LightSquared: Did White House Pressure General Shelton to Help Donor? – The Daily Beast

The Pentagon has worried for months that a project backed by a prominent Democratic donor might interfere with military GPS. Now Congress wants to know if the White House pressured a general to change his testimony.

via LightSquared: Did White House Pressure General Shelton to Help Donor? – The Daily Beast.

 

It’s the Chicago Way.

But it sure as hell isn’t the American Way.

4 thoughts on “LightSquared: Did White House Pressure General Shelton to Help Donor? – The Daily Beast”

  1. I wasn’t able to go, but there was a meeting with a LightSquared lawyer and a man from Trimble navigation at the ACSM conference in San Diego back in July. A friend that went to the dog and pony show said teh LightSquared guy had his spin down, but no one among the Surveying and GIS GPS users was letting go. Today a statement from the FCC was emailed to me FYI that said that LightSquared is going to use only the lower 10 Mhz of their assigned spectrum and the FCC is requiring more tests to make sure they don’t interfere with GPS.

    Needless to say, us Surveyors are just a bit up in arms over LightSquared. The Military should be breathing down the neck of the FCC but I haven’t heard a thing from them. perhaps they are using other channels, but throwing their lot in with the Surveyors would have been a good force multiplier for them and us.

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