The following is from a recent Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation update:
“This month saw a significant milestone for us with Congress’ passage of the National Timing Security and Resilience Act of 2018 as a part of the regular US Coast Guard authorization bill. The act requires the Secretary of Transportation to establish a difficult to disrupt terrestrial timing signal that is compatible with other such systems around the world as a backup for GPS timing. Combined with the $10M appropriated last year for a technology demonstration, we can expect some substantial progress on making America’s networks and navigation safer in the coming year.
This legislation is a direct result of five years’ effort working with members of Congress and their staff, providing drafting assistance, answering innumerable questions, and RNTF officers’ testimony at two congressional hearings.”