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Vulnerability of the nation"s electric systems to multi-site terrorist attack

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs.

Vulnerability of the nation"s electric systems to multi-site terrorist attack

hearing before the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred First Congress, second session, June 28, 1990.

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office, U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Physical vulnerability of electric systems to natural disasters and sabotage.,
    • Electric power systems -- Natural disaster effects -- United States.,
    • Electric power systems -- Security measures -- United States.,
    • Sabotage in the workplace -- United States.,
    • Terrorism -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      SeriesS. hrg. ;, 101-959
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF26 .G67 1990al
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 151 p. ;
      Number of Pages151
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1987428M
      LC Control Number90602845

        The U.S. electric power delivery system is vulnerable to terrorist attacks which could cause much more damage to the system than natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy, blacking out large regions of the country for weeks or months, and costing many billions of dollars, says a newly released report by the National Research Council.   auto image + link. If terrorists are ever able to knock out nine of the nation's 55, substations, the U.S. power grid could suffer coast-to-coast blackouts lasting 18 months or more, according.

      Vulnerability of the United States Railroad System to Terrorist Attacks [open pdf - 1 MB] "This research focused on the vulnerability of the United States railroad system to terrorist attacks. This research of the railroad system was restricted . 1) defense measures used to reduce the vulnerability of individuals and property to terrorist attack 2) convince terrorist that: there is a low probability of success.

      Sniper's Eye by Mainak Dhar is a suspense thriller. The plot based on a terrorist attack happens in Mumbai. It is the first book in the series of seven. The cover of a book /5(). Much of what follows is from the National Academy of Science (for the Department of Homeland Security): “Terrorism and the Electric Power Delivery System” & “The Resilience of the Electric Power Delivery System in Response to Terrorism and Natural Disasters” Average intruder knowledge and attack sophistication as a function of time.


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Vulnerability of the nation"s electric systems to multi-site terrorist attack by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs. Download PDF EPUB FB2

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An electrical network is built to be resilient, but an attack on certain nodal points might trigger “a cascade of overload failures capable of disabling the network almost entirely,” as two network systems experts found.

A terrorist cell that included several senior commanders of the Irish Republican Army and a former U.S. Marine recognized. Description. The electric power delivery system that carries electricity from large central generators to customers could be severely damaged by a small number of well-informed attackers.

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A purse snatcher, for example, might size up the target for only a few seconds, while pre-operational surveillance for a terrorist attack could take several weeks. The purpose of surveillance is to determine the target's patterns of behavior if it is an individual, or possible weaknesses and attack methods if the target is a building or facility.

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The electric company managed to prevent a widespread blackout, but security officials fear the attack could be a dry run for a larger scale terrorist : Jared Ferris.