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Stretched Air Mobility Command Needs Better Comms to Meet Global Mission

The U.S. Air Force’s Air Mobility Command (AMC) is stretched thin across the world. Constant operations and disaster relief flights have created a situation in…

How to Improve Enterprise Ground Services for Space

Recently, I wrote about the push to improve Air Force Space Command’s Enterprise Ground Services (EGS). EGS is not a new kind of ground system…

IGC Team Will Continue on the Same Path

It’s an exciting time to become President of Intelsat General Corp. – a time of challenges and opportunities, and a time that includes a great…

Military SatCom Health Should Drive Decision Making, not Delay It

With growing concern about emerging or potential threats in space, the U.S. military is challenged to maintain and enhance capabilities to cope with an uncertain…

Preparing for the Unexpected in Space

There is a common thread through all of the speculation – informed and otherwise – about future conflicts on the global stage: Expect the unexpected.…

Commercialization is Coming to WGS

Commercializing the Air Force’s Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) satellite bus operations continues to attract widespread interest. Air Force personnel have said they’d like to see…

The Urgency of Modernizing Satellite Control Infrastructure

The satellite infrastructure that the DoD relies on for operational awareness is inefficient and is badly in need of modernization. The status quo isn’t acceptable,…

Making Space Technology Cutting Edge AND Affordable

The current budgetary climate has forced a change in how the DoD handles space acquisition. As highlighted in this recent National Defense magazine article, programs…

Next Generation Satellite Systems Offer Huge Benefits for AISR

Next-generation high-throughput satellite (HTS) systems are right around the corner, and will provide huge performance benefits for airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (AISR) DoD missions.…