Critical infrastructure protection is a concept that relates to the preparedness and response to serious incidents that involve the critical infrastructure of a region or nation.
Events like an Electromagnetic Pulse attack possesses the capability of eliminating all forms of electricity, as well as destroying all forms of communication, including cellular, internet, and satellite. Food, running water, and other basic necessities of human life would immediately become scarce. The inability to communicate or obtain access to basic necessities of human survival would prove catastrophic. The EMP Commission warned a nationwide blackout lasting one year could kill up to 90 percent of the American people through societal collapse and starvation.
In the last few years Congress passed the Critical Infrastructure Protection Act (CIPA) arguably the single most important piece of legislation approved by Congress and inserting it into the Defense Authorization Act.
President Trump announced his new National Security Strategy last December — that for the first time gives deservedly high-priority to protecting the nation’s critical infrastructures from electromagnetic attack.
ACT for America has been involved with helping pass legislation to protect our power grid and energy security.