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  • Pentagon Works To Protect Power Grid Amid Fears Of Attack By North Korea

    04/15/2017 12:11:29 PM PDT · by Fennie · 20 replies
    WJ ^ | April 14, 2017 | By Jack Davis
    In the wake of warnings that America's power grid could be vulnerable to attack by nations such as North Korea, the Pentagon is developing a solution. The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency and BAE Systems are developing alternative communication networks for use in the event of a cyberattack on the grid.
  • Getting ready: Pentagon to protect electric grid from massive attack

    04/14/2017 2:37:46 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 66 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 4/14/17 | Paul Bedard
    Amid warnings that North Korea and Iran have plans to take out parts of the U.S. electric grid through a cyber attack or atmospheric nuclear blast, the Pentagon is taking steps to both protect the nation's communications and power lifeline. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has charged BAE Systems to map a system that can detect a cyber attack and gin up an alternative communications network for military and civilian use if the grid is fried, according to Defense Systems, the online newsletter. Former CIA Director James Woolsey has been warning for years that the grid is extremely vulnerable,...
  • Democratic Senator Touts Debunked WaPo Power Grid Story In DHS Confirmation Hearing

    01/11/2017 2:28:43 PM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6:20 PM 01/10/2017 | Chuck Ross
    New Hampshire Sen. Maggie Hassan appeared to be unaware during a Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday that a Washington Post story about Russian hacking into the Vermont power grid has been completely debunked and retracted. “Two weeks ago The Washington Post reported that a hacking group connected with the Russian government managed to infiltrate the Burlington Electric power company in Vermont,” Hassan said to retired Marine Gen. John Kelley during his confirmation hearing to head the Department of Homeland Security. Hassan, who took office this month after serving as governor of New Hampshire, showed no indication during the questioning that...
  • Washington Post Corrects Story of Russian Hack of Vermont Utility

    01/02/2017 2:24:09 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 16 replies
    The New American ^ | 02 January 2017 | Bob Adelmann
    Assuming that the story was true — that Russian hackers had gained access to a Vermont utility’s software — members of the mainstream media piped its echoes across the Internet:ABC News: Russian Hacking Malware Found on Vermont Utility Computer International Business Times: Vermont Electric Grid Targeted by Russian Hackers Chicago Tribune: Russian hack of Vermont utility shows risk to power grid Each of these stories is now between one and two days old, with no follow-up once the Washington Post edited its original article:An earlier version of this story incorrectly said that Russian hackers had penetrated the U.S. electric grid. Authorities...
  • Washington Post Publishes False News Story About Russians Hacking Electrical Grid

    01/01/2017 5:18:27 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 27 replies
    DAILY CALLER ^ | 12/30/2016
    A story published by The Washington Post Friday claims Russia hacked the electrical grid in Vermont. This caused hysteria on social media but has been denied by a spokesman for a Vermont utility company. The Post story was titled, “Russian hackers penetrated U.S. electricity grid through a utility in Vermont, officials say.” The story said, “A code associated with the Russian hacking operation dubbed Grizzly Steppe by the Obama administration has been detected within the system of a Vermont utility, according to U.S. officials.” The Vermont Public Service Commissioner Christopher Recchia told The Burlington Free Press, “The grid is not...
  • WASHINGTON POST BUSTED FOR FALSE REPORT OF RUSSIAN HACK ON POWER GRID

    12/31/2016 4:28:13 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 29 replies
    http://linkis.com/libertyheadlines.com ^ | December 31, 2016 | Publisher
    (Infowars) The Washington Post reported Friday that the U.S. power grid had been hacked by the same Russian actors accused of breaching the DNC – the only problem, the grid wasn’t hacked.
  • What Will You Do When The Lights Go Out? The Inevitable Failure Of The US Grid

    08/15/2016 9:04:51 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 102 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 15-08-2016 | Juli
    Delta Airlines recently experienced what it called a power outage in its home base of Atlanta, Georgia, causing all the company’s computers to go offline—all of them. This seemingly minor hiccup managed to singlehandedly ground all Delta planes for six hours, stranding passengers for even longer, as Delta scrambled to reshuffle passengers after the Monday debacle. Where Delta blamed its catastrophic systems-wide computer failure vaguely on a loss of power, Georgia Power, their power provider, placed the ball squarely in Delta’s court, saying that “other Georgia Power customers were not affected”, and that they had staff on site to assist...
  • Obama Proclamation: Gay, Bisexual Men, Transgender Women at 'High Risk for HIV'

    06/01/2016 6:20:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 31, 2016 | 5:30 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    President Barack Obama issued a proclamation on Tuesday declaring June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month, and in the proclamation noted that “gay and bisexual men and transgender women of color are at particularly high risk of HIV,” the virus that causes AIDS. […] Obama credits the LGBT community and its supporters for “sweeping progress by changing hearts and minds and by demanding equal treatment — under our laws, from our courts, and in our politics,” the proclamation states. “This month, we recognize all they have done to bring us to this point, and we recommit to bending...
  • Frank Gaffney on the electric Grid: Jacki Daily Show

    03/30/2016 1:56:52 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 6 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 3/27/16 | The Jacki Daily Show
    Jacki also talks with Frank Gaffney, @SecureFreedom , @frankgaffney the Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy, about threats to the electric grid.
  • Utilities Just Declared War On Solar

    02/16/2016 3:25:17 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 16 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 15-02-2016 | warren
    n 2015, the U.S. saw 16 gigawatts of new renewable energy capacity installed, which accounted for two-thirds of the total. Solar alone accounted for about one-third of new capacity last year. Natural gas only captured 25 percent of the newly installed capacity despite several years of incredibly low prices. The banner year for clean energy occurred while 11 gigawatts of coal-fired electricity came offline as old plants were retired amid rising costs and stricter environmental regulation. The clean energy transition is very much underway. But the backlash from incumbent industries has also sprung to life. With solar and wind suddenly...
  • Nationwide Air Force & Army COMEX communication GRID down exercise Friday 02/12/2016

    02/08/2016 9:10:14 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 69 replies
    Prince William Amateur Radio Emergency Services ^ | 02/08/2016 | larence, K4CNM – (AAA3R3, Army MARS Region Three Operations Officer)
    Nationwide Air Force & Army COMEX communication GRID down exercise Friday 02/12/2016 http://blog.pwcares.org/?p=182 Amateur Radio Emergency Service, Events, PWCARES Air Force & Army MARS COMEX 2016/01/19 David Lane Air Force & Army MARS COMEX By: Clarence, K4CNM – (AAA3R3, Army MARS Region Three Operations Officer) The Air Force and Army MARS (Military Auxiliary Radio System) will conduct their first 2016 communications exercise (COMEX) from 7:00 am until 6:59 pm EST on Friday, 12 February. The scenario will be: there is no power, no phones (cell or landline), and no internet. Also, internet linked radio repeaters (such as D-Star) should not...
  • The First Cyber Battle Of The Internet Of Things Era May Have Just Happened

    01/06/2016 5:56:34 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 38 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 5th, 2016 | Kalev Leetaru
    Just two months ago I wrote about how the Internet of Things will fundamentally reshape the future of cyber warfare, evolving the cyber threat from simple website defacements, denial of service attacks, and data breaches, to affecting the physical world. Two weeks ago an hours-long power outage in Ukraine may have offered a preview of this new world as hackers were claimed to have disabled a portion of the nation's power grid. On the evening of December 23rd, power was lost across multiple cities in Ivano-Frankivs'ka oblast in Western Ukraine, leaving nearly half the region in the dark for almost...
  • SCE Plans $12 Billion Investment Over 3 Years to Modernize the Grid

    11/13/2015 6:15:23 AM PST · by thackney · 2 replies
    Power Engineering ^ | 11/09/2015 | Power Engineering
    Southern California Edison (SCE) plans to spend $12 billion over the next three years in an effort to adjust to new technologies. Most of the investment will be on upgrades to electric poles, transformers, wires and cables, but about $240 million a year will go toward new power generation. The California Public Utilities Commission is expected to vote in November on SCE's proposal for three new gas-fired power plants, which would help replace power generation lost when San Onofre nuclear plant was shuttered after a faulty replacement steam generator leaked. The plants are part of SCE's plans to buy 2,211...
  • When America's lights go out forever (Israel does not share America's vulnerability)

    10/20/2015 10:59:39 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 43 replies
    WND ^ | October 20, 2015 | Joseph Farah
    The Department of Homeland Security acknowledges ISIS has been attempting to hack U.S. electrical grids. Fortunately, to date, we’ve all been very fortunate the attacks have been unsuccessful. But one day our luck will run out. That will be a very dark day for America. What keeps America alive is the electrical grid. If it goes down, for a week or longer, the devastation will be incalculable. Many will die. Some won’t be able to heat their homes. No one will be able to buy gasoline. Offices and businesses close down. Supermarket shelves will be barren. Some, who rely on...
  • Let's Worry about a Real Threat

    07/20/2015 2:53:50 PM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 12 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | July 20, 2015 | Norman Rogers
    The electric grid is a stellar achievement of civilization. Without the grid, modern civilization would collapse. In the U.S., thousands of electric generating plants are interconnected by thousands of miles of transmission lines. Electricity is generated as it is consumed. These days, there is a lot of tampering with the electric grid. People who wouldn’t know a generator from a turbine are suddenly making no small plans to reform it. We now have good electricity and bad electricity. Good electricity is generated without emitting carbon dioxide (CO2). But that rule is not rigid, because nuclear electricity, and hydro electricity, if...
  • Fort Knox first military post to go 'off the grid'

    05/21/2015 8:06:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    After tapping into solar, wind, geothermal and now natural gas resources on post, Fort Knox has become the first U.S. military installation to go “off the grid.” The installation announced Wednesday it added 28 natural gas wells to its arsenal of energy-creating sources which already includes almost 6,000 geothermal wells, two wind turbines and 3.59 megawatts of solar panels. With the additions, Fort Knox will be able to produce more energy than it needs — about 44 megawatts a day. It typically uses about 20 daily, but has approached 50 before, officials said. With that kind of power, when Hardin...
  • National Disaster Ahead: The Clock is Ticking!

    02/14/2015 2:43:22 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/14/15 | Dr. Don Boys
    Electro-Magnetic Pulse weapon: The fuse is lit and America and the world are holding their breath. An incredible statement appeared in USA Today concerning the Electro-Magnetic Pulse weapon that is a shocker: “The sky erupts. Cities darken, food spoils and homes fall silent. Civilization collapses.” Well, not the whole civilization since the destruction depends on the size of the bomb and how high in the atmosphere it explodes. In recent years, I have been castigated by friends and foes for making far less alarming statements! At least I am no longer alone or in the presence of crazies, complainers, charlatans,...
  • “Grid Jihad”: What If You Had a Week to Prep for the End of the World?

    09/04/2014 6:21:37 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 229 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 9/4/14 | Daisy Luther
    Pry provided details of recent attacks on electricity systems and said that ISIS could easily team with Mexican drug cartels to ravage America. He told Secrets, for example, that the Knights Templar drug gang blacked out the electric grid of the Mexican state of Michoacan in 2013 to provide cover for killing those fighting the drug trade. “The Knights Templars and other criminal gangs in Mexico will do anything for money, and ISIS, the richest terrorist organization in history, has hundreds of millions of dollars at its disposal,” said Pry. “ISIS could hire one of the Mexican cartels, or one...
  • Gay bathhouses nationwide face uncertain future

    08/23/2014 9:34:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 23, 2014 10:33 AM EDT | Matt Hamilton
    Gay bathhouses that once remained in the shadows to stay in business are now seeking attention to keep their doors open. Some are doing aggressive online advertising and community outreach. Others tout their upscale amenities like plush towels and marble baths. A bathhouse in Ohio has even added hotel rooms and a nightclub. […] In the heyday of bathhouses in the late 1970s, there were nearly 200 gay bathhouses in cities across the U.S., but by 1990, the total had dropped to approximately 90, according to Damron, the publisher of an annual gay travel guide. In the last decade, bathhouses,...
  • Are inverter generators worth the higher price?

    07/03/2014 5:39:13 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 64 replies
    yahoo ^ | 7-2-14 | Ed Perratore
    There’s nothing like the approach of a possible hurricane, such as this season's first named storm, Tropical Storm Arthur, to get everyone in its expected path thinking about generators. But for some prospective buyers, the noise and the quality of power that a portable generator supplies is a turn-off. That’s where an inverter model comes in. Using new technology, inverter generators deliver cleaner power and are typically quieter, lighter, and more energy efficient. But as Consumer Reports is learning in its ongoing generator tests, not every inverter generator is worth the 100-to-200-percent premium you’ll pay over the usual cost of...