July 2013 Edition
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Command Center: Warren Chen, Director of Business Development ATK’s Integrated Thermal Systems Business Unit
Warren has more than 18 years of spaceflight hardware design, analysis, manufacturing, integration and test experience in addition to program management and business operations experience.
Challenges For Proton, By Jos Heyman, Senior Contributor
Following the somewhat spectacular failure of a Proton M/DM3 launch vehicle on July 2, 2013, the launch vehicle has been grounded pending an investigation into the cause.
The HPA Corner: Building Strong Partnerships, By Dylan Browne, Vice President Business and Market Development, Astrium Services Government
To measure the success of a hosted payload program, one should measure the success of the underlying partnership.
Command Center: Christopher Fountain, President & CEO Kratos SecureInfo
As president and chief executive officer, Christopher Fountain provides strategic direction to SecureInfo and is responsible for leading overall operations. He is focused on expanding upon SecureInfo’s success by maintaining a customer-centric, results-oriented culture.
Uncle Sam Needs To look To industry As A Mission-critical Partner, By Rick Lober, Vice President and General Manager, Defense & Intelligence Systems, Hughes Network Systems, LLC
Today’s warfare and homeland defense operations no longer begin with warfighters on the front lines. In the new age of communications, information is foundational to all military missions. Our warfighters, whether in theater, in garrison or back home at headquarters require net-centric communications to obtain and share intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) information in real-time.
Satellite Technology Delivers Dependability For Disaster Crisis Management, By Anu Sood, Channel Marketing Manager, SkyWave Mobile Communications
According to The International Disaster Database (EM-DAT), 196 natural disasters occurred during 2011, worldwide, affecting more than 85 million people and resulting in an estimated $290 billion in economic damages. Combined with the amount spent on natural disaster recovery and response-related activities, the cost for worldwide natural disasters is estimated to be $380 billion.
Command Center: Stefan Gardefjord, President & CEO, SSC
Stefan Gardefjord recently celebrated his first anniversary as president and CEO of SSC. Prior to joining SSC, he served as CEO of Logica Sweden, the country’s largest IT services company, as well as served on Logica’s executive committee.
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