association

  • Understanding the capabilities of the U.S satellite industry in SATCOM
  • Encouraging policies and practices that promote USG utilization of satellites, services, and ground equipment
  • Where can the relationship between government and industry improve?
     
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    Afternoon Tea

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    Space at the Pointy Edge of the 21st Century Global Technology Spear: How to Partner in an Evolving Global Environment

    David Logsdon, Senior Director, Space Policy, ITI Space Enterprise Council

  • The Evolving Global Space Ecosystem- a look back and a look forward ten years
  • The Intersection of space, technology, cybersecurity, and data- what does this mean on a global landscape?
  • The shifting geopolitical landscape and what it means for current and future partnerships
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    Panel: Assessing the Ever-Changing Commercial Space & SATCOM market

  • What are the key areas of growth?
  • Where do challenges remain in working with government?
  • How can better partnerships be promoted?
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    16:00

    Chairman’s Closing Remarks

    Patrick H. Rayermann, Senior Manager, Space and Intelligence Solutions, LinQuest Corporation

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    8:00

    Registration & Coffee

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    8:50

    Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Douglas Loverro, President, Loverro Consulting, LLC

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    9:00

    The Next Era of Strategic and Tactical SATCOM: ESS & MUOS Architecture

    Cordell DeLaPena Jr., Program Executive Officer PEO for Military Communications MilComm & Positioning, Navigation, and Timing PNT, Space Systems Command, USSF

  • Survivable and endurable SATCOM capability for the NC3 Mission
  • Space and control segments for worldwide arctic DoD strategic,secure and jam-resistant communications for ground, sea, and air assets
  • Narrowband SATCOM - MUOS Architecture to Joint Force military advantage and enable communications on the move
  • Where are our biggest areas of challenge? Where can industry assist us?
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    Aligning the DOD SATCOM Community; Strategy, Governance and Capability

    Mike Dean, Chief, DoD SATCOM and AISR ITF, C3 Infrastructure, US DoD CIO

  • Progress with Enterprise SATCOM
  • Creating a robust governance and oversight setup
  • Narrowband SATCOM analysis: results and feedback for future DOD SATCOM
  • Architectural coherency: how we can improve and what industry can offer
  • The overall lines of effort: where are we going?
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    Session Reserved for Lead Sponsor All.Space

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    Morning Coffee

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    Tuning & Optimizing the Ground Enterprise for Today’s SATCOM systems

    Gentry Gardner, Chief Engineer, General Dynamics Mission Systems

  • Overview of SATCOM mission areas
  • Integrating Ground Solutions with “Tunable” elements
  • Proliferation Trends & Observations
  • Key enablers for Resiliency
     
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    Advancing SATCOM Capability at USSPACECOM

    Sarah Doud, Division Chief for the Information Mobility Division J86, United States Space Command

  • Establishing the command’s requirements in the SATCOM field
  • Interagency and commercial partnerships; how to work with USSPACECOM
  • Key lines of effort and program goals
  • Challenges and case studies
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    Networking Lunch

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    Expanding the All-Orbit Information Communications Technology Ecosystem

    Gus Anderson, Vice President, Strategic Business Development, SES Space & Defense

  • US Government and DoD commercial satellite communications (COMSATCOM) requirements are growing exponentially. These requirements cannot be met by the traditional offerings of satellite operators – niche products for GEO, MEO, or LEO solutions.
  • Today, DOD Mission Partners (MP) are demanding all-orbit end-to-end solutions.
  • MP want bring their own modems and terminals; MP want networks secured to DoD standards; and MP want access to all-orbits on the same network.
  • Equipment agnostic; cyber secure; all-orbit access -- the future of DoD COMSATCOM
     
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    Ensuring Rapid Delivery of SATCOM Capability for the Warfighter

    Damon Feltman, Chief, Transport Cell, Space Development Agency

  • Tranche 1 and looking forward to Tranche 2
  • Working with commercial partners on launch capability
  • Delivering on time and in budget – case studies
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    Accelerating AI Innovation Across the DOD to Advance Capability in Key Mission Areas

    Daniel Holtzman, Authorizing Official, DOD Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office (CDAO)

  • Leading strategy and policy on data, analytics, and AI adoption, as well as enabling the development of digital and AI-enabled solutions
  • The specific work of CDAO on SATCOM as well as potential areas of growth and information advantage
  • How can CDAO help you and how can you work with us?
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    Afternoon Tea

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    A New Model for International Partnership

    Blake Bullock, Vice President Communication Systems, Northrop Grumman

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    Ground Based SDA R&D to support SATCOM Capabilities

    Andrea Loper, RDSP Acquisition Program Manager, Deputy Chief - RDSP, AFRL

  • Assisting SATCOM missions by leveraging emerging SDA technology
  • International partnerships in R&D to enable interoperability early in the system life cycle
  • Expedited contracting options to advance technology
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    Modernizing Spectrum Policy and Making the Most Efficient Use Possible of this Vital National Resource

    Scott Patrick, Executive Director, Office of Spectrum Management, National Telecommunications and Information Administration

  • Supporting the growth of wireless technologies through effective spectrum management
  • The impact of satellite mega-constellations
  • Collaboration with other agencies to regulate congestion
  • What spectrum challenges are we facing? What if we don’t act?
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    16:30

    Chairman’s Closing Remarks

    Douglas Loverro, President, Loverro Consulting, LLC

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    8:30

    Registration & Coffee

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    8:50

    Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Douglas Loverro, President, Loverro Consulting, LLC

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    9:00

    Delivering Resilient Network Connectivity for the US Army

    John Anglin, Project Manager, Tactical Network Technical Management Division Lead, PEO C3T, US Army

  • Providing commanders choices of network connectivity depending on the environment
  • Integration of both commercial and military SATCOM options, coupled with HF and protected waveforms
  • Integrating network operations tools to better manage and monitor network transport capability
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    The Future of Army Space

    Lieutenant Colonel William Brown, Space Operations Officer, Headquarters, Department of the Army, G-3/5/7

  • Evolving Army doctrine to support multidomain operations
  • Army equities in the space: past, present, and future
  • How space supports and enables the Army of 2030
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    10:00

    Session Reserved for Sponsor

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    10:30

    Morning Coffee

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    Session Reserved for Sponsor

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    Leveraging Space Capability to Ensure Robust Naval Communications

    Kimberly Morris

    Kimberly Morris, Division Lead, Naval Network Warfare Command (NavyNetWarCom)

  • The work of NNWC in regard to SATCOM
  • Working with other agencies and international partners
  • Current and future projects
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    U.S. Marine Forces Pacific BLoS Communications Priorities

    CWO5 Rilin Desamours, Space and Propagation Engineering Officer, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific, G-6

  • Manoeuvrability within the EMS – Within PACOM AOR
  • Threat informed PACE plan, in support of 507X OPLAN 
  • Fire Chain / Kill Web survivability within denied, degraded, or contested environment. “Thin line Comms”
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    Networking Lunch

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    The Role of Resilient SATCOM in Ensuring Emergency Communications

    Vincent DeLaurentis, Deputy Executive Assistant Director for Emergency Communications, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

  • How does SATCOM fit in emergency communications planning?
  • Interagency efforts to ensure Cybersecurity for SATCOM
  • Harmonising national security SATCOM requirements with MILSATCOM
     
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    Modernizing US Tactical Satellite Communications Infrastructure through International Partnerships

    Charlotte Gerhart

    Charlotte Gerhart, Director, Acquisition Delta - Tactical SATCOM, Space Systems Command, USSF

  • Leveraging partnerships with allies as a priority
  • Ensuring US satellite communications architecture is protected against enemy jamming and flexible enough to incorporate commercial systems and international capabilities
  • Protected Tactical Waveform – Access for international partners
  • Working with the NSA to certify other nations access
  • Utilising allied capability most efficiently
     
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    Afternoon Tea

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    Enhancing NATO SATCOM Capability to Ensure Allied Connectivity

    Squadron Leader Daniel Askew, SatCom Program Director, NATO ACT

  • Gap Analysis, Threats and Vulnerability Assessment
  • NATO SATCOM Capability Development Agenda
  • Next Steps: Governance i.e. CRB/CPP and crucially MC/IC approval)
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    Understanding the Adversary: China’s Goals in Space and SATCOM

    Dr Kevin Pollpeter, Senior Research Scientist, CNA

  • What is the Chinese goal in Space and SATCOM?
  • China-Russia Space Cooperation
  • Threats to US and Allied SATCOM systems in-orbit
  • China’s own SATCOM capability
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    Chairman’s Closing Remarks

    Douglas Loverro, President, Loverro Consulting, LLC


    Program Executive Officer PEO for Military Communications MilComm & Positioning, Navigation, and Timing PNT
    Space Systems Command, USSF
    President
    Loverro Consulting, LLC
    Chief, Transport Cell
    Space Development Agency
    Authorizing Official
    DOD Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office (CDAO)
    Deputy Director
    Office of Space Commerce
    Chief, DoD SATCOM and AISR ITF
    C3 Infrastructure, US DoD CIO
    Division Chief for the Information Mobility Division J86
    United States Space Command
    Director, Commercial Satellite Communications Office
    United States Space Force
    Director, Space Architecture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space Acquisition and Integration
    Project Manager, Tactical Network Technical Management Division Lead
    PEO C3T, US Army
    Executive Director
    Office of Spectrum Management, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
    Deputy Executive Assistant Director for Emergency Communications
    Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
    RDSP Acquisition Program Manager, Deputy Chief - RDSP
    AFRL
    Mobility and Satellite Communications Program Manager
    Office of Enterprise Technology Solutions, Information Technology Category (ITC), Federal Acquisition Service (FAS)
    Director, Acquisition Delta - Tactical SATCOM
    Space Systems Command, USSF
    Space and Propagation Engineering Officer
    U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific, G-6
    Senior Director, Space Policy
    ITI Space Enterprise Council
    SatCom Program Director
    NATO ACT
    President & Founder of NSTXL
    NSTXL (National Security Technology Accelerator)
    President
    Satellite Industry Association
    Vice President Communication Systems
    Northrop Grumman
    Senior Research Scientist
    CNA
    Chief Engineer
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
    Vice President, Strategic Business Development
    SES Space & Defense
    Space Operations Officer
    Headquarters, Department of the Army, G-3/5/7
    Senior Manager, Space and Intelligence Solutions
    LinQuest Corporation

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