United States Government Accountability Office | CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION

March 2016 REPORT: CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE  PROTECTION

Federal Agencies  Have Taken Actions  to Address  Electromagnetic Risks,  but Opportunities Exist  to Further Assess  Risks and Strengthen  Collaboration

Given the interdependency among infrastructure sectors, an EMP or major GMD event that disrupts the electric grid could also result in potential cascading impacts on fuel distribution, transportation systems, food and water supplies, and communications and equipment for emergency services, as well as other communication systems that utilize the civilian electrical infrastructure.

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