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Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair). (Photo: Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe)

Sherrill to co-chair House GPS Caucus

By Nikita Biryukov, February 03 2021 9:47 am

Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair) will co-chair the bipartisan House Global Positioning System Caucus, she announced Wednesday.

“GPS technology plays an integral part in nearly every aspect of modern society but is also an essential tool for our country’s national security,” she said. “As a former helicopter pilot for the U.S. Navy, I know first-hand the importance of accurate, reliable, and resilient GPS technology, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to support this critical technology.”

The panel aims to educate members and staff on the benefits GPS systems provide to society, with an eye for economic growth and national security.

The caucus’s work intersects with Sherrill’s positions on the House Armed Services and Science, Space and Technology Committees.

“This is a critical time in the history of the GPS program, as modernization of the constellation and ground control continues, ultimately bringing greater robustness and higher accuracy for all GPS users,” Caucus co-chair Rep. Don Bacon (R-Ne.) said. “I look forward to partnering with Congresswoman Sherrill on efforts to expand, protect, and promote the use of this technology.”

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