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FOSA Recognizes National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month

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.

FOSA is a non-profit organization created in Washington DC in 2017 with the mission of educating industry, government and the public on the benefits of fiber optic sensing. Through webinars, videos, white papers, public presentations and public policy advocacy, the organization provides information on the use of fiber optic sensing to secure critical facilities, enhance public safety and protect the environment. FOSA Members include AP Sensing, Aselsan, Corning, Ditch Witch, Dura-Line, Fotech Solutions, Graz University of Technology, Hawk Measurement, Hifi Engineering, NBG Fiber Optic Corp., NEC, Network Integrity Systems, NKT Photonics, OFS, Omnisens, OptaSense, OZ Optics, Prysmian Group, Sensonic, Smartpipe Technologies, Terra Sound, the University of California – Berkeley, and Weir-Jones Group.