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Following its highly successful inaugural event in 2016, the SMi Group are proud to announce the second annual MilSatCom USA conference which will take place in Arlington, Virginia on 28th-29th June 2017.

With the space and cyberspace domains growing ever more congested, contested, and competitive, ensuring effective resiliency and protection on future MilSatCom systems is more crucial than ever before. The USA MilSatCom acquisition process will also be a key focus with contemporary and crucial issues such as the Wideband AoA and utilisation of ComSatCom being addressed by senior government, military and industry representatives.

Further topics to be addressed include as assessment of the threats facing the space domain such as space congestion and debris, EW, jamming, anti-satellite capabilities and cyber. This conference will bring together key government and military personnel as well as industry and will provide the ideal forum to discuss how further comprehensive collaboration can benefits all parties and stakeholders.

 

• Hear an update from Air Force Space Command and Strategic Command on their response to evolving threats
• Learn about the MilSatCom programmes from national allies and how international collaboration can benefit future strategies
• Hear crucial updates on the Wideband AoA from key stakeholders including PDSA, AT&L and other senior DoD representatives
• Join the discussion on key topics of resilient MilSatCom architectures, the military utilisation of ComSatCom systems and the importance of flexibility and multi-mission functionality
 

 

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

?Advantech Wireless, Inc.; AFLCMC/HBBC; Air Force; Airbus Defence & Space; Artel LLC; BOEING; Canadian Armed Forces; Centcom; Comtech TCS; Defence Information Systems Agency; Defence Space Agency; Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) ; Department of Defense; DISA; Dod; Evertz; General Atomics Aeronautical Systems; GSA; Hisdesat; HQ SACT - NATO; HQDA CIO/G-6; Hughes Network Systems; Intelsat General; J6 DDC4- Cyber; Joint Space Command; JSAT International Inc. ; LinQuest; Lockheed Martin; Lockheed Martin Space Systems; MCC Corporation; Milsat Com Directorate SMC; Ministry of National Defence Poland; NATO; NATO SPECIAL OPERATIONS HQ; NATO: NCI Agency; NAVSEA; NCIA; New Zealand MoD; Northcom; Northern Sky Research, LLC; Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems; Northrop Grumman Corporation ; O3b Networks; Principal DoD Space Advisory Staff; Rand Corporation; SAF/SP; Satnews Publishers; SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation; SMC/MC and DISA/IE; SMC/MCX; Southern Command; SpaceNews, Inc; Spanish Ministry of Defence; SRI International; The Aerospace Corp; The Aerospace Corporation; The Joint Staff; The Traville Group; US Air Force; US Air Force SMC/MCX; US Army; US Army Space & Missile Defense Command; US Army Space and Missile Defense Command; US Centcom; US Dept of State; US DOD; USAF; USSOCOM; White House Office Of Science And Technology Policy; XTAR;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Brigadier General (Retd) Tip Osterthaler

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

9:10 Providing Secure and Integrated Signal Capabilities to the Armed Forces across All Environments

Major General Peter Gallagher

Major General Peter Gallagher, Director of Architecture, Operations, Networks and Space, Office of the Chief Information Officer, G-6, U.S. Army

  • An overview of the CIO/G-6's vision and role
  • Key mission focuses
  • Enhancing cyber security capabilities
  • Increasing network throughput
  • Strengthening Network Operations (NetOps)
  • Implementing LAndWarNet network integration and the importance of the architecture, operations, networks and space directorate
  • 9:40 Effectively Fulfilling Critical Requirements for the Optimisation of Satellite and Space C2 Systems for the US Air Force

    Brigadier General Mark Baird

    Brigadier General Mark Baird, Vice Commander SMC , US Air Force

  • The SMC: its goals to develop, acquire, field and sustain military space systems with a focus on satellite and C2 systems
  • The importance of the Military Satellite Communications Systems Directorate
  • The future outset of military space acquisition and the Wideband AoA 
  • 10:10 The Air Force Pathfinders Programme

    Joseph Vanderpoorten

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

  • Pursuit of more affordable, higher performing, more resilient service
  • Designed to overcome obstacles of policy, culture and practices
  • Key challenges facing the pathfinders programme
  • Commercial deals within DoD process
  • Legal compliance
  • Lessons learnt and potential alternatives
  • Going forward: the importance of dialogue and community awareness for future commercial enterprise deals
  • 10:40 Morning Coffee Sponsored by Hughes

    11:10 Ensuring the Digital Security of Military Communications

    Senior Representative

    Senior Representative, of, Airbus

  • Approaches and technologies for changing missions
  • Evolving networks for delivery of greater levels of information
  • Achieving resilience today for tomorrow
  • 11:40 The Importance of Space and MilSatCom to Future DoD Infrastructure Capabilities

    Brian Teeple

    Brian Teeple, DoD CIO C4, Department of Defense

  • An overview of space capabilities and their importance to the DoD
  • Key threats and challenges facing the DCIO division in the space and cyber domain
  • The future implications of the Space Enterprise Vision on MilSatCom
  • 12:10 Developing the Role of the US Army in Defence Department Space Operations

    Colonel Joseph Guzman

    Colonel Joseph Guzman, Division Chief, Strategic Plans and Policy Space, HQDA, G-3/5/7, HQDA

  • The importance and benefits of the Army contributing to the defence department's space plans and capabilities
  • Preparing for an ever increasing congested space environment
  • An army perspective on future space policy and next-generation systems
  • 12:40 Prospects for Near Term Protected Satcom for the Tactical Warfighter

    Mark Schwene

    Mark Schwene, Director, Advanced Satellite Communications, Space Systems, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

  • The Need to Plans for Operations in Contested Environments
  • The Wide Range of User Mission Requirements
  • Today's Protected System Solution- Advanced EHF
  • Status Update on the Low Cost Terminal- An affordable Option for the Tactical User
  • 13:10 Networking Lunch Sponsored by Northrop Grumman

    14:10 Utilising COMSATCOM Capabilities for the Armed Forces and DISA’s Key Role

    Eron Miller

    Eron Miller, Chief, SATCOM Division, Infrastructure Directorate, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)

  • DISA: The commercial SatCom expert for the DoD
  • Opportunities to integrate COMSATCOM into military use
  • Small Sats
  • Hosted payloads
  • Looking forward: how to effectively fulfil next-generation strategic communication requirements through long term investments
  • 14:40 PANEL DISCUSSION: The Wideband SATCOM Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) and its Importance for the Future of US Satellite Programmes

    • The demand for and status of the Wideband AoA
    • Assessing future programmes and satellite capabilities with a focus on affordability
    • Guaranteeing effective performance, protection and resilience in any future system

    Brigadier General (Retd) Tip Osterthaler

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

    Joseph Vanderpoorten

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

    Rick Lober

    Rick Lober, Vice President & General Manager Defense and Intelligence Systems Division , Hughes Network Systems

    Eron Miller

    Eron Miller, Chief, SATCOM Division, Infrastructure Directorate, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)

    Anthony Vraa

    Anthony Vraa, Wideband Satcom Subject Matter Expert, J6 DDC4- Cyber

    Deanna Ryals

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

    15:20 Advances in Commercial SATCOM as applied to the DoD

    Rick Lober

    Rick Lober, Vice President & General Manager Defense and Intelligence Systems Division , Hughes Network Systems

    • New SATCOM systems for airborne ISR and enRoute C2
    • New waveform developments for protected SATCOM
    • Reducing SWAP in tactical terminals
    • Managed services as applied to DoD networks

    15:50 Afternoon Tea Sponsored by Hughes

    16:20 Providing Critical Space Capabilities and Operational Support to US Forces

    Colonel Richard Zellmann

    Colonel Richard Zellmann, Commander 1st Space Brigade, US Strategic Command

    • The importance of the space domain in modern combat operations and the role of the 1st Space Brigade
    • Operating in the space domain in light of growing and varying threats
    • The operational role of the 53rd Signal Battalion (SATCON)
    • Future challenges and continued growth of the space in the Army

    16:50 Current and Future MilSatCom Requirements for USCENTCOM

    Colonel Curtis Carlin

    Colonel Curtis Carlin, J6 Operations Division, US Centcom

    • An overview of current assets and coverage capabilities
    • Key challenges to ensure successful operational management
    • Implementing ComSatCom systems for military utilisation and the associated difficulties
    • Looking ahead: future requirements and capability focuses

    17:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Brigadier General (Retd) Tip Osterthaler

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

    9:10 The Focus of US Space Policy in the Coming Year and the Importance of Allied Cooperation to the Future of MilSatCom

    John Hill

    John Hill, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for Space Policy, US Department of Defence

    • An overview of the key focuses for the DoD’s space policy
    • The importance of pre-empting and combating a growing variety of threats
    • Collaboration with allied forces
    • Future goals for the DoD’s space Policy

    9:40 Strengthening International Relations in MILSATCOM

    Deanna Ryals

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

  • Importance of early international participation in future architecture design process and Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) studies
  • Collaboration with allies on collective MILSATCOM acquisition roadmaps
  • Working towards a more affordable and inclusive MILSATCOM architectures
  • Benefits, current efforts, and challenges to building relationships in International MILSATCOM
  • 10:10 Enhancing MilSatCom Capabilities for the Australian Defence Force: Providing Greater Flexibility for Modern Warfare

    Air Vice Marshall Andrew Dowse

    Air Vice Marshall Andrew Dowse, Head of ICT Operations (HICTO), Chief Information Officer Group (CIOG), Australian Department of Defense

  • The importance of SatCom to Australia given the its relation to the maritime domain
  • Key requirements from the Australian Defence White Paper Of February 2016
  • Greater agility and flexibility
  • Cooperation with allies
  • A competitive Australian defence industry
  • The future role of WGS and ComSatCom moving forward
  • Procurement plans for 2016-2029
  • 10:40 Session Reserved for UK MoD

    11:10 Morning Coffee

    11:40 Defeding North America: A Bi-National Challenge

    Colonel Michael Moyles

    Colonel Michael Moyles, Chief, IT and Mission Services Division, J6, Northcom

    • An overview of NORTHCOMs mission and operational uses of MilSatCom assets
    • Coordinating with NORAD and allies to fulfil requirements for comprehensive cyber situational awareness and security
    • Unique challenges presented by operating cyberspace missions in a bi-national (soon to be tri-national) environment
     

    12:10 Enhancing SatCom Usage in Mexico: Key Challenges and Opportunities for the Mexican Space Agency

    Dr Javier Mendieta

    Dr Javier Mendieta, Director, MEXICAN SPACE AGENCY

    • An overview of the Mexican Spacy Agency
    • Mexican Satellite Policy: Enhancing satellite systems
    • Challenges facing the Mexican space community
    • Key areas of opportunity and international cooperation
    • Looking ahead: future ambitions for growth to the Mexican Space Agency

    12:40 Networking Lunch

    13:40 Key Technical Mission Areas for the Space Vehicles Directorate and its Focus on MilSatCom

    Colonel Russel F. Teehan

    Colonel Russel F. Teehan, Director, Space Vehicles Directorate & Commander, Phillips Research Site, Air Force Research Laboratory, U.S. Air Force

  • Evolving the dedicated layer to new areas of the spectrum to enable tighter beams and enhance resilience
  • Pursuing seamless multi-path options through hybrid commercial/DoD architectures
  • Exploring small sat options for niche missions
  • 14:10 Providing Effective, Resilient and Robust Communications Systems for Allied Forces

    Jessie L. Showers, Jr.

    Jessie L. Showers, Jr., Network Infrastructure Executive, Center for Operations, Defence Information Systems Agency

    • Assessing key problems for strategic communications end-users
    • Key products to satisfy critical requirements for US forces and allies in 2017 and beyond
    • Ensuring that DISA is able to provide cost-efficient and effective solutions to for next-generation strategic communication requirements

     

    14:40 Optimising SATCOM Architectures for Enhanced Protection, Resilience, and Flexibility

    Dr Jeremy Palmer

    Dr Jeremy Palmer, Program Manager, DARPA

    • Modular satlet technology provides an affordable, mass-produced, building block to rapidly craft a bus for any payload
    • Looking ahead, innovation centres on reducing mission costs in manufacturing, including automated assembly, integration, and test

    15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 The Road Map for Future NATO SATCOM: 2020 and Beyond

    Dr Gregory Edwards

    Dr Gregory Edwards, Head of Infrastructure Services, NATO

    • An overview of future NATO SATCOM programme goals
    • Providing survivable and protected services to NATO partners
    • Working with allied nations to provide comprehensive and global coverage capabilities

    16:10 PANEL DISCUSSION: Enhancing SatCom Capabilities to Ensure Robust and Resilient Systems in Response to Evolving Threats

    • Satisfying current and future requirements for robust, resilient and flexible space assets
    • Strengths and weaknesses of current commercial solutions and government programmes that are designed to address threats
    • Cost efficient alternatives and solutions
    • Assessing external threats that could evolve and the key components that need to be considered for long-term resiliency
     

    Brigadier General (Retd) Tip Osterthaler

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

    Jessie L. Showers, Jr.

    Jessie L. Showers, Jr., Network Infrastructure Executive, Center for Operations, Defence Information Systems Agency

    Dr Jeremy Palmer

    Dr Jeremy Palmer, Program Manager, DARPA

    Dr Gregory Edwards

    Dr Gregory Edwards, Head of Infrastructure Services, NATO

    16:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Air Vice Marshall Andrew Dowse

    Air Vice Marshall Andrew Dowse

    Head of ICT Operations (HICTO), Chief Information Officer Group (CIOG), Australian Department of Defense
    Brian Teeple

    Brian Teeple

    DoD CIO C4, Department of Defense
    Brigadier General (Retd) Tip Osterthaler

    Brigadier General (Retd) Tip Osterthaler

    Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Policy, Department of Defense
    Brigadier General Mark Baird

    Brigadier General Mark Baird

    Vice Commander SMC , US Air Force
    Colonel Richard Zellmann

    Colonel Richard Zellmann

    Commander 1st Space Brigade, US Strategic Command
    Dr Gregory Edwards

    Dr Gregory Edwards

    Head of Infrastructure Services, NATO
    Dr Javier Mendieta

    Dr Javier Mendieta

    Director, MEXICAN SPACE AGENCY
    Dr Jeremy Palmer

    Dr Jeremy Palmer

    Program Manager, DARPA
    Eron Miller

    Eron Miller

    Chief, SATCOM Division, Infrastructure Directorate, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
    Jessie L. Showers, Jr.

    Jessie L. Showers, Jr.

    Network Infrastructure Executive, Center for Operations, Defence Information Systems Agency

    Air Vice Marshall Andrew Dowse

    Head of ICT Operations (HICTO), Chief Information Officer Group (CIOG), Australian Department of Defense
    Air Vice Marshall Andrew Dowse

    Anthony Vraa

    Wideband Satcom Subject Matter Expert, J6 DDC4- Cyber
    Anthony Vraa

    Brian Teeple

    DoD CIO C4, Department of Defense
    Brian Teeple

    Brigadier General (Retd) Tip Osterthaler

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

    Brigadier General Mark Baird

    Vice Commander SMC , US Air Force
    Brigadier General Mark Baird

    Colonel Curtis Carlin

    J6 Operations Division, US Centcom
    Colonel Curtis Carlin

    Colonel John McLaughlin

    Head of J63, US Special Operations Command
    Colonel John McLaughlin

    Colonel Joseph Guzman

    Division Chief, Strategic Plans and Policy Space, HQDA, G-3/5/7, HQDA
    Colonel Joseph Guzman

    Colonel Michael Moyles

    Chief, IT and Mission Services Division, J6, Northcom
    Colonel Michael Moyles

    Colonel Richard Zellmann

    Commander 1st Space Brigade, US Strategic Command
    Colonel Richard Zellmann

    Colonel Russel F. Teehan

    Director, Space Vehicles Directorate & Commander, Phillips Research Site, Air Force Research Laboratory, U.S. Air Force
    Colonel Russel F. Teehan

    Deanna Ryals

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

    Dr Gregory Edwards

    Head of Infrastructure Services, NATO
    Dr Gregory Edwards

    Dr Javier Mendieta

    Director, MEXICAN SPACE AGENCY
    Dr Javier Mendieta

    Dr Jeremy Palmer

    Program Manager, DARPA
    Dr Jeremy Palmer

    Eron Miller

    Chief, SATCOM Division, Infrastructure Directorate, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
    Eron Miller

    Jessie L. Showers, Jr.

    Network Infrastructure Executive, Center for Operations, Defence Information Systems Agency
    Jessie L. Showers, Jr.

    John Hill

    Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for Space Policy, US Department of Defence
    John Hill

    Joseph Vanderpoorten

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

    Major General Peter Gallagher

    Director of Architecture, Operations, Networks and Space, Office of the Chief Information Officer, G-6, U.S. Army
    Major General Peter Gallagher

    Mark Schwene

    Director, Advanced Satellite Communications, Space Systems, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
    Mark Schwene

    Rick Lober

    Vice President & General Manager Defense and Intelligence Systems Division , Hughes Network Systems
    Rick Lober

    Senior Representative

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    SES Government Solutions

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    XTAR, LLC is a privately owned satellite operator delivering X-band services to U.S. and Allied government users. XTAR’s two satellite payloads, with high-powered global, fixed and steerable spot beams, are WGS-compatible and readily support mobile applications in the harshest environments. Available coverage is from Denver east to Singapore.

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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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