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CGSIC GENERAL INFORMATION

The Civil Global Positioning System Service Interface Committee (CGSIC) is the recognized worldwide forum for effective interaction between all civil GPS users and the U.S. GPS authorities. The U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center (NAVCEN) coordinates and manages CGSIC in cooperation with the Department of Transportation.

Purpose: The Department of Transportation established a CGSIC to exchange information about GPS with the civil user community, to respond to the needs of civil GPS users, and to integrate GPS into civil sector applications.

Officers: The Executive Panel consists of the Chair, Deputy Chair, Subcommitte Chairs, and representatives from several different transportation modes.

Chair:  Karen Van Dyke
Director, Office Positioning, Navigation and Timing Programs
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology
U.S. Department of Transportation
 
Deputy Chair: Captain Russell Holmes
Commanding Officer, NAVCEN
U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center
 
International Deputy Chair: John Wilde
Global Strategic Sales
NAVBLUE
United Kingdom
 
Executive Secretariat: Rick Hamilton
GPS Information Analysis Team Lead
U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center

 
Subcommittees: The four subcommittees focus on specific user groups:

How to get involved:

Public Participation: The CGSIC meets annually and is open to anyone interested in civil GPS issues.  Information from CGSIC meetings is provided to United States GPS authorities for consideration in GPS policy development and GPS service operation. Presentations from past CGSIC meetings are available on GPS.gov.

E-mailing List: If you would like to receive periodic emails concerning GPS operations, information about upcoming meetings, and other announcements from the CGSIC Executive Secretariat, please subscribe to the CGSIC mailing list.  You can find past CGSIC messages on NAVCEN's Message Archive page.

Questions or Information on Joining Subcommittees: If you have questions about CGSIC or would like to join one of the subcommittees, please contact the Executive Secretariat via our contact us page (select "Civil GPS Service Interface Committee (CGSIC)" from the pull-down menu).

CGSIC Participation: If you wish to become a contribution participant and agree to be contacted directly by the CGSIC Executive Secretariat for input on matters pertaining to your organization, expertise, or to gain better insight into your specific user needs, please complete our registration form below.  Registering will not add you to the CGSIC mailing list.

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