“The Department of Homeland Security recommended the FCC deny the Ligado license and remains concerned that an approval creates a high degree of uncertainty for our public and private sector partners."
DHS S&T announced today an opportunity for critical infrastructure owners & operators and Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment manufacturers to test their equipment against GPS spoofing.
DHS S&T has dedicated a multi‑year program to address GPS vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure, with a multi‑pronged approach,
The DHS Science and Technology Directorate’s Office for Public Safety Research (OPSR) applies multidisciplinary research and development to strengthen the safety and effectiveness of first responders, the Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE) and of state and local partners.
To address GPS vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure, S&T’s Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Program has a multi-pronged approach of conducting vulnerability and impact assessments, developing mitigations, exploring complementary timing technologies, and engaging with industry through outreach events and meetings.
DHS S&T announced today an opportunity for manufacturers of Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment used in critical infrastructure to test their products against GPS jamming and spoofing.
Accurate position, navigation, and timing (PNT) is necessary for the functioning of many critical infrastructure sectors. Precision timing is one aspect that is particularly important, with one microsecond level or better synchronization often being required by numerous infrastructure systems, such as the electric grid, communication networks and financial institutions. Currently, the primary source of distributed and accurate timing information is through the Global Positioning System (GPS). However, GPS’ space-based signals are low-power and unencrypted, making them susceptible to both intentional and unintentional disruption.
Written testimony of USCG for a House Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, and Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment hearing titled “Federal Maritime Navigation Programs: Interagency Cooperation and Technological Change”
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Director of Marine Transportation Systems Gary Rasicot and USCG Director of Incident Management and Preparedness Policy Mary Landry address the Coast Guard’s icebreaking needs, radio navigation plan, and oil spill response capabilities.
Critical infrastructure includes the vast network of highways, connecting bridges and tunnels, railways, utilities and buildings necessary to maintain normalcy in daily life. Transportation, commerce, clean water and electricity all rely on these vital systems.