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Perspectives on Protecting the Electric Grid from an Electromagnetic Pulse or Geomagnetic Disturbance, Roundtable Before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, February 27, 2019   [open pdf - 10MB]

This is the February 27, 2019 hearing on "Perspectives on Protecting the Electric Grid from an Electromagnetic Pulse or Geomagnetic Disturbance," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. From the Opening Statement of Ron Johnson: "The threats I believe this Nation faces with any kind of high-altitude nuclear explosion causing electromagnetic pulse (EMP) or a high-intensity solar storm in terms of geomagnetic disturbances (GMD) and the threat that poses to our infrastructure and literally our very way of life, it is just hard to overstate. [...] We have to find the areas of agreement to address what again would just be a cataclysmic-type event, either space weather or the growing threats from some of these rogue States that have probably the capability of detonating something that could cause a lot of harm." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Scott Aaronson, Nathan Anderson, George Baker, Caitlin Durkovich, Karen Evans, Brian Harrell, Randy Horton, Justin Kasper, Joseph H. McClelland, David Roop, and James Vespalec.

Report Number:
S. Hrg. 116-78; Senate Hearing 116-78
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Date:
2019
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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