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Why GPS Position, Navigation and Timing Signals Matter

Michael Roskind  (CISA Strategic Defense Initiatives Section Chief, CISA)

Karen Van Dyke  (Director for Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) and Spectrum Management, U.S. Department of Transportation Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R))

Ernest Wong  (PNT Technical Lead, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T))

Paul Shaw  (Professor, Defense Acquisition University)

Dana Goward  (President, Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation)

Location: N257

Date: Thursday, March 30

Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Thursday

Track: Situational Awareness, System Resiliency

Format: Panel Session

Vault Recording: TBD

The presentation will provide insight on critical infrastructure's growing over dependencies on GPS Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) signals and how to understand the risk and risk mitigation associated with those dependencies.

This session will cover:

  • Accidental and intentional threats to GPS signals
  • Alternative timing sources
  • Lessons learned from GPS interference events
  • Tools for analyzing IT and OT systems dependencies
  • Methods to identify, detect and mitigate GPS signal loss
  • Reporting procedures for GPS interference
  • Best practice documents and contract language considerations