This article relates how the White House is beginning to review the U.S. policy on the Global Positioning System (GPS), with focus on the interconnected issues of system funding and management. The last GPS policy, issued in 1996, gave comparable decision-making roles to both the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) for the GPS. However, GPS funding requests were ultimately consolidated within the DOD, leaving the DOT with a lesser degree of control. In addition to GPS funding issues, the article looks at issues raised by the Galileo system, new ground-based augmentations to mobile satellite systems, and the National Differential GPS System. The article concludes with a concern that GPS technology needs to be pushed forward if it is to maintain its status as a global standard.

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    Advanstar Communications, Incorporated

    131 West First Street
    Duluth, MN  United States  55802-2065
  • Authors:
    • Divis, D A
  • Publication Date: 2003-6


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 10-12
  • Serial:
    • GPS World
    • Volume: 14
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: Advanstar Communications, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 1048-5104

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00962236
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 2 2003 12:00AM