The United States Department of Transportation has supported the development of Advanced Transportation Controller (ATC) family of standards including ATC 5201 v06a, ATC 5401 v02A Application Programming Interface for the Advanced Transportation Controller Standard, and ATC 5301 v02 ATC Cabinet Standard for more than 20 years. The infrastructure community has supported the development of these ATC family of standards as they are critically important to the deployment of ITS systems that are interoperable and sustainable nationwide. The deployment of connected vehicle (CV) technologies has brought urgency to the need for heightened security on ITS infrastructure devices and is driving changes to the ATC family of standards to ensure connected infrastructure readiness.
The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), with support from the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), SAE International, and other organizations, will develop security standards consistent with the ATC standards family to help increase the security of ITS infrastructure deployments nationwide. The project will use a systems engineering process and cybersecurity framework principles combined with a standards development process to produce interim and final deliverables.
The procedure for standards development is generally outlined as follows: Once a decision is made to develop an ITE Standard or Recommended Practice, a committee is assigned the preparation task. The draft material is subjected to a review process before the proposed standard is published. A list of persons interested in the standard is maintained, and these individuals are kept abreast of the development of the standard. Notices are also published by ITE notifying interested parties of the status of specific standards. All comments and input received on proposed standards are addressed prior to final adoption. An appeals process is provided to resolve any final disagreements on a specific standard or to address the standards development procedures.
This project has the following four major objectives:
In order to accomplish this, a broad base of stakeholders representing both the private and the public sectors is needed to provide input, review draft project deliverables, provide comments, and be a resource of expertise for the project team. The development of the standard will follow a consensus-based systems engineering process that will produce a concept of operations with user needs identified, requirements, and design details for the standard. At each phase, there will be a walkthrough reviews with the stakeholders. It is anticipated that there could be up to fifteen web-enabled meetings over the course of the project through March 2024. You do not need to be an expert in the ATC standards to contribute.
To participate in this project, please email as follows:
Subject: ATC Cybersecurity Stakeholder
Overall Status Under Development
|ATC Cybersecurity ConOps Walkthrough Day 1 @ 12PM (Noon) ET-5PM ET||TBD|
|ATC Cybersecurity ConOps Walkthrough Day 2 @ 12PM (Noon) ET-5PM ET||TBD|
|v01.02||White Paper Summarizing Prior & Ongoing Cybersecurity Research & Practices||Completed||9/6/22|
||Project Management Plan (PMP)||
|Standards Development Process Chart|
|POP||Period of Performance||9/22/21-3/21/24|