57th Meeting of the U.S. Civil GPS Service Interface Committee

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Coast Guard Navigation Center (NAVCEN) will host the 57th meeting of the Civil Global Positioning System Service Interface Committee (CGSIC), Sept. 25-26, 2017, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR. CGSIC meetings are free and open to the public.

DOT serves as the civil lead for the GPS and chairs the CGSIC in this capacity. NAVCEN is assigned duties as deputy chair and executive secretariat for the CGSIC.

Subcommittees of the CGSIC for Timing, State and Local Government, International Information, and Survey, Mapping, and Geosciences will hold meetings September 25, and a summary of these meetings will be presented to the CGSIC plenary session September 26.

The keynote speaker for this year’s plenary session will be Dr. Keith Conner, Ph.D., Senior Engineer, Science and Technology First Responders Group, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Presentations this year include:
• Operational status and modernization of the GPS constellation of satellites
• U.S. Space-Based Position, Navigation and Timing policy
• GPS augmentation systems
• Briefings from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Parks Service
• Information related to U.S. engagement with other international Global Navigation Satellite Systems as well as a variety of applications of the use of GPS 

The full agenda is available at http://www.gps.gov/cgsic/meetings/2017. CGSIC presentations will be posted online shortly after the meeting ends.