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Reliance on SATCOM has never been higher in both the DoD and Commercial sectors. From a commercial perspective, SATCOM is used for critical national infrastructure services such as communications, financial and banking services, power grid operation, security, healthcare, transportation, disaster relief, and vital distribution systems for food, water, medicine, fuel and vital products. From a DoD perspective, SATCOM is indispensable to command, control, reconnaissance, relief and warfare communications. As SPAWAR PMW/A 170 asserts, “Bandwidth is THE Key enabler of Information Dominance.1” For the US Navy in particular, SATCOM is the mainstay of long distance communications in peacetime, humanitarian operations and when on wartime footings. SATCOM demand is ever increasing in response to unprecedented international data requirements from the human, military and financial sectors. This extraordinary demand is driving a convergence of commercial and DoD SATCOM requirements. This paper specifically addresses three key areas of converging requirements: Increasing Bandwidth Availability, Improved SATCOM Planning and Reliable Protected Communications.
Author: Steve WilliamsTopic: Government, Science and Communication
The Growing Convergence of DoD and Commercial Protected Satcom RequirementsDownload File