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The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) is pleased to announce that Major General Randolph P. Strong, Commanding General of the US Army Communications-Electronics Life Cycle Management Command, CECOM LCMC, Fort Monmouth, NJ, will keynote the 2nd Army Commercial SATCOM UsersAca,!a,,c Workshop, held on Monday, August 17th, 2009, the pre-day of the LandWarNet 2009 conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

SIA collaborates with the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Project Manager Warfighter Information Network Aca,!" Tactical (PM WIN-T) to develop this workshop, which explores both the ArmyAca,!a,,cs current requirements for satellite connectivity and the latest from the industry in technology and applications to aid the warfigher around the globe. Aca,!A"WeAca,!a,,cre delighted that General Strong will join the Army Satcom Users Day,Aca,!A? notes Patricia Cooper, SIA President. Aca,!A"This is a critical year to ensure that the ArmyAca,!a,,cs specific and evolving communications needs are understood Aca,!" and met Aca,!" by industry. SIA and PM-WIN-T aim to bring together the leadership from the Army and DoD with the industryAca,!a,,cs innovators to forge that link during this Workshop."

The complete agenda for the Army Commercial SATCOM UsersAca,!a,,c Workshop is available on the along with registration information. About the Satellite Industry Association SIA and its members are committed to advancing the dialogue between the Department of Defense and the commercial satellite industry, from spacecraft builders and launch providers to SATCOM operators, end-to-end providers, integrators and ground equipment manufacturers and across the services.

SIA is a U.S.-based trade association providing worldwide representation of the leading satellite operators, service providers, manufacturers, launch services providers, remote sensing operators, and ground equipment suppliers. SIA is 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; CapRock Government Solutions; The DIRECTV Group; Hughes Network Systems, LLC; DBSD North America, Inc.; Integral Systems, Inc.; Intelsat, Ltd.; Iridium Satellite, LLC; Lockheed Martin Corp.; Loral Space & Communications Inc.; Northrop Grumman Corporation; Rockwell Collins; SES Americom, Inc.; SkyTerra Communications, Inc; and TerreStar Networks, Inc. Associate Members include: ATK Inc.; Comtech EF Data Corp.; DRS Technologies, Inc.; EchoStar Satellite, LLC; EMC, Inc.; Eutelsat Inc.; iDirect Government Technologies; Inmarsat Inc.; Marshall Communications Corp.; Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Spacecom Ltd.; Stratos Global Corp; SWE-DISH Space Corp; Telesat; ViaSat Inc.; and WildBlue Communications, Inc.

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