This bill would require a threat analysis of electromagnetic pulse (EMP) events in national planning scenarios. It would also require an education campaign to teach the owners and operators of critical infrastructure, emergency planners, and emergency responders at all levels of government about the threat of EMP events.
The Under Secretary for Science and Technology would be directed to conduct research and development to mitigate the consequences of EMP events, including:
An objective scientific analysis of the risks to critical infrastructures from a range of EMP events.
Determination of the critical national security assets and vital civic utilities and infrastructure that are at risk from EMP events.
An evaluation of emergency planning and response technologies to address the findings and recommendations of experts from the Commission "to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse Attack."
An analysis of available technology options to improve the resilience of critical infrastructure to EMP.
The restoration and recovery capabilities of critical infrastructure under differing levels of damage and disruption from EMP events.