DOE Releases Electromagnetic Pulse Resilience Action Plan

On January 9, the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability released the department's Electromagnetic Pulse Resilience (EMP) Action Plan as part of an ongoing effort to further understand and manage the risks associated with EMPs. DOE’s Action Plan outlines potential next steps in implementing a Joint EMP Resilience Strategy in partnership with interagency and industry partners. The Plan includes 19 action items which align with the five goals of the Joint Strategy to: 1) improve and share understanding of EMP threats, effects, and impacts; 2) identify priority infrastructure; 3) test and promote mitigation and protection approaches; 4) enhance response and recovery capabilities to an EMP attack and; 5) share best practices across government and industry, nationally and internationally. To download the report click here.

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Date Posted: 1/20/2017