Joint Hearing on GPS Reliability:
A Review of Aviation Industry Performance, Safety Issues
and Avoiding Potential New and Costly Government Burden
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
Subcommittees on Aviation and
Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
June 23, 2011
The committee received testimony from federal government and industry witnesses regarding LightSquared's mobile broadband internet infrastructure plans and concerns with GPS interference associated with those plans; the possible impacts on GPS reliability, NextGen, and aviation job creation; and the potential remedies to GPS interference.
Senior federal officials and industry representatives warned that the GPS interference from LightSquared's system could disrupt military, civil, and commercial operations nationwide, including aviation, shipping, search and rescue, E911, farming, and communications.
The Honorable Roy Kienitz
Under Secretary for Policy
U.S. Department of Transportation
Ms. Teresa Takai
Chief Information Officer
U.S. Department of Defense
Rear Admiral Robert Day, Jr.
Assistant Commandant for C4I
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Ms. Margaret Jenny
Mr. Phil Straub
Vice President of Aviation Engineering
Garmin International, Inc.
Mr. Craig Fuller
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
Mr. Thomas Hendricks
Senior Vice President of Safety, Security and Operations
Air Transport Association
Mr. Jeffrey Carlisle
Executive Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy
LightSquared Subsidiary LLC
Please note that GPS.gov only publishes the written testimony of federal officials. The testimony of other witnesses is available via the link above.
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