CGSIC 2016: Civil GPS Service Interface Committee Meeting

Brig. Gen. Stephen Whiting

The 56th meeting of the Civil GPS Service Interface Committee (CGSIC) will convene at the Portland Convention Center in Portland, Oregon in conjunction with the Institute of Navigation’s GNSS+ conference. The annual meeting is always free and open to the public.

The 56th meeting of the Civil GPS Service Interface Committee (CGSIC) will convene at the Portland Convention Center in Portland, Oregon in conjunction with the Institute of Navigation’s GNSS+ conference. The annual meeting is always free and open to the public.

The CGSIC is the official forum for civil GPS users all over the world and the U.S. GPS authorities.The U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center (NAVCEN) coordinates and manages CGSIC in cooperation with the Department of Transportation.

This year, the Tuesday  keynote will be given by Brig. Gen. Stephen Whiting, who directs Integrated Air, Space, Cyberspace and ISR (intelligence, surveillance, reconaissance) Operations at Air Force Space Command headquarters in Colorado.

In addition to Gen. Whiting’s speech, the all-day plenary on Tuesday will cover GPS program updates from a number of agencies, GPS constellation status and performance, GPS international activities, the U.S.interference detection and mitigation plan as well as a question and answer period with all of the panelists.

The Monday sessions concern:

  • International Information -introduced by John Wilde, VP Commercial, Navtech
  • U.S. State and Local Government – introduction by James Arnold, DoT
  • Timing  – introduction by Wlodzimierz Lewandowsk, European Space Agency
  • Surveying, Mapping and Geosciences – introduction by Giovanni Sella, NOAA, National Geodetic Survey

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