Securing the Modern Electric Grid from Physical and Cyber Attacks, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, First Session, July 21, 2009   [open pdf - 802KB]

From the opening statement of Yvette D. Clark: "The subcommittee is meeting today to receive testimony on securing the modern electric grid from physical and cyber attacks. [...] Our national health care delivery system, just like all of our critical infrastructure systems, requires secure and reliable electric system. That is what this committee has been investigating for years, and what we will discuss today. [...] There are two significant threats that will be discussed at today's hearing. One is the threat of a cyber attack. [...] The other significant threat to the grid is the threat of a physical event; that could come in the form of a natural or man-made electromagnetic pulse, known as EMP. [...] Our goal is to determine whether appropriate protections are in place that would mitigate catastrophic incidents on the grid." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Yvette D. Clark, Daniel E. Lungren, Bennie G. Thompson, William R. Graham, Mark Fabro, Michael J. Assante, Steven T. Naumann, Joseph H. McClelland, Patricia A. Hoffman, Sean P. McGurk, Cita M. Furlani, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, William Radasky, John Kappenman, Emprimus LLC, EMP Commission, Applied Control Solutions, LLC, Advanced Fusion Systems, LLC, Canadian Electricity Association, Industrial Defender, Inc., and Southern California Edison.

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