The LGS Florham Park office recently hosted Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R), who is currently serving his ninth term as the Representative for New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District. In the 112th Congress, Frelinghuysen serves as New Jersey’s senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, as well as on three key appropriations subcommittees: Energy and Water Development, Defense, and Homeland Security.
A long-time advocate of United States Homeland Security, Congressman Frelinghuysen has made national safety a high priority for Congress, providing support for police officers, firefighters, first aid squads, and first responders. He also is an advocate for fortifying the nation against a possible bioterrorism attack and better securing ports, tunnels, mass transit lines, and road networks.
In light of his interest in national security, Congressman Frelinghuysen visited the LGS office to learn more about LGS’ research and development efforts, as well as to engage LGS technical leadership in a discussion about the technical aspects of the GPS system and how the integrity of the GPS can affect homeland security. Mike Geller, LGS Vice President of Technology and Custom Products, invited the Congressman to the LGS Florham Park office to discuss LGS’ ongoing research and developments in the areas of telecommunications, wireless technology, cybersecurity, and photonics.
“Congressman Frelinghuysen was especially interested in the GPS work going on within the R&D group, specifically a nationwide network to detect and geolocate GPS signal jamming and spoofing devices,” said Mike Geller. “It was an honor to have him in our facility and to be able to explain that we are not only an R&D operation, but that we also help to transition highly-specialized technology to the field.”
Congressman Frelinghuysen’s visit to LGS included a meeting with the Florham Park leadership team, laboratory tours, and an employee question and answer session.