Tag Archives: GPS

Executive Spotlight: David Fastabend, Exelis Advanced Information Systems VP

David Fastabend serves as ITT Exelis’ advanced information systems unit vice president, responsible for overseeing the business’ performance, strategy, leadership and customer relations. Fastabend brings U.S. Army experience in strategic and operational focused commands. He recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz about how these experiences apply to his current position, market trends …

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Report: North Korea Jamming South Korean GPS Signals

North Korea has reportedly been jamming GPS systems over the Korean Peninsula since last Saturday, Nextgov reports. Signal disruptions had affected over 252 flights to and from South Korean airports as of Monday, according to multiple news sources. Lee Kyung-Woo, deputy director of South Korea’s communications commission, told Australian website …

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NASA Testing GPS for Earthquake, Tsunami Detection

Government agencies want to use GPS technology for detecting earthquake and tsunami activity in the U.S., the space agency announced Tuesday.  The real-time earthquake analysis for disaster mitigation network would use real-time GPS measurements from Oregon, California and Washington stations to pinpoint earthquake activity. The National Science Foundation, Defense Department, …

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FCC Wants Spectrum Interoperable Mobile Devices

The Federal Communications Commission agreed Wednesday to consider rules requiring wireless providers and device manufacturers to make devices that can operate on multiple spectrums, according to NextGov.  The FCC aims to make devices more interoperable to provide consumers an opportunity to keep the same device despite moving to a new …

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Boeing Wins Air Force Space Vehicle GPS Funds

Boeing has won a $14,462,422 Air Force contract modification to fund two space vehicle contract line item numbers for fiscal year 2012, the Defense Department announced Friday. The cost-plus-award-fee contract will fund launch operations support and on-orbit operations support. Work will occur in Seal Beach, Calif. with an expected completion …

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SAIC Wins Air Force GPS Systems Engineering Contract

SAIC Inc. won a $9,989,452 Air Force contract to extend a GPS systems engineering and integration contract for 60 days, the Defense Department announced Friday. The GPS systems manage, develop and sustain the GPS mission to support civilian and military operations. Work will occur in Fairfax County and McLean, Va., …

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In-Q-Tel Partnership Developing Advanced Military Battery Tech

In-Q-Tel is partnering with Contour Energy Systems to continue developing advanced portable power solutions, In-Q-Tel announced Tuesday.  In-Q-Tel said Contour’s battery developments apply to current application power requirements at many federal agencies. IQT also said Contour’s battery technologies apply to military devices such as GPS receivers, radios, night vision goggles, …

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Raytheon Wins $27M to Develop GPS III Satellite Launch Solution

The U.S. Air Force’s space and missile systems center awarded Raytheon Co. $27.4 million to develop a launch and checkout system for the Air Force’s GPS III satellites, the company announced Thursday. Raytheon reported it will provide checkout and early launch for GPS III satellites, which are expected to launch in 2014. The company was …

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Air Force Gears up to Launch GPS III Satellites

The U.S. Air Force is working to ensure a smooth and successful deployment of its GPS III satellites, which are scheduled to launch in 2014. The Air Force has selected Lockheed Martin to provide a launch and checkout capability to control all GPS III satellites throughout launch and early on-orbit …

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FAA Approves Use of Cubic Global Tracking Devices

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has approved the use of Cubic Global Tracking Solution’s tracking and asset management devices by airline operators. The GPS devices developed by Cubic provide “infrastructure-free” tracking and security. They come in multiple configurations, and can be installed to monitor any asset, including trucks, trailers, air-crafts, …

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Smartphone Kills the Flip

All good things must come to an end, and the end is usually brought on by something better, smarter and faster. So it should come as no surprised the Smartphone heralded the death of many products. Multi-faceted wins. Single purpose gets tossed in the electronic trash heap. PCWorld read the …

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