Since the Global Positioning System (GPS) was originally deployed to aid U.S. armed forces in navigation and position location, it has evolved into a resource supporting civil, scientific, and commercial functions—from air traffic control to the Internet—with precision location and timing information.
The evolution of GPS into an information system with a substantial international user community has raised complex policy questions for U.S. decisionmakers on a variety of issues affecting national defense, commerce, and foreign policy.
An analysis of the potential of an unconventional reconnaissance method whereby inaccessible points on the earth may be viewed by television from a satellite orbiting at 300-mi altitude. The current code name for this project is "Feed Back."
In 1946, more than 11 years before the orbiting of Sputnik, history's first artificial space satellite, Project RAND—then active within Douglas Aircraft Company's Engineering Division—conducted a study on the feasibility of a space vehicle from an engineering standpoint.
Education M.B.A. in business administration, Washington University in St. Louis; M.S. in aero/astro engineering, University of Illinois; B.S. in aero/astro engineering, University of Michigan
Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Education M.B.A. in acquisition and contract management, Naval Postgraduate School; B.S. in economics, United States Air Force Academy