[unav_all] New US Policy: Space-based Positioning,
Navigation and Timing
Ruth E. Neilan
ruth.neilan at jpl.nasa.gov
Wed Dec 22 14:21:09 MST 2004
This message draws your attention to the new US policy released last
week by the White House concerning Space-based Positioning,
Navigation and Timing Policy.
Here is a link to the fact sheet at the Office of Science, Technology
and Policy (OSTP):
A read through reveals that the main changes between this and the
policy of 1996 are aimed at the management structure of GPS.
Affirmation of fundamental principles and related goals and
objectives are addressed. An Executive Committee is to be formed
and will be supported by a new National Coordination Office. Agency
roles and responsibilities are identified or reiterated in detail.
This document demonstrates that the US is clearly committed to
ensuring that GPS is a reliable global utility for legitimate civil
uses, even as all GNSS evolve, modernization of GPS and GLONASS and
the emergence of the new Galileo.
Kind regards, happy holidays,
International GPS Service - Central Bureau
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
tel: 818-354-8330, fax: 818-393-6686
<ruth.neilan at jpl.nasa.gov>
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