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Action v Reaction: A Dangerous Paradigm in Safety

Whenever we as humans consider danger, there is a natural psychological tendency to imagine the worst-case scenario and then seek to envision how we might best respond should it occur. We ask ourselves, “What should we do if…?”, envisioning the event as it unfolds, and searching for the most effective potential responses to that threat.  This dynamic is evident when considering interpersonal violence, and often plays out in the world of active threat preparedness and training.

2017 – Popik Baker Harris – Electric Reliability Standards for Solar Geomagnetic Disturbances

Resources – Documents, White Papers & Reports EMP Commission Reports 2017 – Popik Baker Harris – Electric Reliability Standards for Solar Geomagnetic Disturbances Background   In FERC Order 779, FERC directed NERC to develop Second Stage Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD) Reliability Standards:1 The Second Stage GMD Reliability Standards must identify benchmark GMD events that specify what …

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2017 – Kappenman & Radasky – Examination of NERC GMD Standards and Validation of Ground Models and Geo-Electric Fields

Resources – Documents, White Papers & Reports EMP Commission Reports 2017 – Kappenman & Radasky – Examination of NERC GMD Standards and Validation of Ground Models and Geo-Electric Fields PREFACE This analysis of the U.S. electric power grid vulnerability to geomagnetic storms was originally conducted as part of the work performed by Metatech Corporation for …

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2017 – Comm to Assess – Assessing the Threat from EMP – Executive Report

Resources – Documents, White Papers & Reports EMP Commission Reports 2017 – Commission to Assess – Assessing the Threat from EMP – Executive Report Executive Summary The critical national infrastructure in the United States faces a present and continuing existential threat from combined-arms warfare, including cyber and manmade electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack, as well as …

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2017 – Pry – Life Without Electricity

Resources – Documents, White Papers & Reports EMP Commission Reports 2017 – Pry – Life Without Electricity Summary Storm-induced blackouts of the electric power grid are suggestive of the possible consequences of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack, such as could be made by rogue states or terrorists detonating a nuclear weapon at high-altitude over the …

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2017 – Baker – Risk Based National Infrastructure Protection Priorities for EMP and Solar Storms​

Resources – Documents, White Papers & Reports EMP Commission Reports 2017 – Baker – Risk Based National Infrastructure Protection Priorities for EMP and Solar Storms​ Background   The Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack has provided a compelling case for protecting civilian infrastructure against the effects of …

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2017 – Graham – Assessment of USA from EMP Attack – Chairmans Report

Resources – Documents, White Papers & Reports EMP Commission Reports 2017 – Graham – Assessment of USA from EMP Attack – Chairmans Report Background   The United States critical national infrastructure faces a present and continuing existential threat from combined-arms warfare, including cyber and manmade electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack, and natural EMP from a solar …

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2018 – LeMay Papers – Electromagnetic Defense Task Force

Resources – Documents, White Papers & Reports EMP / Power Outage 2018 – LaMay Papers – Introduction to Electromagnetic Defense Task Force Background   The electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) is a broad area of activity characterized by physically observable activities such as visible light and lasers and unobservable phenomena such as microwaves and electromagnetic energy. EMS …

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2018 – NIAC – Surviving a Catastrophic Power Outage

Resources – Documents, White Papers & Reports EMP / Power Outage 2018 – NIAC – Surviving a Catastrophic Power Outage Executive Summary   The nation has steadily improved its ability to respond to major disasters and the power outages that often result. But increasing threats—whether severe natural disasters, cyber-physical attacks, electromagnetic events, or some combination—present …

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2019 – NCC – EMP Protection and Resilience Guidelines

Resources – Documents, White Papers & Reports EMP / Power Outage 2019 – NCC – EMP Protection and Resilience Guidelines Executive Order   This document provides guidelines to assist federal, state, and local officials and critical infrastructure owners and operators to protect mission essential equipment against electromagnetic pulse (EMP) threats. It was created to help …

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2019 – ODNI – National Intelligence Strategy

Resources – Documents, White Papers & Reports Intelligence Reports 2019 – ODNI – National Intelligence Strategy of the USA Strategic Environment   The strategic environment is changing rapidly, and the United States faces an increasingly complex and uncertain world in which threats are becoming ever more diverse and interconnected. While the IC remains focused on …

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An Overview of Current Electromagnetic Defense Capability

There is also growing concern about how individuals may be physically impacted by EMS events, and even the potential development and usage of EMS-based weapons. It was long believed that GMD and other EMS phenomena or attack lacked the ability to directly harm the human body. However, recent history reveals that some effects can be extremely dangerous.

2019 – ODNI – Worldwide Threat Assessment – Opening Statement

Resources – Documents, White Papers & Reports Intelligence Reports 2019 – ODNI – Worldwide Threat Assessment – Opening Statement Background   Remarks as prepared for delivery by The Honorable Dan Coats Director of National Intelligence Annual Threat Assessment Opening Statement Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Chairman Burr, Vice-Chairman Warner, and Members of the Committee… I am …

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2018 – ODNI – Worldwide Threat Assessment

Resources – Documents, White Papers & Reports Intelligence Reports 2018 – ODNI – Worldwide Threat Assessment Foreward   Competition among countries will increase in the coming year as major powers and regional aggressors exploit complex global trends while adjusting to new priorities in US foreign policy. The risk of interstate conflict, including among great powers, …

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2019 – ODNI – Worldwide Threat Assessment

Resources – Documents, White Papers & Reports Intelligence Reports 2019 – ODNI – Worldwide Threat Assessment Foreward Threats to US national security will expand and diversify in the coming year, driven in part by China and Russia as they respectively compete more intensely with the United States and its traditional allies and partners. This competition …

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The Past Is Prologue

Terrorism is a very nuanced term – pejorative to say the least. At its root, this political violence is a tactic used to socially, politically, and psychologically fragment a targeted population.   It is a way to inflict pain on a stronger enemy, and designed to cause irrational anxiety (or fear induced panic) in the hope that this anxiety would compel the State to adjust its policy through the demands of the civilian populace.

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On Tragedy & Violence

We must shift our discomfort in discussing the potential of violence, and make room within our society and ourselves for meaningful discussions about preparation – those things we can and are doing ahead of time, before an event. The discussions we have after an event hold value only in the lessons we’ve learned, and the application of that knowledge is the very definition of wisdom as related to this topic.