FOSA Recognizes National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month
WASHINGTON DC – November 9, 2020 – The Fiber Optic Sensing Association (FOSA), the nation’s premier trade association dedicated to fiber optic sensing, issued the following statement after President Trump’s Executive Proclamation designating November as “National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month.”
“Critical infrastructure is essential to America’s economic prosperity and national security. Any loss or disruption to these assets, whether by natural disasters or deliberate attacks, could have a debilitating effect,” said FOSA Chairman Mike Hines. “The Fiber Optic Sensing Association and its members are committed to protecting and securing our Nation’s critical infrastructure through advanced, innovative technologies.”
“Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing (DFOS) systems continuously monitor and protect energy, communications transportation, and other infrastructure installations,” said FOSA Executive Director Mark Uncapher. “DFOS systems convert fiber optic cable into a dense array of distributed sensors. As a result, specific events are detected and precisely located over very long distances, generating real-time alerts.”
To learn more about DFOS, FOSA’s web site makes technology primers freely available. These can be viewed by clicking here.
THE FIBER OPTIC SENSING ASSOCIATION (FOSA)