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2nd Annual MilSatCom USA - 07/03/2017

The Air Force Pathfinders Programme explored at the 2nd MilSatCom USA

Mr Joseph “Joe” Vanderpoorten, the US Air Force Technical Director of the MILSATCOM Advanced Concept Group, will be returning as a speaker at the 2nd annual MilSatCom USA Conference which takes place on June 28 & 29, 2017 in Arlington, VA.

With the US Air Force currently conducting a series of programs in a mission to increase efficiency and effectiveness, Mr Vanderpoorten’s presentation will have a dedicated focus on the Air Force Pathfinders Programme. He will discuss the program’s pursuit of more affordable, higher performing and more resilient service and how it has been designed to overcome obstacles of policy, culture and practices. He will also explore the challenges facing the program including commercial deals within the DoD process and legal compliance, as well as lessons learnt and potential alternatives.

Mr Vanderpoorten joins a stellar lineup of speakers including key government and military personnel from the US Army, Australian Defence Force, US Department of Defense, US NorthCom, NATO NCIA, DISA, DARPA; and also 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 or on +44(0)207 827 6168.

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

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