As the COVID pandemic illustrated clearly, connectivity is no longer a nice-to-have. It’s a simple necessary – as basic as electricity – in every sector of society. Military and defense organizations are no exception. Commanders at HQ and warfighters on the battlefield require connectivity to get the job done, just like workers in most industries today. And whether for defense readiness, situational awareness or reconnaissance, on land, in the air, on the water or in cyberspace, these networks must be resilient, reliable and secure, not to mention intelligent and globally scalable.

Building the defense networks of tomorrow doesn’t mean starting over from ground zero. There is too much invested – literally – in defense networks to simply scrap them and build from scratch. Rather, it requires a transformation from siloed systems that use one terminal, one provider, one transport and one frequency to open standards systems that leverage multi-service networks and multi-transport terminals with dual (or more) modems for optimal network flexibility and security.

Join Hughes for this webinar to learn practical ways to plan for the evolution from siloed networks to the robust and resilient networks of tomorrow using innovative features, like open architecture/AMIP and flexible modem and flexible terminal interfaces, and new service models, such as SATCOM as a Service and managed network services.
  • Pros and cons of implementing an open SATCOM architecture, including how to address legacy technology
  • Some of the latest innovations to break down SATCOM silos
  • Pros and cons of SATCOM as a Service and Managed Network Services
  • An example of a network transformation, and lessons learned
  • Best practices for enabling defense network transformation, focusing on lowering costs and making the network easy for all users
Dan Williams
Senior Director, Hughes Defense & Intelligence Systems Division
Dan Williams is a Sr. Director of Business Development at Hughes Networks Systems. He is an Army Colonel of 26 years and combat veteran of Afghanistan. He has been a program manager of world-wide SATCOM programs, software development teams, and systems engineers for various Army programs. Mr. Williams holds three masters degrees and special Army skill identifiers in Space and Strategy. He is a father of three children and lives in the northern Maryland area.
Jeffrey Lessner
Senior Director, Hughes Defense & Intelligence Systems Division
Jeff Lessner leads Programmatic and Business development efforts for all Department of Defense and Intelligence Community opportunities at Hughes. He brings more than 25 years of experience leading the development, deployment and operational support of mission critical Tactical Networks, Data Analytics, Imaging, Signal Processing, Data Collection, Sensors and Storage systems for the Department of Defense and Intel communities. He previously served as Chief Engineer at NASA. Mr. Lessner and his family live in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
Jeffery Hill
Executive Editor, Via Satellite
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