Homeland Security Archives - Inside GNSS
May 6, 2019

Homeland Security Says PNT a “National Critical Function”

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has designated positioning, navigation, and timing services (PNT) a “National Critical Function.” That is PNT is now officially a capability so vital to the United States that its “disruption, corruption, or dysfunction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety.”

Read More >

By Dee Ann Divis
December 5, 2018

National Space-Based PNT Advisory Board Meets Dec. 5-6

The National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Advisory Board kicked off a two-day meeting in Redondo Beach, California this morning with James J. Miller, Executive Director, PNT Advisory Board, NASA Headquarters; John Stenbit, Chair, and Dr. Bradford Parkinson, 1st Vice-Chair, among those speaking at the opening of the sessions.

Read More >

By Inside GNSS
September 26, 2018

DHS Taking a Risk-Based Look at PNT Resilience

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has launched a new effort to ascertain the real-world risks posed by the loss of positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) service and how those risks might be reduced, said James Platt, director of DHS’s PNT Program Management Office. On the table is testing, best practices, partnerships, a new management approach and possibly standards and a backup system.

Read More >

By Dee Ann Divis
August 29, 2018

GPS IIIF Could be Delayed If Full DOD Funding Not Approved

Though the Senate approved next year’s funding for the Department of Defense (DOD) just before its Labor Day break there are still hurdles to overcome before the fiscal year runs out on September 30. For the most part further delay should not greatly impact GPS efforts — as long as stopgap funding is secured to keep DOD’s doors open — but extending the deadline will likely put the GPS IIIF program on hold.

Read More >

By Dee Ann Divis
June 6, 2018

ION JNC 2018 Early Bird Registration Deadline is June 15

ION’s Joint Navigation Conference (JNC) 2018 early bird registration deadline is Friday, June 15. The JNC, sponsored by the Military Division of the Institute of Navigation, will be held July 9-11, 2018 (FOUO U.S. ONLY) at the Hyatt Regency, Long Beach in Long Beach, California; and the U.S. ONLY CLASSIFIED sessions will be held July 12, 2018 at The Aerospace Corporation.

Book your hotel room by Friday, June 15 to take advantage of discounted conference hotel room rates – Plus, save an additional $200 on your conference registration when staying in the conference hotel. To claim this discount you will be asked to enter your reservation confirmation number from the Hyatt Regency Long Beach at the start of the registration process. This discount will not be applied retroactively, so be sure to book your hotel room first and enter the confirmation number when you register.

PLEASE NOTE: Attendance Restricted
Conference attendance for both FOUO U.S. ONLY (July 9-11) and U.S. ONLY CLASSIFIED (July 12) sessions will be screened by the Joint Navigation Warfare Center and will be restricted to U.S. ONLY. Admission to the classified session will be limited to the capacity of the room and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, to those who submitted visit requests in advance. Attendees requiring onsite security validation will be processed on a space-available basis.  You are encouraged to submit your visit request early.

To check out the JNC program and for additional registration information, click below:

 

 

By Inside GNSS
May 29, 2018

Commercial UAV EXPO Returns to Las Vegas in October

 

Commercial UAV EXPO Americas 2018 takes place October 1-3 at The Westgate in Las Vegas, Nevada. If you register by May 31, you can save $300 and also enter for a chance to win two free hotel nights.

A successful drone operation depends on reliable and up-to-the minute information. It’s not easy to keep up when the technology and regulations are constantly evolving. Fortunately, this event brings together the key people, the newest technology and the education you need for success — Commercial UAV Expo Americas. 

Here’s a sample of the conference programming:

Plenaries:

  • Regulatory & UTM Updates
  • IPP Update & Progress to Date
  • Powering Drones — Latest Developments
  • Security: Data, Hacking, Counter-Drone & Privacy
  • Drone Programs: In-House or Outsource?
  • Urban Air Mobility: What the Sky will Look Like in the Future

Vertical Industry “Deep-Dive” Tracks:

  • Construction
  • DOTs & Infrastructure
  • Mining & Aggregates
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Process & Power
  • Public Safety
  • Surveying & Mapping
  • Utilities
  • Wind Turbines, Cell Towers, Large-Scale Solar

Below is a selection of confirmed speakers:

  • Greg Agvent, CNN
  • Assel Ayapova, AES
  • Jaz Banga, Airspace Systems, Inc.
  • Sam Billingsley, Ragan-Smith Associates
  • Robert Blair, Three Canyon Farms
  • David Boardman, Stockpile Reports
  • Philip Buchan, Cyberhawk Innovations
  • Andrew Carey, Rio Tinto Kennecott Utah Copper
  • Gary Cathey, California Department of Transportation
  • Darshan Divakaran, North Carolina Department of Transportation
  • Todd Domney, Sumac Geomatics
  • Douglas Spotted Eagle, Sundance Media
  • Lisa Ellman, Hogan Lovells & Commercial Drone Alliance
  • Dan Elwell, FAA
  • Richard Fields, Los Angeles Fire Department
  • Dyan Gibbons, Trumbull Unmanned
  • Shayne Gill, AASHTO
  • Jason Goodick, Entergy Services, Inc
  • Lewis Graham, AirGon LLC
  • Chad Karlewicz, Renton Police Department
  • Young Kim, Digital Harvest
  • Matthew Klein, US Bureau of Reclamation
  • Brad Koeckeritz, US Department of the Interior
  • Richard Lopez, Hensel Phelps
  • Jeff Lorton, Duke Joseph Agency
  • Daniel Marek, Nevada Highway Patrol
  • George Mathew, Kespry
  • Harold Miller, Entergy Services, Inc.
  • Scott Mlakar, Willoughby Fire Department / Lake County UAS
  • Anil Nanduri, Intel
  • Michael Perry, DJI
  • Harrison Andrew Pierce, San Diego Homeland Security
  • Art Pregler, AT&T
  • Michael Ralston, Menlo Park Fire District
  • Michael Singer, DroneView Technologies
  • Colin Snow, Skylogic Research
  • Dave Truch, BP
  • Callum Walter, Queens University
  • Gretchen West, Hogan Lovells & Commercial Drone Alliance
  • Tracy Wilkinson, Renton Police Department
  • Mike Winn, DroneDeploy

Precision measurement professionals rely on Commercial UAV Expo to deliver the high-level content and quality programming they need for complex projects.

Check www.expouav.com for continual updates and here to register.

 

By Inside GNSS