Tuesday, May 17, 2016

EMP White Paper: THE THREAT TO CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE MITIGATION STRATEGIES AND POLICY REVIEW

Electromagnetic pulses (EMPs) are a little understood phenomenon that many believe could pose a serious threat to our nation’s critical infrastructure. EMPs may sound like something out of a science fiction novel: a nuclear blast at high altitude or particles from a solar storm interacting with the Earth’s magnetic field to cause disruption or damage to the electrical grid and electronics. This paper will outline the EMP threat, and provide an overview of current and potential mitigations, including the state of legislative and policy activity. It draws on the 2008 report from the
Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse Attack
, reputable open-source resources, and interviews with subject matter experts in government and private industry

http://consumersresearch.org/emp-white-paper/

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