Press Release

Strategic Forces Subcommittee Chairman Rogers to Provide Keynote Address at SIA DOD Commercial SATCOM Workshop

By SpaceRef Editor
October 18, 2017
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The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) today announced House Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-AL), is scheduled to provide the 8:00 a.m. morning keynote address on Thursday, December 14 th at this year’s Depart of Defense (DoD) Commercial SATCOM Workshop.

The Strategic Forces Subcommittee is part of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC). It oversees the nation’s nuclear weapons, ballistic missile defense, national security space programs and Department of Energy national security programs. As Subcommittee Chairman, Congressman Rogers has addressed possible reforms to DoD national security space acquisition management and the future of space within the DoD. Rep. Rogers is a senior member of HASC and was selected to serve as Subcommittee Chairman in December 2012. Previously, he served as Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security. The Congressman was originally elected to the House of Representatives in 2002. To view a copy of Rep. Mike Rogers’ biography please visit

“On behalf of the Satellite Industry Association and its members, we are very pleased that Chairman Rogers will deliver a keynote address at SIA’s 13th Annual DoD Commercial SATCOM Workshop ,” said Tom Stroup, President of the Satellite Industry Association.

The 13th annual DoD Commercial SATCOM Workshop will take place from December 12th-14th at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA. Each year, the Workshop 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. This is the industry’s chance to exhibit their latest satellite-based solutions as they join Government decision-makers, participants and speakers plus many more. For more information regarding the Workshop please visit the Workshop website at or contact SIA Director of Events and Operations Jennifer Williams at

About The Satellite Industry Association

SIA is a U.S.-based trade association providing representation of the leading satellite operators, service providers, manufacturers, launch services providers, and ground equipment suppliers. For more than two decades, SIA has advocated on behalf of the U.S. satellite industry on policy, regulatory, and legislative issues affecting the satellite business. For more information, visit

SIA Executive Members include: AT&T Services, Inc.; The Boeing Company; EchoStar Corporation; Intelsat S.A.; Iridium Communications Inc.; Kratos Defense & Security Solutions; Ligado Networks; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Northrop Grumman Corporation; OneWeb; SES Americom, Inc.; Space Exploration Technologies Corp.; SSL; and ViaSat, Inc. SIA Associate Members include: ABS US Corp.; Analytical Graphics, Inc.; Artel, LLC; Blue Origin: DataPath Inc.; DigitalGlobe Inc.; DRS Technologies, Inc.; Eutelsat America Corp.; Global Eagle Entertainment; Globecomm; Glowlink Communications Technology, Inc.; HawkEye 360; Hughes; Inmarsat, Inc.; Kymeta Corporation; L-3 Technologies, Electron Devices; O3b Limited; Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Planet; Semper Fortis Solutions; Spire Global Inc.; TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.; Telesat Canada; TrustComm, Inc.; Ultisat, Inc.; and XTAR, LLC. SIA Affiliate Members include: The Aerospace Corporation; COMSAT; Wiley Rein LLP

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