April 2016 Edition
First Responders + NGOs, Hosted Payloads, Perspectives and Command Center
Optimal Space Protection, By Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, Senior Vice President, Government Strategy & Policy, US Government, Inmarsat
When it comes to providing satellite services to customers, we are fierce competitors. When it comes to the Commercial Integration Cell (CIC), we are close collaborators.
Perspective #1: Helping The Military To See Clearly, By Skot Butler, President, Intelsat General Corporation
Recently, I was honored to speak on a panel at a major satellite show, with the subject of the panel being government airborne satellite services.
Perspective #2: The Latest Link... Automatic Beam Switching, By Philip Kwong, Business Development Advisor, Intelsat General Corporation
A quotation from Sun Tzu's The Art Of War...“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”
GovSat Insights, By Ryan Schradin, Executive Editor, GovSat Report (Sponsor: SES Government Solutions)
In early March, the GovSat report editorial team had the opportunity to attend this year’s satellite industry conference in National Harbor, Maryland.
HPA Corner: What Is Holding Back The Adoption Of Hosted Payloads?, By Kay Sears, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Lockheed Martin
The American military faces an inflection point in space. Potential adversaries are aggressively developing new space capabilities in response to decades of U.S. preeminence. The Department of Defense (DoD) must respond to these developments in a reduced budgetary climate, and find more affordable ways to upgrade space assets and design a space architecture for the future.
Command Center: Kai Tang, Vice President, US Government Business Unit, Inmarsat
Mr. Tang is the Inmarsat wholesale representative to all US government users and responsible for Inmarsat’s US government market and pricing strategy. He previously served as Director for Tactical and Assured Communications for Inmarsat’s Global Xpress development program.