GPS Modernization

GPS modernization is an ongoing effort to upgrade the Global Positioning System with new, advanced capabilities to meet growing military, civil, and commercial needs. Learn more at GPS.gov

The Commerce Department is interested and involved in many aspects of GPS modernization, including the addition of new civil signals (L1C, L2C, L5), codeless/semi-codeless access to military GPS, and the addition of a search and rescue capability (SAR/GPS) to GPS III.

Presentation from Munich Satellite Navigation Summit 2007

The Office of Space Commercialization prepared a presentation on the “U.S. Government Role in Fostering Commercial GNSS Applications” for the Munich Satellite Navigation Summit 2007. David Turner of the State Department delivered the presentation on behalf of the Office. The

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Presentation on Economic Benefits of GPS L2C Signal

Jason Kim of the Office of Space Commercialization was a featured speaker at the September 25 meeting of the Civil GPS Service Interface Committee (CGSIC) in Fort Worth, Texas. His presentation summarized the results of Irv Leveson’s recently published economic

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Remarks from WSBR Continuity of Business Summit

Remarks of Edward Morris Director, Office of Space Commercialization National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration U.S. Department of Commerce Washington Space Business Roundtable Luncheon Continuity of Business (via satellite) Summit U.S. Chamber of Commerce September 21, 2006 Good afternoon. I am

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Presentations from GEOBrasil Summit 2006

In July 2006, Jason Kim of the Office of Space Commercialization represented the U.S. government at the GEOBrasil Summit 2006 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He delivered two presentations describing the U.S. GPS program and policy and addressing GNSS cooperation with

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Published Article on Economic Benefits of Second Civil GPS Signal

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The Office of Space Commercialization hired economist Irv Leveson to assess the economic productivity benefits of the new GPS L2C signal being introduced with the GPS Block IIR-M satellites. He published some of his findings in the July/August 2006 issue of

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Testimony from HASC Hearing on Space and U.S. National Power

Statement of Edward Morris Director, Office of Space Commercialization National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration U.S. Department of Commerce Hearing on Space and U.S. National Power Before the Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces U.S. House of Representatives June

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Public Media Forum on Next Generation GPS for Enhanced Business Productivity

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On January 25, 2006, Deputy Secretary of Commerce David Sampson announced the public availability of the second civil GPS signal (L2C) from the recently launched GPS IIR-M satellite. View speech at commerce.gov Sampson spoke during a public media forum at the

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