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February 14, 2020
White House Order to Make GPS Resilience Part of Federal Contract Requirements​

A new White House executive order gives the federal government a year to develop and test profiles for the responsible use of space-based…

By Dee Ann Divis


February 12, 2020
Private Location Data Bought and Sold; FCC Fines Possibly Pending

Americans by the millions are being tracked through their cell phones, using location data sold both legally and, apparently, illegally. The buyers-users range…

By Dee Ann Divis


February 5, 2020
Details Emerge On Ligado Decision Delay

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) told two U.S. Senators in January that his agency could not complete a decision on…

By Dee Ann Divis


February 3, 2020
Lawmakers Approve Nearly Full GPS Budget

Hours before an impending government shutdown, the President signed both the defense appropriations and authorization bills on December 20. The bills funded nearly…

By Dee Ann Divis


February 3, 2020
Ligado Controversy Remains Unresolved

The long-running fight between the GPS community and Ligado Networks intensified in the final months of 2019, fueled by a draft regulatory order,…

By Dee Ann Divis


January 22, 2020
Washington View: Ligado Controversy Remains Unresolved

Despite a surge of activity at the end of the year, the FCC has not yet ruled on a request by Ligado Networks…

By Dee Ann Divis


December 20, 2019
DoD on Innovation Fast Track: Views Of Top Pentagon PNT Managers

Reducing the number of GPS receivers installed or carried while tapping multiple PNT sources. Prototyping and beta testing are techniques closely associated with…

By Dee Ann Divis


December 13, 2019
OCX on Schedule; Cyber Features May Inform AF Cross-Mission Ground System

The previously-troubled program to build a new GPS ground control system has stayed on track for the last two and a half years…

By Dee Ann Divis


December 7, 2019
Feds Oppose Ligado’s Spectrum Change Petition

In a letter made public late Friday, the point person for all federal agency use of frequencies told commercial spectrum regulators his agency…

By Dee Ann Divis


November 28, 2019
David Last, GNSS Expert, Master Wit and Gracious Friend; An Appreciation

Professor David Last described his life in crime during the Institute of Navigation’s GNSS+ 2012 conference. He was late coming to that line…

By Dee Ann Divis


November 21, 2019
Pentagon Opposes Ligado’s Wireless Network Proposal

The Defense Department urged spectrum regulators this week to reject a proposal by Virginia-based Ligado Networks to build a wireless terrestrial communication system…

By Dee Ann Divis


November 8, 2019
11 Firms Chosen to Demonstrate GPS Backup Technologies

The Department of Transportation (DOT) selected 11 firms to demonstrate technologies that could be used to back up the services provided by GPS…

By Dee Ann Divis


November 1, 2019
FCC may act imminently on Ligado

The grapevine was abuzz on Halloween with chatter that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) might soon act on a long-pending request from Ligado…

By Dee Ann Divis


October 22, 2019
Tech Search Emphasizes Smaller, Better IMUs, Timing Technology

The U.S. Army is reaching out to industry for the advanced inertial measurement unit (IMU) and timing technology it needs to support warfighters…

By Dee Ann Divis


October 16, 2019
Army Seeks more Alternative PNT Options

The Army is in the midst of testing new assured position, navigation and timing equipment (A-PNT) as it searches for more ways to…

By Dee Ann Divis