FCC Fines Chinese Retailer $34.9 Million for Marketing Illegal 'Jammers'
(May 25) The Federal Communications Commission today issued a $34.9 million fine against C.T.S. Technology, a Chinese electronics manufacturer and online retailer, for marketing and selling signal jamming devices to U.S. consumers. So-called "jammers" are radio frequency transmitters that intentionally block, jam, or interfere with wireless communications, such as cellphone calls, GPS systems, Wi-Fi networks, and firstresponder communications. It is a violation of federal law to market, sell, import, or use a signal jammer in the United States. More
Presentations from May 2016 PNT Advisory Board Meeting
(May 18) The public presentations from the May 18-19 meeting of the National Space-Based PNT Advisory Board are now available. More
Agenda for May 2016 PNT Advisory Board Meeting
(May 13) The agenda for the May 18-19 meeting of the National Space-Based PNT Advisory Board is now available. More
GPS registers most accurate signal yet
(May 12) On April 25, the Air Force's GPS registered its most accurate signal yet, according to the Aerospace Corporation, which has been monitoring the data since 2002. More
Timing Matters – GPS and the Stock Exchange Tell Us Why
(Apr 29) In an April 29 blog post, Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology Greg Winfree discussed the recent demonstration of Enhanced Loran (eLoran) at the New York Stock Exchange. More
DHS S&T Demonstrates Precision Timing Technology at the New York Stock Exchange
(Apr 20) On April 20, The Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced the successful demonstration of the Enhanced Loran (eLoran), a precision-timing technology, for financial transactions at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). More
PNT Advisory Board to Meet May 18-19
(Apr 11) The National Space-Based PNT Advisory Board will hold its next public meeting on May 18-19, 2016, at the National Harbor in Maryland. More
50th Space Wing to Dispose of Two GPS Satellites
(Mar 16) Space operators with the 2nd and 19th Space Operations Squadrons at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, are preparing to dispose of two Global Positioning System satellites this month, a first for the units nicknamed Team Blackjack. More
Final DOT Test Plan for GPS Adjacent Band Testing
(Mar 8) The Department of Transportation published its final test plan for its GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment Testing, which will begin in April 2016. Device testing will take place at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory at the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) facility in New Mexico. Any GPS device manufacturer interested in providing assistance for the testing should contact Stephen Mackey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-494-2753 by March 18, 2016. More
- Senate Appropriators Propose Major GPS Cuts (May 27) Yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed S. 3000, their FY 2017 defense bill. The bill would fund the GPS program at $585.032 million, $262.33 million less than the President's request.
- Senate NDAA Includes Provisions on GPS OCX (May 20) The version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that passed the Senate Armed Services Committee last week fully supports the FY 2017 request for the GPS program. However, it includes two provisions related to the GPS Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX), one of which affects the funding for OCX. We expect the full Senate to consider the NDAA next week. The House passed its version of the bill yesterday.
- House Appropriators Fully Fund GPS Program (May 17) We updated our FY 2017 funding page to reflect today's markup of the DOD spending bill by the House Appropriations Committee.