2019: THE EMP SAGA: WHERE WE STAND
- Jan 22, 2019 1:09 am GMT
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The threat to our critical infrastructures posed by an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) shock has come to the forefront of interest as a major existential problem facing our Country at the present time.
As stated in a NERC Executive Brief ‘Electromagnetic Pulse & Geomagnetic Storm Events: “EMP and Geomagnetic-Storm events have the potential to physically damage electrical and electronic equipment throughout North America’s critical infrastructure, notably including Extra-High Voltage transformers and industrial control systems like Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems”. Moreover, citing remarks from thousands of attendees to the 2017 GridEx IV Conference indicate that: ‘An EMP attack from a rogue nation becomes one of the few ways that such a country could inflict devastating damage to the US’; Industry experts concede there's no clear plan to deal with it’ or as stated by Valley Forge’s Vice President of Operations: ‘I don't think we have an illusion we will prevent it’, ‘That's really the government's job’; ‘EMP technology itself has been advancing with devices becoming smaller, more effective ….’
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