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What’s New: OK, you got us. It’s not new. The Chinese are still hacking our infrastructure and trying to put us at a disadvantage. They were the most advanced civilization on the planet for 5,000 years and they want back on top.

Why It’s Important: We need a full court press everywhere. We can’t let down, especially in a critical area like PNT, 

What Else to Know: We will remind you that:

  • PNT is foundational and really important to support our tech-heavy life style.
  • Synchronized time is even more fundamental and essential.
  • China is ensuring its infrastructure and citizens always have synchronized time:
  • The National Guard has a program called NITRO to provide resilient authenticated timing to their forces, state first responders and infrastructure. To the best of our knowledge, it has been de-funded and is winding down this year.
  • Here is our paper on a Resilient National Timing Architecture. It was supported by the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions, and others.


FBI Director Says China Cyberattacks on U.S. Infrastructure Now at Unprecedented Scale

Christopher Wray warns that pre-positioned malware could be triggered to disrupt critical systems in the U.S.

Feb. 18, 2024 1:49 pm ET

MUNICH—As intelligence chiefs and policymakers gathered for this city’s annual security conference focused on the wars in Ukraine and the Middle East, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation urged them not to lose sight of another threat: China.

Christopher Wray on Sunday said Beijing’s efforts to covertly plant offensive malware inside U.S. critical infrastructure networks is now at “a scale greater than we’d seen before,” an issue he has deemed a defining national security threat.