MilSatCom USA 2018 conference

Documentation - June 27-28, 2018- Arlington, United States

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We, the organizers of Global MilSatcom, are proud to present the 3rd instalment to its successful MilSatCom USA series as it returns to Arlington, Virginia on June 27th and 28th 2018.

With the FY18 National Defence Authorization Act (NDA Act) promising ‘Fundamental Reform of National Security Space’ as well as the Wideband Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) expected to conclude in the first half of the year, MilSatCom USA will provide the perfect forum to address pressing issues facing the future of US MilSatCom programmes.

This year's conference will return as the leading forum in the US with a specific MilSatCom focus bringing together senior military, government and industry representatives from US and allied forces.

As well as discussing the NDA Act and Wideband AoA, with a variety of threats developing in space, MilSatCom USA will discuss the importance of resilience and protection in future architectures and will endeavour to find mutual definitions of both to assist with allied collaboration moving forwards.

In addition, with the potential of providing better proliferation, protection from jamming, and smaller terminal requirements the next generation small sat LEO constellation will be a critical discussion point.

Benefits of Attending

  • Hear about the implications of the National Defence Authorization Act 2018 and the Wideband AoA and how these will impact on future MilSatCom and space systems moving forward
  • Hear an update from Air Force Space Command and Strategic Command on their response to evolving threats
  • Learn about the MilSatCom programmes from national allies and how international collaboration can benefit future strategies
  • Join the discussion on key topics of resilient MilSatCom architectures and the military utilisation of ComSatCom systems
  • With the era of mega-constellations in LEO fast approaching, debate how best government and industry can utilise these capabilities to meet operational requirements

Who should attend

  • Directors of J6
  • Heads of Space Branch
  • MilSatCom Programme Managers
  • Heads of C4ISR
  • Directors of Network Services
  • Heads of Space Policy


Key Bridge Marriott
1401 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA, USA


  • Senior Leadership, Office of the Chief Information Officer, G6, U.S. Army
  • Brigadier General Tim Lawson, DCG-O (Deputy Commanding General for Operations), U.S. Army SMDC/ASTRAT
  • Brigadier General Mark Baird, Director of Space Programmes, U.S. Air Force*
  • Robert Tarleton, Director, Military Satellite Communications Directorate, U.S. Air Force
  • Dr Brian Teeple, DoD CIO C4, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Colonel Jack D. Fulmer, II, Chief, J6- DDC4 Transport Division, Joint Staff/J6
  • Colonel Charles Daly, Director of J63, U.S. Special Operations Command
  • Captain Mike Thrall, Chief, Plans and Programs Division, Cyberspace Operations, NORAD and U.S. Northern Command
  • Colonel Hugh McCauley, CCJ6 Operations Division Chief, U.S. CENTCOM
  • Norman R Yarbrough, Operations Research Analyst, U.S. Department of Defence, Office of Secretary of Defense Acquisition and Sustainment
  • Dr Lawrence “Robbie”, Mission Lead, Satellite Communications, Space Vehicles Directorate, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Jessie L. Showers, Jr., Infrastructure Directorate Executive, Infrastructure Directorate (IE), Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)


  • Colonel Stig Nilsson, Head of Space Programmes, Norwegian MoD*
  • Colonel Jose Vagner Vital, Executive Vice President, Space Systems Coordination and Implementation Commission (CCISE), Department of Air & Space Technology- DCTA, Brazilian Air Force
  • Major Geoffroy Beaudot, SatCom and CIS Programme Manager, Luxembourg Directorate of Defence
  • Dr Gregory Edwards, Head of Infrastructure Services & Transition Services, NCIA NATO

Registration Information:

All active federal employees, to include Military Personnel, will be granted FREE ADMISSION to our event. However, in order to attend this event PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED on the event website, which is subject to final approval by the conference organizer.

COMMERCIAL ORGANISATIONS: Any commercial organisations who wish to attend the event should contact Alia Malick, Director by phone: +44 (0) 207 827 6168 or by email: or submit a Sponsor Enquiry.

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Event details
Organizer :SAE Media Group
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-18662