Discuss Satellite Technology's Effect on the Future of Warfare at SATELLITE 2008

SATELLITE 2008 Conference and Exhibition brings together leaders in

broadcast, military, government, and commercial satellite Feb. 25-28, 2008

ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representatives from the United States Congress, DISA, the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, the Headquarters of the Department of the Army, the National Security Space Office, the European Defence Agency and more will be discussing the effect of satellite technology on the future of international warfare and the satellite industry as a whole during the SATELLITE 2008 Conference and Exhibition, February 25-28, 2008, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

Military and government leaders speaking at the SATELLITE 2008 Conference include:

-- Gen. James Armor , Jr. (ret.), U.S. Air Force

-- David Burns , UK MOD Directorate of Command and Battlespace Management, Head of J6 Operations

-- Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, Director, PEO SATCOM, Teleport & Services, Defense Information Systems Agency

-- Grzegorz Minczakiewicz, Technical Project Officer, European Defence Agency

-- Patrick Rayermann, COL, GS, Chief, Space & Missile Defense Div., HQDA G-35

-- Joseph Rouge , Director, National Security Space Office

-- Douglas Schroeder , Chief, SATCOM Architecture, National Security Space Office

-- Ellen Tauscher (D-CA), Congresswoman, 10th District, California

-- Richard Williams , Principal Director, Global Information Grid Enterprise Services, Engineering Directorate, DISA

-- Michael Winchester , Deputy CIO/G6, US Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Strategic Command.

"Satellite communications are of increasing importance during international conflict, as satellite is the only technology that can globally link our warfighters," states Scott Chase , Chairman of SATELLITE 2008. "The SATELLITE 2008 Conference features a two-day forum addressing military satellite needs, concerns and trends in order to cover this important segment of satellite-enabled communications community."

The following sessions comprise the Military Forum at the SATELLITE 2008 Conference:

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008

-- 1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.--Commercial Military SatCom 2008: Buy, Sell or Hold?

-- 3:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m.--Help Us Help You: Assuring Access to Satellite Communications

-- 3:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m.--Launch Services: Pressure to Perform

-- 4:30 p.m.-5:45 p.m.--DSTS-G The Sequel: Predictions, Insights and Anticipation for 2011

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008

-- 10:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m.--Comms on the Move (COTM): Defining the Military Requirement

-- 1:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m.--ITAR Impact: What Does the Future Hold?

-- 3:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m.--European MilSatCom: Trends for the Sixth Decade

-- 4:30 p.m.-5:45 p.m.--Satellites Serving the Public Interest: Safety, Security and Service

SATELLITE 2008 also offers more than 40 conference sessions addressing mobile satellite, broadcast, enterprise, teleport, emerging regions, and finance. In addition, SATELLITE 2008 features an exhibit hall where more than 280 leading solutions providers will showcase hundreds of new products and innovative technology solutions required to ensure cost-effective, mobile, global, seamless, and secure satellite communications.

SATELLITE 2008 will be held in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place , NW, Washington, D.C. For more information on exhibiting or to register, visit www.SATELLITE2008.com.

About SATELLITE 2008

For 27 years, only the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition has provided a unique forum for all sectors within the satellite-enabled communications marketplace to come together to learn, network and collaborate.

SATELLITE 2008: The Sixth Decade continues in this tradition and features an anticipated 8,500 delegates representing 65 countries, more than 280 exhibiting companies and a conference program led by more than 300 experts, thought leaders and top-level executives. As the satellite community celebrates the 50th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik, the SATELLITE 2008 Conference is future-focused with sessions examining emerging applications, new technology, world regions and what the next steps are for this rapidly growing marketplace.