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Welcome to Frontpage, the Inmarsat Government blog. Our goal with this blog is to provide thought-provoking analysis and commentary on current industry issues that will help you better understand how to stay connected—reliably, securely and affordably—on land, at sea and in the air.

Technology Convergence: Managing the Security Posture of Mobile Devices

Posted by: Gabe Venturi, Chief Commercial Officer, Inmarsat Government
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

By next year, it is expected that more Americans will access the Internet via mobile devices than desktop PCs. This trend, combined with the proliferation of a “bring your own device” (BYOD) environment, has fueled an uptake in the use of mobile devices by the U.S. government to the point that mobility has become an ingrained requirement for the government end user. These mobile devices often support data-intensive applications - such as high definition video, live full-motion video, telemedicine, and more - allowing end users to communicate at a moment’s notice, anywhere in the world. Government forces can now better support their missions because of the ability to analyze information instantaneously in the field. While this seamless capability provides a huge boost to efficiency and productivity, it creates new security challenges that CIOs must address.

Technology Convergence: Managing the Right Mix

Posted by: Gabe Venturi, Chief Commercial Officer, Inmarsat Government
Monday, May 12, 2014

The convergence of technology and communications has led to a network environment in which people are no longer concerned whether they will have adequate connectivity in the field, they just expect it. In fact, end users demand the same operational experience no matter where they are in the world, even when using their own devices at the very edge of the network. This expectation, including the “bring your own device” (BYOD) environment, represents a huge undertaking for CIOs in terms of network architecture and information assurance. The challenge CIOs face is further complicated by the rapid pace at which technology is evolving.

Technology Convergence: A New Standard of End User Experience

Posted by: Gabe Venturi, Chief Commercial Officer, Inmarsat Government
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
In today’s fast-paced society, end users have a ferocious appetite for high bandwidth connectivity no matter where they are located. The true driver is the end user’s growing expectation that their experience on the edge should be the same regardless of how they connect, and more importantly, what device they use to connect. When the end user turns on their device, if they ever turn it off, it just needs to work, authenticate and do whatever it has to do. The differences in connecting via a PC, smartphone, tablet, etc., are now blurry at best. The concept of ubiquitous connectivity has evolved in just a few short years as governments, enterprises and private citizens now require the ability to communicate via video, voice and email at a moment’s notice anywhere in the world. Driving this convergence of technology and communications are data-intensive applications such as high definition video, live full-motion video, manned and unmanned Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance and telemedicine, to name a few. Such applications have become essential to the mission, regardless of its specific objectives or location. In summary, end users simply expect a consistent connectivity experience, whether in their office, on a mission in a remote location or traversing the skies over the ocean.

The First Responder and The Power of Satellite

Posted by: Gabe Venturi, Chief Commercial Officer, Inmarsat Government
Monday, April 22, 2014
It’s important to stop and take a moment to appreciate the power of satellite, even more so in the context of the First Responder. Satellite technology is one of the only platforms that enables true, independent, mobile communications. Satellites deliver the ability to communicate without reliance on local ground infrastructure, without dependency on anyone or anything else.

Peter Hadinger, President, Inmarsat’s U.S. Government Business Unit

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Peter Hadinger, President of Inmarsat’s U.S. Government Business Unit, discusses the strategic solutions his business unit is offering that fulfill the near- and long-term requirements of the government customer.

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, Senior VP, Inmarsat’s U.S. Government Business Unit

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, Senior Vice President, Government Strategy & Policy of Inmarsat’s U.S. Government Business Unit, shares her insights on the evolving government customer requirements for advanced mobile satellite communications solutions.

Rupert Pearce, CEO, Inmarsat plc

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Rupert Pearce, CEO of Inmarsat plc shares his insights on what is driving mobile satellite communications growth and how a global ka-band network will be a game-changer for government customers.