[time-nuts] Fwd: CGSIC: Best Practices for Leap Second Event Occurring on 31 December 2016

Magnus Danielson magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
Sat Oct 15 11:49:16 EDT 2016

Fellow time-nuts,

I think this might be of some interest.

I think the third paragraph is of interest, as it makes clear that 
owners of equipment have to ensure themselves that it will operate 
properly with regard to leap-seconds.

I think that for the most part, this is a fairly well written thing.
Another document is under works with DHS and I helped editing it towards 
this type of language.

There have been a raising awareness of the practical issues with use of 
GPS, and DHS has taken an increasing active role in producing 
recommendations, many of which is useful outside of the US.
It's been interesting to provide input to this process and make them 
understand that mundane issues can pose a larger practical threat than 
intentional threats.

Oh, you might enjoy reading my own paper:


-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: CGSIC: Best Practices for Leap Second Event Occurring on 31 
December 2016
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2016 18:39:24 +0000
From: Civil Global Positioning System Service Interface Committee 
(CGSIC) <cgsic at cgls.uscg.mil>
Reply-To: cgsic at cgls.uscg.mil
To: cgsic at cgls.uscg.mil <cgsic at cgls.uscg.mil>

Best Practices for Leap Second Event Occurring on 31 December 2016 has 
been published by the Department of Homeland Security’s National 
Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in coordination with 
the United States Naval Observatory, National Institute of Standards and 
Technology, the USCG Navigation Center, and the National Coordination 
Office for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing. This product 
is intended to assist federal, state, local, and private sector 
organizations with preparations for Saturday, 31 December 2016 Leap 
Second event.  The document can be found on the Navigation Center's 

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