How 100’s of years of progress in naval navigation now helps us find our way. GPS is a great example of how our day-to-day lives are changed by spending and technological progress made in the name of the military and national security. Yet public sentiment was also part of the drive behind that spending. GPS development paralleled the Longitude Problem in many ways with accurate clocks, overlap between military and civilian usage, lots of involvement from the scientific community, and the need for national security and global power/control. In these cases the military needs aligned closely with the needs of industry, politics, and people - safer worldwide navigation was tantamount.