Save the EMP Commission!

America: The DOD and HASC has failed you!

At a time when nuclear-capable North Korea threatens the United States daily with the prospect of a high altitude nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack (which they have been rehearsing for much of the past decade), and as the sun continues to produce technology-killing geomagnetic solar storms, and as both state and non-state sponsored hackers continue to penetrate our grid with malicious and potentially devastating cyber attacks, the House Armed Services Committee and Department of Defense have, as of July 31, 2017, dismantled the only honest arbiter working to get the dysfunctional federal government to address these growing threats – The Congressional EMP Commission.

To learn more about this critical failure of the DOD and HASC and what YOU can do to help, please visit the “Take Action!” tab and download the “Save the EMP Commission” PDF.

Attacks on Electrical Substations

Attacks on electrical grid substations have underscored one of America’s most serious vulnerabilities:  If the power goes off and stays off, our nation and the vast majority of its population will cease to exist.

The grid can be seriously disrupted for prolonged periods by a number of man-caused events, like physical assaults, power surges, cyber warfare against the grid, or high-altitude electromagnetic pulse (EMP) caused by the detonation of a nuclear weapon outside the atmosphere above the United States.  Such events could disable or destroy outright key parts of the power grid, prompting the cascading collapse of every one of the other critical infrastructures that assure the availability of water, food, medicine, finance, transportation, telecommunications, etc., possibly for years.

The effects would be catastrophic. For example, the chairman of a blue-ribbon congressional task force has estimated that, if the power is off over wide areas of our Nation for more than a year, nine out of ten Americans would die.

The good news is that we know how to fix the grid’s vulnerabilities.  The Pentagon has been protecting its critical assets against EMP for over five decades.  Known and relatively affordable technologies can protect our power grid and the 21st Century American economy, society and people that absolutely depend upon it.

Learn about the threatand what you can do about it.

Our Nation’s 16 Critical Infrastructure Sectors are:

  • Energy
  • Defense Industrial Base
  • Communications
  • Healthcare & Public Health
  • Emergency Services
  • Water & Wastewater Systems
  • Transportation Systems
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Information Technology
  • Financial Services
  • Nuclear Reactors, Materials & Waste
  • Chemical
  • Commercial Facilities
  • Critical Manufacturing
  • Dams
  • Government Facilities

All of these infrastructures are highly dependent on electricity and technology.