StatusAn informal comment period for the
Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Task Force Strategic Recommendations Report
is open through
8 p.m. Eastern, Monday, September 30, 2019.
On March 26, 2019, the President of the United States issued an Executive Order on Coordinating National Resilience to Electromagnetic Pulse. The Executive Order calls for collaboration and information sharing among government agencies and private industry as appropriate to promote resilience to EMPs, particularly with regard to threat and vulnerability assessments. The Executive Order also directed the federal government to provide incentives as appropriate to “encourage innovation that strengthens critical infrastructure against the effects of EMPs through the development and implementation of best practices, regulations, and appropriate guidance.” Of particular relevance, the Executive Order tasks the Secretary of Energy to perform initial research and development and develop pilot programs that would identify potential failures modes, contingency preparedness, and mitigations with regard to the risk to the electric power grid. NERC will continue to work with DOE and EPRI to clearly understand EMPs, their effective mitigations, and the proper ways to engage industry.
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EMP Task Force - Draft Strategic Recommendations
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EMP Task Force - Strategic Recommendations
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