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Soft Target: Security Holes in Power Grid Have Federal Officials Scrambling

In Congress, the vulnerability of the power grid has emerged as among the most pressing domestic security concerns

For the LATimes, Evan Halper writes: Adam Crain assumed that tapping into the computer networks used by power companies to keep electricity zipping through transmission lines would be nearly impossible in these days of heightened vigilance over cybersecurity. 684 more words

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JP Morgan's Blythe Masters: Orange is the New Black

Blythe Masters, who headed up JP Morgan Global Commodities Group, of which JP Morgan Ventures Energy Corp. (JPMVEC) was a major part, is reported to be under investigation by the feds: 334 more words


Federal Register Highlights - 4/1/14

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for April 1, 2014:

PROPOSED RULE: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is proposing to maintain user fees for cotton producers for 2014 crop cotton classification services under the Cotton Statistics and Estimates Act at the same level as in 2013. 642 more words

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Entire U.S. Power Grid at Risk of Going down from Small-Scale Attack

from Off Grid Survival:

According to a study by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the entire U.S. power grid could be shut down in a matter of minutes through a small-scale attack on nine of the country’s 55,000 electric-transmission substations. 123 more words

False Flag?

RT: US power grid could be knocked out by a handful of substation attacks, says report

While this is likely true, I think it is also being shared publicly as fear porn. Anyone who is aware of the changes coming knows that these grids eventually will go down, at which time we will realize we do not need this left-brained technology. 566 more words


US power grid could be knocked out by a handful of substation attacks, says report

The entire US power grid could be shut down for more than a month if just nine of the over 55,000 electric substations placed throughout the nation were sabotaged by terrorists or other criminals, according to a new report. 493 more words