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Air Force Space Command to Assume Commercial Satcom Acquisition Responsibility; Clare Grason Quoted

The Defense Information Systems Agency is set to hand over by December its oversight of satellite communications services procurement to Air Force Space Command, SpaceNews reported Thursday. Clare Grason, division chief for satcom at DISA, said her office will become part of the command and will draft an acquisition strategy next year to address commanders’ satcom requirements.

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Tom Becht: Industry Satcom Providers Should Form Consortium to Offer Services to DoD

Tom Becht, interim director of the military satellite communications directorate at the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, has said he believes commercial satcom providers should offer their services to the Defense Department as a group, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. “We would be looking for a consortium view on how to supply DoD more commercial capability,” he said Wednesday at the 2018 Global MilSatcom conference in London.

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Army Seeks Industry Support to Address Network Modernization Gaps; Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford Quoted

The U.S. Army is lacking the technical sufficiency needed to modernize the service's data and communication networks, and is now seeking industry support to address this gap, the National Defense Magazine reported Tuesday. Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford, chief information officer of the Army, announced the branch's need for sustained industry support at the Military Communications Conference.

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Marine Corps Eyes Updated Medium SATCOM Platform to Support Beyond-Line-of-Sight Communications

A Marine Corps Systems Command-led team looks to update a medium satellite communications system to create and offer a modernized beyond-line-of-sight communications capacity. The U.S. Marine Corps said Thursday the Very Small Aperture Terminal family of systems covers expeditionary, small, medium and large platforms that support data, video and voice applications …

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Holger Lueschow: European Govsatcom Demo to Commence Next Summer

Holger Lueschow, satellite communications program manager at the European Defense Agency, said the European Govsatcom demonstration project will begin to deliver Satcom services to government users next summer, Space News reported Wednesday. The Govsatcom project will utilize pooling and asset sharing efforts to mitigate challenges related to the affordability, security and …

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National Guard Provides Comms System to Aid Hurricane Recovery Efforts

The U.S. National Guard has rolled out satellite communications systems in an effort to address communication gaps in hurricane-affected U.S. territories. The Guard said Friday its Joint Incident Site Communications Capability is designed to facilitate high-frequency radio, data, video and voice communications between first responders. Four JISCCs are currently on-site in …

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Army to Conduct Service Analysis of Military Battlefield Networks

Gen. Mark Milley, U.S. Army chief of staff, has launched a service analysis of the military branch’s battlefield networks in response to congressional concerns over a future mobile satellite communications network, Defense Systems reported Tuesday. The report said the Army seeks to determine how the future Warfighter Information Network–Tactical infrastructure can be …

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