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
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