An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal.
Several national critical functions and all 16 critical infrastructure sectors rely either directly or indirectly on functional and consistent position, navigation, and timing (PNT) signals. As such, fragility of weak and easily imitated global positioning system (GPS) signals could lead to catastrophic impacts on dependent and interdependent critical infrastructure systems. Designating PNT-signal-emanating assets as a standalone national critical function would bring resources, awareness, research, additional risk mitigation measures, and new solutions to help keep consistent and resilient PNT signals operational if threatened by natural and human-caused threats.
Narrated by MacGregor Stephenson
Critical Infrastructure Analyst, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services
Nathan DiPillo currently serves as an appointee of the California Governor’s Office assigned
to the California Office of Emergency Services as a Critical Infrastructure Analyst in the State Threat
Assessment Center. Prior to state service, he functioned as a critical infrastructure specialist with
the Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). He also
spent over 15 years with the Transportation Security Administration, where he assisted standing up the
agency with policy development, training, and recruitment. He has over 25 years in the emergency
management and security industry beginning as a resident firefighter/emergency medical technician. He
also served with the California State Military Department, Army National Guard in the 223rd Training
Command ending his career as a Sergeant First Class. During that time, he served in many units,
finishing his career attached to the 102nd Military Police Training Division in an Opposition Force
Unit. He served as a career coach with Hire Hero’s USA and assisted in coordinating an emergency family
communications group in his local area. He possesses a Master of Emergency Management/Homeland Security
from National University and other Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Department of
Homeland Security (DHS), and military certifications.