Tag Archives: GPS

DHS to Publish Guidance for PNT Resiliency, Security; Ernest Wong Quoted

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The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology (DHS S&T) Directorate has developed a framework on the security of position, navigation and timing systems when used to provide timing information for the power grid and communication networks. TS&T built the framework on stakeholder input and plans to have it publicly released before the year ends.

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NIST Issues Draft Guidance on Implementing Cybersecurity for PNT Operations

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has created draft cybersecurity guidelines for positioning, navigation and timing (PNT)-based technologies. The draft guidance also serves as a response to an Executive Order issued earlier this year on the responsible use of PNT services for national security. Comments on the draft guide are due on Nov. 23rd.

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Army Eyes Contract Award for GPS Tech Alternative Before October

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The U.S. Army is looking to award a contract by the end of the month for the service branch’s positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) effort aimed at establishing an alternative for GPS technologies. The Army intends to select an awardee for the Mounted Assured Position Navigation and Timing (MAPS) contract and deploy a prototype in two years. 

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Airgility Develops Aerial Unmanned System to Support Defense Missions

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Airgility has developed aerial unmanned systems that can fly anywhere, including areas where there is limited or no GPS access and in confined areas to support the national security and defense missions, the company reported last month. The company’s advanced capabilities will enable Airgility to conduct the critical missions which include search and rescue, secure borders and deliver medical supplies to remote areas, among others.

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Alion Wins Task Order to Support USAF ANT Development; Eric Wright Quoted

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The U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology has awarded Alion Science and Technology a 60-month, $20 million task order to provide Autonomy and Navigation Technology (ANT) Development, the company reported on Friday. Under the task order, Alion will research, assess, analyze and develop the ANT Center's research in autonomous and cooperative systems. 

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BAE Systems Completes $1.9B Acquisition of Raytheon Technologies’ GPS Business; John Watkins, Greg Wild Quoted

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BAE Systems has completed its $1.93 billion acquisition of the Collins Aerospace Military Global Positioning System (GPS) business from Raytheon Technologies, adding new experience, technology and installed base of products to the company. “Today marks the culmination of a tremendous team effort, and we are extremely proud to welcome the Military GPS employees to our company,” said John Watkins

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NTIA Urges FCC to Reconsider Ligado Decision

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The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) through a petition to repeal or reconsider its approval of Ligado’s application to use the L-band spectrum to deploy a terrestrial wireless network in support of 5G services.

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DoD Officials Testify Before Senate Panel Over FCC Decision on Ligado Application

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Officials with the Department of Defense (DoD) appeared Wednesday before the Senate Armed Service Committee to oppose the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) approval of Ligado’s application to use the L-band spectrum to field a 5G network, citing its potential risk to GPS networks, CNBC reported Wednesday.

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Four Lawmakers Express Opposition to FCC Approval of Ligado’s Application

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The chairmen and ranking members of House and Senate Armed Services Committees have asked the Federal Communications Commission to retract its approval of Ligado Networks’ application saying the company’s proposal poses a threat to the country’s GPS capabilities, economy and national security.

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