"A yearlong experiment with America's electric grid could mess up traffic lights, security systems and some computers - and make plug-in clocks and appliances like programmable coffeemakers run up to 20 minutes fast.'
A lot of people are going to have things break and they're not going to know why,' said Demetrios Matsakis, head of the time service department at the U.S. Naval Observatory, one of two official timekeeping agencies in the federal government." CBS News June 27, 2011
COSTLY U.S. POWER GRID TESTS APPROVED WITHOUT PUBLIC CONSENT
COSTS & CONSEQUENCES
By Rosalind Peterson
July 31, 2011
"The United States Naval Observatory (USNO) provides a wide range of astronomical data and products, and serves as the official source of time for the U.S. Department of Defense and a standard of time for the entire United States." Precise Time-U.S. Naval Observatory