Chairman Lynch to Hold Hearing on Cybersecurity and the U.S. Electric Grid

Jul 23, 2021
Press Release
DOE, CISA, and FERC Officials to Testify on Government Efforts to Secure the Electric Grid

Washington D.C. (July 23, 2021)—On Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. ET, Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, will hold a hybrid hearing to examine the security of the U.S. electric grid in light of the recent uptick in cyber incidents targeting government and critical infrastructure systems.  

 

The U.S. electric grid is a priority target for state and non-state cyber adversaries, and a successful attack could have devastating consequences for U.S. national security and economic interests.  Although President Biden has taken decisive action to strengthen our national cyber defenses and protect U.S. critical infrastructure—including the electric grid—there are still vulnerabilities that must be addressed.

 

The hearing will also consider whether additional regulations and policy initiatives are needed to mitigate growing cybersecurity threats to distribution systems, utility vendors, and global supply chains that support the U.S. electric grid.

 

WHAT:  

 

Subcommittee on National Security Hearing entitled “Defending the U.S. Electric Grid Against Cyber Threats.”

 

WHEN:

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. ET
 

WHO:    

 

Puesh M. Kumar
Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response

Department of Energy

 

Eric Goldstein
Executive Assistant Director for Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Department of Homeland Security

 

Joseph H. McClelland
Director
Office of Energy Infrastructure Security

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

 

WATCH:

A livestream will be available on YouTube and the Committee on Oversight and Reform website.

117th Congress