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SMi Group are proud to announce the launch of the inaugural MilSatCom USA which will take place in Arlington, Virginia on 28th-29th June 2016.

With growing external threats to US Space Assets, greater focus on streamlining the MilSatCom acquisition process and a greater desire for international partnering in the US, there will be a great opportunity for the US SatCom community and allies to meet and discuss how greater progress can be made. This forum will bring together the key government and military personnel as well as industry and this will ensure a highly productive and beneficial meet for all parties.

Topics addressed include key aspects of protected SatCom, such as the protected tactical waveform, jam resistance, low probability of intercept, the integration of ComSatCom for military communications. In line with the need to ensure greater resiliency, also addressed will be robustness of networks and the strengthening of MilSatCom architectures.



 

• Hear an update from Air Force Space Command on their response to evolving threats
• Understand the changes in DISA’s procurement process which allows for ComSatCom capabilities across the armed forces
• Learn about the MilSatCom programmes of the UK, Canada, Spain, France and NATO
• Discuss the key topics of resilient MilSatCom architectures, ComSatCom for MilSatCom systems and international collaboration with exclusive panel discussions

   

• Directors of J6
• Heads of Space Branch
• MilSatCom Programme Managers
• Heads of C4ISR
• Directors of Network Services
• Heads of Space Policy

Conference programme

7:30 Registration & Coffee

8:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Brigadier General (Ret'd) Tip Osterthaler

Brigadier General (Ret'd) Tip Osterthaler, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Policy, Department for Defense

8:10 CONGRESSIONAL ADDRESS: Congressional Perspectives on SatCom

Congressman Jim Bridenstine

Congressman Jim Bridenstine, Rep. Oklahoma,
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8:40 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: How Air Force Space Command Will Position Space Capabilities To Operate Reliably In Response To Evolving Threats

Brigadier General (Selected for Promotion to Major General) Nina Armagno

Brigadier General (Selected for Promotion to Major General) Nina Armagno, Director of Strategic Plans, Programs, Requirements and Analysis, Air Force Space Command, US Air Force
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• A discussion of rapidly evolving threats and what it means to the execution of modern warfare
• Adaptations and advancements in upcoming constellations to incorporate resiliency and ensure survivability
• How the Air Force Space Command will advance capabilities, repel threats and satisfy strategic requirements in the current fiscal climate
• Future US MILSATCOM efforts
     o Evolved Advanced Extremely High Frequency (EAEHF),  Protected
     o Anti-jam Tactical SATCOM (PATS) and Protected Tactical Waveform (PTW)
     o The growing role of commercial operations in US MILSATCOM capability
• Collaboration provides true resilience and flexible response options-but it takes advanced planning
• The US is not always fully cognizant of what coalition MILSATCOM capabilities could be brought to bear in a coalition fight and how this contributes to resilience
• What mechanisms need to be in place (in advance) to enable this level of cooperation (e.g. US use of Allied commercial SATCOM)
 

9:10 Speaking Slot Reserved for Platinum Sponsor

9:40 SATCOM Mission Assurance: Optimizing the Way Ahead

Winston Beauchamp

Winston Beauchamp, Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for Space, and the Director, Principal DoD Space Advisor Staff, Department of Defense
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• PDSA's Wideband AoA Priorities for an open & transparent process
• Convergence of commercial SATCOM evolution and capabilities needed by US Government
• Pathfinders - Progress & Way Forward
• PDSA's SATCOM Priorities over the next year
 

10:10 Morning Coffee Sponsored By Hughes Network Systems

10:40 Net-centric Operations Enabled by the O3b Networks High Throughput Satellite (HTS) Network

Jack Deasy

Jack Deasy, VP of Government Sales, O3b Networks

• High throughput, Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites are the key to unlocking the potential of the network centric battlespace
• The O3b medium earth orbit (MEO) satellite constellation provides global HTS communications services with up to 1.6Gbps throughput, latency of 150msec or less, and steerable beams providing services where you need it/when you need it
• O3b Networks eliminates the communications bottlenecks and solves latency problems, even at the edge of the battlespace
• Supported applications include: In-theater, deployable 3G/4G LTE backhaul, secure global cloud (Big Data) services, latency sensitive ERP applications, and high throughput maritime communications  (>400Mbps)
 

11:10 Speaker Interview

Douglas Loverro

Douglas Loverro, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy, Department of Defense
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11:40 PANEL DISCUSSION: Overcoming The Challenges To Ensure Full Integration Of ComSatCom Into MilSatCom Systems

Brigadier General (Ret'd) Tip Osterthaler

Brigadier General (Ret'd) Tip Osterthaler, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Policy, Department for Defense

Jessie Showers

Jessie Showers, Infrastructure Executive, Implementation and Sustainment Center, Defence Information Systems Agency (DISA)
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Colonel Michael Moyles

Colonel Michael Moyles, Chief, IT and Mission Services Division, J6, NORAD-USNORTHCOM
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Colonel John McLaughlin

Colonel John McLaughlin, Head of J63, US Special Operations Command
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Colonel Neil Khatod

Colonel Neil Khatod, Deputy Division Chief for Operations, U.S Central Command

Byron Browning

Byron Browning, Chief Space and Airborne Branch, CIO/G-6, US Army CIO G/6

• The key advantages of ComSatCom capabilities for military communications
• An outline of the main difficulties of integrating ComSatCom for military purposes and successful and unsuccessful case studies
• To what extent will ComSatCom systems need to be adapted to fit military requirements
• How would ComSatCom systems impact end-user experience in the military
 

12:25 Networking Lunch Sponsored by O3b Networks

13:25 DoD Exploitation of High Technology Commercial Satellites

Joseph Vanderpoorten

Joseph Vanderpoorten, Technical Director, MILSATCOM Advanced Concept Group, US Air Force

  • Challenge with status quo system architectures vs new technology satellites
  • Centralized control vs proprietary closed networks, can these function together?
  • Product perspectives and opportunities -- moving from FD/TDMA to statistical multiplexing
  • Affordability perspectives -- what do these capabilities really cost?
  • Go forward plans -- pathfinder status and perspectives
  • 13:55 Transforming MILSATCOM with Commercial Technologies

    Daniel  Losada

    Daniel Losada, Senior Director of Defense Systems, Hughes Network Systems

  • Advanced waveforms for micro terminal based service
  • Protected communications
  • High throughput gateways and terminals for worldwide deployment
  • Next generation airborne SATCOM including rotary wing aircraft
  • 14:25 How DISA Are Providing Effective Strategic Communications Across Harsh Terrains And Disadvantaged Grids

    Jessie Showers

    Jessie Showers, Infrastructure Executive, Implementation and Sustainment Center, Defence Information Systems Agency (DISA)
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    • An outline of the continuous problems facing end-users for strategic communications
    • Satisfying critical requirements through the Distributed Tactical Communications System (DTCS) and Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services (EMSS)
    • Recent operational and testing results of DTCS and EMSS and overcoming the main challenges
    • DISA’s perspective on next-generation strategic communication requirements and how to satisfy these
     

    14:55 Ensuring Effective Milsatcom Capabilities in Harsh Environments

    Colonel Michael Moyles

    Colonel Michael Moyles, Chief, IT and Mission Services Division, J6, NORAD-USNORTHCOM
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    • Harsh environments - the NORAD-USNORTHCOM Perspective
         o Hurricane, wildfire, border security, and bi-national operations
    • How can MilSatCom help with NORAD-USNORTHCOM capability gaps?
         o Can a Canadian use it?
         o Can it transition seamlessly (COOP) to Cheyenne Mountain?
    • How much "armor" is too much?
         o Does it make better sense to provide capability in harsh environments by using diversity (including commercial partnerships) rather than hardening?
     

    15:25 Afternoon Tea

    15:55 Rethinking the Space Environment in a Globalized World

    Skot Butler

    Skot Butler, President, Intelsat General
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  • Commercializing the DoD’s space architecture
  • Leveraging commercial investments and technology innovation
  • The challenge of congestion, spectrum and space-based threats
     
  • 16:25 The Canadian DND’s Arctic SatCom Program

    Colonel Jeff Dooling

    Colonel Jeff Dooling, Director of Space Requirements, Canadian Department for National Defence
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    • Wideband and narrowband coverage in the arctic
    • The potential for allied collaboration

    16:55 SOF SATCOM As An Extension of the SOF Information Enterprise (SIE)

    Colonel John McLaughlin

    Colonel John McLaughlin, Head of J63, US Special Operations Command
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    • Understanding the SIE
         o SIPR to the FOXHOLE
         o SOF’s current utilization of  SATCOM as an extension of the SIE
         o MilSatCom issues and need for Improvements
            - Multiple entities involved in the approval and execution phases
            - Satellite supportability for smaller terminals 
            - Program capability gaps between satellite launch and terminal design and fielding (MUOS)
            - Flash to bang on MilSatcom Satellite development to on orbit use 
    • Protected Tactical Satellite Requirements
         o Small ManPack terminals
         o Ability to stay ahead of adversaries’ jamming capability of Satcom

    17:25 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    7:30 Registration & Coffee

    8:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Brad Grady

    Brad Grady, Senior Analyst , Northern Sky Research, LLC

    8:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The Importance of Allied Cooperation in MILSATCOM

    Deanna Ryals

    Deanna Ryals, Chief International Military Satellite Communication Division, MilSatCom Systems Directorate, US Air Force
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  • Benefits of Allied Cooperation in MILSATCOM
  • Importance of understanding Allied requirements early in the acquisition process
  • Important ways to involve allies in early acquisition planning
  • Why early involvement in MILSATCOM acquisition is important for allies
  • Current approach for bringing allies into existing Next Generation MILSATCOM
  • 8:40 Developing International Relationships to Optimize MILSATCOM Capabilities and Capacities

    Michael Laney

    Michael Laney, Head of International Engagement MilSatCom, U.S Air Force
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    • Developing US.DoD International Relationships
    • Benefits of International Partnerships
    • How do you do business with the U.S.? Principles of International Engagement
    • A glimpse behind the curtain, the international agreements process
    • MILSATCOM International Engagement Initiatives

    9:10 Speaking Slot Reserved for Airbus Defence and Space

    9:40 Session Details To Be Confirmed

    Commander David Moody

    Commander David Moody, JFC-CAP C4ISR, UK MOD

    10:10 Morning Coffee

    10:40 A Near Term Solution to Bring Protected Satcom to the Tactical User – the AEHF Low Cost Terminal

    Tim Frei

    Tim Frei, Vice President, Communication Systems, Space Systems Division, Northrop Grunman Aerospace Systems, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

    • The growing need for protected satellite communications
    • Keys to getting protected satcom to tactical users – on-orbit capacity and affordability
    • The AEHF Low Cost Terminal (LCT) – a completely industry-funded development to meet warfighter needs for more affordable protected tactical satcom
    • LCT Design Flexibility and Mission Applications
    • Current Status of the LCT and Projected Availability  for Fielding

    11:10 How DISA Is Streamlining The Procurement Process To Enhance COMSATCOM Capabilities Across The Armed Forces

    John Herrmann

    John Herrmann, Chief, Transport, Satellite & Support Branch, Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization DITCO, DISA Information Systems Center (DISC)

    • Introduction – What is the Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization (DITCO)?
    • Explanation of the COMSATCOM procurement process.
    • DISA’s available COMSATCOM contracts.
    • DITCO’s efforts to streamline the COMSATCOM procurement process.

    11:40 Speaking Slot Reserved for Gold Sponsor

    12:10 CP 9A0130: Future NATO SatCom Post 2019 Package And How This Is Aligned With Next-Generation Requirements

    Dr Gregory Edwards

    Dr Gregory Edwards, Head of Infrastructure Services, NATO NCIA
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    • NATO's planned future purchases of commercial and dedicated military bandwidth and the initial drivers
    • The arrangement for NATO's SatCom Provision Post 2019
         o National defence forces
         o Commercial Providers
         o Other capabilities and components
    • Optimising operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness through strategic planning, preparation and collaboration with stakeholders
    • Planned exercises to ensure the post 2019 package’s effective integration

    12:40 Networking Lunch Sponsored by Intelsat General

    13:40 PANEL DISCUSSION: Satisfying Critical MilSatCom Requirements Through Effective Allied Interoperability

    Brad Grady

    Brad Grady, Senior Analyst , Northern Sky Research, LLC

    Dr Gregory Edwards

    Dr Gregory Edwards, Head of Infrastructure Services, NATO NCIA
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    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas

    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas, Head of C4ISR & Space Programs, Spanish Ministry of Defence
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    Commander Jean-Philippe Vautier

    Commander Jean-Philippe Vautier, SatCom Programme Officer, French Joint Space Command
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    Deanna Ryals

    Deanna Ryals, Chief International Military Satellite Communication Division, MilSatCom Systems Directorate, US Air Force
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    • Previous and current concerns which have slowed the progress of MilSatCom interoperability
    • Current international packages which highlight the effectiveness and potential for allied interoperability
         o NATO 2020 package and previous packages
         o WGS
    • The importance of effective planning and preparation in order to optimise capabilities and satisfy goals
    • Overcoming challenges of aligning individual national requirements and ensuring operational efficiency

    14:25 Speaking Slot Reserved for Gold Sponsor

    14:55 French MilSatCom Overview

    Commander Jean-Philippe Vautier

    Commander Jean-Philippe Vautier, SatCom Programme Officer, French Joint Space Command
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    · French SATCOM concept
    · Actual capacities
          o SYRACUSE III
          o ATHENA-FIDUS / COMCEPT
    - Hardened capacity renewal
          o Main Functionalities
          o Status
     

    15:25 Afternoon Tea

    15:55 Ensuring Effective Strategic Communications Across SOUTHCOM Territory

    Colonel Jonathon Moelter

    Colonel Jonathon Moelter, Head of J6, Southern Command
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  • SOUTCOM mission
  • SOUTHCOM strategic SatCom operations 
  • Tactical and operational SatCom operations 
  • Partner-nation gaps 
  • SOUTHCOM SatCom challenges and thoughts
  • 16:25 Spanish MoD MILSATCOM Program Roadmap to Enhance both Military Operations and Civil Emergency Scenarios, in an Efficient Way

    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas

    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas, Head of C4ISR & Space Programs, Spanish Ministry of Defence
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  • An overview of present capabilities of SP MILSATCOM (Space) and SECOMSAT (Army, Navy & UME) Programmes
  • Steps in developing a new SP MoD MILSATCOM Programme according to the SP Armed Forces Requirements.
  • SP MILSATCOM approach to increase critical communications requirements in emergency scenarios (ie: A case study “The SP UME = Unidad Militar de Emergencias Española”
  • Quick overview of the main SP National Space industries
  • 16:55 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Brigadier General (Selected for Promotion to Major General) Nina Armagno

    Brigadier General (Selected for Promotion to Major General) Nina Armagno

    Director of Strategic Plans, Programs, Requirements and Analysis, Air Force Space Command, US Air Force
    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas

    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas

    Head of C4ISR & Space Programs, Spanish Ministry of Defence
    Byron Browning

    Byron Browning

    Chief Space and Airborne Branch, CIO/G-6, US Army CIO G/6
    Colonel Jeff Dooling

    Colonel Jeff Dooling

    Director of Space Requirements, Canadian Department for National Defence
    Colonel John McLaughlin

    Colonel John McLaughlin

    Head of J63, US Special Operations Command
    Colonel Jonathon Moelter

    Colonel Jonathon Moelter

    Head of J6, Southern Command
    Colonel Michael Moyles

    Colonel Michael Moyles

    Chief, IT and Mission Services Division, J6, NORAD-USNORTHCOM
    Commander Jean-Philippe Vautier

    Commander Jean-Philippe Vautier

    SatCom Programme Officer, French Joint Space Command
    Congressman Jim Bridenstine

    Congressman Jim Bridenstine

    Rep. Oklahoma,
    Deanna Ryals

    Deanna Ryals

    Chief International Military Satellite Communication Division, MilSatCom Systems Directorate, US Air Force
    Douglas Loverro

    Douglas Loverro

    Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy, Department of Defense
    Dr Gregory Edwards

    Dr Gregory Edwards

    Head of Infrastructure Services, NATO NCIA
    Jessie Showers

    Jessie Showers

    Infrastructure Executive, Implementation and Sustainment Center, Defence Information Systems Agency (DISA)
    Michael Laney

    Michael Laney

    Head of International Engagement MilSatCom, U.S Air Force
    Skot Butler

    Skot Butler

    President, Intelsat General
    Winston Beauchamp

    Winston Beauchamp

    Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for Space, and the Director, Principal DoD Space Advisor Staff, Department of Defense

    Brad Grady

    Senior Analyst , Northern Sky Research, LLC
    Brad Grady

    Brad has been involved in the Satellite Communications Industry since 2005, joining NSR in 2010. He is a lead author of NSR’s Government and Military Satellite Communications study, and a core member of NSR’s mobility research practice for civil and government markets. He regularly provides his insights and analysis to NSR’s single-client consulting practice, and is also a regular contributor to leading industry publications and forums.

    Brigadier General (Ret'd) Tip Osterthaler

    Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Policy, Department for Defense
    Brigadier General (Ret'd) Tip Osterthaler

    Tip Osterthaler spent 28 years in the US Air Force culminating with his assignment as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Policy. Prior to that, he was Vice Commander of the Air Intelligence Agency. During his career, he commanded a tactical fighter squadron and a tactical fighter wing and he accumulated 3,200 hours of flight time.
    After leaving the Air Force in 1997, General Osterthaler spent 18 years in private industry, the last 8 of which was spent as President & CEO of SES Government Solutions, the government arm of SES, the world’s largest commercial satellite communications company.
     

    Brigadier General (Selected for Promotion to Major General) Nina Armagno

    Director of Strategic Plans, Programs, Requirements and Analysis, Air Force Space Command, US Air Force
    Brigadier General (Selected for Promotion to Major General) Nina Armagno

    Brig. Gen. Nina M. Armagno is Director of Strategic Plans, Programs, Requirements and Analysis, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. She is responsible for developing strategy, doctrine and policy for the command’s space and cyberspace operations; defining the future of space and cyberspace systems through requirements definition, mission area architectures, analysis, science and technology development and insertion in support of the joint warfighter, Department of Defense, civil, and national users. The General also manages the command’s international relations and foreign disclosure programs. Mission areas include missile warning/defense, military satellite communications, cyber warfare network operations, precision navigation and timing, space control, space protection, and launch and range.

    General Armagno entered the Air Force after graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, in June 1988. Her experience in space systems operations includes combat-mission-ready operator, instructor, evaluator and flight commander in strategic missile warning, space surveillance, space control, space launch and theater missile warning mission areas.

    Prior to her current assignment, General Armagno served as the Commander, 45th Space Wing, and Director, Eastern Range, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, where she was responsible for the processing and launching of U.S. government and commercial satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. She has served as the installation commander of the 30th Space Wing, Vandenberg AFB, California; 6th Space Warning Squadron at Cape Cod Air Force Station, Massachusetts; the commander and deputy commander, 21st Operations Group, Peterson AFB, Colorado; as the Department of Defense senior military assistant; and chief of staff to the director, Operational Test and Evaluation, Office of the Secretary of Defense. In addition, she has held staff assignments at Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Headquarters 14th Air Force and the 381st Training Group and served as an Air Force Legislative Fellow in the office of Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher.

    EDUCATION
    1988 Bachelor of Science degree in biology, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
    1992 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
    1999 Master of Arts degree in education administration and management, Chapman University, Calif.
    2000 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence.
    2002 Air Force Legislative Fellowship, Washington, D.C.
    2003 Certificate in Legislative Studies, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. 2003 Air War College, by correspondence.
    2007 Master of Science degree in national security studies, National War College, Washington, D.C.
    2010 United States Air Force Enterprise Leadership Seminar, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business, Va.
    2010 Leadership Development Program, Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs, Colo.
    2014 Senior Leader Orientation Course, Washington D.C.
    2014 Capstone General and Flag Officer Course, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.

    ASSIGNMENTS
    1. July 1988 - November 1988, Student, Undergraduate Space Training, Lowry AFB, Colo.
    2. November 1988 - December 1988, Student, Combat Crew Training, Peterson AFB, Colo.
    3. January 1989 - February 1993, Missile Warning Crew Commander, Chief of Training and Chief, Standardization/Evaluation, 7th Space Warning Squadron, Beale AFB, Calif.
    4. March 1993 - November 1994, Chief, operations training, 21st Operations Support Squadron, Peterson AFB, Colo.
    5. November 1994 - September 1996, Flight Commander, 11th Space Warning Squadron, Schriever AFB, Colo.
    6. September 1996 - July 1998, Instructor and Flight Commander, 533rd Training Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
    7. July 1998 - July 1999, Executive Officer, 381st Training Group, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
    8. July 1999 - July 2000, Chief, warning operations, Headquarters 14th Air Force, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
    9. July 2000 - September 2001, Operations Officer, 1st Space Launch Squadron, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
    10. September 2001 - September 2002, Air Force Legislative Fellow, Washington, D.C.
    11. September 2002 - May 2003, Chief, ground-based warning, Headquarters Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
    12. June 2003 - December 2004, Commander, 6th Space Warning Squadron, Cape Cod Air Force Station, Mass.
    13. December 2004 - July 2006, Deputy Commander, 21st Operations Group, Peterson AFB, Colo.
    14. July 2006 - June 2007, Student, National War College, Washington, D.C.
    15. June 2007 - May 2008, Military Assistant for Space and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Systems to the director, Operational Test and Evaluation, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.
    16. May 2008 - June 2009, Senior Military Assistant and Chief of Staff to the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.
    17. June 2009 - July 2011, Commander, 21st Operations Group, 21st Space Wing, Peterson AFB, Colo.
    18. July 2011 - January 2012, Director of Staff, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
    19. January 2012 - May 2013, Commander, 30th Space Wing, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
    20. June 2013 - August 2015, Commander, 45th Space Wing, and Director, Eastern Range, Patrick AFB, Fla.
    21. August 2015 - present, Director of Strategic Plans, Programs, Requirements and Analysis, Peterson AFB, Colo.

    MISSILE/SPACE INFORMATION
    Command Space Badge

    MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
    Defense Superior Service Medal
    Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
    Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
    Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
    Army Commendation Medal
    Air Force Achievement Medal
    Air Force Meritorious Unit Award
    Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters
    National Defense Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
    Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

    OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
    2010 Women of Influence Award

    EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
    Second Lieutenant June 1, 1988
    First Lieutenant June 1, 1990
    Captain June 1, 1992
    Major Oct. 1, 1999
    Lieutenant Colonel March 1, 2003
    Colonel Sept. 1, 2007
    Brigadier General Oct. 2, 2013

    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas

    Head of C4ISR & Space Programs, Spanish Ministry of Defence
    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas

    Born in 1955 (Zaragoza) BG De Salas entered the SPArmy as Engineer & Signal Corps Officer.
    In 1976 as Lieutenant and following the Helicopters pilot’s course, was assigned to the 4º HELO Battalion as Pilot and Signal Officer.
    In 1979 as Captain was assigned to SPArmy Aviation. 1980-81 he attends the USArmy Transportation School Helicopter Maintenance Officer and Test pilot Course. 1985 attended the SPArmy Signal School, EW Course. 1985-89 Commander of Signal & Air Control Coy and XO/S3 Helo Battalion
    In 1989 as Major was graduated, with honors, from the SPArmy General Staff (GS) College and was assigned to the OPS Division. In 1993 was S5 Chief UNPROFOR in BiH (FYROM).
    In 1995 as LTC was assigned to the Cabinet of the SPArmy Chief of Staff. 1998-2001 was nominated as the first Spanish LNO to the USArmy Combined Arms Center (USA). 2001-02 was the Commander of the 1ST EW SP Battalion.
    In 2002 as COL was Chief of the Joint Strategic Department SP Joint GS. 2004-07 was G6-CIS to NRDC and the Commander of the 21st Signal Regiment. 2007 was J4 Chief Logistic at KFOR HQ (KOSOVO).
    In 2008 as BG was appointed as CoS Canary Islands Military Command and in 2012 General Deputy Director of the Land Systems Directorate.
    Nowadays he is the General Head/PEO of the C4ISR&Space Programs at the SP MoD National Armament’s Directorate.
    His awards include several Spanish Military & Civilian medals, the UNPROFOR, NATO Balkans, USArmy Meritorious Service, French National Defense (Silver) Medals… and others.
    Married to Concepcion (psychologist), they have two children. He is Knight of San Jorge and Professor at the SEI-International Studies Society.
     

    Byron Browning

    Chief Space and Airborne Branch, CIO/G-6, US Army CIO G/6
    Byron Browning

    Colonel Jeff Dooling

    Director of Space Requirements, Canadian Department for National Defence
    Colonel Jeff Dooling

    Colonel Dooling is the Director of Space Requirements at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa, Canada. He joined the Canadian Forces in 1982 under the Officer Candidate Training Program, and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant after completing occupational training as an Air Weapons Controller and was assigned to the 22nd NORAD Region in North Bay, Ontario.
    During his many operational tours, Colonel Dooling has accumulated 2488 hours on the AWACS aircraft, which included flying over 200 missions in support of UN and NATO operations in the former Republic of Yugoslavia. Additionally, he has been the Director of Operations for the Canadian Air Defence Sector; has held the position of Range Operations Officer for the Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta; and was an instructor at the Air Weapons Control and Countermeasures School. He is a graduate of the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College and holds a Bachelor of Military Arts and Science Degree from the Royal Military College.
    Colonel Dooling’s command tours include Air Expeditionary Wing Commander for Operation IGNITION 2013, in Iceland; Commanding Officer of 21 Aerospace Control and Warning Squadron and Commanding Officer of 51 Aerospace Control and Warning (Operational Training) Squadron, both located at 22 Wing / CFB North Bay. Following the events of 9/11, while CO of 51 Squadron, he was recognized by the Commander-in-Chief of NORAD (U.S. Gen Eberhart) and the Canadian NORAD Region Commander (Major-General Dumais), for his calm, confident and decisive leadership in support of the NORAD counter-terrorism mission: “Operation Noble Eagle.”
    Colonel Dooling’s staff experience includes 3 years as a staff officer in the multinational Strategic Plans and Policy division at NATO Supreme Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia, and 2 years on the Vice Chief of Defence Staff at the Executive Coordination cell in National Defence Headquarters.
    Colonel Dooling is married to the former Laura St.Jean of North Bay. They have two daughters, Sarah, and Jessica.

    Colonel John McLaughlin

    Head of J63, US Special Operations Command
    Colonel John McLaughlin

    COL John E. McLaughlin is the C4 Operations Division Chief, United States Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. He is responsible to provide, operate and defend the SOF Information Environment (SIE) and all SOF Networks in support of global SOF operations.
    Throughout his career, Colonel McLaughlin has served in several key leadership and staff positions. His assignments include:
    -Battalion Signal Officer, 2-503d Infantry, Camp Hovey, Korea;
    -Platoon Leader and Assistant S3, 154th Signal Battalion, Fort Clayton, Panama;
    -Battalion Signal Officer, 1-508th Infantry (Airborne), Fort Kobbe, Panama;
    -Company Commander and Group S6, 4th Psychological Operations Group, Fort Bragg, NC; -Battalion S6, 1-75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, GA;
    -Brigade S6, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC;
    -Assistant Division Signal Officer, and Battalion Executive Officer, 82nd Signal Battalion, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC;
    -Regimental Signal Officer, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, GA;
    -Battalion Commander, 112th Signal Battalion, United States Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, NC;
    -Battalion Commander, Joint Communications Unit, Fort Bragg, NC.
    -Brigade Commander, DISA CONUS, Scott AFB IL.

    Colonel McLaughlin’s military decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (1 OLC), and the Bronze Star (2 OLC). He has also been awarded the Ranger Tab, the Master Parachutist Badge, the Combat Action Badge, and the Argentinean, German, and Canadian Parachutist Badges.

    Colonel McLaughlin’s military education includes the Signal Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Army Command and General Staff College, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He holds a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy. He has also graduated from the U.S. Army Airborne School and Ranger School.
    Colonel McLaughlin is a graduate of Williamsville North High School in Buffalo, NY and the University of Texas at Austin where he was commissioned in the Signal Corps.

    Colonel McLaughlin is married to the former Michelle Collins. They have two daughters, Shannon and Meagan.
     

    Colonel Jonathon Moelter

    Head of J6, Southern Command
    Colonel Jonathon Moelter

    Colonel John R. Moelter currently serves as the Chief Information Officer and J6 Director for
    U.S. Southern Command, Miami, Florida.

    Colonel Moelter grew up in Sturgis, South Dakota, and received his commission in 1989 as a graduate of the ROTC program at Black Hills State University, Spearfish, South Dakota. He has a broad background in fixed and tactical, Army and Joint communications systems and has held a variety of command and staff positions.

    COL Moelter is married to the former Bridgette Cogar of West Virginia and they have five sons;
    Joseph (16), Jonathan (16), Samuel (13), Benjamin (10), Matthew (5).
     

    Colonel Michael Moyles

    Chief, IT and Mission Services Division, J6, NORAD-USNORTHCOM
    Colonel Michael Moyles

    Colonel Michael Moyles is the Chief, Information Technology and Mission Services, North American Aerospace Defense Command and US Northern Command, Peterson AFB, CO. Col Moyles leads 145 coalition and multi-service personnel in the integration and operation of the command’s IT enterprise. His responsibilities encompass IT service design and delivery; planning and engineering mission system and common-user services; operating and maintaining enterprise IT infrastructure; and managing the command’s trusted information environments to provide situational awareness, command and control of bi-national air space and to enable Department of Defense support to civil authorities, theater security cooperation and United States’ homeland defense.

    Colonel Neil Khatod

    Deputy Division Chief for Operations, U.S Central Command
    Colonel Neil Khatod

    Commander David Moody

    JFC-CAP C4ISR, UK MOD
    Commander David Moody

    Commander Jean-Philippe Vautier

    SatCom Programme Officer, French Joint Space Command
    Commander Jean-Philippe Vautier

    Commander Jean-Philippe Vautier was born in Sedan (France) on the 11th August 1977. After his initial officer training, he began his operational career in 1999 onboard anti-submarine warfare destroyer La Motte-Picquet. He participated in Operation Khor Angar to protect the port of Djibouti at the time of the conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea.
    After a one year exchange onboard SSN Perle, he was assigned in 2001 onboard anti-air warfare destroyer Cassard. He then took part to the first campaign in Afghanistan (Operation Heracles 2002) through the air defense of nuclear carrier vessel Charles De Gaulle.

    In 2005, commander Vautier joined the navy headquarters where he served as procurement officer in the field of information and communication systems.

    In 2008, he was appointed to nuclear carrier vessel Charles De Gaulle as telecommunication officer. From 2010 to 2012, he was the executive officer of the surveillance frigate Germinal and took part to numerous counter drug traffic operations in Caribbean Sea.

    Promoted to commander on the 1st November 2012, he commanded the mine hunter Andromède from February 2013 to August 2014. As such, he contributed to neutralizations of mines from World War I and II, and participated to multinational exercises.

    After studying at War College in Paris (class of 2014), he joined the Joint Space Command where he is in charge of satellite telecommunications procurement for French Armed Forces.

    Commander Vautier is Knight of the National Order of Merit and holder of the French commemorative medal with staple “Afghanistan”. He is engineer from the naval school (class of 1996) and engineer from Telecom Paris (class of 2005).

    He is married and has five children.
     

    Congressman Jim Bridenstine

    Rep. Oklahoma,
    Congressman Jim Bridenstine

    Congressman Jim Bridenstine was elected in 2012 to represent Oklahoma’s First Congressional District. He serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the Science, Space and Technology Committee, where he was selected to serve as Chairman of the House Environment Subcommittee.

    Bridenstine began his Naval aviation career flying the E-2C Hawkeye off the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier. It was there that he flew combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan and gathered most of his 1,900 flight hours and 333 carrier-arrested landings. While on active duty, he transitioned to the F-18 Hornet and flew at the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, the parent command to TOPGUN.

    After leaving active duty, Bridenstine returned to Tulsa to be the Executive Director of the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium. Bridenstine’s background includes a triple major at Rice University, a MBA from Cornell University, 9 years active duty in the United States Navy, and business experience in real estate, ranching, aerospace, and defense contracting.

    Bridenstine promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve in 2010 flying missions in Central and South America in support of America’s war on drugs and most recently transitioned to the 137th Air Refueling Wing of the Oklahoma Air National Guard, where he will fly with an MC-12 squadron stationed at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City.

     

    Daniel Losada

    Senior Director of Defense Systems, Hughes Network Systems
    Daniel  Losada

    Deanna Ryals

    Chief International Military Satellite Communication Division, MilSatCom Systems Directorate, US Air Force
    Deanna Ryals

    Ms. Deanna L. Ryals is the Chief of the International Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM) Division within the MILSATCOM Systems Directorate (MC), Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), Los Angeles, AFB, CA. The division is responsible for providing an enterprise-wide approach to jointly acquiring MILSATCOM systems with key international partners and allies and identifiying future opportunities for joint development of capabilities, architectures, policies, and technologies. SMC/MC is currently partnering with seven allies across the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) and Advanced Extermely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite programs and is executing eight Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) totaling $1.7B in international partner contributions.

    Douglas Loverro

    Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy, Department of Defense
    Douglas Loverro

    CURRENT ASSIGNMENT: Mr. Douglas L. Loverro, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the
    Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy. In this role he is responsible for establishing
    policy and guidance to assure US and allied warfighters the benefits of Space capabilities and to help
    guide the Department’s strategy for addressing space-related issues. He also leads Departmental
    activities in international space cooperation.
    PAST EXPERIENCE: Mr. Loverro most recently served as the Executive Director for Air Force Space
    Command’s Space and Missile Systems Center where he also served as the Air Force’s Deputy Program
    Executive Officer (PEO) for Space. In that capacity, he was responsible to the commander and PEO for
    the development, deployment, and sustainment of all Department of Air Force space systems and was a
    key spokesman for addressing the growing importance of, space systems and the steps needed to assure
    them for the future. He has been involved in the planning and acquisition of DoD and Space Intelligence
    systems for over twenty years, both in and out of uniform.

    Mr. Loverro is credited with a wide-ranging list of accomplishments in aerospace development including
    the invention of the supersonic chemical oxygen-iodine laser, the initiation of the DoD's Global
    Broadcast Service, establishing the foundation for all Global Positioning System modernization, and
    leading the push for greater use of commercial manufacturing and capabilities for future DoD space and
    launch systems. He retired from active duty in February 2006 upon selection as a member of the Defense
    Intelligence Senior Executive Service. He assumed his current role in Mar 2013.

    EDUCATION: Mr. Loverro holds a BS in Chemistry from the United States Air Force academy, an MS
    in Physics from the University of New Mexico, an MS in Political Science from Auburn University, and
    an MBA from the University of West Florida. He was the top graduate from his class in the Industrial
    College of the Armed Forces and is a graduate of the JFK School of Government Senior Executives in
    National and International Security Program.

    Mr. Loverro is married to Stephanie Loverro and have two children, Adam and Kari. He is an avid
    triathlete and is in competition with his daughter, who is winning.

    Dr Gregory Edwards

    Head of Infrastructure Services, NATO NCIA
    Dr Gregory Edwards

    On 1 December 2014, Dr Gregory Edwards assumed the post of Director Infrastructure Services in the NATO Communications and Information Agency. He is responsible for the life cycle aspect of the Telecommunications Networks and IT Infrastructure; Core and Enterprise Services; Information Technology Modernization Program Executive oversight; in addition to comprehensive solutions for Cyber Security and System Management and Control for the entire NATO Alliance.

    Prior to joining NATO, Dr Edwards held various positions at the Defence Information Systems Agency (DISA) (2010 –2014). As the Vice Director of Joint Information Environment (JIE) Technical Synchronization Office he led the architectural engineering and design to develop the JIE for the Department of Defence (DoD). He orchestrated activities with Combatant Commands, Services and Agencies to realize a JIE comprised of shared IT infrastructure, enterprise services, and a single security architecture goal. As the Deputy for Command Centre Operations for DISA, he led day-to-day operations for an $8.7M, 263 person staff, global Command Centre responsible for DoD Information Enterprise operations and executing global cyber security defence for US Cyber Command. In 2013 he was deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan, under the DoD Civilian Expeditionary Workforce program to serve as a Senior Telecommunications Advisor to the Afghanistan Minister of Communications and Information Technology. In 2008, Dr Edwards joined Qwest Government Services Inc. as a Senior Program Manager responsible for managing a $150M fiber optic transport and $500M provisioning services contract portfolio.

    Prior to assuming this position, he served as an officer in the active duty Air Force, Communication and Computer Systems for 26 years. His career of distinguished and honourable service included communications and electronic leadership, management, operations, planning, engineering and integration responsibilities. Highlights are serving as the Senior US Joint Service Communications Director and Information Officer in South Korea. He also led DISA’s unclassified Data Network Services Branch in executing a budget of $200M for global data network program management, provisioning, sustainment and life-cycle support. As the Executive Assistant to the Director of DISA, he helped translate a command, control, communications, computer and intelligence system vision into actions focused on revolutionizing military affairs. He also served as a DISA liaison with the National Security Agency to integrate Public Key Infrastructure technology into the Defense Message System. As a military Foreign Area Officer, he was a skilled linguist and served as the Director of a Korean Language translations division.

    Dr Edwards earned Bachelor’s degrees in both Computer Science and Management, Masters degrees in National Resource Strategy from the National Defence University and Information Resource Management from Webster University. In 2011, he received a Doctorate in Applied Management and Decision Sciences, Information Technology Systems from Walden University. He is a graduate of Yonsei University’s Korean Language Centre. He earned several military medals and awards of distinction, as well as, official commendations from the Republic of Korea’s Chief of Staff of the Army and Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff for C4ISR interoperability accomplishments. Publication: Doctoral thesis, “Federal Government Information Systems Security Management and Governance are Pacing Factors to Innovation”.

    Jack Deasy

    VP of Government Sales, O3b Networks
    Jack Deasy

    Jessie Showers

    Infrastructure Executive, Implementation and Sustainment Center, Defence Information Systems Agency (DISA)
    Jessie Showers

    Jessie (Jess) L. Showers, Jr. is the Infrastructure Executive, Implementation and Sustainment Center, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). He is responsible for planning, resourcing, sustaining and evolving the Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN) core. The DoDIN core consists of satellite communications (SATCOM), gateways, optical transport, organizational messaging, mobility and TDM and IP networks (NIPR, SIPR, DSN, DRSN, voice over IP (VoIP) and classified VoIP). His responsibilities also include Senior National Leadership Communications (SNLC), U.S. Secret Service (USSS) support and Multinational Information Sharing (MNIS). These networks provide information superiority and a global enterprise infrastructure in direct support to the President, Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Combatant Commanders, DoD Components, and other mission partners. Additionally, he is responsible for directing strategic planning and resource and business management. He serves as a senior network expert for DODIN managed terrestrial and SATCOM networks and provides executive oversight for development, management, and execution of the budget.

    Prior to becoming Infrastructure Executive, he was the Vice Director for Network Services and Chief, Defense Information System Network (DISN) Project Management Office and Resources Center. In these roles, he was responsible for strategic planning, acquisition, project execution and sustainment of the DISN infrastructure and carrier-class services (voice, video, data, and transport) providing information superiority to the Department of Defense. Also, Mr. Showers led all programmatic, technology refresh, integrated process improvement, security, contracting/acquisition, and customer service activities for Network Services.

    Mr. Showers came to DISA after spending several years in industry where, in his most recent position, he led information technology initiatives focused on the Federal government. In this capacity, he was responsible for performance, business development, personnel, and related support programs spanning all aspects profit and loss (P&L). As a result, he has considerable experience in planning, implementing, and managing major communications networks and leading people.

    Mr. Showers retired from the United States Air Force where he held a variety of positions in which he directed the design, acquisition, implementation, transition, and operation of USAF telecommunication and IT networks. Also, he developed policies and procedures governing networks and acted as principal advisor on personnel, operations, and maintenance.

    Mr. Showers received his undergraduate degree in Management and Computer Information Systems from Park University. In 1999, he received a Master of Art degree in Computer and Information Resource Management from Webster University. Also, he received a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington, D.C., in 2012.
     

    John Herrmann

    Chief, Transport, Satellite & Support Branch, Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization DITCO, DISA Information Systems Center (DISC)
    John Herrmann

    Mr. John M. Herrmann is Chief of the Transport, Satellite and Support Branch of the Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization (DITCO) - Scott Field Office and is responsible for the contracting activities of 80 contracting officers and specialists. The Transport, Satellite and Support Branch maintains a contract portfolio worth $15.7B and includes contracts for long-haul telecommunications, mobility, dark fiber, priority telecommunications services, and mobile and fixed commercial satellite communications (COMSATCOM) services.

    Mr. Herrmann has over 30 years of Government contracting experience, holds an unlimited Contracting Officer’s warrant, and was the Contracting Officer for the Government Emergency Telecommunications Service (GETS), the Military Sealift Command (MSC) Next Generation Wideband project, numerous Inmarsat BGAN BPAs, the Joint Battle Command Platform (JBC-P) Blue Force Tracking (BFT) systems bandwidth procurement, the American Forces Radio & Television Services (AFRTS) - Global Satellite Services (GSS) program, and most recently, the Senior Leader Command Control Communications – Airborne (SLC3S-A) Broadband Aero Mobile Satellite Service (AMSS). He has been with DITCO for over 21 years during which he held a variety of contracting positions. Prior to his time at DITCO, Mr. Herrmann was a Contract Administrator and Negotiator at the Government’s plant representative office at McDonnell Douglas Corporation in St. Louis, Missouri where he worked on the F-15 and F-18 programs.

    Mr. Herrmann received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from St. Louis University in 1981. He holds Defense Acqusition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III certification in Contracting and a Level I certification in Cyber-Security.

    Joseph Vanderpoorten

    Technical Director, MILSATCOM Advanced Concept Group, US Air Force
    Joseph Vanderpoorten

    Michael Laney

    Head of International Engagement MilSatCom, U.S Air Force
    Michael Laney

    Mr. Michael T. “Mike” Laney is a Department of the Air Force Civilian working as the Lead on International Engagement for Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM) under the Armaments Cooperation Division for the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force (International Affairs), at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Mr. Laney oversees the development of cooperative agreements in MILSATCOM including Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS), Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF), and Polar Communications (PC).

    Mr. Laney enlisted in the United States Army in June 1989, graduating from the United States Military Academy in June 1995. He continued serving on active duty in the United States Army as a commissioned officer until June 2004. His active duty experiences included multiple overseas assignments and deployments in Europe with frequent contact with host nation government representatives as a Military Police Officer. Upon separation from the Army, he continued to serve overseas as a Department of the Army Civilian -- first as a Host Nation Liaison Officer, then later as a Government Relations Advisor in the Benelux. Upon returning from his last overseas assignment in 2011, Mr. Laney transferred to the Department of the Air Force as an International Relations Specialist.

    EDUCATION
    1990
    1995 Defense Language Institute, Monterey, California
    Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Systems Engineering, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York
    1995 Military Police Officer Basic Course, Fort McClellan, Alabama
    1999 Military Police Captains Career Course, Fort McClellan, Alabama
    1999 Combined Arms Services and Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
    2009 Master of Arts with an Emphasis in International Relations, University of Oklahoma, Norman
    Oklahoma

    CAREER CHRONOLOGY
    1. June 1989 – August 1989, student, Combat Basic Training, Fort Jackson, South Carolina
    2. August 1989 – July 1990, student, Defense Language Institute, Montery California
    3. August 1990 – June 1991, student, United States Military Academy Preparatory School, Fort Monmouth New Jersey
    4. July 1991 – June 1995, student, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York
    5. August 1995 – December 1995, student, Military Police Officer Basic Course, Fort McCllelan, Alabama
    6. January 1996 – August 1997, Platoon Leader, 501st Military Police Company, Bad Kreuznach, Germany
    7. February 1996 – December 1996, Deployed to the Former Republic of Yugoslavia with NATO-led multinational peace enforcement force IFOR (Implementation Force)
    8. September 1997 – December 1998, Executive Officer, 501st Military Police Company, Bad Kreuznach, Germany
    9. January 1999 – June 1999, student, Military Police Captains Career Course, Fort McClellan, Alabama

    July 1999 – December 1999, Staff Officer, 709th Military Police Battalion, Hanau, Germany
    January 2000 – March 2002, Provost Marshal, 414th Base Support Battalion, Hanau, Germany
    April 2002 – June 2004, Provost Marshal, 80th Area Support Group, Chievres Air Base, Belgium
    July 2004 – May 2009, Host Nations Liaison Officer, 80th Area Support Group, Chievres, Belgium
    June 2009 – June 2011, Government Relations Advisor, United States Army Garrison - Benelux, Chievres, Belgium
    July 2011 – September 2015, International Relations Specialist, Armaments Cooperation Division, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
    October 2015 – present, Lead International Engagement for MILSATCOM, Armaments Cooperation Division, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

    AWARDS AND HONORS
    Superior Civilian Service Award
    Commander’s Award for Civilian Service
    Achievement Medal for Civilian Service (2)
    Army Commendation Medal (3)
    Army Superior Unit Award
    Army Good Conduct Medal
    National Defense Service Medal (2)
    Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
    Armed Forces Service Medal
    Army Service Ribbon
    Overseas Service Ribbon (3)
    NATO Medal
    Air Assault Badge
     

    Skot Butler

    President, Intelsat General
    Skot Butler

    Skot Butler is President of Intelsat General Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intelsat S.A., the world’s first Globalized Network, delivering high- quality, cost-effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world. In this capacity, Mr. Butler oversees Intelsat General’s strategic direction, operational plans and execution of the overall mission to provide a range of sustainable, cost-effective and secure communications solutions to government and commercial customers. Mr. Butler most recently served as Vice President of Satellite Networks and Space Services at Intelsat General, and prior to that held positions in strategy and business development since joining the company in 2006. During his tenure he led a number of initiatives to provide innovative, mission critical solutions, ranging from hosted payloads to global satellite networks for government and commercial customers worldwide. Prior to joining Intelsat, Mr. Butler worked at DRS Spacelink as Director of Business Development, leading strategy and solutions for the company’s satellite services business line. He began his career in the satellite industry in 1999 with Verestar where he held sales and business development roles and launched the company’s government services unit. Mr. Butler is a graduate of the University of Phoenix and has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland, College Park. He stays active in the industry and has served as the President of the Mid- Atlantic Chapter of SSPI, on the Board of the Washington Space Business Roundtable, and represents IGC on the Commercial Space INFOSEC Working Group (CSIWG) and other assignments

    Tim Frei

    Vice President, Communication Systems, Space Systems Division, Northrop Grunman Aerospace Systems, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
    Tim Frei

    Winston Beauchamp

    Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for Space, and the Director, Principal DoD Space Advisor Staff, Department of Defense
    Winston Beauchamp

    Winston A. Beauchamp, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for Space, and the Director, Principal DoD Space Advisor Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. In this role, he is responsible for integrating and overseeing all DoD space capabilities and activities, coordinating with the Intelligence Community, and providing support to the Secretary of Defense on space portfolio decisions. Additionally, as Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for Space, he provides the principal support to the Under Secretary’s role as the Headquarters U.S. Air Force focal point for space matters and in coordinating activities across the Air Force space enterprise.

    Mr. Beauchamp began his career in the National Security field in 1992, as a systems engineer with General Electric (GE) Aerospace. He worked in a number of positions with GE, Martin Marietta, and Lockheed Martin Corporation before joining the federal government as an intelligence operations specialist in 1996.

    Mr. Beauchamp previously served as the Deputy Director, Office of Geospatial-Intelligence Management in the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), and led NGA’s activities in the management of resources that constituted and supported the National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG). He also assisted in overseeing NSG strategic planning, functional and program guidance, architecture analysis, planning, modeling, and simulation for future GEOINT systems and capabilities. Other positions within NGA held by Mr. Beauchamp include Technical Executive of the Acquisition Directorate; Director of Systems Engineering, Acquisitions Directorate; and Director, InnoVision, Frontiers Office where he led future requirements and architecture analyses of the NSG. These studies guided major geospatial intelligence investment decisions within the Intelligence Community and the DoD, including the development of the NextView Commercial Imagery program. Prior to his current assignment, he served in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence as the Director of the Mission Integration Division and as the co-chair of the Advanced Capability and Deterrence Panel. In these joint Department of Defense/Intelligence Community roles he advanced intelligence integration by leading enterprise governance to identify, prioritize, and develop strategies to address mission needs, enterprise challenges, and intelligence gaps and led initiatives to pursue innovative ways to advance U.S. strategic advantage for the 21st century.

    EDUCATION
    1992 Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering, Lehigh University
    1995 Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Villanova University

    CAREER CHRONOLOGY
    1. 1992 – 1996, Systems Engineer, General Electric Aerospace/Lockheed Martin Corp, Valley Forge, Pa.
    2. 1996 – 2000, Operations Analyst, Central Imagery Tasking Office, National Imagery and Mapping Agency, Springfield, Va.
    3. 2000 – 2001, Senior Technical Advisor, Analysis and Plans Office, National Imagery and Mapping Agency, Chantilly, Va.
    4. 2001 – 2003, Office Director, InnoVision Frontiers Office, National Imagery and Mapping Agency, Chantilly, Va.
    5. 2003 – 2007, Office Director, Acquisition Engineering Office, National Imagery and Mapping Agency, Reston, Va.
    6. 2008 – 2011, Technical Executive, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, Md.
    7. 2011 – 2012, Deputy Director, Office of Geospatial-Intelligence Management, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Springfield, Va.
    8. 2012 – 2014, Director, Mission Integration Division, Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Intelligence Integration, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, McLean, Va.
    9. 2014 – 2015, Deputy Director, Advanced Capability and Deterrence Panel, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, McLean, Va.
    10. 2015 – present, Director, Principal Department of Defense Space Advisor Staff and Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for Space, Washington, D.C.

     

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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