Presentations from DOT Adjacent Band Compatibility Workshop
(Oct 18) The presentations from the Department of Transportation's October 14 workshop on GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility are now available. More
DoD Decision Breathes New Life into Critical OCX Satellite Program
(Oct 14) An Air Force program that will provide a vital new command system for the global positioning system satellite constellation in the shortest time possible will continue despite cost growth, Defense Department officials confirmed today. More
Best Practices for Leap Second Event Occurring on 31 December 2016
(Oct 14) DHS's National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) issued a best practices document to assist federal, state, local, and private sector organizations with preparations for the Saturday, 31 December 2016 Leap Second event. More
ITAR Controls on GPS/GNSS Receivers Updated
(Oct 12) Today, the State Department published its final rule revising Category XII of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Among other things, the rule updates the export controls on military GPS/GNSS receivers and moves them out of USML Category XV (Spacecraft Systems and Related Articles). More
DOT to Present Adjacent Band Test Results on October 14
(Oct 3) The Department of Transportation will host its fifth workshop on the GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment effort on October 14, 2016. More
SMC Exercises Contract Options to Procure Two Additional GPS III Satellites
(Sep 21) The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center awarded a contract option to Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company to procure two additional Global Positioning System III satellites today. More
2 SOPS Bids Farewell to Miracle Satellite
(Sep 1) The 2nd Space Operations Squadron bid goodbye to Global Positioning System Satellite Vehicle Number 23 via final command and disposal at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 26, 2016. More
GPS Interface Control Working Group to Convene September 21-22
(Aug 8) The GPS Directorate will host the 2016 Public Interface Control Working Group and Open Forum for the following documents: IS-GPS-200; IS-GPS-705; IS-GPS-800; ICD-GPS-240; ICD-GPS-870. The purpose is to update the public on GPS public document revisions and collect issues/comments for analysis and possible integration into future GPS public document revisions. More
Second Round of GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Testing
(Jul 7) The Department of Transportation will conduct additional testing of GPS/GNSS receivers this July as part of the DOT Adjacent Band Compatibility Study. More
- GAO Reviews Air Force Report on GPS Acquisition (Oct 21) On October 17, GAO released its assessment of the Air Force's first quarterly report on GPS acquisition. Both reports were mandated by Congress in the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act.
- DoD Decision Breathes New Life into Critical OCX Satellite Program (Oct 14) An Air Force program that will provide a vital new command system for the global positioning system satellite constellation in the shortest time possible will continue despite cost growth, Defense Department officials confirmed today.
- House Passes Legislation on "Backup Global Positioning System" (Sep 28) On September 26, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5978, which includes language promoting the need for a complement to and backup for GPS.