Group photo of the Board members
Twelfth Meeting
December 4-5, 2013

The Omni Shoreham Hotel
Metro Red Line to Woodley Park/Zoo Metro
2500 Calvert St NW (at Connecticut Ave.)
Washington, DC 20008

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

9:00 - 9:05
Call to Order
Mr. James J. Miller, PNT Advisory Board Executive Director, NASA Headquarters
9:05 - 9:30
Introductions, Announcements, & Primary Agenda Items
Welcome of New Members & GPS Economic Assessment
Hon. James Schlesinger, Chair
Dr. Bradford Parkinson, Vice-Chair
9:30 - 9:50
Update from National Coordination Office for Space-Based PNT
Emerging Issues from the National Space-Based PNT EXCOM
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Col. Harold "Stormy" Martin, Deputy Director, Space-Based PNT National Coordination Office
9:50 - 10:20
GPS Signal (Civil Navigation) CNAV Implementation Plan
CNAV Test Results & Road Ahead
Major General Marty Whelan, Director of Requirements, Air Force Space Command
10:20 - 10:50
Update from U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
NDGPS, Civil Signal Monitoring, & GPS Adj. Band Compatibility
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Ms. Karen Van Dyke, Director for PNT, DOT Research & Innovative Technology Administration
10:50 - 11:05
11:05 - 11:30
NASA Options for Reduced Costs, Time, & Complexity to Deploy Global Differential GPS (GDGPS) as a Civil Monitoring Utility
Dr. Yoaz Bar-Sever, Manager, Global Differential GPS System, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
11:30 - 12:00
Precise Positioning - Automated Driving & Safety Communications
GPS Technology Innovations & Networking Applications
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Mr. Russell Shields, PNT Board Member, Founder and Chair of Ygomi LLC
12:00 - 1:00
WORKING LUNCH – Ethics Training
Mr. Adam Greenstone, NASA General Counsel
1:00 - 1:30
GPS Disruptions: Efforts to Assess Risks to Critical Infrastructure
GAO Report on Enhancing Interagency Actions
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Mr. Eli Albagli, Senior Analyst, Government Accountability Office (GAO)
1:30 - 2:00
2013 National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) Update
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Implementation
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Mr. Robert Kolasky, Director, Strategy and Policy, DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection
2:00 - 2:30
2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR)
DHS Strategic Environment Assessment & Partnerships
Dr. Caryl Brzymialkiewicz, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Risk and Decision Analysis, Office of Strategy, DHS Policy
2:30 - 2:45
3 Panel Presentations on GPS Benefits & Spectrum Valuation
2:45 - 3:15
1. Economic Impacts of GPS on Key Sectors in the U.S. Economy
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Dr. Nam D. Pham, Economist/Managing Partner, NDP Consulting Group
3:15 - 3:45
2. Benefits & Spectrum Valuations Derived from Emerging Mobile Broadband Applications
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Mr. Bartlett Cleland, Spectrum Policy Expert, former TechAmerica
3:45 - 4:15
3. Challenges Ahead for GPS Markets in Evolving Spectrum Sharing Environments & Some Proposed Solutions
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Hon. John Kneuer, Spectrum Policy Expert, former NTIA Administrator
4:15 - 4:45
Panel Q&A Discussion with Pham, Cleland, & Kneuer
All PNT Board Members
4:45 - 5:00
Preliminary Feedback - Roundtable Afternoon "Wrap-Up"
All PNT Board Members

Thursday, December 5, 2013

9:00 - 9:05
Call to Order
Mr. James J. Miller, PNT Advisory Board Executive Director, NASA
9:05 - 9:15
Announcements & Agenda Focus
Quick Thoughts and Guidance from December 4 Discussions
Hon. James Schlesinger, Chair
Dr. Bradford Parkinson, Vice-Chair
9:15 - 9:40
GNSS Signal Compatibility – Multi-Constellation Management
Cross-Correlation of Existing & Evolving C/A System Signals
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Dr. A.J. Van Dierendonck, AJ Systems & R.J. Erlandson, FAA Consultant
9:40 - 10:05
United States International Activities & Engagement
How far to take GNSS Interoperability/Interchangeability?
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Mr. Ken Hodgkins, Director, Office of Space & Advanced Technology, State Department
10:05 - 11:05
International Member "Quick 10-Minute" Regional Updates (at member's discretion)
11:05 - 11:15
11:15 - 12:00
PNT Advisory Board Member 2013–2015 Work Plan Set-Up
Establish Expectations, Work Structure, Scope, Timeline, Assignments, and Deliverables for National PNT EXCOM
(1) What top level national questions need to be answered?
(2) What challenges lie ahead for providers and users?
(3) What are the options for resolution?
Intro by Governor Jim Geringer, PNT Board, Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)
Proposed Focus Areas / PNT Board Working Groups (WGs)
(1) Economic Value of GPS to U.S.
(2) Spectrum Allocations/Reallocations
(3) PNT Unavailability
(4) Affordability Options
(5) Foreign GNSS Contributions
Establish WG Leads, Membership, & Drafting Assignments -- Follow-Up from "Fact-Finding" Organizational Discussion on December 3
Recommendation Template Guidelines
(1) PNT Advisory Board Working Group Recommendations
(2) Major Reasons for Proposing Recommendation
(3) Consequences of No Action on Proposed Recommendation
Feedback by All PNT Advisory Board Members
Develop any additional Recommendations, Findings, & Proposed Topics for presentation to PNT EXCOM on December 10
12:00 - 1:00

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