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S. Hrg. 114-505: S. 3018, Securing Energy Infrastructure Act, and to Examine Protections Designed to Guard Against Energy Disruptions, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, July 12, 2016   [open pdf - 4MB]

Alternate Title: S. Hrg. 114-505: S. 3018, Securing Energy Infrastructure Act, and to Examine Protections Designed to Guard Against Energy Disruptions, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Energy of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, July 12, 2016

This is the July 12, 2016 hearing on "S. 3018, Securing Energy Infrastructure Act, and to Examine Protections Designed to Guard Against Energy Disruptions" held before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. From the opening statement of Subcommittee Chairman James Risch: "The purpose of today's hearing is to receive testimony on Senate bill 3018, the Securing Energy Infrastructure Act, and to examine protections designed to guard against grid disruptions. This is a result of, I think, what everybody acknowledges and what everybody knows and that is that the electric grid that we have in America is really, incredibly, dependable. That is true particularly if you have traveled in other parts of the world, you know how dependable our grid is. Unfortunately, because of the development of the worldwide web and those new ways of handling operations of controls, it also now has vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities, obviously, are targets by people who wish to do us harm [...] This is not a complicated bill. It is a bill that is intended to move us forward in a cautious way but a way that will help underscore some of the vulnerabilities that those of us on the Intelligence Committee have heard about over time". Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Patricia Hoffman, Duane Highley, Robin Manning, and Brent Stacey. The original title was corrected per errata.

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