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January 19, 2014
Proposal for U.S. eLoran Service Gains Ground

Trying to revive a years-dead federal program is usually the kind of hopeless task that even Sisyphus wouldn’t touch. But determined supporters of…

By Dee Ann Divis


November 18, 2013
OCX and GPS Cybersecurity

The GPS program is setting a new space-system standard for cyberdefense, and now the federal government is creating a framework to help operators…

By Dee Ann Divis


September 4, 2013
UAV Operations in National Air Space Advance as Privacy Fight Heats Up

Significant progress has been made in integrating two classes of small, unmanned aircraft into the national air space (NAS), an area of considerable…

By Dee Ann Divis


July 18, 2013
Location, Location, Location

In a part of the world where frustrated drivers will park anywhere, including squarely on a sidewalk, a local newspaper is using location…

By Dee Ann Divis


June 18, 2013
SMC Signs CRADA to Certify SpaceX Falcon Launcher

The Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, has signed a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA)…

By Dee Ann Divis


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

[Updated June 3, 2013] With the budget vise tightening, top Pentagon managers are readying some potentially dramatic changes to the GPS constellation —…

By Dee Ann Divis


March 25, 2013
Civil Use of UAS

Chuck Johnson, NASA Few domestic issues have evoked such excitement — and controversy — in recent years as a 2012 congressional mandate to…

By Dee Ann Divis


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

Congress is moving to limit the sharing of geolocation information. The Online Communications and Geolocation Protection Act (HR 983), introduced on March 6,…

By Dee Ann Divis


March 18, 2013
It’s Complicated

It’s spring and privacy proposals are popping up in abundance, threatening to complicate the lives of law enforcement officers, spoil the landscape for…

By Dee Ann Divis


January 23, 2013
More Than Money Worries

Navigation users may benefit from GPS modernization sooner than expected thanks to an apparent shift in the schedule of the modernized GPS ground…

By Dee Ann Divis


November 18, 2012
Taking Turns at the Fiscal Cliff

The GPS program has taken a fiscal hit that will delay critical plans to begin multi-satellite launches and could ultimately hamper the Air…

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 may be well on their way to working through a heated dispute over patents…

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 its top advisors on signal interference to help map out the allowable power limits…

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 28, 2012) would-be broadband provider LightSquared asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to set…

By Dee Ann Divis


September 28, 2012
The Fallout from GPS vs. LightSquared

With the debacle surrounding LightSquared’s now-stymied proposal still reverberating through Washington, federal agencies are studying ways to repurpose the spectrum adjacent to the…

By Dee Ann Divis