The Risk to The US Electrical Grid from EMP Attacks

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Dwight Eckert, Colorado Director of the National EMP Taskforce, joins Kim to discuss the vulnerability of the electrical grid system to EMP attack.

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The importance of protecting the electrical grid

Today’s featured guest is Dwight Eckert. Eckert is the Colorado Director of The National EMP Taskforce. Electromagnetic pulses, or EMPs, are capable of completely disrupting and shutting down an electrical system. This isn’t science fiction—it’s technology that has been viable since the Cold War and it poses an extreme threat to our nation’s safety and well-being. What would happen if every home, business, and first responder lost access to electricity?

 

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