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The mission of the Department of Defense is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and to protect the security of our country.
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GPS Roles and Responsibilities

  • Develops, acquires, operates, sustains, and secures the Global Positioning System, including the satellites, control segment, and military user equipment.
  • Co-chairs the National Executive Committee for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing and its subordinate bodies. Learn about the committee
  • Applies GPS technology to a broad variety of military operations, including precision guided munition strike, force tracking, search and rescue, and remote piloting of unmanned aerial vehicles.

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