Satellite 2012 to focus on hosted payloads, security

The Satellite 2012 conference and exhibition will be held March 12-15 in Washington, D.C., and Defense Systems staff will be there to provide timely and detailed coverage of presentations and speeches by top military and civilian experts.

The conference will deal with security, hosted payloads and numerous other issues and will be held in the Walter E. Washington convention center.

Our reporters will cover panels and breakout sessions on a wide variety of topics, including networking over satellite; LightSquared and GPS; state of hosted payloads; network security; safeguarding satellite operations; nontraditional acquisition initiatives; cybersecurity and protection; and Defense Department procurement efficiencies in a budget-constrained environment.

Among the military and civilian experts scheduled to speak at the event are:

  • Bruce Bennett, program executive officer for communications, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).
  • Byron Browning, chief, Army CIO Space and Airborne Branch. 
  • Col. Charles Cynamon, chief, Air Force Advanced Concepts Division.
  • Charles Edwards, commercial satellite communications deputy program manager, DISA.
  • Patricia Gamble, director, DOD CIO International Affairs
  • Doug Loverro, executive director, Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AIr Force Base.
  • Vince Squitieri, communications and GPS navigation program manager, Navy Program Office C4I PMW/A 170.
  • Jim Russo, satcom program manager, General Services Administration.
  • Col. Thomas Shearer, chief of policy and strategy, DOD Executive Agent for Space.

Conference exhibits will include amplifiers, antennas, asset tracking, comms-on-the-move, and content security and encryption. They also will include engineering services, IP networking services, launch service providers, mobile media, satellite network providers, satellite operators, system integrators and transmission services.

The conference will run from March 12-15; the exhibition from March 12-14.

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