This week's cotton newsline is 3 cuts.All cuts are Bill Norman, Vice President of Technical Services for the National Cotton Council.
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The dispute between LightSquared Inc. and global positioning system device manufacturers recently shifted back to Congress. Bill Norman, Vice President of Technical Services for the National Cotton Council, says several House Armed Services Committee members criticized the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) for "advocating" for LightSquared at the expense of critical GPS operations.
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Norman says this satellite poses a problem because the strength of the satellite signal overwhelms that of the GPS signal that is used.
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Norman Points out that Reps. Turner and Sanchez (D-CA) have offered an amendment to the FY12 National Defense Authorization Act that would prevent the FCC from granting LightSquared final approval until the agency eliminates the threat of interference to Dept. of Defense and Dept. of Transportation GPS receivers.