Sometimes being on time isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s the only thing to do. That’s especially true if your job is protecting our country or operating the financial, telecom, and energy industries, which rely on PNT—Position, Navigation, and Timing—technology delivered through the Global Positioning System, or GPS.
Thirteen of the 16 most critical categories of the U.S. infrastructure rely on GPS for position or timing information, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Missile defense is another vital user of timing information. It requires precision timing and frequency signals that are accurate and robust even when GPS is not available.
That’s why the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) asked Booz Allen to find new ways to protect the timing information essential to finding and tracking ballistic missiles—and the missiles that shoot them down.