CGSIC: Federal Register Notice Published Concerning U.S. DOT NDGPS Program

On Wed, August 01, 2007 the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) published a Federal Register Notice.  The Federal Register Notice requests public comment regarding the need to continue to operate the inland component of the Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS) Program.

RITA, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), is assessing the current user needs and systems requirements of the inland (terrestrial) component of NDGPS. This assessment is in preparation for making a recommendation to the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) Executive Committee (http:/ on the need to continue to operate the inland component of the NDGPS system, and to make a decision on funding the NDGPS.

RITA recognizes, and the USCG emphasizes, that irrespective of the result of the NDGPS assessment or the PNT Executive Committee’s decision, the U.S. Coast Guard will continue to operate, maintain and manage the Maritime DGPS to meet maritime safety, navigation, and security mission requirements. The Maritime DGPS will maintain existing coverage on navigable waters of the U.S., including the Inland Rivers.

Please visit the Navigation Center at the following internet link to read this Federal Register Notice and learn how you can submit your comments.

Executive Secretariat (acting)
Gene Schlechte, Systems Management Division, USCG Navigation Center