Posts Tagged ‘Energy’

Cyber Security of Energy Systems:  Institutional Challenges

Posted: June 7, 2016 at 10:51 am, Last Updated: June 10, 2016 at 11:58 am

Jennifer F. Sklarew, Ph.D. Senior Fellow for Energy Policy, Center for Energy Science and Policy, George Mason University Introduction To promote energy security, efficiency, and sustainability, many national and local governments continue to advance adoption of smart technologies for energy systems.  These smart systems rely more heavily on interconnected IT networks than traditional energy systems.  […]

Modeling Electric Power and Natural Gas Systems Interdependencies

Posted: June 3, 2016 at 9:55 am, Last Updated: June 10, 2016 at 12:03 pm

Edgar Portante, Brian Craig, Jim Kavicky, Leah Talaber, and Stephen Folga Risk and Infrastructure Science Center Global Security Sciences Division, Argonne National Laboratory Introduction Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) proposes a Resilient Infrastructure Initiative to leverage basic and applied science and technology to develop next-generation infrastructure risk assessment models.[1] One of the primary goals of the […]

Lessons Learned from the Power Outage in Ukraine and How the Electric Grid of the Future Will Reduce Cybersecurity Risk

Posted: May 24, 2016 at 1:22 pm, Last Updated: August 26, 2016 at 12:11 pm

By Martin Kessler, InfraGardNCR Energy Sector Chief First of its kind From the vantage point of the 225,000[1] Ukrainian customers who lost power on December 23, 2015, it was an ordinary outage.  Customers routinely lose power in Ukraine, particularly in the cold winter months, and since electricity was returned to most customers in less than six hours, […]

Resilience Required! – The Struggle to Educate America about EMP and Secure the U.S. Electric Grid

Posted: May 17, 2016 at 3:02 pm, Last Updated: May 27, 2016 at 12:10 pm

Ronald Jacobus III and Tommy Waller Introduction Imagine that all of a sudden your life drastically changes. The cell phone in your hand, which functioned just moments ago, will no longer send texts, make calls, or connect to the Internet. Your vehicle, with the key still in the ignition and your foot on the gas, […]

From Our Partners – Electromagnetic Pulse and Space Weather and the Strategic Threat to America’s Nuclear Power Stations

Posted: March 17, 2016 at 9:54 am

A Report from the American Leadership & Policy Foundation PDF Available for Download Here By David J. Stuckenberg* and Hershel C. Campbell** Abstract This research addresses a critical information gap by examining technical and security aspects of nuclear plant design, nuclear disasters, the regulatory climate, and how these factors could impact our national security in […]

The Powerhouse: America, China, and the Great Battery War

Posted: March 3, 2016 at 12:00 pm, Last Updated: February 16, 2016 at 3:35 pm

Please join the Center for Science and Technology Policy and the Center for Energy Science and Policy for a seminar with: Steve LeVine Washington Correspondent, Quartz Future Tense Fellow, the New America Foundation Discussing his book The Powerhouse:  America, China, and the Great Battery War Thursday, March 3 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. Founders Hall Room […]

From Our Partners – Steve LeVine, The Powerhouse:  America, China, and the Great Battery War

Posted: February 16, 2016 at 3:38 pm

Please join the Center for Science and Technology Policy and the Center for Energy Science and Policy for a seminar with: Steve LeVine Washington Correspondent, Quartz Future Tense Fellow, the New America Foundation Discussing his book The Powerhouse:  America, China, and the Great Battery War Thursday, March 3 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. Founders Hall Room […]

Critical Supply Chain (Oil and Gas) Workshops

Posted: February 11, 2016 at 12:54 pm

By Kevin M. Clement, Texas Office of Homeland Security In the autumn of 2015, the State, Local, Tribal, Territorial Government Coordinating Council (STTGCC) and the Department of Homeland Security, working in coordination with the Texas Office of Homeland Security and the Texas Oil and Gas Association, conducted a pilot program of Critical Supply Chain Workshops […]

From Our Partners – 2016 Texas Grid Security Summit

Posted: February 5, 2016 at 2:32 pm

Texas State Senator Bob Hall cordially invites you to attend a summit on electric grid security. Hear from state and national experts as they address critical security concerns from high-impact threats that could cause a nationwide critical infrastructure collapse for a month or more. This summit will address the Texas electric grid’s vulnerability to electromagnetic […]

In the News – CNA Military Advisory Board Publishes Report on National Security and U.S. Electrical Power

Posted: November 11, 2015 at 1:56 pm

Earlier this month, CNA, a nonprofit research and analysis organization located in Arlington, VA, released a new report from their Military Advisory Board (MAB) titled National Security and Assured U.S. Electrical Power. The CNA MAB is “an elite group of retired three- and four-star flag and general officers from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and […]