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Glen Gibbons


 Glen Gibbons is the founding editor of Inside GNSS. He is an internationally-known expert and commentator on the development, policies and programs of the global navigation satellite systems.

His company, Gibbons Media & Research LLC, started Inside GNSS magazine in 2006.

He was the founding editor of GPS World in 1989, the most significant publication covering what was then a virtually unknown technology. For sixteen years, he led the magazine and developed the journalistic model for covering space-based positioning, navigation, timing, and the leading technologies with which GNSS is integrated.

His creation of Galileo’s World in 1999 anticipated the development of Europe’s emerging global navigation satellite system. He has covered GLONASS since publishing what was probably the first trade article on the Russian satellite system in 1990.

For ten years (1991-2000), Gibbons also wrote and edited the biweekly GPS World Newsletter. During 1998-99, he launched and edited GeoConvergencia, a Spanish- and Portuguese-language supplement to GPS World. He was editor of the reference publication, GPS World’s Big Book of GPS 2000. Until 2005, he served as group editorial director and associate publisher of three geospatial magazines, which also included Geospatial Solutions and GeoIntelligence.

Gibbons received the U.S. Institute of Navigation’s 2003 Norman P. Hayes Award for outstanding encouragement, inspiration, and support contribution to the advancement of navigation. In 2015, the British Royal Institute of Navigation awarded him the Harold Spencer-Jones Gold Medal for contributions to navigation.

Gibbons holds a B.A. in political science from Willamette University (Oregon) and studied Chinese language and culture at the East-West Center in Hawaii. He earned an M.A. in journalism from the University of Oregon.

Speeches and Media Comments:

Comments in Discovery Channel News article, "GPS-Laced Inhalers Track Asthma Triggers" (April 7, 2009)
Comments in Christian Science Monitor article, "China asserts itself in GPS turf war" (March 25, 2009)
Comments in International Herald Tribune article, "Chinese square off with Europe in space" (March 22, 2009); New York Times (abbreviated version, March 23, 2009)
Comments in Asia Times article, "China's military awaits new satellites" ( January 22, 2009)
Remarks at International Committee on GNSS meeting — ICG-3 (Pasadena, California December 9, 2008)

September/October 2017

Ensuring PNT for All

July/August 2017

Turn NextGen into ThisGen

May/June 2017

Get Galileo on Board

March/April 2017

Is That All There Is to GPS?

January/February 2017

No Sudden Moves

December 14, 2016

European Commission Declares Galileo Initial Services Available for Use

November/December 2016

Exit, Pursued by a Bear

November 19, 2016

GPS PNT Enhances GOES-R Space Weather Satellite Mission

November 16, 2016

Europe Launches Galileo Navigation Satellite Quadruplets

November 13, 2016

A Short History of Radio Waves and GPS: Parkinson Receives Marconi Prize

September/October 2016

Changing the Rules

July/August 2016

GNSS Doldrums

July 14, 2016

Pursued by GPS-Aided Advertisers? Check the Small Print

July 14, 2016

GPS Directorate Seeks Public Comment On Interface Specification Changes for Signals in Space

June 29, 2016

White Paper, Press Conference Reveal China’s Current Plans for BeiDou Navigation System

May 23, 2016

Successful Launch Continues Build-Out of Galileo Constellation

May/June 2016

Re-Baseline This!

March/April 2016

Up in the AIRR

March 14, 2016

GNSS Leaders Reveal Plans at Munich Summit

March 14, 2016

PNT ExCom to Write Requirements for GPS Backup

January/February 2016

Making Good Better

January 13, 2016

GPS-Aided Positive Train Control Goes Back on Transportation Safety Board's Most Wanted List for 2016

November/December 2015

Failure to Communicate

October 29, 2015

PNT Advisory Board Hears about GPS Economic Impact, ABC Study, and Space Service Volume

October 10, 2015

Can Galileo ‘Explode’ the GNSS Applications of Intelligent Transportation?

September/October 2015

Let Us Now Praise

August 18, 2015

Federal Agencies Move to Close Most NDGPS Sites

August 12, 2015

Most Railroads Will Miss Deadline for Implementing GPS-Aided Positive Train Control

July/August 2015

Premature Farewell to GPS

June 15, 2015

GNSS-Aided Autonomous Trucks Could Save Fuel, Reduce Congestion

May/June 2015

Still Not a Thing, Part 2

May 17, 2015

ITS World Congress Highlights GNSS

May 17, 2015

CSNC 2015 Raises BeiDou, GNSS Profile in China

May 25, 2015

USAF Draft RFP Would Re-Open Competition for GPS Satellite Launch Services

April 23, 2015

GPS Watch Finishes Back in the Pack at Boston Marathon

March/April 2015

Flying Blind

March 1, 2015

Australian Aviation Agency Launches Trial of GNSS-Aided Aircraft Tracking

February 26, 2015

FCC Issues New Rules on E911 Location Standards, Options Besides GNSS

February 13, 2015

White House Drone Incident Highlights Growing Use of UAVs

February 14, 2015

FAA, White House Lay Out Path for Small UAS Operations

February 9, 2015

Federal Court Drops All But Two Claims by LightSquared against GPS Companies

January 26, 2015

South Korea Relaunches Its eLoran Program

January/February 2015

The Party Crashers

November/December 2014

Year 10

September/October 2014

A Learning Experience

September 15, 2014

ESA Outlines Efforts to Rescue Wayward Galileo Satellites

August 28, 2014

DoT Plan for GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Study to Get Airing

July/August 2014

The Next Big Mac

July 18, 2014

U.S. Geological Survey Releases New National Seismic Maps

June 16, 2014

GNSS Monitoring Stations Slide into U.S.-Russia Rift

May 20, 2014

China Plans to Complete BeiDou Ahead of Schedule

May/June 2014

Papering Over Safety Gaps

April 29, 2014

European Officials Consider Galileo Mandate for Mobile Devices

April 13, 2014

Republic of Korea Announces New Plan for eLoran system in Wake of GPS Jamming

April 1, 2014

GLONASS Suffers Temporary Systemwide Outage; Multi-GNSS Receiver Overcomes Problem (updated)

March 30, 2014

Munich Summit 2014 Stages Comeback as Europe’s Preeminent GNSS Event

March/April 2014

Paternity Suit

February 27, 2014

Change in GPS IIR/IIR-M Satellite Battery Charging Will Extend Mission Life

February 13, 2014

FAA Zaps UAV-Delivered Valentine's Day Flowers

January/February 2014

Won’t Get Fooled Again

January 7, 2014

New BeiDou ICD Describes Second Civil Signal; Officials Describe Progress, Plans

December 16, 2013

GPS-Aided Crowdshipping: TwedEx and Deliv

November/December 2013

GLONASS: Not a Red Menace

November 5, 2013

GAO Report on GPS Disruptions Faults DHS, DoT Efforts

October 16, 2013

GSA Releases New Report on GNSS Markets: 7 Billion Devices, $478 Billion Revenues by 2022

September/October 2013

Peer-to-Peer Counseling

August 29, 2013

FCC Fines Operator of GPS Jammer That Affected Newark Airport GBAS

August 6, 2013

Naval Observatory Rebuts Wall Street Journal Comments on Navy, Air Force Dispute over DoD Time-Keeping Role

July 24, 2013

Safety Board Says Connected Vehicle Technology Should Be Required to Prevent Collisions

July/August 2013

Phones, Drones and Privacy

July 16, 2013

House Bill Presses FAA on UAS Privacy Role

June 27, 2013

Homeland Security's National Risk Estimate on GPS Disruption: Still a Lot of Unknowns

May/June 2013

BeiDou Gets Ready for the Global Marketplace

May/June 2013

Living in an APNT World

May 19, 2013

China Conference Highlights Plans for BeiDou in International Marketplace

April 30, 2013

BeiDou to Restart Satellite Launches Next Year, Shift B1 Signal Frequency after 2016

March/April 2013

Droning On about UAVs

February 27, 2013

GAO Report on Receiver Performance Invokes GPS LightSquared Controversy

January/February 2013

The GNSS Quartet

January/February 2013

The GNSS Merry Go Round

January 12, 2013

GPS Directorate Has Selected Command Successor

December 17, 2012

Civil Galileo System Poses New Options for Secure Services

December 16, 2012

Meet the New European GNSS Agency: Much the Same, Only Different

December 10, 2012

London Conference Beats Drum for Galileo Acceptance

November 28, 2012

U.S. Space-Based PNT Executive Leadership to Change

November/December 2012

Our Harvest Being Gotten In

November 13, 2012

Long-Awaited Compass-BeiDou ICD May Appear by End of This Year

October 15, 2012

Federal Reports Focus on GPS Security, Privacy Issues in Unmanned Aerial Systems

October 14, 2012

NovAtel GNSS Engineer Shares in Record Wingsuit Jump

September/October 2012

Fractured GNSS Fairy Tales

August 16, 2012

It's Back: GNSS and the Right to Privacy

July/August 2012

Can Congress Rescue Itself?

May 30, 2012

GSA Issues Second GNSS Market Report: 1.1 Billion Units by 2020

May/June 2012

IP Rights and Wrongs

April 25, 2012

NASA Backs Test of Real-time GPS Earthquake Mitigation Network

March/April 2012

GNSS Modernization

March/April 2012

LightSquared Lessons Learned

March 18, 2012

LightSquared Lashes Out at FCC in Last Round of Comments on GPS Interference

March 19, 2012

Munich Summit Charts Progress of GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou GNSSes

February 28, 2012

U.S. House Committee Leaders Request Information on LightSquared and GPS Interference

February 13, 2012

NTIA and FCC Agree: No Practical Way to Fix LightSquared’s GPS Interference Problem

January/February 2012

Challenges in GNSS /INS Integration

January 24, 2012

Supreme Court Ruling on GPS-Aided Monitoring Leaves Issues Unresolved

January/February 2012

GPS - The DoD's Profit Center

January 12, 2012

DoD, DoT Deputy Secretaries Say No Practical Solutions Exist for LightSquared Interference to GPS

January/February 2012

Winging It

November/December 2011

Solar Max and Space Weather Prediction

November/December 2011

Making Virtual Solid

November/December 2011

Oh No! Not LightSquared Again!

November/December 2011

True3D HUD Wins Global SatNav Competition

October 28, 2011

Getting Personal: LightSquared-GPS Interference Issue May Heat Up PNT Advisory Board Meeting

September/October 2011

Multiple GNSS: Compatibility & Interoperability

September 13, 2011

FCC Calls for More Testing of Lightsquared Interference to GPS; White House Ties Revealed

September/October 2011

Worst GPS President Ever?

August 30, 2011

FCC May Require Further Tests on LightSquared Interference to GPS (or Maybe Not)

July/August 2011

Inertial technology, MEMS, and GNSS

July 28, 2011

GPS Interference Test Results May Not Slow FCC Decision on LightSquared Deal

July 27, 2011

FAA Estimates $70+ Billion in Costs, Nearly 800 Deaths, Due to LightSquared Interference to GPS

July/August 2011

The Fire Next Time

May/June 2011

RF Spectrum Allocations, Interference, and GNSS Receiver Design

May/June 2011

A Target — Possibly Moving

May/June 2011

Modernization Times

March/April 2011

Can You Hear Us Now?

January/February 2011

Your Signal Is My Noise

January/February 2011

GNSS Interoperability

November/December 2010

World Wide GNSS

October 2010

Launch Fever

October 2010

NaviForum Shanghai 2010

September 2010

The Missing ICD

July/August 2010

Interesting. Too Interesting?

June 2010

Deselecting Unavailability

May 2010

ICDs — Another Good Example

March/April 2010

Service and Security

January/February 2010

European Commission Okays Key Galileo Contract After Years-Long Political Morass

January/February 2010

More of the Same

November/December 2009

The Golden Age of GNSS

September/October 2009

Growing Up with GNSS

July/August 2009

Satellite Numbers Game

May/June 2009

Inflection Points

March/April 2009

What Race? What Competition? The Four GNSS Systems

March/April 2009

Whither Galileo, and Why?

January/February 2009

GPS & Regime Change, Part 2

January/February 2009

ICG-3: Friendly Persuasion

January/February 2009

Critical Infrastructure: The United States and GPS

November/December 2008

Waiting to Exhale: End of the Bush Administration

November/December 2008

GPS and Regime Change, Part 1

Fall 2008

The Six Percent Solution: More Science and Engineering Students Needed

Fall 2008

Galileo’s New Era

September/October 2008

Interoperable World: the ICG Should Avoid a Cold War mentality

July/August 2008

Lost in the Noise: The Need for Longterm Infrastructure Development

May/June 2008

Limits of Imagination

Spring 2008

Persuasive Arts

Spring 2008

U.S. PNT Initiative: E Pluribus Unum?

March/April 2008

The Easy Part

January/February 2008

GPS Turns 30

January/February 2008

Seems Like Only Yesterday

January/February 2008

China GNSS 101

November/December 2007

GNSS Believer

Fall 2007

Time Against Time

September/October 2007

GNSS: A System of Systems

July/August 2007

All Things GPS: Interview with Col. David Madden, the New GPS Wing Commander

July/August 2007

About That Cover

May/June 2007

Don't Look Back

Spring 2007

GNSS for the Masses

March/April 2007

Public Private Perplexity

January/February 2007

The China Syndrome

November/December 2006

Land Before Time

October 2006

A System of Systems

September 2006

The Future Is Now

September 2006


July/August 2006

Why War, Precisely?

May/June 2006

GNSS Marketplace

April 2006

Bring Out the Galileo ICD

March 2006

Hardware Versus Software

January/February 2006

Turning Point

January/February 2006

Bold Advice: Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on GPS

January/February 2006

The Perils (and Pearls) of Galileo

January/February 2006

GLONASS: The Once and Future GNSS

January/February 2006

Will Success Spoil GPS?

January/February 2006

GNSS Trilogy 2006

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