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Inmarsat's Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: DoD Should Shift Bulk of Wideband Satcom Needs to Commercial Sector

Inmarsat's Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: DoD Should Shift Bulk of Wideband Satcom Needs to Commercial Sector - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch
Inmarsat's Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: DoD Should Shift Bulk of Wideband Satcom Needs to Commercial Sector - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said the Defense Department should transition a larger part of its wideband satellite communications requirements to industry, Defense News reported Tuesday.

Valerie Insinna writes Cowen-Hirsch told Defense News in a Friday interview before the Space Symposium that service branches should use their military-owned satcom capabilities for specific mission-critical requirements.

“Rather than have the mindset that it is milsatcom first and commercial on an as-needed basis, put your core missions, your core capabilities that are known, consistent and essential right there on the backbone of commercial,“ she said.

She also cited Inmarsat's involvement in DoD's Analysis of Alternatives for wideband communication services and that the company aims to participate in a pilot program for commercial satcom in support of the AOA initiative, the report added.

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