Electric Power: Our Most Critical Resource

Our nation relies on a resilient and robust electric grid. A lengthy shutdown would dramatically affect our quality of life. Society depends on the steady flow electricity and the services it powers. Tens of millions would be cut off from food production and delivery, the water supply, sanitation, health care, transportation, finance, virtually all forms of communications, and more.

Key stakeholders, including the  electric industry, government regulators and the defense community agree that the electric grid must be more resilient. Respected former U.S. Cabinet members, academics and award-winning journalists have published books and reports on the grid’s vulnerability. Senators and congressmen have released more than a dozen disparate bills that address individual aspects of grid security. None are comprehensive nor do they detail funding solutions.

To make meaningful progress on this important issue, we must alert and educate the public, government and industry to identify the priorities and resources needed to strengthen our electric infrastructure. As real threats continue to grow at an alarming rate, grid resiliency is an urgent national security priority.

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Mission

To build consensus among key stakeholders and public policy influencers to launch a coordinated and adequately funded effort to make the nation’s electric grid more resistant to all threats. The national program must also ensure establishment of an enhanced power restoration and recovery component for all grid operations that would include communications protocols to protect and inform the American public.

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Protect Our Power Seeks Federal Funding for States, Electric Utilities to Harden U.S. Electric Grid Against Cyberattacks

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2021 – Following the disabling cyberattack on a major U.S. pipeline, Protect Our Power today renewed its call for the…

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Extreme weather is the culprit in the Texas power crisis, but that’s not our worst problem

(The following is reprinted courtesy of USA Today) by Jim Cunningham The greater threat we face is the daily bombardment of cyberattacks on our…

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Malicious Cyber Activity Can be Deterred by Certainty of Response

(The following is reprinted courtesy of The Hill) by Gen. Michael Hayden, Adm. Mark Montgomery, Gov. Tom Ridge, Adm. John Shkor After years of…

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