Trump Executive Order on Securing the Bulk Power Grid Halts…and Catches Fire
- Apr 28, 2021 6:29 pm GMT
On May 1 of 2020, former President Trump signed Executive Order (EO) 13920 declaring a national emergency related to the physical and cybersecurity of the US bulk power grid, asserting that certain equipment, components, software, and control systems could pose a threat based on national security, based on the potentially malign intent of specific foreign actors/suppliers seeking to destroy critical electrical infrastructure. EO 13920 blocked the installation of bulk-power system equipment or systems specifically "designed, developed, manufactured, or supplied, by persons owned by, controlled by, or subject to the jurisdiction or direction of a foreign adversary."
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