The National Risk Management Center (NRMC) — part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) — recently published a fact sheet entitled “Understanding Vulnerabilities of Positioning, Navigation, and Timing.”

This new document is written for the many owners and operators of critical infrastructure whose systems rely on PNT. The fact sheet encourages them to adopt “the responsible use of PNT” (as defined in Executive Order 13905) by calling out several examples of known PNT dependencies within multiple critical infrastructure sectors.

The fact sheet also calls for the creation of sector-specific PNT profiles that piggyback on the foundational PNT profile published by NIST in February 2021 as a key cybersecurity deliverable of E.O. 13905. CISA will coordinate the development of these more industry-specific PNT-oriented cybersecurity profiles with the Sector Risk Management Agencies that will then work with public and private operators of critical infrastructure.

Satelles protects critical infrastructure by complementing and augmenting GPS/GNSS with alternative PNT. STL provides trusted time and location information that meets the operational requirements and performance specifications for communications, financial services, energy, and other sectors.

Furthermore, as a member of the Open PNT Industry Alliance, Satelles is committed to strengthening economic and national security by supporting government efforts to accelerate the implementation of innovative and reliable PNT capabilities for critical infrastructure.