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Intelligence Reports

2019 - ODNI Worldwide Threat Assessment - Opening Statement

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 here today, along with leaders of the Intelligence Community, to provide you an overview of the national security threats facing our nation. But before I do, I would like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the men and women that make up the Intelligence Community. "I am here today, along with leaders of the Intelligence Community, to provide you an overview of the national security threats facing our nation. But before I do, I would like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the men and women that make up the Intelligence Community."

2019 - ODNI - Worldwide Threat Assessment

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.

2019 - ODNI - National Intelligence Strategy

We face significant changes in the domestic and global environment; we must be ready to meet 21st century challenges and to recognize emerging threats and opportunities. To navigate today’s turbulent and complex strategic environment, we must do things differently.

2018 - ODNI - Worldwide Threat Assessment

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.

EMP / Power Outage

2019 - NCC - Protection and Resilience Guidelines

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.

2018 - NIAC - Surviving a Catastrophic Power Outage

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 new challenges for protecting the national power grid and recovering quickly from a catastrophic power outage.

2018 - LeMay Papers - Electromagnetic Defense Task Force

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 manifests through various frequencies and wavelengths produced by natural sources like solar storms or artificially by hardware such as radar or nuclear weapons. EMS impacts every domain of warfare.

EMP Commission Reports

2017 - Assessment of USA from EMP Attack - Chairman's Report

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 superstorm.

2017 - Risk-based National Infrastructure Protection Priorities for EMP and Solar Storms

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 EMP and geomagnetic disturbances (GMDs) caused by severe solar storms.

2017 - Life Without Electricity

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 United States.

2017 Assessing the Threat from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP)

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 from natural EMP from a solar superstorm.

2017 Recommended E3 Waveform for Critical Infrastructures

As described in this report, there is a need to have bounding information for the late-time (E3) high-altitude electromagnetic pulse (HEMP) threat waveform and a ground pattern to study the impact of these types of electromagnetic fields on long lines associated with the critical infrastructures. It is important that this waveform be readily available and useful for those working in the commercial sectors.

2017 Examination of NERC GMD Standards and Validation of Ground Models and Geo-Electric Fields

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 the Congressional appointed U.S. EMP Commission, which started their investigations in late 2001. Subsequent work performed for the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) was released in a detailed report in 2010, entitled, “Geomagnetic Storms and Their Impacts on the U.S. Power Grid,” by J.G. Kappenman.

2017 Electric Reliability Standards for Solar Geomagnetic Disturbances

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 severity GMD events a responsible entity must assess for potential impacts on the Bulk-Power System. If the assessments identify potential impacts from benchmark GMD events, the Reliability Standards should require owners and operators to develop and implement a plan to protect against instability, uncontrolled separation, or cascading failures of the Bulk-Power System, caused by damage to critical or vulnerable Bulk- Power System equipment, or otherwise, as a result of a benchmark GMD event. (Emphasis added.)