OEC Outreach Clips: DHS studying alternatives to GPS for vital sectors, Source FedScoop.com

The Department of Homeland Security is working with vital national industries to figure out what they could use as an alternative if satellite-based GPS stops working. In a federal register notice published last week, the department announced the launch of a study “to define and validate current and future positioning, navigation, and timing [or PNT] requirements for critical infrastructure.” Vital U.S. industries have become reliant for PNT data, the notice said, on GPS — which is “susceptible to both unintentional and intentional disruption leaving critical infrastructure vulnerable to operational impacts.” DHS studying alternatives to GPS for vital sectors