Espionage, secret agents and conspiracy theories are just a few of the many elements that come to mind when integrating modern technology with the government.Â When GPS initially started gaining steam, “big brother” conspiracy theories abound.Â Today, however, GPS is simply another example of how technology is being used to enhance both military and civilian [...]
As America’s GPS satellites continue to progressively fail right along with the Air Force’s efforts to replace them, the GAO fears there are serious issues looming.Â Specifically, can the government acquire new satellites in enough time to maintain the existing GPS applications needed for military, car navigation and other civilian uses?
GPS navigation systems are becoming immensely popular, especially as the technology is being incorporated across various sectors.Â Tracking devices have recently been incorporated into law enforcement operations in select American states, and it looks as if the United States government wants more of the action as well.
Good news for the civilian GPS device user! As of September 18th, 2007, the United States Department of Defense stopped procuring satellites with the ability to purposely degrade the precision of civilian GPS signals. As a result, the general user will find that his or her GPS readings are now much more accurate. This capability [...]