Civil GPS Service Interface Committee
U.S. State and Local Government Subcommittee Charter
The Civil Global Positioning System (GPS) Service Interface Committee (CGSIC) is established to identify civil GPS user needs (e.g., navigation, timing, and positioning) in support of the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Civil GPS service (CGS) program and as a function of the Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy's (OST/P) outreach program to the civil GPS user community. Pursuant to this responsibility, the CGSIC will interface with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy, the U.S. Coast Guard's Office of Navigation Safety and Waterway Services, the DOT POS/NAV Working Group, and the Joint Department of Defense (DOD)/DOT Radionavigation Working Group.
- 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.
- "State and local government organizations" refers to the governments of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. possessions and territories and governmental organizations within their boundaries.
- "Common needs" refer only to those of civilian governmental, institutional, educational and private agencies, and exclude all requirements arising from defense considerations.
- "GPS Information" consists of all forms of information about GPS, including but not limited to:
- Operational GPS status information, as provided by the US Department of Defense;
- GPS systems information;
- GPS applications information.
- "Communications Methods" consist of all forms of communication including, but not limited to, conventional mail, telephone services and computer-to-computer data links. For sophisticated data communications techniques, individual standards and protocols are to be identified for compatibility with US systems.
4. Sub-Committee Structure
- The Sub-Committee is formed by the US Department of Transportation Civil GPS Service Interface Committee (CGSIC).
- The Sub-Committee is entitled the "US State and Local Government Sub-Committee" (SLGSC).
- The Sub-Committee will have a Chair, Co-Chair, and Secretary, and may appoint additional officials or working groups at its own discretion.
- Attendance at Sub-Committee meetings is encouraged by any individual or representative of any US state and local government organization.
- The Sub-Committee will have regional working groups.
5. Sub-Committee Guidelines
- The work of this Sub-Committee is to be coordinated with that of other Sub-Committees.
- Meeting reports are to be distributed via the US Coast Guard Navigation Center (NAVCEN), which acts as the CGSIC secretariat, according to address lists maintained by the Sub-Committee.
- The Sub-Committee is to maintain a list of points of contact in US state and local government organizations.
- The Sub-Committee may arrange its own separate meetings at any time and place as announced.
- Delegates attend meetings at their own expense.
- The Sub-Committee will address other related matters concerning GPS applications as deemed appropriate by the Sub-Committee.