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March 14, 2018
FCC Authorizes New Iridium Terminals, Dismisses GPS Concerns

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has declined to take…

By Dee Ann Divis


February 28, 2018
Army Looks to Speed Assured PNT With OTA Funding

The Army is leaning toward using a funding channel…

By Dee Ann Divis


February 15, 2018
The Federal Budget is Confusing, but GPS Appears OK – for Now

Congress is in the midst of a confusing multi-budget-year…

By Dee Ann Divis


February 15, 2018
$10B Contest Starts for GPS IIIF Contract

Air Force Space Command released its request for proposals…

By Dee Ann Divis


February 13, 2018
GPS III Request for Proposals Released

After repeated delays the Air Force Space Command released…

By Dee Ann Divis


January 1, 2018
Congressional Mandate Means More Work on New Military GPS Receivers

The Air Force is scouring the landscape for its…

By Dee Ann Divis


November 30, 2017
Army Launches 5-Year PNT Technology R&D Program

The Army is kicking off a wide-ranging, five-year research…

By Dee Ann Divis


November 27, 2017
Ligado: Business and Network Plan Remain Unclear

A highly anticipated presentation by Ligado Networks to the…

By Dee Ann Divis


November 22, 2017
Next Tranche of GPS Satellites to be called GPS IIIFs

The Global Positioning Systems Directorate, which is poised to…

By Dee Ann Divis


October 31, 2017
Underground Pipelines Among Transportation Systems Dependent on GPS

While it is understood that the internet, cell phones…

By Dee Ann Divis


October 12, 2017
Advisory Board Invites Ligado to the Podium

The nation’s leading satellite navigation experts have invited Ligado…

By Dee Ann Divis


September 19, 2017
GPS III Contest At Hand But Context has Shifted Sharply

After several years of shifting plans the competition to…

By Dee Ann Divis


September 18, 2017
FAA’s NextGen Largely On Track, Says GAO; Privatization Stalls

Improvements to the nation’s air traffic control system, including…

By Dee Ann Divis


August 30, 2017
Combined Spending Bill Unlikely to Impact GPS but Federal Shutdown Possible

The old quip about limitations refers to cramming 10…

By Dee Ann Divis