Australian DoD explores SatCom requirements and future procurement plans

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  • (1888PressRelease) May 03, 2017 - Air Vice Marshall Andrew Dowse, Head of ICT Operations (HICTO), Chief Information Officer Group (CIOG) of the Australian Department of Defense will be speaking at the 2nd annual MilSatCom USA on June 28 & 29, 2017 in Arlington, VA.

    Air Vice Marshall Dowse will present a keynote on Day Two of the conference. With a focus on optimising future US MilSatCom capabilities through comprehensive collaboration and cooperation, he will further expound on providing greater flexibility for modern warfare and enhancing MilSatCom capabilities for the Australian Defence Force.

    His presentation will cover the importance of SatCom to Australia given its relation to the maritime domain as well as the key requirements from the Australian Defence White Paper of February 2016. He will also discuss the future role of WGS and ComSatCom moving forward and the organisation's procurement plans from present to 2029.

    Air Vice Marshall Dowse joins a stellar lineup of speakers including key government and military personnel from the US Army, US Air Force, US Department of Defense, US NorthCom, NATO NCIA, DISA, DARPA; as well as key industry experts from Airbus Defence and Space, Hughes Network Systems and more.

    A detailed agenda including a full list of speakers and their respective topics can be viewed on

    The two-day event will also highlight significant topics including the USA's acquisition process, the Wideband AoA and the direction of the US space programs, ComSatCom utilization and operational systems.

    MilSatCom USA is a part of SMi Group's successful MilSatCom portfolio of events which includes its flagship Global MilSatCom. Described as Europe's leading forum for satcom professionals, Global MilSatCom has been running for 18 years attracting over 450 attendees and 40 sponsors. With a wealth of experience, an international reputation and an established MilSatCom brand, SMi Group are bringing this industry-leading show once again to the USA.

    All active US and foreign military and government personnel will be granted free admission to the event. However, pre-registration is required, which is subject to final approval by the conference organizers.

    All commercial organizations who wish to attend should contact Alia Malick on amalick ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk or on +44(0)207 827 6168 dot

    2nd Annual MilSatCom USA
    June 28-29, 2017
    Sheraton Pentagon City, Arlington, VA

    Contact Information:
    For queries on military bookings, contact Daniel Tyler on dtyler ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk dot For sponsorship and exhibition details, contact Alia Malick on amalick ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk dot For media enquiries contact Honey de Gracia on hdegracia ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk dot

    About SMi Group:
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