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Details of September’s CGSIC meeting released, DeLaPena to speak

The 62nd meeting of the U.S. government’s Civil GPS Service Interface Committee (CGSIC) will be held Sept. 19–20 in the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center, before the annual ION GNSS+ conference.

It will be hosted by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center (NAVCEN). DOT serves as the civil lead for GPS and chairs the CGSIC in this capacity. NAVCEN is assigned duties as Deputy Chair and Executive Secretariat for the CGSIC.

On Sept. 19, the CGSIC subcommittees for Timing, International Information, and Survey, Mapping, and Geosciences will meet. A summary of these meetings will be presented to the CGSIC Plenary Session on Sept. 20.


Cordell DeLaPena, Program Executive Officer for Military Communications and PNT Space Systems Command

Keynote speaker for the plenary session is Cordell DeLaPena, program executive officer for Military Communications and Positioning, Navigation, and Timing, Space Systems Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base.

The agendas for the CGSIC subcommittee and plenary sessions will include presentations on the operational status and modernization of the GPS constellation of satellites, U.S. space-based positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) policy, GPS augmentation systems, and information related to U.S. engagement with other international GNSS as well as a variety of interesting applications of the use of GPS.

Several new briefings are part of the plenary session this year, including a presentation from NASA on the role of GPS in support of the next lunar mission. Also, the Department of Homeland Security will provide an update on the activities of the Office of Infrastructure Protection, Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Program Management Office.

This year’s meeting will be live-streamed over the internet. For those who are unable to travel, the meetings can be accessed with the links below.

The agenda for the meeting is available; all CGSIC presentations will be available there for viewing online shortly after the meeting ends. As a reminder, all CGSIC meetings are free and open to the public.

Surveying, Mapping and Geo-Sciences Subcommittee
Sept. 19, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MDT
Chair: John Galetzka, NGS
Co-Chair: Neill Winn, NPS

International Information Subcommittee
2–5 p.m. MDT
Chair: John Wilde, CEO, Spacekeys

Timing Subcommittee
2–5 p.m. MDT
Chair: Patricia Larkoski, The MITRE Corporation
Co-Chair: Bijunath Patla, NIST

Plenary Session
Sept. 20, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Chair: Karen Van Dyke, DOT
Deputy Chair: Cpt. Scott Calhoun, USCG

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