“Accurate position, navigation, and timing is necessary for the function and integrity of many critical infrastructure sectors, such as the electric grid, communication networks, and financial institutions,” said DHS Under Secretary for Science and Technology Dr. Reginald Brothers. “Ensuring the continuous and uninterrupted availability of critical information ensures our national security.” DHS Press Release

This message was reinforced by speakers from the Department of Defense, Department of Transportation, Department of the Treasury and the Department of Homeland Security at a seminar held at the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday.

Sponsored by Juniper Networks, the event showcased work done under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) for wireless precise time since 2012. The first CRADA partners were the Coast Guard and UrsaNav.  In 2014 DHS Science and Technology subsequently took over the government partner role and Harris Corp. joined UrsaNav as a commercial partner.

The US government decided to build an eLoran system last year. This effort was given greater urgency after minor GPS system errors at the end of January caused faults with a number of applications around the globe.

Juniper’s high quality event video includes statements by the government representatives, the power point presentations below, and questions, answers and discussion at the end of the seminar.