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A New Class of Protected Satellite Communications

A new category of space-based protected tactical communications passed an important test last month. Intelsat General participated in tests led by the U.S. Air Force…

Commercial Integration Cell a Sign of Stronger Collaboration in Space

Later this summer the Commercial Integration Cell (CIC) will begin operations for a six-month trial in the Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC), a command-and-control center…

A New ‘Arms Race’ in Space?

Old and new adversaries are working intently to counter America's supremacy in space. This fact has been discussed widely within government and industry circles for…

A Full Partnership in Space

Earlier this week SpaceNews published an article by Intelsat General President Kay Sears. Kay calls for the DoD to partner with commercial satellite operators in…

How do we meet the Insatiable Need for Satellite Bandwidth in Asia?

Both the Defense Innovation Initiative, proposed in November 2014 by former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, and the Council on Foreign Relations’ newly released report…

2016 Will be the Year of Outsourced WGS Operations

The U.S. Air Force is targeting 2016 as the year to outsource the operation of its Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) constellation to commercial providers. That's…

The Top Ten Reasons America Needs a New Space Architecture

Next week at the SATELLITE 2015 show in Washington, DC, I will participate in an important panel discussion titled The Future of Government and Military…

More Reasons Why Government Satellite Requirements Keep Accelerating

New technologies and new strategic imperatives are fueling accelerated demand for satellite bandwidth. This requirement is growing rapidly not just for the Defense Department (DoD),…

Commercial Industry Needs Clear Requirements, Not R&D Incentives

The need for the DoD to improve the procurement process for satellite services is a regular topic in the trade press. But it is clear…

Why Procurement Transformation is So Hard – and So Necessary

Back in December a great deal of people reacted positively to the nomination of Ashton Carter for Secretary of Defense. Observers in both government and…

Leverage Commercial Technology or Lose Edge in Space

For the sake of national security, the military must do a better job of leveraging commercial technology in space. That's the theme of a growing…

Why C4ISR Can Never Stand Still

Throughout history, the forces on the battlefield that had better communications and situational awareness emerged victorious. Technology has advanced tremendously over the centuries, but that…