Tag Archives: COMSATCOM

E3/Sentinel Wins COMSATCOM Contract With Air Force Space Command; Andy Maner Quoted

E3/Sentinel, a NewSpring Holdings company, has been awarded a five-year, firmed-fixed task order contract by the Air Force Space Command Commercial Satellite Communications Office under the General Services Administration One Acquisition Solutions for Integrated Services Pool 1 unrestricted contract vehicle, E3/Sentinel announced on Wednesday. 

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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: 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: 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’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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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 Leads Panel on Integrated Satcom

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, led a panel discussion on integrated satellite communications strategies and platforms at this year’s DoD Commercial SATCOM Workshop. Cowen-Hirsch served as moderator of the discussion, titled “Business Models and the Future of Integrated SATCOM” and hosted by the Satellite …

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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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DISA Releases Commercial Satcom Services RFP

The Defense Information Systems Agency has issued a small business set-aside solicitation for a range of commercial satellite communication support services. DISA said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Thursday it seeks a contractor to provide engineering, acquisition and program management support to the agency’s COMSATCOM Technical Support Branch. A selected contractor …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Govt, Troops Should Adopt Commercial Satcom That “Moves” With Them

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said government personnel and warfighters should adopt a satellite communications platform that “moves” with them to facilitate voice, video and data sharing and carry out missions amid disasters and global conflicts. Hirsch told the Mobile Satellite Users …

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UltiSat Awarded DISA Task Order to Support NGA Deployable Comm Systems

UltiSat has received a task order from the Defense Information Systems Agency to provide Ku-band bandwidth capacity to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency‘s deployable communications systems. The company said Friday it will offer Ku-band bandwidth and backhaul services in both continental and outside continental U.S. to support NDCS GEOINT operations around the …

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Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Satcom-as-a-Service Model to Address DoD Resiliency Requirements

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, a senior vice president at Inmarsat, has pitched the idea of a satellite communications-as-a-service model as key to help the Defense Department achieve an integrated architecture for military satellite communications. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in an guest piece for MilSat Magazine that military officials face budget challenges due to spending limits as …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Commercial-Military Satcom Integration Key to National Security

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, Inmarsat senior vice president for U.S. government strategy and policy, has said the integration of commercial and military satellite communications systems will provide ubiquity of access to warfighters. Cowen-Hirsch writes in a blog post published Monday that industry seeks to support military operations through the Satcom as a Service model, which works to provide global connectivity and eliminate …

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UltiSat to Offer Bandwidth Support for Pacific Command’s Global Hawk UAVs

Northrop Grumman

UltiSat has been awarded a potential $4.1 million task order to provide Ku-frequency bandwidth support for the U.S. Pacific Command‘s fleet of Northrop Grumman-built Global Hawk unmanned air vehicles. The company said Wednesday the task order requires bandwidth support for GH Ku-band earth terminals and Tri-band Tactical Field Terminals at the Kadena Air …

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