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American Leadership and Policy Foundation to co-host Texas Grid Security Summit to address emerging threat to national security
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The American Leadership and Policy Foundation has been invited by Texas senator Bob Hall to co-host the first ever Texas Grid Security Summit April 28 and 29 at the Texas State Capitol building in Austin, Texas.
Experts from around the nation, including Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and Director of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum, former CIA director R. James Woolsey, ALPF chairman, David Stuckenberg, and ALPF fellow Herschel Campbell and many others will 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 pulse (EMP), geomagnetic solar storms and cyber attacks as well as discuss emergency preparedness and emerging protective technologies. It will also highlight current and future state and federal legislative EMP protection and electric grid security efforts.
This threat, while not new, has received more attention in recent years due to the complex and devastating Fukushima disaster as well as evidence nations such as Iran and North Korea attempting to obtain capabilities to execute an EMP attack on the U.S.
Stuckenberg and Campbell recently published a research paper entitledElectromagnetic Pulse and Space Weather and the Strategic Threat to America’s Nuclear Power Stations that addresses this issue and calls for America’s leaders to address this growing threat, something Sen. Hall has taken a significant step to do with this summit. Details about the summit can be found here.
All parties at the summit will be available for interviews. Also, there will be a special press space for media during all events.
The ALPF receives its funding and research ideas from individual citizens and does not accept government or special interest funding. More information about the ALPF’s mission, research and fellows can be found atwww.alpf.org.