Tag Archives: PNT

Trump Issues Space Policy Directive on Joint GPS, PNT Programs

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President Trump has issued a directive mandating NASA, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and the departments of Defense (DoD), State and Commerce (DOC) to coordinate and drive U.S. positioning, navigation and timing programs. Space Policy Directive 7 seeks to sustain and modernize global position system infrastructure for U.S. and allied operations focused on economic, homeland and national security. 

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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NIST Issues Draft Guidance on Implementing Cybersecurity for PNT Operations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 The draft guidance also serves as a response to an Executive Order issued earlier this year on the responsible use of PNT services for national security.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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Army to Open PNT Tech Dev’t Hub in October

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The U.S. Army plans to open a technology development hub for positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) capabilities next month to support the service branch’s efforts to reduce dependency on GPS technologies. The Army’s PNT Modernization Office, which contains an Open Innovation Lab (OIL) will be located at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland and slated to open on Oct. 8th. 

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Maj. Gen. Kimberly Crider: Space Force Should Work With Industry to Advance Tech Roadmap

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Maj. Gen. Kimberly Crider, acting chief technology and innovation officer for the U.S. Space Force, said the service is set to publish its 2020 science and technology roadmap and recognizes the need to work with industry to bring that plan to fruition.

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