Tag Archives: Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch

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 on Inmarsat’s Global Xpress 5 Satellite

Inmarsat is seeking to meet increased U.S. military and commercial demand for more bandwidth in the Middle East and Europe with its Global Xpress 5 communications satellite, C4ISRNET reported Thursday. “GX5, adding to that mix, looks at an area where we’ve got increased and significant demand. It is a very, very dense environment for commercial as well as military," said Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy at Inmarsat Government.

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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: Industry, Military Should Collaborate on Integrated Satellite Architecture

Industry experts and military leaders say the Department of Defense should collaborate with enterprises to come up with a new satellite architecture that could support military functions amid the rising space threats, C4ISRNET reported ThursdayRebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy at Inmarsat Government, said commercial satellite providers could help the military quickly build and deploy new platforms to support missions.

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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: 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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