WASHINGTON — The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a roundtable Wednesday with key stakeholders to discuss what the federal government and industry can do to protect the U.S. electric grid from the risks posed by electromagnetic pulses (EMPs) and geomagnetic disturbances (GMDs).
Video from the roundtable is available here, and a list of witnesses and their testimonies are below:
The Honorable Karen Evans
Assistant Secretary, Cybersecurity, Energy Security, & Emergency Response
U.S. Department of Energy
Assistant Director, Infrastructure Security Division
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Acting Director, Homeland Security & Justice Team
U.S. Government Accountability Office
Joseph H. McClelland
Director, Office of Energy Infrastructure Security
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Vice President for Security and Preparedness
Edison Electric Institute
Randy Horton Ph.D.
Senior Program Manager, Grid Operations and Planning
Electric Power Research Institute
Director, Electric Transmission Operations & Reliability
Director, Asset Planning and Engineering
American Transmission Company
George Baker, Ph.D.
James Madison University
Justin Kasper, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Space, Science, and Engineering
University of Michigan