The General Accountability Office (GAO) released a somewhat scathing report about Department of Defense navigation programs this month.

Among their findings and inferences were:

  • Navigation requirements for projects and systems are often overstated with managers just defaulting to GPS accuracy requirements
  • Resilience is not a requirement for navigation systems in many cases
  • Alternate (non-GPS) navigation systems are not a priority for the department, and are actively opposed in some instances
  • There is a lack of coordination across the department on alternate PNT systems

The Institute of Navigation and the RNT Foundation will host a webinar on the 15th of June featuring two of the report’s authors. 

Attendance is open to the public and free, but advance registration is required.