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Dee Ann Divis


Dee Ann Divis has covered GNSS and the aerospace industry since the early 1990s, writing for GPS World, Geo Info Systems, Jane’s International Defense Review, the Los Angeles Times, AeroSpace Daily, and other publications.

She was the science and technology editor at United Press International for five years, leaving for a year to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Knight Science Journalism Fellow.

Upon returning to D.C. she joined the staff of the Washington Examiner, a start-up newspaper that is now the second largest daily paper in Washington. She was the paper's assistant managing editor for news until 2013.

Divis is a contributing editor to Inside GNSS who writes the Washington View column.

April 17, 2018

Boeing Declines to Bid on GPS III

April 16, 2018

Ligado Decision May Be At Hand

March 13, 2018

FCC Authorizes New Iridium Terminals, Dismisses GPS Concerns

February 27, 2018

Key House Chairman Sticks with GPS OCX Despite Issues, MITRE Criticism

February 27, 2018

Army Looks to Speed Assured PNT With OTA Funding

February 14, 2018

The Federal Budget is Confusing, but GPS Appears OK - for Now

February 14, 2018

$10B Contest Starts for GPS IIIF Contract

February 12, 2018

GPS III Request for Proposals Released

January/February 2018

Congressional Mandate Means More Work on New Military GPS Receivers

November 29, 2017

Army Launches 5-Year PNT Technology R&D Program

November 21, 2017

Next Tranche of GPS Satellites to be called GPS IIIFs

October 30, 2017

Underground Pipelines Among Transportation Systems Dependent on GPS

October 11, 2017

Advisory Board Invites Ligado to the Podium

September 17, 2017

FAA’s NextGen Largely On Track, Says GAO; Privatization Stalls

August 29, 2017

Combined Spending Bill Unlikely to Impact GPS but Federal Shutdown Possible

August 15, 2017

Air Force Weighs Shorter Lived GPS Satellites

July 30, 2017

OCX Delayed Again as Development Jumps to $6 Billion

July 16, 2017

GPS Official: Expect One Follow-on GPS III Contractor, Tech Insertion Points

July 16, 2017

GPS Expert Scott Pace Named to National Space Council

July 10, 2017

Expert GPS Panel: New Ligado Plan Still Harms GPS

November/December 2017

Ligado: Business and Network Plan Remain Unclear

June 14, 2017

White House Boosts GPS Budget, GPS III Procurement Decision Still Pending

September/October 2017

GPS III Contest At Hand But Context has Shifted Sharply

May 30, 2017

Ligado Focuses on Unmanned Sector in Push for Terrestrial Network

May 15, 2017

Outlook for Civil GNSS Budget: Overcast with a Chance of Cuts

July/August 2017

GPS Funding Comes with Strong Support — and Strings Attached

April 16, 2017

Europe's GNSS Receiver Standard Nears Approval

May/June 2017

EU eLoran Efforts Sharpen while U.S. Requirements Study Continues

March 29, 2017

GPS Budget Outlook Appears Solid

March 14, 2017

Location Privacy Poised to Take a Hit

March/April 2017

Ligado Test Results Roll In

February 27, 2017

Deadline Nears on GPS Receiver Testing Opportunity Against Live-Sky Spoofing

February 26, 2017

Comments on Galileo Waiver Praise Benefits, Flag Future Complications

January/February 2017

GPS Roundup: Congress Reopens for Business

January 8, 2017

OCX Gains Ground With Help From Private Sector Computer Wizards

December 23, 2016

Defense Authorization Bill Signals Full GPS Funding, Pushes GPS Back-Up

November 29, 2016

GAO: New GPS Ground System, Not GPS III Engineering, Primary Cause for Delays

November/December 2016

How Will GNSS Fare Under a Trump Administration?

November 15, 2016

Congress Likely to Delay Action on Budget Items, Affecting GPS

October 30, 2016

Handling an Embarrassment of Riches — Too Many Satellites

October 30, 2016

RTCA to Weigh Ligado Proposal

October 15, 2016

GPS Adjacent Band Study Shows Need for Interference Tolerance Masks

September 27, 2016

NASCTN Report Details Feedback on More Ligado-Backed Tests of GPS Receivers

September 27, 2016

New GPS Ground Control System Likely to Continue with Modifications

September 15, 2016

GPS MGUE Program Nears Milestone B Decision

September 15, 2016

General John Hyten: Interview with U.S. Air Force Space Commander

September 15, 2016

Defeating 'Death by GPS'

September/October 2016

Ligado Funds Federal Labs to Boost GPS Receiver Test Stance

August 29, 2016

UAS Rules Could Unleash Potential GPS Market

August 15, 2016

Ligado Lobbying Expenses Jump as Election Looms, Near-GPS Spectrum Sought

July 26, 2016

Surprise GPS Receiver Tests Involving Ligado Spectrum Effort

July/August 2016

Air Force Backs GPS OCX as Temporary Shutdown Looms

June 29, 2016

Army Plans Awards, Solicitations for Assured PNT with(out) GPS

June 14, 2016

Iridium-based System, Proposed GPS Backup, Incorporates Crypto Protections

June 14, 2016

Air Force Reaches Out to Small Business with a Big GPS Wish List

May 30, 2016

Senate Appropriators Slash OCX, MGUE, GPS III Launches

May/June 2016

Military GPS Receiver Advances Could Help Trim Satellite Costs

April 30, 2016

FCC Opens GPS-Adjacent Ligado Proposal for Comment

March/April 2016

How Privatizing Air Traffic Control Could Affect Satellite Navigation’s Role in Aviation

March 15, 2016

Air Force Considers Shifting GPS III Ground Control to Enterprise Ground Services

March 12, 2016

DoT Seeks Receivers for Long-Awaited ABC Interference Tests

February 28, 2016

In Push for FCC Action Ligado Releases Some GPS Receiver Test Data

February 14, 2016

GPS III Budget Slashed as Air Force Shifts Money to Fix Delayed OCX

January 28, 2016

GPS Glitch Caused Outages, Fueled Arguments for Backup

January/February 2016

Redacted DHS Report Details Privacy Jammer Risks

January 14, 2016

LightSquared Seeks FCC Approval for GPS ‘Coexistence’ Plan

December 23, 2015

Air Force Space Command to Release New GPS III Feasibility Solicitation

December 9, 2015

PNT ExCom Backs eLoran as a Step to Full GPS Backup System

December 8, 2015

GPS OCX Delayed, Again

November 29, 2015

Broad Support for GNSS-Based Transportation Tech in New Highway Bill

October 28, 2015

OCX Faces Crucial Pentagon Review, Congressional Broadside

October 15, 2015

Adjacent-Band Compatibility Assessment Inches Forward as LightSquared Pushes Its Test Approach

September 29, 2015

Privacy Hard to Maintain as Apps Gather GNSS Location Data for Retailers, Crowd-Sourcing

September 17, 2015

New GPS Director Brings Technical, Space Program Background

September 8, 2015

DoT Hastens GNSS Receiver Testing for Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment

September/October 2015

New Fiscal Year Begins with Unfinished GPS Business

August 30, 2015

LightSquared Launches New GPS Receiver Tests

August 16, 2015

Appropriations Impasse Could Stall U.S. GPS Programs

July 30, 2015

Key Lawmakers Move to Make DoD Responsible for eLoran, GPS Backup

July 19, 2015

GPS Military Programs Well Supported, But FY16 Defense Bills Face Veto

July/August 2015

Officials Delay First GNSS Authorization Request; Light-Squared Tries to Leverage Issue

June 29, 2015

U.S. Secretary of Defense Wants to Move Past GPS to MEMS-Based Navigation, PNT Experts Doubtful

May/June 2015

Same Issues, Fierce Debate as LightSquared Bankruptcy Ends; GPS Spectrum Battle Reappears

May 17, 2015

House Lawmakers Cut Civil GPS Funding across the Board

April 15, 2015

Navy Seeks Technology, Suppliers for Assured PNT Navigation in GPS-Denied Conditions

April 28, 2015

House Funding Bill Could Fuel Scrutiny of OCX, GPS Backup Options

March 17, 2015

GAO Report: More Delays, Cost Increases for OCX, GPS III

February 26, 2015

Key Decision on Troubled GPS OCX Program’s Future May Come This Summer

February 26, 2015

Unsatisfied with ICAO’s Pace, Congress May Push U.S. Aircraft Tracking Requirement

February 2, 2015

GPS Budget Cut by Nearly $100 Million as White House Pares GPS III Funds

January 15, 2015

DoD Seeks Sources for 50,000 eLoran Receivers

January 15, 2015

RTCA Begins Standards Work on Quartet of New GNSS-Related Aviation Devices

January/February 2015

FCC Raises Questions about U.S. Access to Non-GPS GNSS

December 30, 2014

Study Launched to Quantify the Economic Benefits of GPS

December 30, 2014

Financial Networks Shifting to GPS-Stamped Precise Time

December 15, 2014

Cut to GPS OCX Civil Funding Could Trigger New Delays as Scrutiny, Pressure Mount

December 7, 2014

Canada Eases Rules for Commercial Unmanned Flights; UAV Mischief Mounts in U.S.

November 27, 2014

Funding at Risk as Work on UAV Standards Falls Behind

November 27, 2014

Witnesses: FAA Funding Problems at the Heart of NextGen Problems

November 20, 2014

Unmanned Exemptions Requests Pile Up, NTSB Backs Commercial UAS Restrictions

November 20, 2014

Unmanned Innovations Top DoD Wish List

November/December 2014

Higher Aspirations for GNSS

October 16, 2014

Army Funds GPS M-Code Upgrades as NATO Tackles Interoperability Problems

September 25, 2014

FAA Begins Opening Airspace to Unmanned Aircraft as NextGen, ADS-B Draw Fresh Scrutiny

September/October 2014

OCX Program Restructured, Delayed Again

September 17, 2014

Falling Prices Will Spur Innovation, Competition in High-Precision GNSS Market

July/August 2014

New Leaders at the GPS Helm

July 15, 2014

Communications Act Rewrite Could Adversely Affect GPS Community

June 29, 2014

FAA Seeks Comment on Groundbreaking UAS Application, Model Aircraft Rules

June 29, 2014

GPS OCX Program Being Restructured as Budget Pressures Mount

June 9, 2014

Homeland Security Researching GPS Disruptions, Solutions

June 5, 2014

FCC Workshop on GPS Receivers Alarms GNSS Community

May 30, 2014

U.S. Eases Export Regulations for GPS Receivers

May 30, 2014

GPS IRT Shuffled, Shrunk in Budget Squeeze

May 19, 2014

FAA UAV Exemption Process Is in Place, Though Perhaps Imperfect

May/June 2014

DoD Condenses Acquisition Strategy to Speed M-Code Units

April 29, 2014

Key GPS/PNT Official Teri Takai Leaving DoD

April 15, 2014

Wyoming UAS Test Site Plans Unravel in the Face of Military Airspace Limits

March 30, 2014

FAA Rules Out Use of Military Airspace for UAV Tests

March/April 2014

GPS Modernization Stalls

March 12, 2014

AFSC Commander: Suspected Chinese ASAT Weapon could threaten GPS

March 4, 2014

FY15 Budget: GPS III Procurement to Slow, Dual-Launch Funding Cut

February 27, 2014

NIST Plans GPS Cybersecurity Research

February 6, 2014

NextGen Costs Could Triple as Project Completion Slips Years

January 30, 2014

FY14 Budget Pares GPS Appropriations

January/February 2014

Proposal for U.S. eLoran Service Gains Ground

January 13, 2014

DoT Opposes Early Start for Navigation Messages on New Civil GPS Signals

December 30, 2013

GAO Faults DHS, DoT for GPS Interference/Backup Effort

December 30, 2013

FAA Taps Six Operators for Unmanned Aircraft Test Sites

December 17, 2013

Difficult Task: Placing an Economic Value on GPS

December 15, 2013

Russians Consider IGS as Congress Moves to Limit GLONASS, Foreign GNSS Monitoring Stations on U.S. Soil

November/December 2013

OCX and GPS Cybersecurity

November 7, 2013

FAA Releases ‘Roadmap’ for Integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems

October 31, 2013

Assured PNT: Army Links Smart Phones and GPS Devices

October 30, 2013

Budget Battle: GPS Program Funding Appears Solid

October 29, 2013

Space-Based PNT NCO Director Retiring; New RITA Director Confirmed

October 15, 2013

“Indoor GPS” Technologies Emerge as Retailers’ Interest in Tracking Soars

September 30, 2013

Air Force May Delay Phasing Out L2 Semi-Codeless Signal

September 13, 2013

GAO Report: More Research Needed to Determine GPS Program Changes

September/October 2013

UAV Operations in National Air Space Advance as Privacy Fight Heats Up

July/August 2013

Location, Location, Location

July 16, 2013

FAA and Defense Department Work to Fix Civil GPS Funding

June 17, 2013

Industry Nonprofit Group Proposes Privacy Guidelines for Location Data

May 12, 2013

White House Moves to Harden Infrastructure against GPS Disruption

April 29, 2013

Air Force Examining Broader Options for Next GPS III Satellite Buy

April 15, 2013

Military GPS Budget Appears Steady as President Bids to Slow Defense Cuts

April 11, 2013

A First-Hand Look at Smithsonian’s New Exhibit That Links Time and Navigation

March 28, 2013

Move to Set Privacy Rules for Operating Unmanned Systems Gathers Steam

March 19, 2013

Congress, States Proposes Bills on Location Privacy, UAVs

March/April 2013

It's Complicated

February 28, 2013

The Sequester and Its GPS Discontents

February 27, 2013

Air Force Plans to Test Full Navigation Message on GPS L2C Signal

February 18, 2013

PNT National Coordination Office to Focus on GPS Modernization, Spectrum, Signal Threats

February 18, 2013

FAA Issues a Call for Unmanned Aerial Systems Research and Test Sites

January/February 2013

More Than Money Worries

January/February 2013

The GNSS Quartet

January 17, 2013

GPS & the Fiscal Cliff — Part II

December 17, 2012

Location Privacy Bill Moves to Senate Floor

November 29, 2012

House Panel Suggests Harm Threshold Rather Than Receiver Standards

November/December 2012

Taking Turns at the Fiscal Cliff

October 30, 2012

UK Revokes Key GNSS Patent That Sparked Dispute over Cooperation, Interoperability

August 30, 2012

U.S. Officials Explore Use of the EU's Galileo Secure Civil Signal

July 16, 2012

Election Politics May Stall Final LightSquared Decision

July 17, 2012

Brit Military Visit May Hasten Resolution of GPS Signal Patent Dispute

July 1, 2012

House and Senate Slash Civil GPS Funding

May/June 2012

A European Perspective on Patent Dispute over GPS-Galileo Civil Signal

May 2, 2012

Cybersecurity Bills Could Reshape GPS Anti-Interference Efforts

March/April 2012

LightSquared Fallout May Prompt Push for GPS Receiver Standards

March 20, 2012

SBIRS Decision Could Undermine Prospects for GPS Dual-Launch

March 18, 2012

Air Force Plans Shift to Fixed-Price Contract for GPS III

February 29, 2012

GPS Program Budget: A Lot, But Is It Enough?

January 12, 2012

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

December 28, 2011

Newly Signed Appropriations Measure Adds Layer of Political Protection for GPS

November 9, 2011

Homeland Security Studies Risks to GPS, Prompts Spoof-Proof Receiver Proposal

October 30, 2011

More Lobbyists Join LightSquared’s Battle with GPS Community

September 29, 2011

LightSquared Interference to GPS Reports Pack the Room at ION GNSS 2011

September 14, 2011

LightSquared Would Jam GPS, Defense Officials Tell Congress

September 7, 2011

Officials Decry Risks of Severe GPS Interference; LightSquared Makes New Offer

July/August 2011

LightSquared Flunks GPS Interference Tests: What Now?

June 24, 2011

Senate Proposals for GPS Receiver Standards Won't Solve LightSquared Issue

June 23, 2011

LightSquared Lays Out New GPS Plan for Skeptical House Members

May 26, 2011

Congress Moves to Protect GPS Users from LightSquared Interference

May/June 2011

Homeland Security Steps Up to Protect GPS (But Not from LightSquared)

March/April 2011

GPS Community Confronts LightSquared Move into L1 Spectrum

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