Three separate laws have required the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to back up and complement the Global Positioning System, subject to congressional appropriations. To provide a roadmap, in January 2021, the Department released its Complementary PNT and GPS Backup Technologies Demonstration Report. During this webinar, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology Robert Hampshire will offer introductory remarks and DOT’s Karen Van Dyke and Andrew Hansen will follow up with a presentation of the report. George Washington University Adjunct Professor Diana Furchtgott-Roth and the Texas Transportation Institute’s Greg Winfree will provide comments.
A public Q&A will follow the discussion. The program will open with remarks from Scott Pace, director of the Space Policy Institute, who will also moderate the discussion.