William Bryan: DHS S&T’s Program Aims to Test Critical Infrastructure GPS Vulnerabilities

William Bryan
William Bryan

The Department of Homeland Security's science and technology directorate is inviting global positioning technology manufacturers and critical infrastructure owners and operators to determine whether their assets are safe from a GPS spoofing attack.

Interested parties have until April 24 to submit applications to join the 2020 GPS Testing for Critical Infrastructure event slated to happen later this year, DHS said Tuesday.

The directorate intends to create a live-sky spoofing platform for GET-CI event participants to evaluate fixed infrastructure applications. The testing environment will is designed to also provide limited support for ground-based mobile apps.

William Bryan, acting undersecretary for science and technology at DHS, said the accuracy and precision of positioning, navigation and timing data is key to manage the country's critical infrastructure.

“S&T established this program to assess GPS vulnerabilities, advance research and development, and to enhance outreach and engagement with industry," Bryan added.

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