Session D7: PANEL: National Critical Infrastructure Threat

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Date: Thursday, August 26, 2021
Time: 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Location: Ballroom B

Session Chair:
Karen Van Dyke
US DOT/ OST-R

This panel will focus on PNT threats to the national critical infrastructure. Discussion topics may include threats to the electrical grid, communication, transportation, finance, and domestic DoD support infrastructure as well as emerging infrastructure for domestic employment of UAV systems that create a challenge for safeguarding national assets and maintaining homeland security.

Panel Members: 

  1. Mr. Ken Alexander, Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for Satellite Navigation, Federal Aviation Administration
  2. Dr. Andrew Hansen, Principal, Aviation Modeling & System Design, OST-R/Volpe Center, U.S. Department of Transportation
  3. Mr. James Platt, Chief, Strategic Defense Initiatives, EMP/PNT/GMD Space Weather/Space Risks, CISA, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  4. Mr. David Howard, Office of Electricity, Advanced Grid R&D, U.S. Department of Energy
  5. Ms. Misty Finical, Deputy Principal Advisor, Enterprise Protection, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

10:50 a.m. PNT Challenges and Initiatives: A Case for Resilient and Robust PNT Systems: Ken Alexander, Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for Satellite Navigation, Federal Aviation Administration; and Sean Memmen
11:10 a.m. Karen Van Dyke and Dr. Andrew Hansen: Director, PNT & Spectrum Management and Principal, Aviation Modeling & System Design, OST-R/Volpe Center, U.S. Department of Transportation
11:30 a.m. DOT PNT IDM: James Aviles, Senior Spectrum Engineer, U.S. Dept. of Transportation
11:50 a.m. Mr. David Howard: Office of Electricity, Advanced Grid R&D, U.S. Department of Energy
Threats to PNT and NCI: Views from Dod and NASA: Misty Finical, Deputy Principal Advisor, Enterprise Protection, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Free Time in Exhibit Hall/Lunch in Event Center I: 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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