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June 4, 2013
Air Force Proposes Dramatic Redesign for GPS Constellation

[Updated June 3, 2013] With the budget vise tightening,…

By Dee Ann Divis


March 25, 2013
Civil Use of UAS

Chuck Johnson, NASA Few domestic issues have evoked such…

By Dee Ann Divis


March 20, 2013
Congress, States Proposes Bills on Location Privacy, UAVs

Congress is moving to limit the sharing of geolocation…

By Dee Ann Divis


March 18, 2013
It’s Complicated

It’s spring and privacy proposals are popping up in…

By Dee Ann Divis


January 23, 2013
More Than Money Worries

Navigation users may benefit from GPS modernization sooner than…

By Dee Ann Divis


November 18, 2012
Taking Turns at the Fiscal Cliff

The GPS program has taken a fiscal hit that…

By Dee Ann Divis


November 1, 2012
UK Revokes Key GNSS Patent That Sparked Dispute over Cooperation, Interoperability

Legal filings suggest the U.S and the United Kingdom…

By Dee Ann Divis


October 16, 2012
RTCA on Path to Study RF Interference Limits and Tougher GNSS Receivers

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expected to ask…

By Dee Ann Divis


September 29, 2012
LightSquared, FCC Appear to Align on GPS Receiver Standards in Continuing Spectrum Battle

In one of three separate filings on Friday (September…

By Dee Ann Divis


September 28, 2012
The Fallout from GPS vs. LightSquared

With the debacle surrounding LightSquared’s now-stymied proposal still reverberating…

By Dee Ann Divis


September 21, 2012
NextGen Equipage Fund Takes Off While FAA Works to Cut Program Delays, Cost Overruns

Future of air traffic control (FAA image) A public-private…

By Dee Ann Divis


September 3, 2012
GPS Civil Funding

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has told those awaiting…

By Dee Ann Divis


August 31, 2012
U.S. Officials Explore Use of the EU’s Galileo Secure Civil Signal

Nominal architecture of a GPS/Galileo PRS receiver The United…

By Dee Ann Divis


August 17, 2012
PNT Advisory Board Seeks Details on Economic Benefits of GPS

To help counter pressures from federal budget cutters and…

By Dee Ann Divis