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Two New Members Join CompTIA's Space Enterprise Council Board of Directors

Dec 09, 2016Washington, D.C. – CompTIA, the world’s leading technology association, today welcomes Bruce Cathell of ViaSat Inc. and David Beering of Intelligent Design as the newest board members to its Space Enterprise Council  (SEC).


Bruce CathelI is the vice president of government operations at ViaSat Inc. a global provider of satellite broadband and wireless services, infrastructure, and technology. He has over 20+ years of experience in the commercial and government sectors focused on defense and aerospace industries.  He is well-versed in military and commercial communications satellites, ground segments, terminals and satellite manufacturing and launch operations, and has participated in launches in the US, Russia and French Guiana. He has performed highly complex technical roles in space operations, command and control and the development system engineering models.  In addition, he has authored Congressional Reports, MOUs, MOAs, CONOPS, DOD policy positions on satellite and launch vehicle technologies, test plans, specifications and papers on various space technologies.


David Beering is principal/owner of Intelligent Design, LLC. His experience includes lead and key technical roles in more than 80 projects over the past 25+ years. Intelligent Designs has direct experience working with satellite communications links operating at L-Band, S-Band, C-Band, X-Band Ku-Band, and Ka-Band; and with wireless line of sight links operating at C-Band, Ku-Band, V-Band, Q-Band, and laser/optical. Intelligent Designs specializes in high-risk technology development efforts aimed at reducing risk, cost, and implementation timelines, and enabling new markets.


"We're very pleased to have such an esteemed group of individuals and companies leading CompTIA’s SEC and representing the space industry," said David Logsdon, senior director, public advocacy, CompTIA. “With ViaSat and Intelligent Design’s help, we will be able to clearly articulate the critical role of our nation’s space assets in addressing our nation’s economic prosperity and national security.”  


Founded in 2000, The Space Enterprise Council represents all sectors of the space industry, including commercial, civil and national security interests. Throughout the years, the council has grown to represent all sectors of the industry including commercial, civil and national security space. As a forum for space-related companies, the council brings the collective power of its affiliation with CompTIA and its diverse members into a single, unified voice that is used in advocating member interests to policymakers


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