International Security & Foreign Policy

U.S. Lifeline Infrastructure Security

Grant Year: 2016


Chris Beck will lead an effort to explore how the United States could best recover from long-duration power outages that could result from a severe cyberattack, an electromagnetic pulse event, or other causes. He will lead a team of experts to identify the upgrades needed to enable a restart of the national electric grid after such events. The project’s findings will be presented in an operational handbook as well as related articles and briefings.

Electric Infrastructure Security Council International Security & Foreign Policy

$150,000