6-7 March 2024

Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre


Craig Miller

President, Government Systems. Viasat, Inc.

Speaker profile

Craig Miller serves as President, Government Systems at Viasat, Inc. In this role, he is responsible for leading the Company’s global defense business, which has exceeded $1 billion in annual revenues by delivering cost-effective, innovative solutions to meet challenging defense requirements in various areas including satellite services and networks, tactical edge communications, information assurance, and cybersecurity. Craig also oversaw the recent divestiture of Viasat’s Link-16 Tactical Data Links business, which was a part of the Government Systems portfolio and sold to L3Harris for nearly $2 billion.

Known for solving difficult military communications challenges by applying customer-focused technical and business model innovation, Craig is the driving force behind Viasat’s commitment to delivering better user experiences and safer, more effective mission outcomes for US service members and our allies.

Craig joined Viasat in 1995 and has held numerous technology, business and strategic leadership roles. Prior to serving as President of Government Systems, he was the segment’s Chief Technology Officer where he was responsible for establishing and communicating the technical strategy and roadmaps for a diverse portfolio of defense products and services, including satellite communications, tactical networks, information assurance, cyber/network security and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance.

Craig also launched the Viasat Government Systems Space Business, which created XVI, the first Link 16-enabled LEO satellite; Viasat’s mobile satellite communications gateway systems; and Viasat’s Hybrid Adaptive Network capabilities. In addition to his role within Viasat’s Government Systems business, Craig also worked with the design team of Viasat’s Space and Commercial Networks group, which developed the ViaSat-3 satellite constellation. In this role, he contributed to the design of Viasat’s next-generation satellite communications constellation and served as a liaison between Viasat’s commercial and government business segments.

Prior to Viasat, Craig worked at Hughes Missile Systems Group in Tucson, Arizona, where he was responsible for implementation of Electronic Counter Measures for the AAMRAM Missile System.

Craig holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, with emphasis on Communications and Signal Processing from the University of Arizona.

Viasat, Inc.


Thursday 08 June


14:40 - 15:30   |   Keynote Theatre

PANEL: LEO, MEO, and GEO: Building a multi-orbit enterprise future

Dr Joanna Hart

Space Partnership Director,
Space Partnership

Craig Miller

President, Government Systems,
Viasat, Inc.

Chris Moore CBE

Air Vice-Marshal (Retired), Vice President Defence & Security & Chief Information Security Officer,

Professor Stephen Hobbs

Professor of Space Sensing and Systems,
Cranfield University

Dr Junayd Miah

Science Adviser – C4 ISR,
UK Space Command

Dr Craig Brown

Investment Director