Information technology is the new backbone of today’s federal government. Today’s government employees, senior decision makers and warfighters require the upmost reputable and reliable global communications.

To deliver this connectivity, information and communication to the far reaches of the planet, the federal government has to overcome significant challenges. Lack of fiber connectivity, poor infrastructure in developing nations and unfriendly governments can make it difficult – if not impossible – to deliver today’s advanced IT solutions and services to the edge.

It’s for this reason that the federal government is turning to commercial satellite providers for bandwidth, hosted payloads and other services.

Sponsored by SES Space and Defense, The Government Satellite Report (GSR) was launched as a resource for federal decision makers and members of the satellite industry to share best practices, discuss the trends and challenges impacting the government today and read about the latest advances in the commercial satellite industry.

Commercial satellite services are the pathways connecting government agencies. The Government Satellite Report (GSR) is intended to act as a forum to discuss and share how these technologies are increasingly becoming mission critical across the entire federal government.