The EMP Threat: The State of Preparedness Against the Threat of an Electromagnetic Pulse Event

Subcommittee on the Interior
Subcommittee on the Interior
Subcommittee on National Security
Subcommittee on National Security
Hearing Date: May 13, 2015 2:00 pm 2154 Rayburn House Office Building

The hearing will educate Congress and the public about an EMP threat and encourage the Department of Homeland Security to lead an inter-agency protection effort.

Though Congress has created multiple commissions to improve protections against an EMP threat, the electrical grid remains under-prepared. Fallout from an EMP event could include months of power loss, affecting basic necessities and resulting in loss of life.

Witnesses and testimonies

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Dr. George Baker Professor Emeritus James Madison University Document
Peter Vincent Pry Executive Director Task Force on National and Homeland Security Document
Mike Caruso Director, Education, Workforce, and Income Security Government and Specialty Business Development, ETS-Lindgren Document
Trent Franks Congressman Arizona's 8th District

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