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The Road to Resilient GPS and Securing Critical Communications

Track : Critical Infrastructure & Private Networks

Format: Short Course

Vault Recording: TBD

GPS has been a tremendous advancement in the public safety realm. Beyond providing location positioning and navigation (and the fastest route to an emergency), it provides the timing used in many aspects of our day-to-day lives, including ensuring critical transmission signals don’t get dropped and keeping the power grid running. What is less widely known is that GPS is vulnerable – it can be spoofed, jammed, and hacked – and is a single point of failure. So, what happens if GPS fails? PSAP operators wouldn’t be able to find callers, or the nearest vehicle to respond to an emergency call. First responders would lose their ability to effectively communicate with each other. Widespread power outages could occur. In this session, hear about the critical role that GPS – the “invisible utility” – plays for first responders and what technologies are being developed and learn what initiatives are underway to protect this critical aspect of our nation’s infrastructure.