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Serial No. 114-42: The EMP Threat: The State Preparedness Against the Threat of an Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) Event: Joint Hearing Before the Subcommittee on National Security and the Subcommittee on the Interior of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, May 13, 2015   [open pdf - 4MB]

This is the May 13, 2015 hearing entitled "The EMP Threat: The State Preparedness Against the Threat of an Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) Event," held before the Subcommittee on National Security and the Subcommittee on the Interior of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. From the opening statement of Ron Desantis: "The state of preparedness against the threat of an electromagnetic pulse is the subject of today's hearing. An electromagnetic pulse could be created through an attack from a missile, nuclear weapon, radio frequency weapon, or geomagnetic storm caused by the sun. Fallout from an EMP event, either man-made or natural, could be extremely significant ranging from the loss of electrical power for months, which would deplete energy sources of power such as emergency batteries and backup generators have cascading consequences for supplying basic necessities such as food and water, and result in loss of life. The electrical grid is necessary to support critical infrastructure, supply and distribution of food, water, and fuel, communications, transportation, financial transactions and emergency and government services. Significant damage to the electrical grid during an EMP event would quickly and significantly degrade the supply of these basic necessities." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: George Baker, Peter Vincent Pry, and Mike Caruso.

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Serial No. 114-43
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2015
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