Steven Karsten is the General Manager for Viasat Government System’s Advanced Networks and Cyber Solutions (ANCS) business unit. He has been with Viasat, in this role for 5 years. During that time, he has led the development of multiple products and programs focused on compute at the tactical edge for military operations. Steve leads a team of 90 engineers and program personnel, focused on software defined networking for defense applications, soldier worn compute, defense applications of 5G, terrestrial free space optical communications, Link 16 gateways and cybersecurity solutions. Prior to joining Viasat Steve has been a systems engineer and program manager for 15 years, working on advanced development of remotely piloted aircraft and payloads, naval combat and ship control systems, and missile defense systems. Prior to that he was a US Marine Corps communications and infantry officer with five combat deployments. Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Colorado, an MBA from San Diego State University and professional certifications in Program Management and Systems Engineering.