FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 12, 2020
CONTACT: Kelly Miller
GPS Innovation Alliance Welcomes Executive Order on PNT
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 12, 2020 – Today, the Executive Director of the GPS Innovation Alliance, J. David Grossman, issued the following statement regarding President Trump's executive order, entitled Strengthening National Resilience through Responsible Use of Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Services.
“The GPS Innovation Alliance (GPSIA) welcomes today’s Executive Order recognizing the critical economic and societal benefits of GPS and other Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). Resiliency is among the core attributes that have made GPS the gold standard for delivering positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) functions to our military as well as a wide range of other sectors, including transportation, agriculture, electricity, and finance. Today's Executive Order represents a crucial next step in ongoing efforts to maintain the security, robustness, and redundancy of PNT capabilities, including GPS, that millions of Americans rely on every day. GPSIA looks forward to working with key government stakeholders to support the implementation of this effort.”
About GPS Innovation Alliance
The GPS Innovation Alliance was founded by Deere & Company, Garmin International, Inc. and Trimble Inc. The Alliance recognizes the ever-increasing importance of Global Positioning System (GPS) and other Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technologies to the global economy and infrastructure and is firmly committed to furthering GPS innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. The GPS Innovation Alliance seeks to protect, promote and enhance the use of GPS. For more information, please visit www.gpsalliance.org.