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Mission

The U.S. Department of State leads America's foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance by advancing the interests of the American people, their safety and economic prosperity.
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GPS Roles and Responsibilities

  • Promotes U.S. foreign policy objectives within the National Executive Committee and the GPS community. Learn more about the committee
  • Leads international consultations and negotiations with other nations on GPS-related issues. Learn more about GPS cooperation
  • Chairs the GPS Interagency Working Group (GIWG). Learn more
  • Works with the National Coordination Office to plan and coordinate international GPS outreach activities. Learn more about the National Coordination Office
  • Supports and participates in the International Committee on GNSS (ICG). Visit the ICG website
  • Leads U.S. delegations to the World Radio Conferences of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), where spectrum allocations affecting GPS are negotiated.
  • Maintains the Sensitive Technology List and handles export licensing for controlled technologies related to GPS.
  • Supports the use of GPS for a broad variety of governmental activities, including delimitation of boundaries, fisheries enforcement, health information tracking, remote sensing, and geographic information systems.

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