Government Documents – EMP and Grid Security

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U.S. Congressional Hearings and Documents on Grid Security

Threat Posed By Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) to US Military Systems and Civil Infrastructure, Before US House Subcommittee on Military Research and Development of the Committee on National Security, 105th Congress, (July 16, 1997)

Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP): Should This Be a Problem of National Concern to Private Enterprise, Businesses Small and Large, As Well As Government? Before the US House, Subcommittee on Government Programs and Oversight of the Committee on Small Business, 106th Congress (June 1, 1999).

Implications of Power Blackouts For The Nation’s Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection, Before the US House, Joint Hearing of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Science, and Research and Development, and the Subcommittee on Infrastructure and Border Security of the Select Committee On Homeland Security, 108th Congress (September 2003).

Blackout 2003: How Did It Happen And Why? Before the Committee on Energy and Commerce. 108th Congress (September 3, 2003).

Keeping The Lights On: The Federal Role In Managing The Nation’s Electricity. Committee on Governmental Affairs, Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce and the District of Columbia Subcommittee. 108th Congress (September 10, 2003).

Keeping The Lights On: Removing Barriers To Technology To Prevent Blackouts. Before the Committee on Energy. 108th Congress (September 25, 2003).

What Is Space Weather and Who Should Forecast It? Before the US House, Subcommittee on Environment, Technology, and Standards, Committee on Science, 108th Congress (October 30, 2003).

Defeating the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and Other Asymmetric Threats: Today’s Efforts and Tomorrow’s Requirements, Before the US House, Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the Committee on Armed Services, 110th Congress (September 16, 2008).

Resourcing the National Defense Strategy: Implications of Long Term Defense Budget Trends, Before the US House, Committee on Armed Services, 111th Congress (November 18, 2009).

Update On Kc–46a and Legacy Aerial Refueling Aircraft Programs, Before the US House, Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces of the Committee on Armed Services, 112th Congress (October 13, 2011). [See discussion starting on page 10.]

Electric Grid Security, Before the US Senate, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, 112th Congress (July 17, 2012).

H. Res. 762 (112th Congress): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding community-based civil defense and power generation (August 2, 2012).

The EMP Threat: Examining the Consequences. Hearing before the Homeland Security Committee, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies. Serial No. 112-115. 112th Congress. September 12, 2012.

Cyber Threats and Security Solutions, Before the US House Committee on Energy and Commerce. 113th Congress (May 21, 2013).

Markey, Edward J. and Waxman, Henry A. Electric Grid Vulnerability: Industry Responses Reveal Security Gaps. US House of Representatives. May 21, 2013).

H.R. 2417 Secure High-voltage Infrastructure for Electricity from Lethal Damage (SHIELD Act), 113th Congress (June 18, 2013).

H.R. 3410 To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to secure critical infrastructure against electromagnetic pulses, and for other purposes. 113th Congress (October 30, 2013). This Act may be cited as the “Critical Infrastructure Protection Act” or “CIPA”

Grid Reliability and Infrastructure Defense Act (GRID) Act. 113th Congress (March 26, 2014)
Senate Bill S. 2158
House Bill H.R. 4298


Congressional Record on Grid Security:

Congressional Record Volume 151, Issue 76 (June 9, 2005), pages H4340-4345. http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CREC-2005-06-09/pdf/CREC-2005-06-09-pt1-PgH4340.pdf

Congressional Record Volume 151, Issue 83 (June 21, 2005), pages H4888-4894. http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CREC-2005-06-21/pdf/CREC-2005-06-21-pt1-PgH4888-2.pdf

Congressional Record Volume 152, Issue 109 (September 7, 2006), pages H6352-6357. http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CREC-2006-09-07/pdf/CREC-2006-09-07-pt1-PgH6352.pdf

Congressional Record Volume 154, Issue 113 (July 10, 2008), pages H6393-6399. http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CREC-2008-07-10/pdf/CREC-2008-07-10-pt1-PgH6393.pdf

Congressional Record Volume 156, Issue 48 (March 25, 2010), pages H2446-2449. http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CREC-2010-03-25/pdf/CREC-2010-03-25-pt1-PgH2446-6.pdf

Congressional Record Volume 156, Issue 107 (July 20, 2010), pages H5760-5775. http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CREC-2010-07-20/pdf/CREC-2010-07-20-pt1-PgH5760.pdf

Congressional Record Volume 156, Issue 154 (November 30, 2010), pages H7743-7749. http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CREC-2010-11-30/pdf/CREC-2010-11-30-pt1-PgH7743-8.pdf

Congressional Record Volume 158, Issue 164 (December 19, 2012), pages H7350-7353. http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CREC-2012-12-19/pdf/CREC-2012-12-19-pt1-PgH7350.pdf

Senate Report 112-34 (July 11, 2011) Grid Cyber Security Act. http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CRPT-112srpt34/pdf/CRPT-112srpt34.pdf

House Report 113-102 (June 7, 2013) National Defense Authorization Act. http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CRPT-113hrpt102/pdf/CRPT-113hrpt102.pdf


Reports From Federal Agencies and Commissions on Grid Security:

The Report of the President’s Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection. (October 1997)

United States General Accounting Office, “Critical Infrastructure Protection” Testimony before the Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism and Government Information, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate (July 25, 2001)

United States General Accounting Office, “Critical Infrastructure Protection” Report to the Committee on Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate. (July 2002)

United States General Accounting Office, “Critical Infrastructure Protection” Testimony before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives (July 9, 2002)

Graham, William R. (Chairman), et al. Report of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack, Volume 1, Executive Report, (2004)

Graham, William R. (Chairman), et al. Report of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack: Critical National Infrastructures. (April 2008)

National Academy of Sciences. Severe Space Weather Events—Understanding Societal and Economic Impacts. Washington: National Academies Press, 2008.

Wilson, Clay. High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) and High Power Microwave (HPM) Devices: Threat Assessments, U.S. Congress, July 21, 2008, Congressional Research Service, (Washington, 2008).

Perry, William J., Chairman. America’s Strategic Posture. The Final Report of the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States. (Washington, 2009)

Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Electromagnetic Pulse: Effects on the US Power Grid. Oak Ridge, TN: (January, 2010).

High-Impact, Low-Frequency Event Risk to the North American Bulk Power System. NERC / DOE (Washington, June 2010)

Oreskovic, Robert S.  (Colonel) U.S. Army War College. Electromagnetic Pulse – A Catastrophic Threat to the Homeland. (March, 24, 2011).

National Academy of Sciences. Terrorism and the Electric Power Delivery System. Washington: National Academies Press, 2012.

Testimony of Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, Executive Director Task Force On National And Homeland Security, before the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Technical Conference on Geomagnetic Disturbances to the Bulk Power System. April 30, 2012.

Fischer, Eric A. Federal Laws Relating to Cybersecurity: Overview and Discussion of Proposed Revisions. Congressional Research Service (Washington, June 20, 2013).


Presidential Directives, Executive Orders and Remarks:

Executive Order 13010 “Critical Infrastructure Protection” (July 15, 1996)

Executive Order 13064 “Further Amendment to Executive Order 13010, as Amended, Critical Infrastructure Protection” (October 11, 1997)

Presidential Decision Directive/NSC-63 “Critical Infrastructure Protection” (May 22, 1998)

Remarks by the President in Photo Opportunity with Leaders of High-Tech Industry and Experts on Computer Security. February 15, 2000

Executive Order 13231 “Critical Infrastructure Protection in the Information Age” (October 16, 2001)

Executive Order 13286 “Amendment of Executive Orders, and Other Actions, in Connection With the Transfer of Certain Functions to the Secretary of Homeland Security” (February 28, 2003)

Homeland Security Presidential Directive HSPD-7 “Critical Infrastructure Identification, Prioritization and Protection” (December 17, 2003)

Executive Order 13636 “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” (February 12, 2013)

 

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