ATIS Presents a Critical Infrastructure Technology Briefing:
If It’s Critical, Why Aren’t We Monitoring It?

Understanding timing issues and vulnerabilities in GPS systems and mitigating their risks.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
ATIS Headquarters
1200 G Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005

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This briefing addressed the technical challenges associated with detection, mitigation, and recovery of GPS based Assured Timing Critical Infrastructure, when under attack by spoofing or jamming.

James Platt, from Department of Homeland Security's IP Strategy, Policy and Budget, Position Navigation and Timing Office, will help to define critical infrastructure by application and outline the vulnerabilities and challenges in today's GPS systems.

Standards evangelist and technical visionary Patrick Diamond of Diamond Consulting, will further discuss the vulnerabilities and will then present an elegant technical solution.

Audience participation and discussion is greatly encouraged.


Michael Calabro
Senior Lead Engineer, Booz Allen Hamilton

Pat Diamond
Principal, Diamond Consulting

James Platt
Director, Position Navigation and Timing, Department of Homeland Security

Sameer Vuyyuru
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Networking Platforms & Virtualized Applications, Comtech


Time Event
8:00 - 8:30 AM Coffee and Networking
8:30 - 8:35 AM Welcome
Susan Miller
President & CEO
8:35 - 8:45 AM ATIS SYNC Committee Overview
Michael Calabro
Senior Lead Engineer
Booz Allen Hamilton
8:45 - 8:55 AM Introduction of Speakers
Sameer Vuyyuru
SVP and GM, Networking Platforms & Virtualized Applications
8:55 - 9:10 AM The State of the Problem
James Platt
Director, Position Navigation and Timing
Department of Homeland Security
9:10 - 10:00 AM Technical Presentation
Pat Diamond
Diamond Consulting
10:00 - 10:15 AM Break
10:15 - 11:00 AM Q&A and Discussion
11:00 AM Closing