Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch joins Government Matters panel

20 December 2019: Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, Senior Vice President, Government Strategy & Policy, Inmarsat Government recently participated in a panel discussion with Maj Gen Nina Armagno, Director, Space Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, Washington, D.C.; and Todd Harrison, Director of Defense Budget Analysis at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to delve deeper into the topic: an integrated satellite communications (SATCOM) architecture establishes a critical “path forward” to mission success, as part of the latest Tech Leadership Series Space episode of Government Matters.

Space is recognised as vital to national security. The U.S. government is increasingly focused on the acceleration of a “defendable” space and the need for diversity, redundancy and resiliency of assets. In today’s modern age in which global conflicts and threats rapidly shift to create increasingly complex challenges, there is a need to pave a path forward via a SATCOM architecture that integrates commercial innovation with military SATCOM (MILSATCOM). To achieve this, it requires industry and government leaders working collaboratively together to ensure a more protected space environment.

In the programme, Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch discussed the criticality of an integrated SATCOM architecture for readiness, as well as resilient, robust and secure capabilities across the full spectrum of engagement for mission success.

Aired on ABC7 News in Washington, D.C. on 19 December, watch the full discussion here: govmatters.tv/tech-leadership-series-space/.