WASHINGTON – This summer, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will help manufacturers of commercial GPS receivers to see how their equipment holds up under a spoofing attack. C4ISRnet reports. Continue reading original article
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22 April 2020 -- The 2020 GPS Equipment Testing for Critical Infrastructure event will enable parties to test their equipment against GPS spoofing in live-sky environments.
This event will focus mainly on fixed infrastructure applications, though there will be some support for testing ground-based mobile applications. There are no registration fees for participants, and interested parties have until April 24 to sign up.
Though originally developed as a military tool, GPS technology has become a constant presence in civilian life over the decades, enabling agriculture, telecommunications, financial services, weather forecasting, the electrical grid and more. An RTI International report released last year estimated that a 30-day GPS outage could result in economic losses to the tune of $35 billion to $45 billion.
John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics