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October 18th, 2017

SIA's Keynote Speaker's Strong Opinions Will Keep Things Interesting at Commercial SATCOM Workshop

His presentation should prove to be interesting considering his tenure on the The Strategic Forces Subcommittee which is part of the House Armed Services Committee.

The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) has scheduled House Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-AL), to provide the 8:00 a.m. morning keynote address on Thursday, December 14th at this year’s Department of Defense (DoD) Commercial SATCOM Workshop. 

Congressman Mike Rogers.

The Strategic Forces Subcommittee is part of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC). It oversees the nation’s nuclear weapons, ballistic missile defense, national security space programs and Department of Energy national security programs. As Subcommittee Chairman, Congressman Rogers has addressed possible reforms to DoD national security space acquisition management and the future of space within the DoD. Rep. Rogers is a senior member of HASC and was selected to serve as Subcommittee Chairman in December 2012. Previously, he served as Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security. The Congressman was originally elected to the House of Representatives in 2002. To view a copy of Rep. Mike Rogers’ biography please visit

When asked Tom Stroup, President of the Satellite Industry Association stated that on behalf of the Satellite Industry Association and its members, they are very pleased that Chairman Rogers will deliver a keynote address at SIA's 13th Annual DoD Commercial SATCOM Workshop. 

The 13th annual DoD Commercial SATCOM Workshop will take place from December 12th-14th at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia.

Each year, the Workshop brings together government leaders from DoD Combatant Commands, Services and Agencies as well as:

  • commercial satellite industry operators
  • service providers
  • integrators
  • ground equipment suppliers and manufacturers

This is the industry’s opportunity to exhibit their latest satellite-based solutions as they join Government decision-makers, participants and speakers plus many more. For more information regarding the Workshop please visit the Workshop website here,  or contact SIA Director of Events and Operations Jennifer Williams here.