Executive Order 13744: Coordinating Efforts To Prepare the Nation for Space Weather Events [open pdf - 197KB]
Alternate Title: EO 13744: Coordinating Efforts To Prepare the Nation for Space Weather Events
This Executive Order prepares the Nation for space weather events. From Section 1: "Extreme space weather events-- those that could significantly degrade critical infrastructure--could disable large portions of the electrical power grid, resulting in cascading failures that would affect key services such as water supply, healthcare, and transportation. Space weather has the potential to simultaneously affect and disrupt health and safety across entire continents. Successfully preparing for space weather events is an all-of-nation endeavor that requires partnerships across governments, emergency managers, academia, the media, the insurance industry, non-profits, and the private sector."
Executive Order 13744; EO 13744
Federal Register: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=FR
Federal Register (October 18, 2016), v.81 no.201, p.71573