O’Connell Remarks from Space Economy Workshop

Kevin O'Connell speaking before audience

On September 5, OSC Director Kevin O’Connell delivered the keynote address at a workshop on “Exploring the Hidden Economic Value of Space Applications” hosted by SDA Bocconi School of Management-SEE Lab, the Secure World Foundation, and the GWU Space Policy

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GPS Economic Study Presentation

Presentation cover: RTI International - Economic Benefits of the Global Positioning System (GPS) - August 6, 2019 - Alan C. O'Connor - Michael P. Gallagher

On August 6, the Office of Space Commerce hosted a public briefing to discuss a recently published study of the economic benefits of GPS. The study, sponsored by DOC’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), estimates that GPS generated

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DOC Study on Economic Benefits of GPS

On June 6, RTI International released a comprehensive study of the economic benefits of the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS). The study, commissioned by the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), estimates that GPS generated $1.4 trillion

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NOAA Seeks Public Comments on Future Satellite Architecture, Announces Industry Day

Cover of draft NSOSA report

Today, NOAA released a draft of the NOAA Satellite Observing System Architecture Study for public comments. The study looks at the choices, alternatives, and tradeoffs that NOAA is considering as it plans for its future operational satellite observing system to

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Published Article on Economic Benefits of GPS

The September 2015 issue of GPS World magazine includes an article by economist Irv Leveson on the economic productivity benefits of GPS. The Office of Space Commercialization led the interagency team of federal economists and subject matter experts who guided

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Presentation on GPS Economic Study

On June 11, economist Irv Leveson delivered a public presentation on the preliminary results of his ongoing study on the economic benefits of GPS. The Office of Space Commercialization leads the interagency team of federal economists and subject matter experts

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Results of U.S. Space Industry “Deep Dive” Assessment

The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has completed its analysis of the data collected through its “Deep Dive” survey of the U.S. space industrial base. BIS has begun publishing publicly available reports that detail findings and recommendations

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NASA Industrial Base Study Results

The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security released its report on the “National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Human Space Flight Industrial Base in the Post-Space Shuttle/Constellation Environment.” The report’s representative survey sample consists of 536 suppliers affiliated with

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FCC Blocks LightSquared Operations

On February 14, 2012, the FCC announced that, based on NTIA’s recommendation, “the Commission will not lift the prohibition” on LightSquared’s terrestrial network operations. NTIA delivered its recommendation to the FCC earlier that day after assessing the test results from

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NRO Industrial Base Report to Congress

On June 25, 2010, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) submitted a report to Congress on the health of the U.S. space industrial and supplier base. The report identifies many challenges faced by the second and third tier suppliers to the

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