President’s National Space-based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Advisory Board
The President’s National Space-based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Advisory Board has made many formal recommendations to the government since its establishment in 2004. As of July 2023 we can find no record of any administration responding to these written recommendations.
Supported by White Papers:
- Convene a White House summit to recognize and celebrate U.S. achievements with GPS and to launch an initiative to regain U.S. PNT leadership and ensure resilient, reliable PNT for critical infrastructure and the larger economy. GPS’s capabilities are now substantially inferior to those of China’s BeiDou.
- Develop and implement a GPS High Accuracy and Robustness Service (HARS) delivered to users via the Internet, with performance initially comparable to that provided by other GNSS such as the European Union’s Galileo High Accuracy Service 3 (Galileo HAS).
Supported by Chairman’s letter dated 17 January 2023 and slides, presentations, discussions, and findings at the public meeting in November 2022. Follow link to see video, view slides, etc. from each meeting. Emphasis added:
- Modify U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) on GPS Commercial Users:
- Develop a compelling qualitative way to accurately express the economic damages to the nation attributable to extended disruptions to GPS services.
- Department of Transportation is urged to issue public warnings to GPS users as soon as possible after the beginning of significant disruption events.
- Rapidly prototype a National GNSS Interference Detection and Reporting system based on mobile wireless technology.
- PNT security should be made a prominent part of the National Cyber Director’s responsibilities. Departments and agencies should include PNT security in their cyber portfolios.
- USG to invest in the future of U.S. PNT education and training. There is a definitive shortage of geodesy experts being trained in relation to competitor nations such as China.