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Past event: MilSatCom USA 2019 conference

With the US space sector set to be transformed as the new sixth branch of the military 'Space Command' is developed, the AEHF and WGS reach maturity and the initial pilots following the Wideband AoA become more advanced, there has never been a more vital time to explore the evolution of US SATCOM capability.

We are delighted to announce the return of the MilSatCom USA conference for its 4th annual year, set to provide a refined focus on the US communications market, and address how these critical programmes are developing. The two-day event will explore the resiliency of systems, their integration to ground terminals, as well as wider efforts to optimise bandwidth utilisation via international partnerships.

2019 Conference Highlights:

  • Engage with stakeholders from across the US Space Enterprise including USAF, US Navy, US Army, US DoD, Defence Innovation Unit, US COCOMS, NRL and DISA
  • Learn how the future US Space Force and other major policy changes are driving reformation of the US approach to military communications
  • Discover how MilSatCom programmes across allied partners can drive collaboration and partnerships for future strategies
  • Hear from leading industry stakeholders & how they are developing resilient MilSatCom architectures and approaches
The need to harmonise collaboration of industry and defence has never been higher. Join us at the premier event for industry professionals seeking to explore the next generation of American communications capability, and hear in-depth presentations from military representatives across all branches, as well as supporting government agencies and industry.


  • Mr Doug Loverro, Independent Consultant, Loverro Consulting


  • Brigadier General David Gaedecke, Director, Cyberspace Operations and Warfighting Integration, Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, US Air Force
  • Brigadier General Mark Baird, Deputy Director, National Reconnaissance Office, US DoD
  • Mr Frank Konieczny, Chief Technology Officer, SECAF, US Air Force
  • Mr. (SES) James Faist, Director of Research and Engineering (Advanced Capabilities), US DoD
  • Captain Willis Arnold, Chief, Strategic C4 Capabilities Division, US STRATCOM


  • Mr Kenneth Bible, Deputy Director, C4 / Deputy CIO, US Marine Corps
  • Colonel Chad Raduege, Director of Cyberspace and Information Dominance, ACC
  • A6, US Air Force
  • Colonel Hugh McCauley, J6 Operations, Division Chief, US CENTCOM
  • Colonel Steve Butow, Space Portfolio Lead, Defence Innovation Unit, US DoD
  • Lieutenant Colonel Eric Trias, Lead Analyst, Aviation Cybersecurity, US Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid, SATCOM Section Head, Canadian Armed Forces
  • Squadron Leader Nick Bolan, SATCOM Capability Director, NATO ACT
  • Commandant Nicolas Gerome, Head of Space Capabilities, Belgium Ministry of Defence
  • Dr Brian Teeple, Acting DCIO for Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) and Information Infrastructure Capabilities (IIC) (C4&IIC), US DoD
  • Dr Gurpartap "GP" Sandhoo, Superintendent, Spacecraft Engineering, US Naval Research Laboratory
  • Mr Jason Perkins, Branch Chief Satellite, Spectrum, & Terrestrial Communications, US SOCOM
  • Mr Charles Osborn, Acting Director, Infrastructure Directorate, DISA
  • Mr Mike Laney, Lead International Engagement for MILSATCOM, SAF/IAPC, US DoD
  • Mr Mike Rupar, Branch Head, Transmission Technology Branch, NRL

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Hilton Arlington
950 North Stafford Street,
Arlington, Virginia, USA


Hilton Arlington
950 North Stafford Street
Arlington, Virginia, USA
Event details
Organizer : SMi
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-20291