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October 2, 2019
With Coding and Hardware Development Complete, OCX Starts Integration

The software and hardware development phase of the new GPS ground system program is now complete and the team is moving on to…

By Dee Ann Divis


September 27, 2019
Gen. John Hyten Confirmed as Vice Chair of the Joint Chiefs

Gen. John E. Hyten, an officer deeply familiar with the GPS program whose testimony before Congress underscored the need to protect satellite navigation…

By Dee Ann Divis


September 18, 2019
Washington View: Ultra-Wideband Re-Emerges As GPS Interference Issue

Ultra-Wideband Re-Emerges As GPS Interference Issue Seventeen years after federal regulators restricted a promising wireless technology to protect GPS and other spectrum users,…

By Dee Ann Divis


September 5, 2019
DOT Ready to Launch GPS Demo Contract Process

The Department of Transportation (DOT) will launch, in a matter of weeks, the contracting process to perform field demonstrations of different GPS-backup technologies.

By Dee Ann Divis


August 21, 2019
Grants Available for Rail Improvements including Positive Train Control, Safety-Related Research

The Federal Railroad Administration has nearly $245 million available to support railway infrastructure and safety improvements including the installation of Positive Train Control…

By Dee Ann Divis


August 21, 2019
AF Plans to Award Raytheon OCX Interim Support Contract

Air Force Space Command announced its intent this week to award Raytheon a sole source contract to support the new GPS ground system…

By Dee Ann Divis


August 8, 2019
FCC Weighs Broad Changes in Ultra-Wideband Rules

GPS Innovation Alliance Asks for More Time to Respond Spectrum regulators are considering a request to modify tough restrictions on devices and systems…

By Dee Ann Divis


August 7, 2019
Ligado Presses For Decision on Frequencies Neighboring GPS

Ligado Networks is pushing spectrum regulators to make a decision on its request to allow satellite frequencies near the GPS band to also…

By Dee Ann Divis


August 7, 2019
China Uses New Data System for Health Check of BeiDou Spacecraft

China’s Xi’an Satellite Control Center recently completed a health check of more than 10 BeiDou-2 navigation satellites using a data system that slashed…

By Dee Ann Divis


July 24, 2019
House and Senate Authorizers Aligned on Full GPS Spending

House and Senate lawmakers have agreed on authorizing the administration’s entire $1.757 billion budget request for the GPS program with the exception of…

By Dee Ann Divis


July 22, 2019
GAO: FAA Chose ADS-C for Oceanic Air Traffic for Cost, Safety Reasons

Safety and cost reasons led U.S. aviation regulators to choose a somewhat less efficient system for oceanic air traffic control, government watchdogs told…

By Dee Ann Divis


July 18, 2019
Hyten Nominated for Joint Chiefs of Staff

Gen. John E. Hyten, who led Air Force Space Command before becoming commander of U.S. Strategic Command, has been nominated to be the…

By Dee Ann Divis


July 2, 2019
UltraWideband Proposal Could Impact GPS Users

Spectrum regulators should hold off on granting a waiver supporting testing of a new UltraWideband (UWB) technology for driverless vehicles until more information…

By Dee Ann Divis


June 30, 2019
Ligado-related Lawsuit Stalled for Foreseeable Future

A judge has discontinued a $2 billion lawsuit alleging “massive fraud” in a deal that helped launch a proposed project GPS experts oppose…

By Dee Ann Divis


June 24, 2019
New NASA Space Clock Could Hold Promise For GPS

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA — NASA is poised to demonstrate an advanced atomic clock that could someday markedly improve satellite navigation.

By Dee Ann Divis