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 DoD Commercial SATCOM Workshop

VIRTUAL: December 15 – 16, 2021


 

Agile, Integrated Commercial SATCOM for Contested and Degraded Operations

 

WORKSHOP AGENDA

 

10:00 am – 10:05 am Welcome
Tom Stroup, President, Satellite Industry Association
10:05 am – 10:10 am Welcome
United States Space Command
10:10 am – 10:55 am Integrating Commercial SATCOM into DoD’s Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2)
One of DoD’s biggest modernization priorities is JADC2.  The current C2 construct consists of hundreds of distinct systems and programs (both DoD owned and operated, and commercial services) loosely tied together to provide connectivity.  The resulting network is difficult to manage and often fails to deliver pertinent information from sensors to decision makers to shooters within the time needed to influence operations.  On this panel, members will discuss how commercial SATCOM can integrate into the JADC2 architecture to provide ubiquitous connectivity between all warfighter components.
10:55 am – 11:10 am Q and A with Commercial SATCOM Integration into DoD’s JADC
Panelists
11:10 am – 12:10 pm Combatant Command Panel
Combatant Command representatives will provide insight on their current and projected Commercial SATCOM requirements. Discussions will focus on how Commercial SATCOM can be successfully integrated to improve warfighter communications agility and resiliency within a contested environment while maintaining current fiscal realities.
12:10 pm- 12:30 pm Q and A with Combatant Command Panel
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Military Keynote Address including Live Q and A
1:00 pm- 1:45 pm Commercial SATCOM Resiliency Panel
This panel will discuss integrating DoD SATCOM operations across diverse military and commercial satellite constellations. Government and industry panelists will discuss what industry can bring to the fight to increase resiliency through constellation roaming, spanning multiple orbital regimes, and alternative acquisition models.
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm Q and A with Commercial SATCOM Resiliency Panel
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Fireside Chat with Tom Stroup
3:00 pm Closing Remarks Day 1
Tom Stroup, President, Satellite Industry Association

 

10:00 am – 10:05 am Welcome Day 2
Tom Stroup, President, Satellite Industry Association
10:05 am- 10:55 am Military Services Panel
The Military Services will provide insight on how they will field current and future COMSATCOM capabilities for successful warfighter employment. Discussion will include challenges to successful implementation of Commercial SATCOM, where Commercial SATCOM has been beneficial to their operations and where existing shortfalls were a hindrance.
10:55 am – 11:10 am Q and A with Military Services Panelists
11:10 am – 11:55 am Strategic Planning for DoD’s Future SATCOM Architecture Panel
Many new developments in Commercial SATCOM capabilities are within DoD’s reach. These include proliferated NGSO systems, high throughput GEO satellites, frequency reuse, and advanced waveforms to name a few. Which of these developments can best meet DoD’s Enterprise Satellite Communications Management & Control Reference Architecture within projected fiscal constraints? How can industry meet DoD’s desire for ground solutions that transcend the interoperability limitations of customized space solutions and offer assured resilience through multi-frequency, multi-path, multi-vendor diversity?
11:55 am– 12:10 pm Q and A with Panelists from Strategic Planning for DoD’s Future SATCOM Architecture
12:10 pm – 12:40 pm Congressional Keynote Address including Live Q and A
12:40 pm –1:25 pm Commercial SATCOM Innovation: Ground Systems
Space is becoming more technologically advanced with software-defined payloads, high throughput satellites, multi-beams, and the proliferated LEO satellites etc.  These factors further complicate the mission to monitor, detect, decipher and determine ownership of what is happening around us. What technical solutions can industry bring to the table to address these challenges, particularly when it comes to multi-band/multi-orbital terminals and digital gateways?”
1:25 pm – 1:40 pm Q and A with Commercial SATCOM Innovation: Ground Systems Panel
1:40 pm – 2:30 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. Panelists will examine how DoD might further integrate Commercial SATCOM solutions and enhancements into their baseline architecture as a means of reducing budgetary strains while maximizing SATCOM capabilities to the warfighter.
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Q and A with Combined Senior Government and Industry Leaders Panelists
2:45 pm Workshop Closing Remarks
Tom Stroup, President, SIA

 

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