Is GPS More Vulnerable Than Ever? An ATIS Webinar

WASHINGTON — Feb. 16, 2017 —

What: Join ATIS for the Is GPS More Vulnerable Than Ever webinar, which will shed light on the vulnerabilities in the GPS system that is the network’s main source of timing — as well as the forefront work addressing these vulnerabilities.

When: March 8, 2017; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET

Background: Free to use and extremely accurate, GPS has become a ubiquitous source of time and frequency in today’s technologies. Communications, transportation, financial and power systems all depend on GPS time and positioning. Yet, as reliance on GPS increases these systems also grow more vulnerable — mainly because of threats such as jamming and spoofing.

While GPS vulnerabilities have a potentially devastating impact on a broad range of sectors, major inroads are being made to address them.  This ATIS webinar provides insight by bringing together government experts, network operators, as well as the manufacturers of receiving devices and timing technologies.  You will learn not only what’s at stake but how this broad community is mitigating the impact of GPS vulnerabilities – and creating the solutions that will deliver more secure and accurate time into the future.

Moderator: Marc Weiss, Marc Weiss Consulting


  • Richard Funderburk, Timing Systems Architect, Trimble
  • Richard Linzy, Senior Data/Facility Architecture Engineer, Windstream Communications
  • Sarah Mahmood, Resilient Systems Division, Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency, Science & Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security

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About ATIS

As a leading technology and solutions development organization, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) brings together the top global ICT companies to advance the industry’s most critical business priorities. ATIS’ 150 member companies are currently working to address 5G, the all-IP transition, network functions virtualization, big data analytics, cloud services, the ICT implications of Smart Cities, emergency services, IoT, cyber security, network evolution, quality of service, billing support, operations, and much more. These priorities follow a fast-track development lifecycle – from design and innovation through standards, specifications, requirements, business use cases, software toolkits, open source solutions, and interoperability testing.

ATIS is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ATIS is the North American Organizational Partner for the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), a founding Partner of the oneM2M global initiative, a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), as well as a member of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL). For more information, visit

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