March 2014 Edition
NGO + First Responder Tools + More...
Command Center: Peg Grayson, President, MTN Government
Peg Grayson brings more than 30 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry to MTN Government. A presidential appointee to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), she actively participates in the development of policy recommendations and guidance to the White House through the Department of Homeland Security.
Life Saving That’s SPOT On..., By Gavan Murphy, Director of Marketing EMEA + LATAM, Globalstar Europe Satellite Services
Whether providing food and medical assistance to stricken communities following a natural disaster, or co-ordinating a countywide search for a missing child, in times of crisis, first responder emergency teams need to swiftly mobilize and co-ordinate resources.
Space Security, Down To The Nanosecond—Why The GPS System Remains Essential To Modern Warfare, By Colonel Bernard J. Gruber, U.S.A.F., and Colonel Jon M. Anderson, U.S.A.F., Retired
Return to the year 2008, when Michael Phelps swam into the history books with an astonishing finish to win his seventh gold medal by one one-hundredth of a second against Milorad Cavic.
UPDATE: GPS IIF-5 Ensures Capabilities + Safety Of Troops, United Launch Alliance
On February 21st, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket successfully launched the Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-5 satellite for the U.S. Air Force from Space Launch Complex-37.
Command Center: Colonel William t. “Bill” Cooley, Director, GPS Directorate, SMC, AFSC
Colonel Cooley is responsible for a multi-service, multinational systems directorate which conducts development, acquisition, fielding and sustainment of all GPS space segment, satellite command and control (ground) and military user equipment. The $32 billion GPS program, with a $1 billion annual budget, maintains the largest satellite constellation and the largest avionics integration and installation program in the Department of Defense.
The Pivot To APAC Is Underway... And So Is The Demand For Capacity, By Bob Gough, Senior Contributor
Over the last decade the world has seen a significant change as dominant economies have shifted from the West, to the Asia Pacific region.
Help The Government Leverage Satellite Data, By AJ Clark, President, Thermopylae Sciences & Technology
Two years ago, when Congress and the White House fired the sequestration shot across the military’s bow, the Department of Defense (DoD) exchanged places with industry.