Tag Archives: commercial SATCOM

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: ‘Commercial First’ Strategy Could Help Gov’t Implement Integrated Satcom Architecture

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy at Inmarsat Government, wrote in a MilsatMagazine article that there are several measures the U.S. government can consider to further advance the development of an integrated satellite communications architecture and one is the implementation of a "commercial first" strategy.

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Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Industry Supports Gov’t Missions Through Investments in Satcom Capabilities

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch of Inmarsat Government wrote in a SatMagazine article that the commercial satellite communications industry supports government customers’ missions and understand their requirements by investing in programs and capabilities that seek to improve the mobility, redundancy, flexibility, throughput, protection and resilience of satcom systems.

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Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: National Defense Strategy, NDAA Key Drivers for Unified Satcom Architecture

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch of Inmarsat Government has said industry and military leaders have initiated several space-related measures in 2018 meant to establish a resilient, global and integrated satellite communication architecture. Those actions include the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, National Defense Strategy and the Joint Space Operations Center’s transition to the Combined …

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Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Gov’t Needs to Establish Procurement Strategy for Commercial Satcom

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch of Inmarsat Government has said industry stakeholders are concerned about the lack of a long-term acquisition strategy for commercial satellite communication services within the government, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. “If they don’t have procurement and O&M [operations and maintenance] funds, then the $49.5M in [research, development, testing and evaluation] …

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Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: DoD Should Integrate Strategic Comsatcom Acquisition Into FY 2020 Budget Planning

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch of Inmarsat Government has said leaders at the Department of Defense must incorporate procurement and funding for operations and maintenance into the Future Years Defense Program to streamline the acquisition of commercial satellite communications capabilities as part of the integrated architecture. “This kind of strategic planning will lay a foundation of optimal …

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Inmarsat Government’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch on USAF’s Protected Anti-Jam Tactical Satcom

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch of Inmarsat Government has said the Protected Anti-Jam Tactical Satcom program’s goal to protect both government and commercial satellite networks is a “very interesting shift and a very important focus,” SpaceNews reported Monday. “If one is jammed, you have other systems to fall back on,” Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and …

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Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Satcom as a Service Could Help Warfighters Focus on Critical Missions

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat Government, has said government and military leaders should leverage commercial satellite communications platforms to support critical missions through the satcom-as-a-service business model. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in a MilsatMagazine piece that the business model is designed for global mobility and to deliver “end-to-end, …

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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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Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: US Government’s Commercial Satcom Adoption Efforts Could Drive Cultural Change

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy at Inmarsat Government, has said latest government efforts could pave the way for a cultural change that would leverage commercial satellite communications systems to support military missions. She wrote in a Via Satellite piece posted Friday that one of those efforts is …

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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: FY 2018 NDAA Aims to Meet Military Satcom Requirements

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government, has said the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act serves as the U.S. government’s response to help meet warfighters’ need for secure and resilient satellite communication capabilities with the aid of the commercial satcom industry. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in a …

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