HUGHES Executive to Address GSA Network Services Conference on Federal Emergency Preparedness via SATCOM-II Program

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GERMANTOWN, Md., Aug. 4 /-/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite network solutions and services, today announced that Tony Bardo, assistant vice president for government solutions at Hughes will participate as a speaker at the U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) Network Services Conference.

Mr. Bardo will serve as a panelist with satellite industry executives addressing how GSA's SATCOM-II program offers solutions that strengthen government capabilities for emergency preparedness, Continuity of Operations (COOP) planning, and disaster recovery. The panel will discuss how SATCOM-II can enable broadcasting to the desktop, distance learning, IP data casting, and wireless communications to facilitate the government's emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities.

    WHO:   Tony Bardo, assistant vice president, government solutions, Hughes

    WHAT: GSA Network Services Conference 2009

     Session 4.1 Commercial Satellite Services through GSA

    WHEN: August 12, 2009

     2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

    WHERE: Williford B

     Hilton Chicago

     Chicago, Illinois

Hughes will showcase its Inter-Government Crisis Network (IGCN) throughout the GSA Network Services conference in the exhibit area at booth #219. IGCN -- powered by Hughes SPACEWAY((R)) 3 satellite system -- is an interoperable satellite network that uses unique onboard switching and routing capabilities to create any number of user groups, which can be immediately activated in any emergency.

Press Inquiries

To schedule an interview with Mr. Bardo, please contact Mary Alice Johnson at: (571) 323-2585, ext. 2140 or" target="_new">

Please ensure that you have presented your press credentials at the conference registration area and receive a conference badge.

About Hughes Network Systems

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the global leader in providing broadband satellite networks and services for large enterprises, governments, small businesses, and consumers. HughesNet((R) )encompasses all broadband solutions and managed services from Hughes, bridging the best of satellite and terrestrial technologies. Its broadband satellite products are based on global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU standards organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A and GMR-1. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 1.9 million systems to customers in over 100 countries.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes maintains sales and support offices worldwide. Hughes is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hughes Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: HUGH). For additional information, please visit

Hughes, HughesNet, and SPACEWAY are registered trademarks of Hughes Network Systems, LLC.

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