It is a competent authority designated by each GOVSATCOM participant to ensure that the use of services is in compliance with the applicable security requirements, the access rights for GOVSATCOM users are determined and managed, and that  user equipment and associated electronic communication connections and information are used and managed in accordance with applicable security requirements. A GOVSATCOM authority will also assist in the reporting of security risks and threats, in particular the detection of potentially harmful electromagnetic interference affecting the services under this component.