SMi Group are proud to announce the 5th annual MilSatCom USA conference, returning to Arlington on 23rd-24th June 2021. As the US Space Force passes its first birthday and with the ever-growing emphasis on reliable communications for deployed units, the US DoD is investing heavily in MILSATCOM capabilities to achieve and maintain overmatch against its adversaries.

Featuring in-depth presentations from all branches of the military, numerous critical government agencies and leading industry SATCOM providers, the conference will delve into the most important topics and discussions around MILSATCOM. This year’s forum will analyse several pressing topics including emerging US space policy, SATCOM resiliency and redundancy, USSF and US Army SATCOM acquisition plans, and expeditionary SATCOM for the Warfighter.

As well as bringing together the US MILSATCOM community, the conference will bring in some of the most dynamic and innovative international militaries to provide their unique perspectives; no other event in the USA offers the same number of opportunities to meet, discuss and network with opposite numbers from allied nations.

MilSatCom USA 2021 is the perfect occasion to meet the most informed, experienced and dynamic experts in military satellite communications. Attend the forum to benefit from insights, advice and updates from senior DoD figures, industry experts and researchers at the cutting edge of work on SATCOM.

  • Meet and network with leaders in SATCOM from industry, military and government across two days, including dedicated networking breaks and spaces
  • Hear updates and guidance from world leading SATCOM programme managers and decision-makers
  • Delve into the latest topics and trends shaping the future of MILSATCOM
  • Discover cutting-edge SATCOM technology to enhance operational effectiveness and explore opportunities for greater coalition interoperability

7th Innovation command, US Army; Air Force Space Command, USAF; Airbus; Airbus OneWeb Satellites; Australian Department Of Defence; BAE Systems; Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems; British Embassy; C4ISRNET; Canadian Armed Forces; CCDC C5ISR Center, US Army; CCISE, Brazilian MOD; Collins Aerospace; Czech MOD; Czech Republic MOD; Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA); DGA/UM Esio; DRS Global Enterprise Solutions; DuPont de Nemours Luxembourg sarl; ETL Systems Inc; French Joint Space Command; GovSat; Harris Corporation; Honeywell; Honeywell Aerospace; HQ Air Force A3/OS, USAF; HQ Air Force Space Command, USAF; HQ Air Force, USAF; HQDA Army CIO/G-6, USAF; II Marine Expeditionary Force, G6; Independent Consultancy; Information Technology Inspectorate, Polish Armed Forces; Intellian Technologies; Intelsat General Corp.; Japanese Self Defence Forces; Joint Chiefs of Staff; Joint Staff J6, US DoD; JSAT International Inc; JSAT International Inc. ; Kepler Communications; LinQuest; Lockheed Martin; Loverro Consulting, LLC; LuxGovSat; MCC Corporation; Military University of Technical Warsaw, Poland. I3TO MoD Poland; National Reconnaissance Office; National Science Foundation; NATO ACT; Naval Network Warfare Command (NavyNetWarCom); NGA - National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; Northern Sky Research, LLC; Northrop Grumman; ODASD Information and Integration Portfolio Management; OSD CAPE; Plexus Corp; Psionic; Qatari Emiri Signal and Information Technology Corps (QAF); Rantec Microwave Systems; Raytheon; Rohde & Schwarz ; SAF/SP, USAF; SES Government Solutions; SES GS; SES Networks; Sojitz Corporation of america; Southern Aerospace and Telcom Consulting; Terrasat Communications; Thales Alenia Space; Thales Alenia Space US; The Aerospace Corporation; The Boeing Company; The Netherlands MOD; UAE Armed Forces; UAE Military Attache Office; UK MOD; United States Army Space and Missile Defense / Army Forces Strategic Command; US AFRICOM; US Air Force; US Air Force Academy; US Air Force Auxiliary / Civil Air Patrol; US Air Force China Aerospace Studies Institute; US DoD; US DoD CIO; US National Guard Bureau; US Naval Research Laboratory; USAF Space and Missile Systems Center; USSTRATCOM J66; White House Military Office; XTAR;

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mr Alula Berhane

Mr Alula Berhane, CEO, ABB International Consulting, LLC

9:00 Developing Future SATCOM Capabilities: US DoD R&D

Mr James Faist

Mr James Faist, Director of Defense Research and Engineering Advanced Capabilities, OUSD, US DoD

  • Today’s SATCOM operating environment and what the DoD must do to maximise its effectiveness with limited resources
  • Importance of resilient and protected communications to the US military, including in degraded and contested environments
  • Bandwidth considerations: what we need to do to maintain and expand bandwidth availability as data transfer needs increase
  • Future R&D in SATCOM: delivering the capability demanded by the warfighter
  • 9:40 Importance of Interoperable and Multinational SatCom Capabilities for Coalition Formations

    Lieutenant General Tom Sharpy

    Lieutenant General Tom Sharpy, Deputy Chief of Staff, Capability Development, NATO Allied Command Transformation

  • Overview of NATO SATCOM capabilities and SOPs for effective communications in coalition
  • Why it is crucial for allied nations to work in tandem to provide comprehensive and efficient SATCOM capabilities
  • Where NATO can assist with communications and how members can further support
  • Future of NATO SATCOM, including CP130 and further programs
  • 10:20 CENTCOM Communications: Operational SATCOM in Combat Environments

    Brigadier General Jeth Rey

    Brigadier General Jeth Rey, Director J6, USCENTCOM

  • CENTCOM’s specific SATCOM context and setup
  • Maintaining resilient and effective SATCOM in hostile and inhospitable environments
  • Preparing SATCOM for near-peer adversary conflict
  • Implementing interoperable systems for multinational coalitions and building partner capacity
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:30 Addressing the Warfighter's Needs with OmegA

    Mr Charlie Precourt

    Mr Charlie Precourt, Vice President, Propulsion Systems, Northrop Grumman

  • In the dynamic and competitive space launch market it is easy to become distracted by lofty missions and spectacular displays.
  • But in the world of National Security Space, we must consider the needs of the Warfighter first
  • This presentation examines how the OmegA launch system leverages Northrup Grumman's end-to-end capabilities in national security space - from satellites to launch - to deliver the mission assurance needed by the Warfighter and the U.S. Air Force
  • 12:10 COMSATCOM for the Warfighter: Integrating Commercial SATCOM into Military Communications Architectures

    Ms Clare Grason

    Ms Clare Grason, Chief, Commercial Satellite Communications Office, US Air Force Space Command

  • Way ahead for transforming COMSATCOM capabilities and balancing with sovereign capabilities
  • Building a network of partners: working with the COMSATCOM office
  • Mitigating resilience concerns
  • CSCO's future COMSATCOM strategy
  • 12:50 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Session Reserved for Lockheed Martin

    Senior Representative

    Senior Representative, Space, Lockheed Martin

    14:30 Connecting the Warfighter at the Last Tactical Mile

    Colonel Shane Taylor

    Colonel Shane Taylor, Project Manager, Tactical Network, PEO C3T, US Army

  • Building a Unified Network that is standards based , fully interoperable and seamlessly integrated.
  • The PEO C3T vision for a connected warfighter – integrating modular and interoperable network architectures
  • Achieving effective SATCOM-on-the-move for the dismounted soldier to build operating effectiveness
  • Future for the program – planned additions to the tactical network
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 Enabling the Air Force to Fight and Win through Effective SATCOM Capability

    Colonel Daniel Schmitt

    Colonel Daniel Schmitt, Chief, Cyberspace Transformation Division, A6, US Air Combat Command

  • The importance of resilient and effective SATCOM to Air Combat Command’s mission
  • Where the ACC is driving innovation and development in SATCOM
  • How SATCOM partners can better support the ACC’s mission and where we go from here
  • 16:20 French MoD MilSatCom Strategy and SYRACUSE IV

    Commander Ludovic Esquivie

    Commander Ludovic Esquivie, Chief of SATCOM Section/SATCOM Programme Officer, French Joint Space Command

  • MILSATCOM strategy of the French MoD – delivering information superiority in France and other operating theatres
  • SYRACUSE IV - providing new space and ground capabilities
  • Cooperation activities and Space assets valorization
  • 17:00 Space Threat Assessment

    Mr Todd Harrison

    Mr Todd Harrison, Director, Defense Budget Analysis, Director, Aerospace Security Project and Senior Fellow, International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

  • Threats to Space systems
  • Ramifications for military SATCOM
  • Recommendations for safeguarding space communications assets
  • 17:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Mr Alula Berhane

    Mr Alula Berhane, CEO, ABB International Consulting, LLC

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Mr Alula Berhane

    Mr Alula Berhane, CEO, ABB International Consulting, LLC

    9:00 Advancing the Technology Landscape of Space

    Mr Frank Konieczny

    Mr Frank Konieczny, Chief Technology Officer, Office of Deputy Chief Information Officer, SECAF

  • Cyber and technology pathfinders within the joint information environment
  • The quantum revolution: where QKD can be integrated to support more secure communications
  • Current R&D projects that can influence our space warfighting construct
  • A vision of the future – delivering cutting edge technology to the Warfighter faster
  • 9:40 Training The Warrior To Use SATCOM-Enabled Technology

    Brigadier General Christopher Eubank

    Brigadier General Christopher Eubank, Chief of Signal/Signal School Commandant, US Army

  • Moving from the legacy mobile network: to an interoperable and higher bandwidth Joint Information Network
  • On the move capability for the warfighter: roaming across commercial, WGS and BFT within WIN-T
  • Ensuring capability is scalable across formation sizes
  • 10:20 Morning Coffee

    10:50 Combined Space Operations Center: SATCOM Integrated Operations Division (SIOD)

    Mr Bradd Olsen

    Mr Bradd Olsen, Director, SATCOM Integrated Operations Division, USSPACECOM

  • Role of the SIOD in supporting wider strategic goals
  • Fighting in degraded environments: what we need to maintain communications
  • Bandwidth allocations: key considerations and projects to ensure global, persistent coverage and availability
  • 11:30 SATCOM for the Expeditionary Warfighter: US Navy Perspectives

    Ms. Kimberly Morris

    Ms. Kimberly Morris, Division Lead, SATCOM Operations Division, Naval Network Warfare Command

  • Control of the sea as the basis for operational manoeuvre capability
  • C2 as a means to provide transformation battlefield awareness and converting this into combat lethality
  • SATCOM as a means to connect C2 and concentrated firepower
  • Navy SATCOM architectures: multi-mission networks to support multi-spectral SATCOM


  • 12:10 National Guard SATCOM Efforts and Initiatives

    Lieutenant Colonel Robbie Reed

    Lieutenant Colonel Robbie Reed, C4 Division Chief, National Guard Bureau

  • COMSATCOM utilisation by the National Guard: key requirements and priorities
  • Exploiting ad hoc networks and SATCOM capability for domestic operations
  • Partnering to deliver effective communications capability
  • 12:50 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Enhancing the US Space Enterprise: Delivering Future Capability at Speed

    Dr Tom Cooley, ST

    Dr Tom Cooley, ST, Chief Scientist, Space Vehicles, US Air Force Research Laboratory

  • Changing our ethos and approach to SATCOM in a great power era
  • Space domain awareness: what LEO constellations could mean for connectivity and mitigating debris risks
  • Future launch capability - how payload delivery systems will improve our future approach to SATCOM
  • Bringing together the community of interest: partnerships as a key to maintaining the edge in space
  • 14:30 Emergent Trends in Government SATCOM

    Mr Mike Rupar

    Mr Mike Rupar, Branch Head, Transmission Technology Branch, US Naval Research Laboratory

  • Ramifications of increased bandwidth requirements
  • NRL's research into capacity-increasing technology
  • Case-study: enabling efficient transmission of data packets with ship to shore data links
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 Developing New Space Capabilities for the Expeditionary Warfighter

    Dr GP Sandhoo

    Dr GP Sandhoo, Head, Spacecraft Engineering, Naval Center for Space Technology, US Naval Research Laboratory

  • Introduction to NRL: delivering a portfolio of innovation
  • Satellite operations enterprise – supporting maritime mission systems
  • What big data may mean for future naval information warfare
  • End-to-end approaches for space vehicles from conception to operation
  • Plans for future in orbit servicing for satellites and future space capabilities
  • 16:20 Maintaining Cyber Security for SATCOM Architectures

    Colonel (Ret'd) Nichoel Brooks

    Colonel (Ret'd) Nichoel Brooks, Nation Strategy and Operations Leader, Deloitte

  • Key considerations for maintaining the integrity of communication systems
  • Minimising differences between commercial and government SATCOM security levels
  • Where our adversaries are going and how we can match them
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Mr Alula Berhane

    Mr Alula Berhane, CEO, ABB International Consulting, LLC





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