GPS: At the Intersection of Navigation and Cyber Security | Wilson Center
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GPS: At the Intersection of Navigation and Cyber Security

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GPS: At the Intersection of Navigation and Cyber Security

Date: Tuesday, 3 December 2013
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Location: 4th Floor Conference Room, Wilson Center

Space is limited. Confirmation emails will be sent to those who RSVP, on a first come first serve basis.

Position, Timing, and Navigation (PNT) is a critical but often overlooked component of national infrastructure affecting transportation, financial, energy, and other sectors. Global Positioning Systems (GPS), the backbone of worldwide PNT systems, is easily interfered with and active spoofing attacks have been demonstrated. This policy level talk, hosted by the Commons Lab of the Science and Technology Innovation Program, examines how and why various sectors are at risk due to GPS disruptions and cyber manipulations. Possible short term and long term mitigation also is described with an emphasis on backup systems and location authentication methods.


Logan Scott has nearly 35 years of military and civil GPS systems engineering experience. He has been an active advocate for improved civil GPS security through test based GPS receiver certification, crowd-sourced jammer detection and location (J911), and, by adding robust signal authentication features to civil GPS signals. Logan holds 36 US patents and is a Fellow of the Institute of Navigation

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  • Lea Shanley

    Former Senior Program Associate
    Co-Executive Director of the NSF South Big Data Innovation Hub