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HUGHES Executive to Address NASTD Conference on Managed Networks and Cloud Computing
Aug 23, 2010 (12:08 PM EDT)

Company to Feature Emergency Solutions, Remote Communications, Telework Capabilities, and Digital Media Solutions for State Governments at Technology Showcase

GERMANTOWN, Md., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, today announced that Mike Tippets, vice president for applications and solutions at Hughes will participate as a speaker at the National Association of State Technology Directors (NASTD) 33rd Annual Conference and Technology Showcase. Mr. Tippets will serve on a panel of network services industry executives to discuss the role of network communications in enabling state information sharing initiatives through cloud computing.  


Mike Tippets, vice president, applications and solutions, Hughes


NASTD 33rd Annual Conference and Technology Showcase

Industry panel:  Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining – Cloud Computing


Tuesday, August 31, 2010

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  


Portland Marriott Downtown

Waterfront Hotel

Portland, Oregon

"State governments are recognizing that the information sharing benefits of cloud computing also come with challenges, such as managing information access and control," said Mike Tippets, vice president for applications and solutions at Hughes. "As states decide whether and how cloud environments facilitate their information sharing initiatives, they must also consider the role of network management. I look forward to discussing the role of managed networks in balancing the benefits and tradeoffs of information sharing in the cloud."

Hughes will showcase its satellite services and solutions for state governments at the NASTD Technology Showcase in the exhibit area at booth #22. The exhibit will highlight Hughes network capabilities which meet state business and operational needs for enabling emergency preparedness and response, remote communications, telework, and distance learning.  

Members of the media interested in scheduling a briefing with a Hughes executive are invited to contact Mary Alice Johnson at (571) 323-2585, ext. 2140, or by email at

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® 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 2.2 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

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