National Coordination Office for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing
The National Coordination Office (NCO) is the permanent staff of the National Executive Committee for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT). Learn about the committee
It is a central resource within the government for GPS policy information.
The National Coordination Office is responsible for collecting GPS-related information from multiple federal agencies to support the operations of the National Executive Committee, including interagency coordination, consensus development, and issue resolution.
The office maintains the Five-Year National Plan for Space-Based PNT and assesses its implementation by the member agencies.
The office organizes meetings of the National Executive Committee and its Executive Steering Group. The office tracks the implementation of tasks and working groups established by those bodies.
Learn about the working groups
The office maintains the GPS.gov website as the central pillar of the U.S. GPS outreach campaign. It also develops and disseminates other GPS educational materials.
The charter of the National Executive Committee provides more detail on the office's responsibilities and functions.
The Department of Commerce (DOC) serves as the host of the National Coordination Office, providing office space, equipment, information technology services, financial and contract management services, and other administrative support.
Learn more about DOC
The member agencies on the National Executive Committee provide the personnel on rotational assignments to the office.
The office is led by a director and deputy director and includes a cadre of senior advisors from the National Executive Committee agencies. Currently, the director and deputy director positions are vacant.
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Commerce
Department of Transportation
Maj. Ben Calhoon
Department of Defense
Department of the Interior
Department of Agriculture
Department of State
Department of State
The NCO staff also includes the following contractor expertise:
Legislative Liaison, Overlook Systems
Technical Advisor, Overlook Systems
- Karen Thomas
Administrative Assistant, AGS
The National Coordination Office is a point of contact for public inquiries and other communications regarding GPS policy.
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This office does NOT provide user support for GPS devices/maps.
- Phone: +1 (202) 482-5809
- Email: email@example.com
- Street Address:
National Coordination Office for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 2518
1401 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20230
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