On the 19th and 20th of September, 2022, the 62th meeting of the U.S. government’s Civil GPS Service Interface Committee (CGSIC) will be hosted by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center (NAVCEN) in the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. DOT serves as the civil lead for the Global Positioning System (GPS) and chairs the CGSIC in this capacity. NAVCEN is assigned duties as Deputy Chair and Executive Secretariat for the CGSIC.
On Monday, September 19th, the subcommittees of the CGSIC for Timing, International Information, and Survey, Mapping, and Geosciences will hold their meetings. A summary of these subcommittee meetings will be presented to the CGSIC Plenary Session on Tuesday, September 20th.
The Keynote speaker for this year’s CGSIC plenary session will be Mr. 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 Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) policy, GPS augmentation systems, and information related to U.S. engagement with other international Global Navigation Satellite Systems (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 the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (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 also be live streamed over the internet. For those that are unable to travel, meetings can be accessed with the following links:
Surveying, Mapping and Geo-Sciences Subcommittee – Chair: Mr John Galetzka, NGS|
Co-Chair: Mr. Neill Winn, NPS: 9AM – 12:30PM MDT
International Information Subcommittee – Chair: Mr. John Wilde, CEO, Spacekeys:
2:00PM – 5:00PM MDT
Timing Subcommittee – Chair: Dr. Patricia Larkoski, The MITRE Corporation – Co-Chair: Dr. Bijunath
Patla, NIST: 2:00PM – 5:00PM MDT
62nd Meeting of the Civil GPS Service Interface Committee (Plenary Session) – Chair: Ms. Karen Van
Dyke, DOT – Deputy Chair: CAPTAIN Scott Calhoun, USCG: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
The agenda for the meeting is available at http://www.gps.gov/cgsic/meetings/2022. All CGSIC presentations will be available there for viewing online shortly after the meeting conclusion. As a reminder, all CGSIC meetings are free and open to the public so please come by for an interesting couple of days’ briefings on the U.S. civil GPS program.
To learn more about the Coast Guard Navigation Center, visit www.navcen.uscg.gov.