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Blog Editor’s Note – Most of our readers are already saying to themselves “this is about Lightsquared/Ligado.”  Yes. Yes it is.

Couple things to remember about “evidence based”:

  • Different people can look at the same facts and reach different conclusions.
  • A lot of people assume that if we just understand a problem better, it will solve itself. It won’t. Establishing the facts is just the first step in resolving/solving a problem.
  • Many problems aren’t solvable. But most can at least be managed. As a rule, people and governments tyr to solve problems and move on. They don’t want to take the time and energy to manage something day to day.

If this topic is of interest to you, here is information about the conference, two of the panels, and link to the video.


“Silicon Flatirons” is a center at the University of Colorado law school (Colorado Law) that focues on public policy and entrepenureship. The last couple years it has been very active in technology and conferences have addressed spectrum issues.

The annual Silicon Flatirons confeence was held last week. The agenda and other information can be found here:

Video of the conference is available on line here:

Two panels at the conference, both of which were on Day Two, may be of particular interest to our readers.

Panel 3: Spectrum Sharing Policy Among Active and Passive Systems – starts at 37:14 on the Day Two video.

Panel 4: Resilience in Positioning, Navigation, and Timing – starts at 1:34:47 on the Day Two video.

Panel 4 was comprised of:

  • Keith Gremban — Moderator
    Senior Fellow, Silicon Flatirons
  • Tim Godfrey — Panelist
    Technical Executive, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Dana A. Goward — Panelist
    President, Resilient Navigation & Timing Foundation
  • Stefanie Tompkins — Panelist
    Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer, Colorado School of Mines
  • Jade Morton — Panelist
    Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences; Director, Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research; Head of the Satellite Navigation and Sensing (SeNSe) Laboratory, Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department, University of Colorado Boulder