Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch Calls for Clear Gov’t Strategy, Funds for Commercial Satcom Procurement

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 4, 2018 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat Government, has said the government needs a defined strategy and funding for the acquisition, operations and maintenance of commercial satellite communications capabilities, ExecutiveBiz reported Dec. 13.

Space News reported Dec. 12 that Cowen-Hirsch relayed an industry concern over the lack of long-term budget for commercial services, the available funds’ capacity to ensure the impact of commercial satcom and the unclear purpose of the U.S. Air Force‘s appropriations program line for commercial satcom research, development, testing and evaluation.

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