Bruce CathellVice President, Government Operations, Viasat
Vice President, Government Operations, Viasat
Bruce Cathell is Vice President, Government Operations at Viasat, Inc. Bruce is the principle senior executive interfacing to the US Government and leads all aspects of Viasat’s Defense & Aerospace Operations in the Washington, DC area. In this capacity, Bruce provides technical, policy, regulatory, budgetary and trade compliance leadership across all aspects of Viasat’s Government Systems broad products and services portfolio.
Bruce has worked a variety of space programs in his nearly 30 year career in industry and government, having most recently worked at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where he provided program oversight of multi-billion dollar satellite and terminal programs.
In this role, Bruce led a number of Department level studies on satellite communications, led acquisition efforts to turn around underperforming programs, worked policy, budget and legislative issues, authored a number of congressional reports on satellite communications and drafted speeches and press releases.
Bruce is well versed in commercial and military communications satellites, ground control segments, terminals, satellite manufacturing and launch operations. Bruce holds engineering degrees from Virginia Tech University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.