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July 31, 2012
UAVs: Homeland Security Under Pressure to Take a Greater Role in GPS Anti-Spoofing

A congressional committee overseeing activities at the Department of…

By Dee Ann Divis


July 18, 2012
Can Congress Rescue Itself?

In the 1974 Mel Brooks’ movie, Blazing Saddles, one…

By Dee Ann Divis


July 18, 2012
Congressional ‘Sequestration’ Gambit Looms Over GPS Budget

Members of Congress — who have not finished next…

By Dee Ann Divis


July 17, 2012
Election Politics May Stall Final LightSquared Decision

Tim Farrar, TMF Associates While members of the GPS…

By Dee Ann Divis


July 16, 2012
Brit Military Visit May Hasten Resolution of GPS Signal Patent Dispute

Peter Luff, UK Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and…

By Dee Ann Divis


June 14, 2012
Inside GNSS Columnist Wins Washington D.C. ‘Watchdog’ Journalism Award

Dee Ann Divis, Washington View columnist Dee Ann Divis,…

By Dee Ann Divis


May 27, 2012
IP Rights and Wrongs

As Desi Arnaz often said to Lucille Ball during…

By Dee Ann Divis


May 27, 2012
A European Perspective on Patent Dispute over GPS-Galileo Civil Signal

Return to main Washington View article: "USPTO Nears Approval…

By Dee Ann Divis


May 25, 2012
USPTO Nears Approval of Troubling British Patent on New GPS Civil Signal

Download the list of GNSS-related signal patents (PDF)

By Dee Ann Divis


March 29, 2012
LightSquared Lessons Learned

Oh no! Not another learning experience! Bumper sticker wisdom…

By Dee Ann Divis


March 29, 2012
LightSquared Fallout May Prompt Push for GPS Receiver Standards

The firefight between LightSquared and the GPS community has…

By Dee Ann Divis


January 19, 2012
GPS – The DoD’s Profit Center

Why Washington continues to talk about deficits while the…

By Dee Ann Divis


January 13, 2012
New Austerity Squeezes GPS as DoD Tightens Its Belt

Embracing the need for debt-driven discipline, the White House…

By Dee Ann Divis


November 16, 2011
LightSquared: Who Pays for GPS Receiver Fixes Yet to be Devised?

With more testing on the horizon and a potentially…

By Dee Ann Divis