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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: NDAA, Other Gov’t Efforts Build on Comsatcom Role in National Security

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 18, 2018 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government has said the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018 works to recognize the role of the commercial satellite communications industry in national security efforts, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Cowen-Hirsch wrote for …

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Army Introduces Northrop-Built Training System for WGS Satcom Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 6, 2018 — The U.S. Army has launched an interactive training technology developed by Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) to train soldiers on the management and operations of the Wideband Global SATCOM satellite communications program, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Northrop said Wednesday the Wideband Training and Certification System …

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Inmarsat SVP Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch Underscores Communication’s Role in Military Missions

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 26, 2018 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government,  highlighted at the Satellite 2018 conference that communication is the “ultimate force multiplier” as it supports all missions that take place in the U.S. military, ExecutiveBiz reported. National Defense Magazine reported that Cowen-Hirsch …

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Inmarsat, Australian Firm Partner to Explore Satellite Voice Comms for Air Traffic Mgmt

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 6, 2018 — Inmarsat will collaborate with an Australian government-run air navigation service company in a project to explore satellite voice communications systems for air traffic management support in environments with degraded voice communications coverage, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Inmarsat said Monday it will work alongside Airservices Australia to assess …

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Comtech to Help Sustain Army VSATs Under Potential $124M Contract

A business unit of Comtech Telecommunications (Nasdaq: CMTL) has won a potential three-year, $123.6 million contract to help the U.S. Army sustain ground-based very small satellite terminals. Comtech said Monday the command and control technologies group of its government solutions arm will sustain the Army’s AN/TSC-198A secret internet protocol router and non-classified internet protocol router …

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Kratos Supplies VM-Based Satcom Platform to Operate WGS Payload

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 1, 2018 — A subsidiary of Kratos Defense and Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS) has provided a virtual machine-based satellite communications architecture for the command and control of the Wideband Global SATCOM system, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday Kratos RT Logic will replace a legacy command-and-control technology with …

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Peraton to Support Army Pacific Command Satcom Tech Under $72M Contract; Stu Shea Comments

The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded Peraton a potential five-year, $71.8 million contract to help the U.S. Army Pacific Command implement and manage commercial satellite communications technology. Peraton said Thursday it will also provide satellite services, technical and engineering support for mobile and fixed platforms of USARPAC’s network architecture. Stu Shea, CEO of Peraton, said …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Unified Satcom Key to Support Military Mission Requirements

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 3, 2018 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government, has said an integrated satellite communications infrastructure will work to help service personnel support military missions around the world even amid challenges such as budget constraints, ExecutiveBiz reported Dec. 21. She …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch Leads SIA Workshop Discussion on Integrated Satcom

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 28, 2017 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, participated at the Satellite Industry Association’s 13th annual DoD Commercial SATCOM Workshop as a moderator on a panel discussion about integrated satellite communications, GovCon Executive reported Dec. 19. The company said Dec. …

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Satellite Industry Vet Samer Halawi to Join Intelsat as Chief Commercial Officer

Samer Halawi, formerly chief commercial officer of satellite communications firm OneWeb, has been appointed to a similar role at Intelsat (NYSE:I) in a move slated to take effect Jan. 9. Intelsat said Wednesday Halawi’s appointment comes as the company aims to accelerate the commercialization of its EpicNG satellite fleet and the launch of new managed service offerings. The …

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