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Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Gov't Should Leverage Commercial Innovation to Build Unified Satcom Architecture

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch of Inmarsat Government has said government leaders and the satellite communications industry must continue to work together to facilitate the integration of commercial innovation into a unified satcom architecture. Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat Government, wrote in a MilsatMagazine article how the U.S. Air Force's Analysis of Alternatives effort highlights the urgency for a strong industry-government partnership to “ensure available solutions are fully considered as part of any recapitalization process.“
 

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Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Warfighters Need Access to Globally Available Satcom Capabilities

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy at Inmarsat Government, has said warfighters and government users in hostile and remote environments depend on resilient satellite communications platforms. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in a Signal magazine piece published Monday that such satcom systems “must be accessible at a moment's notice.“ She noted how government …

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Inmarsat Government's Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Satcom Terminals Key to Space Capability Access

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government, has said the Defense Department's “analysis of alternatives“ study suggests that “commercial is really hard, and you have to follow the terminals,“ SpaceNews reported Thursday. DoD’s 18-month-long study looked at how services could leverage commercial innovations to support …

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Inmarsat's Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Govt Should Leverage Commercial Tech for Satcom Architecture Integration

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government, has said the government should direct appropriations toward efforts that leverage commercial satellite communication platforms to establish an integrated satcom architecture. “For 2019, a strong leadership is needed to apply funding resources to take full advantage of the forward-looking …

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Inmarsat's Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Govt Recognizes Commercial Satcom's Role Through 2018 NDAA

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch,  senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government, has said the U.S. government recognizes the role of commercial satellite communications in supporting national security and military efforts through the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in an article for MilSatMagazine that there are three components …

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Inmarsat's Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Govt, Industry Partner to Create Integrated Satcom Architecture

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said calendar year 2017 saw several efforts that government and industry leaders initiated to build an integrated satellite communications architecture that views commercial and military satcom as a “holistic capability.“ Cowen-Hirsch wrote in a SpaceNews commentary published Dec. 18 those efforts …

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Inmarsat's Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Warfighters Need Access to Integrated Satcom Architecture

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said that it is crucial for U.S. service personnel to have access to an integrated satellite communications architecture to support military missions worldwide “across the full spectrum of engagement.“ Cowen-Hirsch wrote in an article for MilsatMagazine that such an architecture requires the …

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Inmarsat's Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Wideband Satcom AoA Needs “˜Commercial First' Mindset

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said the Defense Department should collaborate with the commercial industry to accelerate the “analysis of alternatives” for the wideband satellite communications program. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in an article published Thursday on the National Defense magazine website that a cultural shift is …

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

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 …

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Hughes’ Rick Lober on Commercial Satcom Trends Agencies & Company’s Airbus Partnership

Rick Lober oversees Hughes Network Systems‘ defense and intelligence systems division as its vice president and general manager with responsibility over sales of satellite communications technologies and services to military and other national security agencies. Lober has advocated for government customers to increase their adoption and usage rates of satcom …

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Navy to Hold Technical Interchange Meetings With Industry on Aircraft Replacement Concerns

The Department of the Navy will conduct a series of technical interchange meetings with industry ahead of a scheduled analysis of alternatives in 2015 on potential replacements for the F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft. A notice posted Tuesday on FedBizOpps says the Naval Air System Command‘s Warfare Analysis and Integration Department plans to build on its …

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