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Item: The 2017 Federal Radionavigation Plan has been signed and released. It is available for download in portable document format (PDF, 3MB)
Item: The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Coast Guard Navigation Center will host the 57th meeting of the Civil Global Positioning System Service Interface Committee, Sept. 25-26, 2017, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR.  CGSIC meetings are free and open to the public.  See the agenda on GPS.gov.
Item: Invitation to annual Public Interface Control Working Group and public forum to address changes to GPS public interface documents. NOTICE: GPS Program Office is considering modification or removal of Operational Advisories in RFC-351 for both current and future ground control systems.  If you are a stakeholder with this matter or any others listed, your attendance/participation is strongly recommended.
Item: A new U.S. Coast Guard Safety Alert has been published regarding the fact that many vessel operators and ship masters continue to rely on outdated high seas communications frequencies when communicating with the Coast Guard.  Please read the entire Safety Alert.
Item: On June 22, 2017, a GPS disruption was reported in the Black Sea and an alert was distributed through the Maritime Security Communications with Industry Web Portal. The Navigation Center encourages mariners to review marine safety alert 01-16 to familiarize themselves with the required procedures to report a disruption and actions they should take to mitigate the affect of a disruption.
Item: The Navigation Center has a new tool to enable commercial vessel owners/operators to verify the accuracy of their Automatic Identification System (AIS) broadcast information.  We encourage you to visit the Vessel Information Verification Service ("VIVS").  Your feedback is welcome.
Item: A printable version of the amalgamated Navigation Rules, including Annexes, Implementing Rules, Penalties & Bridge to Bridge regulations, is available for download (only 12 pages if printed double-sided).
Item: The unclassified paper Best Practices for Improving the Operation and Development of GPS Equipment Used by Critical Infrastructure, co-authored by the National Cybersecurity & and Communications Integration Center, and National Coordinating Center for Communication, is available for download. The 21-page document recommends installation and operation strategies to improve the resilience of equipment receiving.