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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;

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Sheraton Pentagon City

900 South Orme Street, Arlington, Virginia, USA

Discover something new at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel. From new carpeting to spacious guest rooms to an all-new lobby—we’re evolving with your comfort in mind. Stay connected with our lobby’s new “connection destination,” the Link@Sheraton experienced with Microsoft, offering a secure and fun area to work or just hang out. Or, retreat to our chic, roomy guest rooms, newly outfitted with our signature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper® Bed and flat screen TV.

With the Reagan National Airport, Metro Rail Station, downtown Washington D.C., and the Pentagon all just minutes away, the heart of the nation is at your fingertips. Through arranging discounted overnight accommodations, transportation, receptions and other services, our trained team of professionals can help remove some of the stress surrounding the planning of a memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. Please contact us for details.

Our enclosed, heated rooftop swimming pool is a great place to relax with loved ones. After a full day of traveling, sightseeing, or working, recharge at our fitness center, open all day and night.
Make time for good food and great conversation at the Potomac Restaurant and savor prime steak, fresh seafood, and exotic desserts with the people who matter. End your evening by gathering at the Potomac Lounge.

When it’s time to call it a night, retreat to one of our relaxing 409 guest rooms and suites. Sleep is a pleasure between the crisp sheets of our signature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ Bed. Stay connected with two dual-line telephones and wireless High Speed Internet Access in each room.

We look forward to making you feel comfortable and connected at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel

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XTAR, LLC

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http://www.xtar.com/

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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Sheraton Pentagon City

900 South Orme Street
Arlington 22204
USA

Sheraton Pentagon City

Discover something new at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel. From new carpeting to spacious guest rooms to an all-new lobby—we’re evolving with your comfort in mind. Stay connected with our lobby’s new “connection destination,” the Link@Sheraton experienced with Microsoft, offering a secure and fun area to work or just hang out. Or, retreat to our chic, roomy guest rooms, newly outfitted with our signature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper® Bed and flat screen TV.

With the Reagan National Airport, Metro Rail Station, downtown Washington D.C., and the Pentagon all just minutes away, the heart of the nation is at your fingertips. Through arranging discounted overnight accommodations, transportation, receptions and other services, our trained team of professionals can help remove some of the stress surrounding the planning of a memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. Please contact us for details.

Our enclosed, heated rooftop swimming pool is a great place to relax with loved ones. After a full day of traveling, sightseeing, or working, recharge at our fitness center, open all day and night.
Make time for good food and great conversation at the Potomac Restaurant and savor prime steak, fresh seafood, and exotic desserts with the people who matter. End your evening by gathering at the Potomac Lounge.

When it’s time to call it a night, retreat to one of our relaxing 409 guest rooms and suites. Sleep is a pleasure between the crisp sheets of our signature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ Bed. Stay connected with two dual-line telephones and wireless High Speed Internet Access in each room.

We look forward to making you feel comfortable and connected at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel

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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.

CPD Certificates

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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