GPS Terrestrial Complement/Backup Bill Gathering Support

April 15, 2015

The Congress is back in session this week and HR 1678, a bill that would require establishment of a strong, difficult-to-disrupt terrestrial system to complemment GPS, and to serve as another source of PNT when GPS isn’t available, has been referred to the Committee on Armed Services. The bill seeks to amend the language that provided for the establishment and management of GPS in Title 10, the section of law that deals with the Armed Services. We also understand that, since it was introduced, on the 26th of March, other members of Congress have expressed interest and will be co-sponsoring the bill. HR 1678 was introduced by Congressman John Garamendi (D, CA) with Congressman Duncan Hunter (R, CA), Congressman Frank LoBiondo (R, NJ) and Congressman Peter DeFazio (D, OR) as the initial co-sponsors.

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