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Civil GPS Service Interface Committee

U.S. State & Local Government Subcommittee

This page provides information about the U.S. State & Local Government Subcommittee (USSLS) of the Civil GPS Service Interface Committee (CGSIC).


  • To provide an open forum for civil user information exchange concerning the use of GPS by state and local governments organizations, recommending appropriate action on those issues which concern their user needs.
  • To identify the common needs of state and local governments for GPS information, respond to such requests and concerns submitted by this user community, and forward issues to the full CGSIC.
  • Identify information requirements and methods to distribute this information to state and local government users of GPS.
  • To maintain a list of active points of contact in state and local governments which support CGSIC activities.
  • To conduct state and local government GPS information studies on civil user needs.
  • To effectively support the CGSIC’s role under the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Executive Committee.

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Subcommittee Officials

Acting Chair:
James Arnold
Research and Innovative Technology Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
Phone: 202-493-3265
Co-Chair and Secretary:
Joseph White
Maryland State Highway Administration
Phone: 410-545-5538


USSLS generally holds two meetings each year covering the eastern and western regions of the nation. It also convenes during the annual meeting of the full CGSIC.

Regional Meeting

November 19, 2015
Holiday Inn Portland Airport
Portland, OR

The CGSIC State and Local Government Subcommittee will meet in conjunction with the 2015 Field Technology for Data Collection in Forestry, Fisheries, and Natural Resources Conference. The meeting will be webcast and details will be circulated prior to the event to foster maximum participation from around the country.

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Previous Meetings

Select any of the following dates/locations to view proceedings from past USSLS meetings.

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