By U.S. Government,Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack,U.S. House of Representatives
complete consultant to the specter of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) assault with a high-altitude nuclear weapon detonation, together with either studies of the fee to evaluate the possibility to the U.S. from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) assault (Executive record and 2008 severe Infrastructure Report), plus testimony given at hearings prior to the home of Representatives Committee on nationwide safety, army learn and improvement Subcommittee, at the danger posed via EMP to U.S. army platforms and civil infrastructure. The fee record summary states: "Several strength adversaries have or can collect the potential to assault the U.S. with a high-altitude nuclear weapon-generated electromagnetic pulse (EMP). A decided adversary can in achieving an EMP assault strength with no need a excessive point of class. EMP is certainly one of a small variety of threats that could carry our society liable to catastrophic results. EMP will conceal the extensive geographic zone inside of line of sight to the nuclear weapon. It has the aptitude to supply major harm to severe infrastructures and hence to the very textile people society, in addition to to the facility of the us and Western international locations to undertaking impact and armed forces strength. the typical point which could produce such an effect from EMP is essentially electronics, so pervasive in all points of our society and armed forces, coupled via severe infrastructures. Our vulnerability is expanding day-by-day as our use of and dependence on electronics maintains to develop. The impression of EMP is uneven when it comes to power protagonists who're now not as depending on glossy electronics. the present vulnerability of our severe infrastructures can either invite and gift assault if no longer corrected. Correction is possible and good in the Nation's capability and assets to accomplish." fee govt file contents comprise: Nature of the EMP probability; Prevention; security and restoration of Civilian Infrastructures; technique and proposals; Intelligence, Interdiction, and Deterrence; retaining severe elements of the Infrastructure; preserving the potential to watch and review the of severe Infrastructures; spotting EMP assault; making plans to hold Out a scientific restoration of severe Infrastructures; education, comparing, crimson Teaming, and Periodically Reporting to the Congress; Defining the Federal Government's accountability and Authority to behave; spotting the possibilities for Shared advantages; accomplishing learn and improvement electrical energy Infrastructure; Telecommunications; value of guaranteed Telecommunications; EMP results on Telecommunications; instructed Mitigation actions ; Banking And Finance; Fuel/Energy Infrastructure; Transportation Infrastructure; nutrients Infrastructure; Water provide Infrastructure; Emergency companies; house platforms; govt; preserving The Citizenry proficient; defense Of army Forces. The serious nationwide Infrastructures file comprises: Infrastructure Commonalities * SCADA structures * impression of SCADA Vulnerabilities on serious Infrastructures: ancient perception * Infrastructures and Their Interdependencies * Commission-Sponsored Modeling and Simulation (M&S) actions * electrical strength * Description * Vulnerabilities * try out effects * old Insights * differences * process * ideas * Telecommunications * Telecommunications aid in the course of Emergencies * EMP impression on Telecommunications * options * Banking and Finance * The monetary companies * Vulnerability to EMP * effects of economic Infrastructure Failure * Petroleum and normal fuel * Infrastructure Description * Direct results of EMP on Petroleum and average gasoline Infrastructure * Petroleum Infrastructure and SCADA * normal fuel Infrastructure and SCADA * results of an EMP occasion at the U.S. Petroleum and typical gasoline Infrastructures.
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2011 Essential Guide to Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack - Reports of the EMP Commission on the Threat and Critical National Infrastructure - The Danger from High-Altitude Nuclear Explosions by U.S. Government,Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack,U.S. House of Representatives