‘Resilient PNT efforts suffer from the tragedy of the commons. Every government department and agency wants it, but each think it’s the responsibility of another. it can only be done at the highest levels of government and that’s what’s happening in the UK’

This was the message from RNTF Member and Advisory Committee Professor David Last. Professor Last spoke last week at the RNT Foundation annual meeting and presented to the US National PNT Advisory Board about the United Kingdom government’s efforts.

Professor Last also reviewed two major reports the UK government produced on the topic in less than 7 months; a report on the economic impact of GNSS disruptions and one on the nation’s dependence on satnav.

Perhaps most importantly, he reported the UK government was quickly and deliberately moving to address the problem.  He said that a high level group had been tasked and was reporting regularly to the UK National Security Council.