1997-2004 News Items

From the IGEB Era

IGEB Logo The Interagency GPS Executive Board (IGEB) was the predecessor to the National Executive Committee for Space-Based PNT. Established by Presidential directive in March 1996, the IGEB operated through December 2004. The following GPS-related materials were released during that time period.

Unfortunately, many of the source documents mentioned below are no longer online.

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

  • Dec: Decimeter Level Positioning May Be Available in 2001
  • Oct 30: IGEB Reply Comments to FCC on UWB Rulemaking
  • Oct: GPS Outreach Booth Exhibited at International Transportation Symposium
  • Oct: FCC Extends Comment Period on UWB Rulemaking
  • Aug: GPS Funding Bill Signed into Law
  • Jun: Western Governors' Association Letter Endorsing GPS Modernization and NDGPS
  • Jun 20: GPS Industry Fair on Capitol Hill
  • Jun: U.S. Succeeds in Protecting and Expanding GPS Spectrum at WRC-2000
  • May 1: PRESIDENT ENDS INTENTIONAL DEGRADATION OF GPS
  • Apr 4: DOT Letter to Congress and Civil GPS Brochure
  • Mar: GPS III, Selective Availability, and Other Topics Discussed at CGSIC
  • Mar: Planning Begins on "GPS III" Satellites To Meet Future Requirements Through 2030
  • Mar: Congressional Testimony of Commerce Under Secretary Cheryl Shavers: "By adopting a home outside the DOD, the IGEB wanted to demonstrate to the world that GPS is not a purely military system but has growing commercial applications."
  • Mar: Congressional Testimony of FAA Administrator Jane Garvey: "GPS is ranked as the Department's second most important 'Flagship' initiative."
  • Feb: President Requests $617 Million in FY 2001 for GPS Sustainment and Modernization

1999

1998

1997

  • Feb: White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security Recommends Additional Civilian GPS Signal to Enhance Aviation Safety
1997-2004 Presentations from Conferences and Meetings

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