Implications of Power Blackouts for the Nation's Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection, 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, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, First Session, September 4, 2003 and September 23, 2003   [open pdf - 3MB]

The purpose of this hearing is to examine the implications of power blackouts for the Nation's cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection. Subcommittee on Infrastructure and Border Security Chairman Dave Camp made the following remarks in his opening statement, "Today's hearing will examine our Nation's complex critical infrastructure and the computers and networks that operate and sustain them. There has never been a more compelling time for our Nation to be educated on the threats and vulnerabilities that terrorists pose to the Nation through attacks on our critical infrastructure." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Dave Camp, Mac Thornberry, Christopher Cox, Jim Turner, Robert E. Andrews, Donna M. Christensen, Peter A. DeFazio, Norman D. Dicks, Jennifer Dunn, Bob Etheridge, James R. Langevin, Sheila Jackson-Lee, Zoe Lofgren, Ken Lucas, Edward J. Markey, Kendrick B. Meek, Bill Pascrell, Loretta Sanchez, Pete Sessions, John B. Shadegg, Louise McIntosh Slaughter, Curt Weldon, J. Cofer Black, Paul H. Gilbert, John A. McCarthy, Larry A. Mefford, Peter R. Orszag, Joseph A. Pechman, Karl F. Rauscher, Kenneth C. Watson, Robert F. Dacey, Robert Liscouski, Michael McDaniel, and Denise Swink.

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