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SMi Group are proud to announce the 4th annual MilSatCom USA conference will return to Washington from the 26th – 27th June 2019. With growing emphasis on the need to provide protected and resilient communications for terrestrial operations, the importance of space as a key enabler – as most recently demonstrated by the announcement of a $13 billion US Space Force – has never been higher.


Hosting in depth presentations from military representatives across all branches as well as supporting government agencies and industry, this year’s forum will analyse the impact of new LEO constellations, SATCOM-on-the-move redundancy for ground forces, the growing utilisation of COMSATCOM, development of the Wideband Global SATCOM constellation and the exploitation of new hybrid systems and architectures.


MilSatCom USA remains the premier event for any industry professional looking to explore the next generation of American communications capability.
 

53rd Signal Battalion; Airbus; Airbus Defence & Space; Australian Department of Defence; BAE Systems Inc; boeing; British Defence Staff; British Embassy; Canadian Armed Forces; Canadian Defence Liaison Staff; Comtech Command and Control Technologies; Comtech Telecommunications Corp; DARPA; Datapath; Defence Information Systems Agency; Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) ; Defense Information Systems Agency/IE22; Department for International Trade; Dept. of Commerce-ITA; DISA; General Dynamics Satcom Technologies; GSA; HQ SACT - NATO; Hughes Network Systems; IDIRECT GOVERNMENT; Inmarsat, Inc; Innovation, Science & Economic Development Canada; Intelsat General; Intelsat General Corporation; Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency; Knight Sky; L3 Technologies; LinQuest; Lockheed Martin Space System Company; Lockheed Martin Space Systems; Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company; Luxembourg Directorate of Defense; MACOM; MEXICAN SPACE AGENCY; NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency); Northern Sky Research, LLC; Northrop Grumman; Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems; Northrop Grumman Australia; Northrop Grumman Mission Systems; Object Management Group; Orbital ATK; Orbital Research; PDSA Staff; Radiance Technologies; RT Logic; SAF/SP; Semper Fortis Solutions; SES Government Solutions; SES Networks; SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation; SMC; SMC/MCI; SpaceNews, Inc; Spectra Group; Thales Alenia Space; The Aerospace Corporation; The Avascent Group; The Joint Staff; The Traville Group; U.S North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and Northern Command; U.S. Air Force; U.S. Air Force Cost Analysis Agency; U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command; U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory; U.S. Army; U.S. Centcom; U.S. Department of Defence; U.S. Department of Defense; U.S. Headquarters Department of the Army; U.S. Naval Research Laboratory; U.S. Space and Missile Systems Center; U.S. Special Operations Command; U.S. Strategic Command; ViaSat; White House Office Of Science And Technology Policy; World Teleport Association; XTAR;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mr Douglas Loverro

Mr Douglas Loverro, Independent Consultant, Loverro Consulting, LLC
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9:00 Keynote Address: Researching, Developing and Prototyping New SATCOM Capabilities

Mr. (Senior Executive Service) James Faist

Mr. (Senior Executive Service) James Faist, Director of Research and Engineering (Advanced Capabilities), US DoD
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  • Current DoD structure and approach to space systems: how we can more effective exploit the assets we have
  • Modernising communication systems to provide protected capability against red force electronic warfare
  • Exploiting COMSATCOM more effectively – where will future Army bandwidth come from?
  • Developing assets that can effectively counter anti-satellite weapons
  • Future R&D in SATCOM: delivering the capability demanded by the warfighter
  • 9:30 Enhancing Cyber Security for SIGINT and Secure Communications

    Brigadier General Mark Baird

    Brigadier General Mark Baird, Deputy Director, National Reconnaissance Office, US DoD
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  • An overview of the work of the National Reconnaissance Office and it’s role within the wider DoD
  • Current satellite based – intelligence and frequency band limitations for growing data demands
  • How effective dissemination of information through a net-centric approach enhances battlefield commander’s situational awareness
  • Integrating great cyber hygiene standards into communications
  • Where next for space? Reflections on what recent announcements mean for the satellite sector
  • 10:00 Session Reserved for Gold Sponsor Lockheed Martin

    Senior Representative

    Senior Representative, Name to be Confirmed, Lockheed Martin

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Advancing the Technology Landscape of Space

     

  • Cyber and technology pathfinders within the joint information environment
  • The quantum revolution: where QKD can be integrated to support more secure communications
  • Current R&D projects that can influence our space warfighting construct
  • A vision of the future – delivering cutting edge technology to the warfighter faster
  • Mr Frank Konieczny

    Mr Frank Konieczny, Chief Technology Officer SECAF, US Air Force
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    Lieutenant Colonel Eric Trias

    Lieutenant Colonel Eric Trias, Lead Analyst, Aviation Cybersecurity, SECAF, US Air Force
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    11:30 Fly, Fight and Win: Utilising SATCOM to Build C2 and Optimise Global Strike Capability

     

  • Space enablers used for air operations: ensuring the USAF maintains air and space superiority
  • Enabling close air support (CAS) through SATCOM-enabled command and control (C2)
  • Key joint enablers for ACC’s operations with other services
  • Information assurance: keeping pace with electronic warfare capabilities of red forces
  • Colonel Chad Raduege

    Colonel Chad Raduege, Director of Cyberspace & Infomation Dominance, ACC A6, US Air Force
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    12:00 Secure and Resilient Communications: Setting the Globe with Enterprise DoD SATCOM

    Dr Brian Teeple

    Dr Brian Teeple, Deputy Chief Information Officer , OSD, US DoD

     

  • The changing policy landscape for DoD SATCOM – how resilience is to be maintained with the new Space Force
  • High throughput satellites (HTS) – managing IT security of disruptive COMSATCOM
  • Operating DoD SATCOM as an enterprise: delivering access to the ‘cloud’ to provide competitive military advantage
  • Moving from static to flexible warfighting – leveraging commercial and international partnerships to deliver capability
  • Path ahead for the DoD: modernisation of C3, COMSATCOM transition to AF Space Command & synchronising emerging SATCOM capabilities
  • 12:30 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Panel Discussion: SATCOM Requirements for the Combatant Commands & Collaboration With Partners

     

  • Operating in remote and inhospitable environments – encryption and resilience requirements
  • Delivering multi-band systems that provide the throughput needed for larger combatant commands
  • MILSATCOM from a requirements perspective: what the warfighter needs
  • Key partnerships between NORAD & the Canadian DoD
  • Ensuring ground terminal equipment remains interoperable on joint operations
  • Sharing high-volume data across the network in theatre-wide operations
  • Unique challenges faced by the respective Combatant Commands
  • Mr Douglas Loverro

    Mr Douglas Loverro, Independent Consultant, Loverro Consulting, LLC
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    Colonel Hugh McCauley

    Colonel Hugh McCauley, J6 Operations, Division Chief, US CENTCOM
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    Mr Jason Perkins

    Mr Jason Perkins, Branch Chief Satellite, Spectrum, & Terrestrial Communications , US SOCOM
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    Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid

    Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid, SATCOM Section Head, Canadian Armed Forces

    14:15 SATCOM in the Central Command – Key Requirements

    Colonel Hugh McCauley

    Colonel Hugh McCauley, J6 Operations, Division Chief, US CENTCOM
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  • Working in coalition – the key challenge for providing communications for multi-national operations in the CENTCOM AOR
  • Deploying in degraded environments: key considerations for protected and resilient communications
  • Data demands of the future – where the anticipated change in communications tempo will come from moving forward
  • How we meet the challenge & what we require to do so
  • 14:45 Afternoon Tea

    15:15 Supporting the Warfighter: DISA’s Telemetry and SATCOM

    Mr Charles Osborn

    Mr Charles Osborn, Acting Director, Infrastructure Directorate , DISA
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  • The Defence Information Systems Network (DISN) – connecting the branches and enabling joint warfighting
  • Providing diverse, resilient and protected communications and computing environments
  • Evolution at work: exploring new emerging technologies such as automation of network orchestration
  • DISA’s network portfolio: enhanced mobile satellite services and unified video dissemination
  • 15:45 Keeping the US at the Forefront of Space - Utilising Cutting-Edge Technologies to Solve National Security Problems

    Colonel Steven Butow

    Colonel Steven Butow, Space Portfolio Lead, Defence Innovation Unit , US DoD
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  • Considering the portfolio and organisational structure of DIU – how space fits into the wider technology remit
  • Moving from large physical infrastructure to small, micro and nano-satellites – key innovation developments within the last 5 years
  • Overcoming challenges for the replacement of legacy systems: how disruptive technologies are changing the way we look at space
  • Building commercial-government synergies: how DIU are fostering relationships with industry
  • Enhancing low cost access to space – avante garde launch solutions within the commercial sector
  • Optimising data transfer for ground units – how novel technologies can improve warfighting and disaster relief operations
  • 16:15 Lessons Learned on Developing International Cooperative Efforts in MILSATCOM

    Mr Michael Laney

    Mr Michael Laney, Head of International Engagement MilSatCom, Headquarters Air Force, International Affairs (SAF/IA), US Air Force
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  • Considering the work of the US Air Force within a global context – how the US network fits into wider allied constellations
  • What’s next after Wideband AoA? Possibilities for international partnerships within SATCOM
  • Disruptive technology in space: exploring the utilising of COMSATCOM and LEO (Low Earth Orbit) small satellite constellations
  • New roles and responsibilities for the US DoD – what’s changed since the NDAA?
  • Existing partnerships across SATCOM – working across the alliance to deliver secure communications
  • How to do business with the US Air Force? Processes and approaches to SATCOM partnerships
  • 16:45 Space Robotics – Applications of Future Technologies

    Dr Gurpartap

    Dr Gurpartap "GP" Sandhoo, Superintendent, Spacecraft Engineering , US Naval Research Laboratory
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  • On Orbit Servicing of satellites – extending the lifecycle of SATCOM constellations
  • Reducing the complexity, weight and cost through in-orbit servicing and assembly
  • Current designs for robotic space vehicles (RSV) & future concepts
  • Bringing RSV’s to LEO – opportunity areas for future servicing of ‘mega-constellations’
  • Final concluding thoughts: the potential of space robotics and advanced communications technologies to maximise sovereign SATCOM capability
  • 17:15 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Mr Douglas Loverro

    Mr Douglas Loverro, Independent Consultant, Loverro Consulting, LLC
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    17:30 Post Conference Drinks Reception Hosted by Airbus

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Mr Douglas Loverro

    Mr Douglas Loverro, Independent Consultant, Loverro Consulting, LLC
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    9:00 Transformation of SATCOM Capability for the Modern Warfighter

    Brigadier General David Gaedecke

    Brigadier General David Gaedecke, Director, Cyberspace Operations and Warfighting Integration, Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, US Air Force
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  • Consolidating data processing, exploitation and dissemination across platforms
  • Delivering a joint across to C4i – the air staff’s coordination with other branches
  • Strategic goals for the USAF over the next 10 years and how effective enterprise management can assist in achieving it
  • What the US Space Forces means for the A6 and relocation of SATCOM capabilities
  • Meeting future data demands and bandwidth requirements for next generation fighters
  • 9:30 Session Reserved for Gold Sponsor Airbus

    Mr Tim Deaver

    Mr Tim Deaver, Director US Space Systems, Airbus

    10:00 Expeditionary Warfare Communications Requirements of the Future

    Mr Kenneth Bible

    Mr Kenneth Bible, Deputy Director, C4 / Deputy CIO , US Marine Corps
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  • The US Marine Corps C4i ambition - providing commanders the means to communication BLOS (beyond line of sight) whilst forward deployed
  • VSAT: integrating expeditionary, small, medium and large systems to support high bandwidth data applications
  • Reducing VSAT deployment time to 10 minutes and unburdening warfighters with lighter terminals
  • Acquiring new capability that avoids the CoTS limitations of VSAT
  • Progress deploying the MUOS system and ambitions for future roll out
     
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Defining Future Space Requirements, Policy and Architectures for US Space Operations

    Captain Claude

    Captain Claude "Willis" Arnold, Chief, Strategic C4 Capabilities Division, US STRATCOM

     

  • ‘Look to the stars’ – why the future of US operating capability will rely on space based enablers
  • Keeping the commands connected – exploiting high frequency communications for secure communications across senior command functions
  • Developing a holistic and modular approach to SATCOM technology – ensuring architectures work to the cyber guidelines of the 21st century
  • Wideband AOA constellation life-extension: what this means for global coverage and US space policy
  • How the growing use of commercial launch capability is shifting requirements for SATCOM
  • 11:30 Panel Discussion: Industry Perspectives on SATCOM – Developing the Resilient Architectures of the Future

     

  • A holistic approach to communications: managing both ground & space segment
  • Delivering multi-band systems that meet both resilience and throughput considerations in the WGS and future constellations
  • Performance analysis and resiliency metrics – where SATCOM can be optimised moving forward
  • Key drivers for future, more capable satellites: perspectives on design and delivery
  • Framing government requirements and providing robust architectures moving forward
  • Mr Douglas Loverro

    Mr Douglas Loverro, Independent Consultant, Loverro Consulting, LLC
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    Senior Representative

    Senior Representative, Name to be Confirmed, Lockheed Martin

    Senior Representative

    Senior Representative , Name to be Confirmed, SES Government Solutions

    Mr Ron Einhorn

    Mr Ron Einhorn, Systems Engineer, Airbus

    12:15 Networking Lunch

    13:15 Outcomes of the Wideband AoA: Delivering Future Sovereign Capability

    Lieutenant Colonel Tyler  Phipps

    Lieutenant Colonel Tyler Phipps, Deputy Chief, Space Support Operations Division & Principal Advisor to the SecAF for Space Staff, US DoD*

     

  • Current mix of COMSATCOM and MILSATCOM – where the balance lies
  • Providing higher levels of protection against jamming and other threats
  • Hybrid designs for future SATCOM capabilities – delivering the bandwidth required
  • Expanding the WGS to meet the needs of the 21st century warfighter
  • Future space policy in the post AoA era: providing protected tactical waveforms
  • 13:45 US Special Operations Command Satellite Operations

    Mr Jason Perkins

    Mr Jason Perkins, Branch Chief Satellite, Spectrum, & Terrestrial Communications , US SOCOM
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  • Special Operation Forces Information Environment (SIE) Wideband transport capability
  • Minimising MILSATCOM troubleshooting through training and standardization
  • Synchronising satellite and terminal technologies – ensuring space assets remain functional
  • Keeping pace with future developments: how SOCOM is staying lockstep with the commercial SATCOM market
  • Developing smaller terminals with higher throughput and integrating end to end trouble shooting at the local level
  • SOCOM plans going forward: using MEO and the possibility of utilising LEO
  • 14:45 Afternoon Tea

    15:15 Lighter than Air SATCOM Capability

    Mr Michael Rupar

    Mr Michael Rupar, Branch Head, Transmission Technology Branch, US Naval Research Laboratory
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  • Disruptive traditional communications – what Lighter than Air is set to achieve
  • Current state of play for the project and writing requirements for future systems
  • BLOS SATCOM opportunities that lighter than air terminals offer
  • What next for the project? Development timelines
  • 15:45 Overseeing and Coordinating Use of SATCOM Across NATO

     

  • NATO’s Dependencies on Space report and what it means for future SATCOM
  • Feedback from recent exercises coordinating SATCOM activities across partner forces
  • How FMN and similar projects can enhance allied interoperability
  • Future priorities for NATO ACT to maximise allied communication capability
  • Squadron Leader Nick Bolan

    Squadron Leader Nick Bolan, SATCOM Capability Director, NATO ACT
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    Mr Joshua  Cryer

    Mr Joshua Cryer, Principal SATCOM Engineer and Scientist, NATO Communication and Information Agency (NCIA)
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    16:15 Satcom Challenges for Small Countries In Joint Combined Operations

    Commandant Nicolas Gerome

    Commandant Nicolas Gerome, Head of Space Capabilities, Belgium Ministry of Defence
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  • Continuity across the network: delivering interoperability in joint exercises
  • Belgium as a case study: collaboration with partner nations and the NATO alliance
  • Ground and space segment connectivity between forces
  • Final concluding remarks
     
  • 16:45 Chairman’s Closing Remarks

    Mr Douglas Loverro

    Mr Douglas Loverro, Independent Consultant, Loverro Consulting, LLC
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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Brigadier General David Gaedecke

    Brigadier General David Gaedecke

    Director, Cyberspace Operations and Warfighting Integration, Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, US Air Force
    Brigadier General Mark Baird

    Brigadier General Mark Baird

    Deputy Director, National Reconnaissance Office, US DoD
    Colonel Chad Raduege

    Colonel Chad Raduege

    Director of Cyberspace & Infomation Dominance, ACC A6, US Air Force
    Colonel Steven Butow

    Colonel Steven Butow

    Space Portfolio Lead, Defence Innovation Unit , US DoD
    Commandant Nicolas Gerome

    Commandant Nicolas Gerome

    Head of Space Capabilities, Belgium Ministry of Defence
    Dr Brian Teeple

    Dr Brian Teeple

    Deputy Chief Information Officer , OSD, US DoD
    Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid

    Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid

    SATCOM Section Head, Canadian Armed Forces
    Mr Charles Osborn

    Mr Charles Osborn

    Acting Director, Infrastructure Directorate , DISA
    Mr Frank Konieczny

    Mr Frank Konieczny

    Chief Technology Officer SECAF, US Air Force
    Mr Kenneth Bible

    Mr Kenneth Bible

    Deputy Director, C4 / Deputy CIO , US Marine Corps
    Mr. (Senior Executive Service) James Faist

    Mr. (Senior Executive Service) James Faist

    Director of Research and Engineering (Advanced Capabilities), US DoD

    Brian Teeple

    Deputy Chief Information Officer , OSD
    Brian Teeple

    Brigadier General David Gaedecke

    Director, Cyberspace Operations and Warfighting Integration, Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, US Air Force
    Brigadier General David Gaedecke

    Brig. Gen. David M. Gaedecke is Director, Cyberspace Operations and Warfighting Integration, Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force. As Director, General Gaedecke is responsible for integrating U.S. Air Force air, space and cyberspace information dominance capabilities into the joint fight by informing policy, synchronizing relevant efforts and advocating for resources to provide secure, reliable and timely information to the joint warfighter.

    General Gaedecke earned his commission from Officer Training School and was a member of the first class to be commissioned at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, in 1993. He is a senior air battle manager with operational experience in the Control and Reporting Centers, U.S. and NATO Airborne Warning and Control System, Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft and U.S. Air Forces Central Command’s Combined Air Operations Center. 

    Prior to this assignment, General Gaedecke was the Commander, 552nd Air Control Wing, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma. In this capacity, he was responsible for Air Combat Command's fleet of E-3 AWACS aircraft and ground-based CRC supporting combatant commanders worldwide. He led over 4,000 men and women at four Air Force bases and managed resources that included 31 E-3 AWACS aircraft and two CRCs valued at $15.6 billion.

    General Gaedecke has more than 2,000 flying hours including more than 500 combat hours and 170 combat support hours.
     

    Brigadier General Mark Baird

    Deputy Director, National Reconnaissance Office, US DoD
    Brigadier General Mark Baird

    Brigadier General Mark A. Baird is the Deputy Director of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), Chantilly, Virginia. His responsibilities include assisting the Director and Principal Deputy Director in managing the strategic and tactical operations of the NRO. Also, as the Commander, Air Force Element, he manages all Air Force personnel and resources assigned to the NRO and serves as the senior adviser to the Director on all military matters. Prior to his current assignment, he was the Director, Space Programs, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (SAF/AQ), Washington, D.C He entered active duty in 1989 as a distinguished graduate of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program at the Florida State University. During his career, he has served in a variety of acquisition positions including Contingency Contracting Officer, Procuring Contracting Officer, Program Manager, HQ Staff Officer, Squadron Commander, Senior Materiel Leader, and Contracting Agency Commander. The General spent a year in industry, studying space propulsion under Pratt & Whitney. He was also selected for the prestigious Air Force Legislative Fellowship and the Secretary of Defense Corporate Fellowship.

    Captain Claude "Willis" Arnold

    Chief, Strategic C4 Capabilities Division, US STRATCOM
    Captain Claude "Willis" Arnold

    Colonel Chad Raduege

    Director of Cyberspace & Infomation Dominance, ACC A6, US Air Force
    Colonel Chad Raduege

    Colonel Chad D. Raduege is the Director of Cyberspace and Information Dominance, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. He is responsible for cyberspace and communications policy, resource advocacy, and program management supporting ACC’s mission of providing combat ready forces to deliver dominant combat airpower in support of national security strategy implementation. His team provides critical cyberspace and communications support for the command’s 34 wings, 1,300 aircraft, 19 bases, and 70 worldwide operating locations with 94,000 active-duty and civilian personnel. Previously, Colonel Raduege served as the Commander, White House Communications Agency. In this position, he led a 1,200 person joint headquarters and five operational units that traveled worldwide to provide assured information services to the President, Vice President, named successors, National Security Council, White House Staff, the United States Secret Service, and the White House Military Office to ensure instantaneous secure and non-secure worldwide communications required to lead the nation.

    Colonel Raduege entered the Air Force in 1994 as a distinguished graduate of The Ohio State University. An Operation JOINT GUARD veteran, he has commanded eight times at the detachment, squadron, group, and agency levels, to include deployed commands supporting Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM. In addition, he has served as a staff officer at the Major Command, Air Staff, Joint Staff, and Office of the Secretary of Defense levels. Colonel Raduege is married to the former Kim Bassett of Oklahoma City, OK and has two sons.
     

    Colonel Hugh McCauley

    J6 Operations, Division Chief, US CENTCOM
    Colonel Hugh McCauley

    Colonel McCauley serves as the Operations Division Chief within the C4 Systems Directorate, J6, United States Central Command.

    He enlisted in the United States Navy in August 1984. He served as an Operations Specialist onboard the USS Brewton before earning his commission upon graduation from the University of Arizona in 1995.
     

    Colonel Steven Butow

    Space Portfolio Lead, Defence Innovation Unit , US DoD
    Colonel Steven Butow

    Colonel Steve (Bucky) Butow leads the Space Portfolio for the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) where he facilitates the US-DoD’s access to new and potentially disruptive commercial technology involving small satellites, responsive launch, space situational awareness and reduced latency satellite communications.  Colonel Butow is a former Vice Chief of the Joint Staff, California Military Department, and Commander of the 129th Rescue Wing at Moffett Field, California. His experience includes ten overseas deployments in the Middle East and the Horn of Africa supporting combat and contingency operations at the tactical and operational levels.  Colonel Butow holds a Bachelor’s degree is Physics and Astronomy from San Jose State University, and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Air and Space Studies from the University of Maryland. He is a rated command pilot with more than 3,500 flying hours in T-37, T-38, C-130, HC-130 and MC-130P aircraft.

    Commandant Nicolas Gerome

    Head of Space Capabilities, Belgium Ministry of Defence
    Commandant Nicolas Gerome

    Commandant Nicolas Gérôme is a telecom engineer from the Royal Military Academy in Brussels. He started his career for the Belgian Air Force in Glons and moved afterwards to the Joint Staff where he managed various projects in C4ISR domain and space remote sensing for the Directorate General Material Resources.
    He has 15 years of experience in Joint and multinational C4ISR Project & Program Management for Belgian Defence and within private sector.
    After his senior staff officer course, he now works at the Strategy Department an leads the development of military Space-based capabilities.
     

    Douglas Loverro

    President, Loverro Consulting, LLC
    Douglas Loverro

    Dr Brian Teeple

    Deputy Chief Information Officer , OSD, US DoD
    Dr Brian Teeple

    Dr Gurpartap "GP" Sandhoo

    Superintendent, Spacecraft Engineering , US Naval Research Laboratory
    Dr Gurpartap "GP" Sandhoo

    Dr. Sandhoo serves as the Superintendent of Spacecraft Engineering Department of the Naval Center of Space Technology (NCST) at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), a full-spectrum laboratory that conceives, designs, builds, tests, operates, and transitions advanced space systems and technologies. As the Superintendent, he provides executive direction and technical leadership in the development of policies and objectives necessary in conducting research in the areas of space systems with advanced technologies. After working at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory, and in industry, Sandhoo began his career at NRL in 2005 as a senior aerospace engineer.

    Hugh McCauley

    J6 Operations, Division Chief, US DoD
    Hugh McCauley

    Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid

    SATCOM Section Head, Canadian Armed Forces
    Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid

    Lieutenant Colonel Eric Trias

    Lead Analyst, Aviation Cybersecurity, SECAF, US Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Eric Trias

    Lt Col Eric D. Trias, PhD, is currently the Lead Aviation Cybersecurity Analyst in the Military and Civil Aviation Integration Division, Directorate of Current Operations, Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, Headquarters Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. He was previously the Commander, Air Force Space Command Cyberspace Support Squadron, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. From 2008-2011, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) where he conducted research in data mining and information security.

    Mr Charles Osborn

    Acting Director, Infrastructure Directorate , DISA
    Mr Charles Osborn

    Mr. Charles Osborn is the acting Infrastructure Directorate Executive, Operations 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, gateways, optical, aerial and undersea transport, organizational messaging, and networks (NIPR, SIPR, and coalition). His responsibilities also include Senior National Leadership Communications, U.S. Secret Service support, and Multinational Information Sharing for coalition partners. The DoDIN provides 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. Mr. Osborn provides executive oversight of development, management, and operationally responsive solutions to better enable joint war fighting.


    Osborn began his military career in 1993, enlisting in the United States Army as an Information Systems Operator/Analyst. His first assignment was in South Korea with the 501st Military Intelligence Brigade, followed by an assignment with the Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) at Ft. Belvoir, VA. He came to DISA in 1996 during his assignment with INSCOM while on active duty.


    In DISA, Mr. Osborn was first assigned to the Global Combat Control System laboratory at the Operational Support Facility, where he separated from the Army and became a DoD civilian in 2001. In 2002, Mr. Osborn was promoted to branch chief for the Network Operations Center in Columbus, Ohio. He then moved to the Engineering Division in Network Services at DISA Headquarters, serving as a team lead, division chief, and then branch chief for the IP Data Division. Mr. Osborn was selected to lead the Communications Engineering Division in 2015 and became the Infrastructure Executive Directorate Civilian Deputy in 2016.
     

    Mr Douglas Loverro

    Independent Consultant, Loverro Consulting, LLC
    Mr Douglas Loverro

    Mr. Douglas Loverro is a highly regarded senior DoD space thinker and leader. During his 30 years on active duty, he led multiple programs within DoD and the NRO including the AF’s GPS program, NRO’s Future Imagery Program, and all AF Space Control programs. He served over 10 years as a DoD civilian as the Deputy for System engineering at the NRO, Executive Director for the AF’s Space and Missile System Center as well as the Deputy PEO for Space, and most recently, as DoD’s Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy. He left the government in 2017 after almost 45 years of service and established Loverro Consulting, LLC.

    Mr Frank Konieczny

    Chief Technology Officer SECAF, US Air Force
    Mr Frank Konieczny

    Mr. Frank Konieczny, a Senior Level executive, is the Chief Technology Officer, Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. He has primary responsibility to advance the technology landscape of the Air Force. His current focus areas include the developing the technical target baseline, mobile enterprise solutions, data management, Identity and Access Management, cyber and technology innovation pathfinders and advancing the Joint Information Environment.
     

    Mr Jason Perkins

    Branch Chief Satellite, Spectrum, & Terrestrial Communications , US SOCOM
    Mr Jason Perkins

    Jason Perkins is the Satellite, Spectrum, & Terrestrial Communications Branch Chief, United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. He is responsible to provide, manage, operate, and defend the SOF Information Environment’s (SIE) deployed satellite architecture.
    Throughout his 20+ years supporting the SATCOM community, Mr. Perkins has served in several key roles within the DoD. His assignments include:
    -Wideband Satellite Operations Controller (WSOC)
    -Regional Satellite Support Center (RSSC) Planner in multiple cells (SHF, UHF, & Commercial)
    -USSOCOM Operations Planner
    -Currently; USSOCOM Chief of Satellite, Spectrum, & Terrestrial Communications

     

    Mr Joshua Cryer

    Principal SATCOM Engineer and Scientist, NATO Communication and Information Agency (NCIA)
    Mr Joshua  Cryer

    Mr. Cryer is responsible for leading the technical development and coherence of NATO SATCOM capability delivery. Based at NATO Communication and Information Agency (NCIA), Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Mons, Belgium, he works closely with the NATO Strategic Commands, Allied Command Operations (ACO) and Allied Command Transformation (ACT), in order to ensure technical consistency between all aspects of SATCOM, meeting military requirements across technical and strategic domains.

    In his military and civilian career to date, Mr. Cryer has carried out a diverse range of challenging Support, Staff, and Operational roles. These have included operational deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Africa. He has a deep and wide working experience of C4ISR Capability Development within the space, air, land, and maritime domains, having led the development of US Naval Special Warfare (NSW) communications, as N6 Branch Chief of Research and Development (R&D), Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG).

    Mr. Cryer holds an MBA from University of Phoenix, BS in Electronics Engineering Technology from ECPI University, and graduate certificates in Strategic Human Resource and Project Leadership from Cornell University.
     

    Mr Kenneth Bible

    Deputy Director, C4 / Deputy CIO , US Marine Corps
    Mr Kenneth Bible

    Mr. Bible currently serves as the Deputy Director of the Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4) Department at Headquarters Marine Corps. In this capacity, he also serves as the Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Marine Corps, and formulates and provides broad policy guidance governing Information Technology, Cyber Security, and communications infrastructure and applications in support of the U. S. Marine Corps.Mr. Bible was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in March 2015, having joined Executive Service as a Senior Leader in March 2013. Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Bible served as the Chief Technology Advisor for Headquarters Marine Corps for all matters pertaining to identification and validation of IT requirements, and lead for continuing assessment and identification of promising emerging C4 and information technologies for exploitation and application in the war fighting and business domainsFrom 2009 to 2013, Mr. Bible served as the Assistant Program Executive Officer (Engineering) for PEO Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) as assigned by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR). As Chief Engineer for the PEO EIS, Mr. Bible led the engineering competency for the organization, and provided technical leadership to a portfolio comprising over $2 billion of information technology projects and programs designed to enable common business processes and provide standard information technology capabilities to the Department of Navy.

    Prior to joining the SPAWAR headquarters organization in 2009, Mr. Bible headed the Networks Engineering Division of the SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic in Charleston, S.C., where he held the technical warrant for U.S. Navy Networks, and managed an organization comprising over 150 government employees executing over $150 million in total obligation authority. Mr. Bible focused engineering efforts on identifying impacts of net-centric software design patterns on core communications and networking capability afloat and ashore. In 2008, he was detailed as the Technical Director to support the stand-up of the Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) System Program Office at Navy Headquarters. Mr. Bible joined the SPAWAR Systems Center in 1994 as the lead engineer integrating commercial Geospatial Information and Services (GI&S) technology. His early assignments centered upon systems engineering and management of software intensive programs including the areas of Modeling and Simulation (M&S), geospatial analysis, and decision support systems.


     

    Mr Michael Laney

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    Mr. Michael T. Laney is a Department of the Air Force Civilian who oversees the development of cooperative agreements in MILSATCOM for the U.S. Air Force. He enlisted in the United States Army June 1989, later graduating from the United States Military Academy June 1995. He continued serving on active duty in the United States Army until June 2004. His active duty experiences included multiple overseas assignments and deployments in Europe. Upon separation from the Army, he continued to serve overseas as a Department of the Army Civilian, transferring to the Air Force in 2011 upon his return to Washington.

    Mr Michael Rupar

    Branch Head, Transmission Technology Branch, US Naval Research Laboratory
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    Mike Rupar is the Branch Head for the Transmission Technology Branch at the US Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC. His 30+ years of experience reaches across the electromagnetic spectrum, from commercial and military SATCOM and upper-Ka-band LOS communications, to medium- frequency research in the high Arctic. His branch address issues for the Navy and DoD in satellite and wireless networking, voice and signal processing, programming and machine learning. Mr. Rupar also participates in The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP) and is a participant & contributor to the modernization effort for the MIL-STD 188-165B for FDMA modem specifications.
    Mr. Rupar received his BSEE from West Virginia University and his MSE in Electrophysics from The George Washington University.
     

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    Mr. (Senior Executive Service) James Faist

    Director of Research and Engineering (Advanced Capabilities), US DoD
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    Mr. James "Jim" A. Faist is the Director of Defense Research and Engineering for Advanced Capabilities, reporting directly to the Under Secretary of Defense Research and Engineering within the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Jim directs an organization whose mission is to recognize, explore, and force the development and integration of new technology to maintain U.S. technological superiority. He is responsible for establishing a Department of Defense joint mission engineering capability, oversight of developmental testing and test facilities as well as demonstration and validation of technology prototype and rapid fielding activities. Jim serves as the mission area advisor for warfighter portfolios in hypersonics, space, autonomy, and networked command, control, and communication architectures. He also provides independent technical risk assessments of major acquisition programs.
    Jim has an extensive career in industry and government in national defense, including progressive responsibilities and experience in military operations, advanced technologies, system development, engineering leadership, and program management. He is a recognized expert in advanced sensors, weapons, and electronic warfare for space, air, and ground capabilities.
    Faist was a chief engineer for the Northrop Grumman and Harris Corporations. He held senior executive positions at Schafer Corporation, Trident Systems Incorporated, and System Planning Corporation. Prior to his work in the industry, he served in the United States Air Force as a Weapons Systems Officer and an Electronic Warfare Officer in the F-4D/E Phantom II fighter aircraft.
    Jim earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia, and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, with emphasis on microwave and power systems. During his career he received numerous performance awards and honors from the U.S. Air Force, academia, and industry.
     

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    In his current role Sqn Ldr Bolan is responsible for leading the through life Capability Development of NATO SATCOM. Based at NATO’s Warfare Development Command, Allied Command Transformation (ACT) in Norfolk, Virginia, he works closely with European counterparts at Allied Command Operations (ACO) and the NCI Agency in order to integrate all aspects of SATCOM Capability, providing alignment across the technical and strategic domains.
    In his military career to date he has undertaken a diverse range of challenging Operational and Staff roles. These have included deployments to Bosnia and Afghanistan, the latter as part of a 3 year secondment to the British Army’s Royal Signals. He has a broad experience of AIR C4ISR Capability Development having led the technical development of the Tactical Leadership Programme (TLP) in Albacete, Spain and more recently, supporting UK C4ISR Capability at the Portfolio Level through defining the Royal Air Force’s stake in the P-8 Poseidon and SKYNET Programmes.
    Sqn Ldr Bolan holds an MBA, BSc in Engineering Management and an Engineering degree from Loughborough University

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    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:

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    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.

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    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.

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

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    ‘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.

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