For decades the federal govt has wished away the very real threat of a pro-longed blackout. Now the executive branch and congress have set conditions to prompt @fema and the @NationalGuard to work together to prepare. Will the civil servants leading these organizations do it?
The Secure the Grid Coalition agrees 100% with Michael Mabee. We are thankful there are some civil servants @FERC who are working hard to hold accountable those in the electric power industry who favor the "business as usual" approach of accepting lackadaisical grid security.
I have long felt that @FERC is a captive regulator. Fluffy the poodle, in terms of dogs. Occasionally in a regulatory system, you need a bigger dog. I am glad to see that FERC still has a few snarling Dobermans on their staff who are trying to protect us
As media concerns about Iranian cyber attacks diminish, the threats persist...and from adversaries far more capable than Iran, including Russia and China - who have embedded malware into the grid, for which there is no requirement @FERC to remove. https://t.co/UgooG7BLEK
Almost a year ago @RonJohnsonWI warned that it is "way past time to stop admiring the problem" of electric grid security. This is a problem that America might just "study to death." Want evidence? Look no further than the database by @CivilDefenseBK2 https://t.co/XXQtFAuE4k
Michael Mabee is right. An important thing that many people don’t realize: our critical infrastructures - including the electric grid- are dependent on the private sector. If enough of our businesses go down (for any reason) we all go down with them.
one of the most important and dangerous threats to America
Seems like President Trump could use imminent domain laws to force each independent utility to harden their area of transmission lines once and for all. Pay them to do it with tax money so they don't go broke doing it. According to Dr. Peter Pry it can be done for around 4 billion dollars. A drop in the bucket that might literally save America!
Are YOUR state's utility commissioners serving the PUBLIC interest by supporting TRANSPARENCY? Find out by reading this excellent article by US Army Command Sergeant Major (ret.) Michael Mabee It's time ALL 50 states did!!
And the national electrical grid is still completely vulnerable to EMP attack by virtually any terrorist state --- including Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea. An EMP attack will destroy the system and shut down all power, with AT LEAST a 90% death rate for all Americans. Meanwhile, back at the hacienda, our alleged "leaders" have been jerking us off and blowing smoke up our ass --- for decades.
Problemy not, investing in securing the grid isn't exactly HIGH priority #1 for most Power Companies. Don't fix it till it's broke is their mentalities.
The people need to know about the electric grid. But politicans want to make America into a helpless third World Country. so they are letting it be brought down by our enemies right before our own eyes.
After 10+ years worth of grid security legislation DYING in Congress, Retired US Army Command Sergeant Major Michael Mabee makes it clear just why: MONEY TALKS. See how much the industry spent just last year to influence Congress NOT Secure the Grid against threats like EMP. Read it here: michaelmabee.info/money-talks-grid-security-walks/... See MoreSee Less