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Providence Access Company is a strategic advisory firm specialized in solving complex problems in the satellite services solutions space with a focus on government services, compliance, information assurance/cybersecurity, and related policy. Providence’s principals each have more than two decades of experience in the management of international satellite communications services, including aspects of the system, strategic and business planning, capture and sales, engineering, operations, regulatory support, and program execution.
Through collaboration with established Departments and Agencies including the General Services Administration (GSA), the Department of Defense, U.S. Space Force, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), and the National Security Agency (NSA), we have positioned commercial satellite services firms for success in the highly competitive government satellite services marketplace.
We advise on matters including market positioning, regulatory, compliance, and domestic and international government and legislative affairs relations on issues ranging from the conception of a new satellite constellation, satellite communications and remote sensing, on-orbit safety of flight, space traffic management, cybersecurity, coalition-building, and major regulatory and legislative initiatives.
We have been active in the international space community for decades, understand the risks, challenges, and opportunities and have achieved a sustained record of success for our customers.
President & Founder
Andrew D'Uva is President of Providence Access Company, government affairs, technology, and satellite consultancy. He has supported international commercial satellite and telecommunications businesses on the regulatory, policy, legal, operational, and business fronts for more than two decades, with a present emphasis on government services in support of national security missions. His clients have included key satellite owner-operators including Airbus, Amos, Avanti, Aurora Insight, Eutelsat, Hispasat, Hughes, ICEYE, Inmarsat, Intelsat, O3b Networks, Satellite Vu, SES, Telesat, Thuraya, and XTAR, trade organizations such as the Space Data Association Ltd. (SDA), to which he is an advisor, and U.S. Federal agencies. Prior to founding Providence Access Company, he held an accomplished legal and business career at Willkie Farr, Gallagher, and New Skies Satellites (now SES), focusing on regulatory, corporate, and transactional legal matters.
Chief Commercial Officer
Alexander Purves has worked in various roles throughout the COMSATCOM industry to include leadership positions within the DoD-focused vendors for 10 years as well as 15 years servicing the Government and commercial satellite service market throughout Europe, the CIS region, the Middle East, and Africa. Within his previous DoD / COMSATCOM positions, including VP of Solution Design at Airbus Defense and Space, Alexander managed all COMSATCOM solutions to the DoD and was responsible for the solution engineering department, contracting department, and managed all direct bids and proposals to the U.S. government. Within his previous 5-year commitment to ARTEL, Alexander was a member of a small team of engineers and Program Managers overseeing the design, deployment, and operations of $1.5 billion in delivered satellite services to the DoD.
The United States Government is among the largest global users of satellite services, ranging from narrowband voice and leased space segment to global, managed broadband and remote sensing service offerings. Navigating this essential market poses many challenges for prospective suppliers, including questions of business model, becoming a qualified supplier, and maintaining an appropriate information assurance and cybersecurity posture for the entire system lifecycle for satellites, ground infrastructure, and network service offerings. For U.S. offices of non-U.S. firms, additional challenges may apply in respect of necessary security and corporate arrangements to ensure U.S. security and export control guidance is followed, especially when mitigating impermissible foreign ownership, control, or influence (FOCI) which would otherwise preclude performing on classified contracts.
Providence Access offers tailored advisory services to product, service, and solutions providers, ranging from pre-market entry strategic consulting, business proposal support, compliance reviews, and cybersecurity offerings. We support satellite operators, teleport, equipment manufacturers, service and network service providers ranging in size from small to multi-national enterprises.