TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 24, 2016 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, believes collaboration is key to drive the adoption of a new procurement model for satellite services at the Defense Department, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday.
Cowen-Hirsch wrote in a blog entry posted Friday that the “satcom-as-a-service” model was the focus of discussion among some government and industry leaders at the Satellite 2016 conference earlier this month.
Rick Lober, vice president and general manager of defense and intelligence systems at Hughes Network Systems, said at a panel discussion he believes the model works to facilitate interoperability between different satellite systems.
“As a result [of satcom-as-a-service], military users will communicate more readily, with secured access to the highest levels of data throughput, ” Cowen-Hirsch wrote.
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