President, Intelsat Government Solutions
In the last two years, Intelsat Government Solutions changed its focus as part of its growth plan. Instead of mainly offering commercial SATCOM to the Defense Department and international partners, the company now acts as a full-service communications integrator.
As part of this transition, Dave Micha said the focus has been on growing and enhancing the team across all functions (program management, engineering, operations, finance and supply chain). They have added talent to the company’s existing outstanding team with people from diverse backgrounds with industry and government experience.
“As the leader of our government business, Dave Micha is driving our strategy to move up the value chain to become a full solutions provider for our USG customers,” said Dave Wajsgras, CEO of Intelsat. “The company has made tremendous progress executing critical partnerships to bring the right mission solution to the right customer at the right time.”
Micha’s team is working on new customer solutions, like the Multi-Layer Communications System that offers a combined GEO/LEO service in a single view. They’re also launching the Multi-Orbit Tactical Terminal later this year, an Intelsat-made terminal with GEO and LEO functions for ground mobile use. Lastly, they’re collaborating with DOD and the intelligence community to provide unique, cyber-secure, resilient, multi-orbit and multi-band communication solutions for their most challenging issues.
“These are exciting times in our industry and especially here at Intelsat as we launch new satellites, enhance our global ground infrastructure, and incorporate 5G capability into our global network,” Micha said. “As the foundational architects of satellite communications technology and with 60 years of experience in this industry, the capabilities and solutions we bring to our customers are critical to mission success.
“We are proud of our partnership with the DOD and intelligence community, and we look forward to contributing to their success as a trusted partner that continues to innovate and bring new capabilities to our customers.”