Tag Archives: commercial SATCOM

Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Integrated Satcom Architecture Needs Industry Innovation

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government, has said she believes an integrated satellite communications architecture should incorporate industry’s technological advancements to change the cultural misperception about military and commercial satcom. “For space programs, it remains imperative to incorporate advancements from the commercial sector into the baseline …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch Talks Satcom as a Service, Wideband Global Satcom at Kratos Podcast

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government, said in a Kratos Defense & Security Solutions podcast aired Wednesday that satellite communications as a service works to provide military and commercial users with a “full end-to-end” communications capability. Cowen-Hirsch told Constellations podcast moderator John Gilroy that …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Ka-Band Satcom Tech Essential for Airborne ISR Missions

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government, has said she believes the adoption of Ka-band satellite communications technology can help the military address interoperability requirements for airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in a two-part blog post published Thursday that Ka-band’s capacity to cover …

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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 Peter Hadinger: Integrated Commercial Satcom Key to Support Military Operations

Peter Hadinger, president of Inmarsat‘s U.S. government business unit, has said that ongoing military operations require an improved acquisition model for satellite communications and further integration of commercial satcom systems. Hadinger stated during a presentation at the Global MilSatCom 2017 event in London that military satcom challenges stem from budget, acquisition and cultural issues instead of …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Govt-Industry Collaboration Key for Integrated Satcom Tech Implementation

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said she believes the commercial satellite communications industry will play a role in the establishment of an integrated and unified satcom architecture. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in a byline for MilsatMagazine’s HPA Corner that the U.S. government should create a strategy to …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: New Policies Aim to Advance Partnerships With Satcom Industry

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has highlighted new policies initiated by leaders of the Defense Department and other federal agencies to facilitate partnership with the commercial satellite communications sector and maintain the country’s superiority in space. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in a Space News op-ed piece published …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Ka-band Satcom Key to Military’s Manned, Unmanned Airborne Missions

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said she believes Ka-band satellite communications can help military and government agencies support manned and unmanned aerial missions amid the evolving global security environment. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in an op-ed piece published in MilSatMagazine that Ka-band satellite constellations work to …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch on Commercial Satcom Services’ Interoperability With Military Satcom

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, said in an interview aired Monday on Federal News Radio that commercial satellite communications services play a critical role in military communications amid delays and other challenges facing military satcom programs. Cowen-Hirsch told Federal Tech Talk host John Gilroy that a …

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COMSAT Lands Contract to Deliver Inmarsat Global Xpress Satcom Service to DoD Users in Africa

COMSAT has received a contract to provide Inmarsat’s Global Xpress satellite communication services to Defense Department personnel in Africa. COMSAT runs a Multiprotocol Label Switching network that uses Global Xpress to support Non-classified Internet Protocol Router/Secret Internet Protocol Router services, Inmarsat said Monday. Inmarsat partners with COMSAT and other value-added resellers to …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Govt’s Partnership With Commercial Satcom Industry Key to Space Resiliency

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said the federal government should advance partnership with the commercial satellite communications industry to help the Defense Department ensure resilience in space and gain access to secure satcom worldwide. Cowen-Hirsch told MilsatMagazine in an interview she believes such a partnership can facilitate …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch Talks Govt-Industry Relationship, Inmarsat 6 Satellite Fleet

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said she believes the relationship between the government and commercial sector “will continue to mature” under President-elect Donald Trump’s administration. Cowen-Hirsch told Space News staff writer Caleb Henry in an interview published Tuesday that the company sees a “greater geographically …

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Lockheed’s Marillyn Hewson Talks Govt-Industry Partnership’s Role in ‘Innovative Entrepreneurship’ at Canadian Aerospace Summit

Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson has said the Canadian government and the aerospace and defense industry should promote entrepreneurship, seek opportunities in emerging markets and create a pipeline of science, technology, engineering and math professionals to advance innovation. She noted in her speech Tuesday at the Canadian Aerospace Summit that industry and government should …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Commercial Ka-band Network Could Help Meet VIP Special Airlift Missions’ Satcom Requirements

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, a senior vice president at Inmarsat, has said VIP special airlift missions aircraft fleet should adopt commercial Ka-band satellite communications services in support of mission-critical operations of unified combatant commanders and other senior government leaders. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in a blog post published Thursday that commercial Ka-band satcom networks work to facilitate “interoperability …

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