Industry-government partnership: affordable SATCOM capabilities for mission support

In a byline for MilsatMagazine’s HPA Corner, Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, Inmarsat’s Senior Vice President of Government Strategy and Policy, U.S. Government Business Unit, discusses the importance of commercial satellite communications for a unified, strategic approach to an integrated SATCOM architecture.

She suggests that the government adopt an integrated SATCOM architecture and develop a strategy to embrace the range of robust and complementary commercial SATCOM capabilities.

DoD users need immediate access to resilient, robust and secure satellite communication worldwide, across the full spectrum of engagement in order to ensure mission success. To achieve this, a government and industry partnership, focused on accomplishing this goal, is necessary and recommended.

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