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GPS Partnership Council to be Held Here, May 4-5

Col. Dave Madden, GPS Wing Commander, speaks to GPS Partnership Council Members. (photo by Joe Juarez)

Col. Dave Madden, GPS Wing commander, speaking at the 2008 GPS Partnership Council. (Photo by Joe Juarez)

LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Global Positioning Systems Wing and the Los Angeles Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) are hosting the 2010 GPS Partnership Council. The conference will be held here, May 4 and 5.

The theme for this year is "Advancing Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Changes Today, Securing the World's Needs for Tomorrow." The conference offers GPS stakeholders the opportunity to exchange the latest information about GPS, view industry exhibits and capabilities, network with others, and enhance the overall GPS vision.

For two full days, attendees will hear from a wide-range of government and industry speakers about GPS user equipment, satellites, applications and related programs. Embracing the goals of the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) Strategy, the partnership council will continue to establish a roadmap for a consistent integrated national plan established by the federal government. GPS has become such a significant enabler to the nation and world, the GPS Wing will continue to look ahead and interact with its GPS partners to provide the world with system capabilities.

The U.S. Air ForceĀ has been the steward of GPS since its conception in the 1970s and continues its commitment to this critical component of our national infrastructure. The current GPS constellation has the most satellites and the greatest capability ever. GPSW is committed to maintaining the current level of service, as well as striving to improve service and capability through on-going modernization efforts.

For more information or to register for the 2010 GPS Partnership Council, visit www.afcea-la.org.