Agenda

 

NOTE: U.S. Space Command co-sponsorship of this event does not constitute federal endorsement of SIA or any other sponsors of this workshop.

SIA’s Virtual DoD Commercial SATCOM Workshop

December 16 – 17, 2020    |    VIRTUAL


 

Integrating New Business Models and Technologies for Future DoD COMSATCOM Operations

 

WORKSHOP AGENDA

 


10:00 am                                      Welcome: Workshop Co-Hosts

      Tom Stroup, President, Satellite Industry Association

Brig Gen Damon Feltman, Mobilization Assistant to the Director of Operations, United States Space Command


10:05 am – 10:50 am                 Combatant Command Morning Panel

The Combatant Commands will provide insight on their current and future COMSATCOM requirements necessary for successful operational integration and management.

Panel sponsored by Boeing

Moderator:

Brig Gen Damon Feltman, Mobilization Assistant to the Director of Operations, United States Space Command

Speakers:

USAFRICOM – COL Jeffrey L. Long, USA, Director J63, C4S Operations and Plans

USEUCOM – COL Dean Patterson, C4 Operations Chief

USSOUTHCOM – COL James D Turinetti, Director of J6 Communication Systems Directorate


10:50 am – 11:00 am                 Live Q & A with Combatant Command Morning Panelists

Q and A Sponsored by Eutelsat America Corp

       


11:00 am – 11:05 am                 Break


11:05 am – 11:45 am                 SATCOM Integration Across Diverse Constellations

Integrating SATCOM operations across diverse military and commercial satellite constellations is an ongoing challenge to the DoD. This panel will discuss innovative systems and operating concepts for increased interoperability and global network integration.

          This panel is sponsored by Leonardo DRS

       

Moderator:

Gus Anderson, Senior Director of Business Development, Leonardo DRS

Speakers:

Mike Dean, DOD SATCOM Chief, DOD CIO, DCIO(C3) C31

Ms. Clare Grason, Chief, U.S. Space Force Commercial Satellite Communications Office

Michael A. Assid, Vice President of of Sales and Marketing, XTAR

Michael Geist, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Technology, Envistacom


11:45 am – 11:55 am                Live Q & A with SATCOM Integration Across Diverse Constellations Panelists

Q and A Sponsored by Eutelsat America Corp

       


11:55 am –  Noon                      Break


Noon – 12:30 pm                       Military Keynote Address

Lt Gen John E. Shaw, Deputy Commander, USSPACECOM


12:30 pm – 1:20 pm                  COMSATCOM Mission Assurance and Resiliency

Increasing threats to on orbit and ground infrastructure challenge SATCOM resiliency and mission accomplishment. This panel will discuss cybersecurity and technological mitigations impacting COMSATCOM mission assurance.   

          This panel is sponsored by SES Government Solutions

       

Moderator:

Col Young Yu, Chief, Satellite Communications and Spectrum Division, USSPACECOM J36

Speakers:

Bradd C. Olsen, Director, SATCOM Integrated Operations Division, USSPACECOM

Matt Langenbahn, Vice President of Space Product Development, Kratos Defense

Charles Miller, CEO, Lynk


1:20 pm – 1:30 pm                    Live Q & A with COMSATCOM Mission Assurance and Resiliency Panelists

Q and A Sponsored by Eutelsat America Corp

       


1:30 pm – 1:35 pm                    Break


1:35 pm – 2:25 pm                     Combatant Command Afternoon Panel

The Combatant Commands will provide insight on their current and future COMSATCOM requirements necessary for successful operational integration and management.

This panel is sponsored by SIA

           

           Moderator:     

Hayley McGuire, Director of Advanced Missions and Programs, Boeing

           Speakers:

           USTRANSCOM, Col David Case, Chief, DCO and DODIN Ops Division

           NORAD and USNORTHCOM J6, Jeannine M. Henderson, SATCOM Section Chief, Theater Architecture Branc

USINDOPACOM – COL William “Doug” Conner, J65 Division Chief


2:25 pm – 2:35 pm                     Live Q & A with Combatant Command Panelists

Q and A Sponsored by Eutelsat America Corp

       


2:35 pm – 2:40 pm                    Closing Remarks Day 1

     Tom Stroup, President, Satellite Industry Association

10:00 am                           Welcome Day 2

Tom Stroup, President, Satellite Industry Association


10:05 am – 10:45 am      Military Services Panel

The Military Services will provide insight on how they will field current and future COMSATCOM capabilities for successful  warfighter employment.  

This panel is sponsored by SES Government Solutions

  Moderator:

  Skot Butler, President, Intelsat General Communications

  Speakers:

  LtCol Stacie M. Piccinich, Branch Head, Network, Services and Strategy Branch, IC4 Division, United States Marine Corps

 Gigel Marinescu, Chief, SATCOM Systems, AF A2/6C, United States Air Force

  Kimberly Morris, N36 SATCOM Division Lead, United States Navy


10:45 am – 11:05 am        Live Q & A with Military Services Panelists

  Q and A Sponsored by Eutelsat America Corp


11:05 am – 11:10 am        Break


11:10 am – 11:45 am       How SATCOM can Increase its Support in the Arctic

With the newly released Air Force Arctic Strategy, Arctic SATCOM is of increasing strategic importance for both the Air and Space Forces. This panel will discuss how Non-Geostationary Satellite constellations providing service at high latitudes can revolutionize Arctic communications. 

This panel is sponsored by SES Government Solutions

 Moderator:

  Ken Flowers, Vice President of Government Solutions, Iridium

  Speakers:

  Bryon Hargis, Director, Starlink Government Business Development, SpaceX

  Pete Hoene, CEO, SES GS

  Rich Pang, Director of Government Product Development, Telesat U.S. Services


11:45 am – 11:55 am        Live Q & A with How SATCOM Can Increase its Support in the Artic Panelists

  Q and A Sponsored by Eutelsat America Corp


11:55 am – Noon               Break


Noon – 12:30 pm               Keynote Address

             Chairman Adam Smith (WA-9), House Armed Services Committee


12:30 pm – 1:15 pm         Commercial SATCOM Innovation

 This all industry panel will discuss innovations in HEO, GEO, MEO and LEO and why the DoD has numerous market options.

 This panel is sponsored by COMSAT

     

  Moderators:

  Rick Lober, Vice President and General Manager, Hughes Defense & Intelligence System

  Speakers:

  Dylan Browne, Head of Government Sales, OneWeb

   John Gedmark, CEO, Astranis

  Campbell Marshall, VP of Government Programs, Omnispace


1:15 pm – 1:25 pm             Live Q & A with Commercial SATCOM Innovation Panelists

   Q and A Sponsored by Eutelsat America Corp

 


1:25 pm – 1:30 pm           Break


1:30 pm – 2:20 pm           Combined Senior Government and Industry Leaders Panel

Senior government and satellite industry leaders share their views on an evolving COMSATCOM environment and the ability to make use of those capabilities. The panel will examine how DoD might further integrate COMSATCOM solutions and enhancements into their baseline architecture as a means of reducing budgetary strains while maximizing SATCOM capabilities to the warfighter.     

This panel is sponsored by SIA

 

 Moderator:

 Maj. Gen. Jim Armor, USAF (Ret.), The Armor Group, LLC

 Speakers:

 Kevin M. Mulvihill, Principal Deputy Director for C3, DoD CIO

 Brig Gen Traci L. Kueker-Murphy, Acting Director of Operations and Communications, U.S. Space Force

 Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, SVP Government Strategy & Policy, Inmarsat Government

 Ric VanderMeulen, Vice President of Space & Satellite Broadband, Viasat


2:20 pm – 2:30 pm            Live Q & A with Combined Senior Government and Industry Leaders Panelists

  Q and A Sponsored by Eutelsat America Corp

 


2:30 pm                                Workshop Closing Remarks

   Tom Stroup, President, Satellite Industry Association

NOTE: U.S. Space Command co-sponsorship of this event does not constitute federal endorsement of SIA or any other sponsors of this workshop.