Press Release

DISA’s Bruce Bennett to Deliver Opening Remarks at SIA’s Army Commercial SATCOM Workshop

By SpaceRef Editor
June 27, 2012
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Washington, D.C. June 27, 2012 – The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) is pleased to announce that Bruce Bennett, Program Executive Officer for Communications, at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) will deliver the opening remarks at SIA’s 2012 Army Commercial SATCOM Users’ Workshop on Monday, August 13th at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

“SIA is honored to have Mr. Bennett as the opening speaker at SIA’s 2012 Army Commercial SATCOM Users’ Workshop,” said, Ms. Patricia Cooper, President of SIA. “His views of the Department of Defense’s current requirements and future needs for satellite communications will highlight the important relationship between the satellite industry and the U.S. government. “

This is the fifth year that SIA will hold its Annual Army Commercial SATCOM Users’ Workshop. This one-day workshop aims to link the Army end-user community with the commercial satellite industry. The workshop explores issues of central importance to the U.S. Army and the commercial companies which supply critical SATCOM capabilities.

To register to attend and for more information regarding SIA’s 2012 Army Commercial SATCOM User’s Workshop, visit:


SIA is a U.S.-based trade association providing worldwide representation of the leading satellite operators, service providers, manufacturers, launch services providers, and ground equipment suppliers. Since its creation more than fifteen years ago, SIA has become the unified voice of the U.S. satellite industry on policy, regulatory, and legislative issues affecting the satellite business.

SIA Executive Members include: Artel, Inc.; The Boeing Company; The DIRECTV Group; EchoStar Satellite Services LLC; Harris CapRock Communications; Hughes Network Systems, LLC; Intelsat, S.A.; Iridium Communications Inc.; Kratos Defense & Security Solutions; LightSquared; Lockheed Martin Corporation.; Northrop Grumman Corporation; Rockwell Collins Government Systems; SES S.A.; and Space Systems/Loral. SIA Associate Members include: ATK Inc.; Cisco; Cobham SATCOM Land Systems; Comtech EF Data Corp.; DRS Technologies, Inc.; Eutelsat, Inc.; GE Satellite; Globecomm Systems, Inc.; Glowlink Communications Technology, Inc.; iDirect Government Technologies; Inmarsat, Inc.; Marshall Communications Corporation.; MTN Government Services; NewSat America, Inc.; Orbital Sciences Corporation; Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Spacecom, Ltd.; Spacenet Inc.; TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.; Telesat Canada; Ultisat, Inc.; ViaSat, Inc., and XTAR, LLC.

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