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EVENT FOCUS: DoD Commercial SATCOM Users’ Workshop
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The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) is a Washington D.C. based trade association that represents the leading satellite operators, service providers, manufacturers, launch services providers, and ground equipment suppliers across the globe. Since 1995, SIA has been the unified voice of the satellite industry on policy, regulatory, and legislative issues that affect the commercial satellite industry. The association actively promotes the benefits and uses of commercial satellite technology and its role in national security, homeland security, disaster relief and recovery, and the global information infrastructure and economy. As the commercial satellite industry’s lead advocate, the SIA continually monitors the international and domestic regulatory landscape and works to advance satellite interests both at home and abroad. SIA member companies are actively involved in reviewing and commenting on spectrum, regulatory, telecom, international trade, export controls, government procurement, national defense, homeland security and industry trends among other key issues.

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One of the most important events for the SIA is the DoD Commercial SATCOM Users’ Workshop. This is the SIA’s flagship event and is a part of the SIA SATCOM Workshop series. This event will be held from December 8-10, 2009, at the conveniently located Hyatt Crystal City hotel in Arlington, Virginia, located at 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The phone is 1-703-418-1234 or +1 800-223-1234. This annual event brings together government leaders from DoD Combatant Commands, Services and Agencies as well as commercial satellite industry operators, service providers, integrators, ground equipment suppliers, and manufacturers. Join Government decision-makers from AFRICOM, EUCOM, SOCOM, SOUTHCOM, STRATCOM, CENTCOM, TRANSCOM, OSD/NII, DISA, NSSO, Army, Marine Corp, White House Communications Agency, SPAWAR, and many, many more for this important conference.

There are many reasons why attending the DoD Commercial SATCOM Users’ Workshop makes sense... attendees will be provided with current information on the DoD’s Commercial SATCOM needs, requirements and concerns including information about DoD’s near-, mid- and long-term operational capabilities, capacity and protection requirements. Plus, the challenges and concerns of U.S. Combat Commands, military services, as well as DoD and Civil Agencies will be outlined. There is also the opportunity to meet with key government satellite users and engage in open discussions with all, gleaning information perhaps unavailable elsewhere. Additionally, this is a venue where the latest technologies will all be exhibited, encompassing space and terrestrial capabilities as well as present commercial solutions available to DoD SATCOM users. And let’s not forget, the visibility of the individual participants is increased with the leading defense and civil agencies!

The DoD Commercial SATCOM User’s Workshop is an unclassified conference and the U.S. Strategic Command co-sponsorship does not constitute federal endorsement of SIA or any other sponsors of this workshop. Registration for this important conference may be completed directly online at... http://www.dodsatcom.com/registration.htm

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