Trump Signs Executive Order to Protect Electricity Grid

The President has signed an executive order to put measures in place that will protect the electricity grid against malicious acts, including malicious cyber activities.

Protecting the electricity grid is central to the security  of the nation. The federal government operates a significant portion of America’s bulk-power system – about 20 percent. To maintain the system parts need to be regularly replaced and maintained. The order prohibits federal agencies and United States persons from procuring goods, products and materials for the bulk-power system from companies situated within foreign adversaries and where the transaction poses an unacceptable risk to the national security of the United States or the security and safety of American citizens.

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