Amb. Henry F. Cooper, Chairman Lt. Gen. Daniel Graham, Founder
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E-Mail Message 140903
Secure The Grid Coalition at National Press Club
By H. Scott Cooper
September 3, 2014
Yesterday High Frontier Chairman Hank Cooper had the privilege of participating in a distinguished panel of experts at the National Press Club in Washington DC. The topics discussed included our perilous National Security situation on our southern border, especially as it relates to ISIS activity taking place in the Middle East. Also discussed was Homeland Security’s loss of some 6,000 students who have overstayed their student visas and are now unaccounted for.
All of these topics led to the most crucial purpose of this press conference – and that is to secure our national electric grid. Each of these esteemed participants are part of The Secure the Grid Coalition:
Frank Gaffney, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (Acting) and President and CEO of the Center for Security Policy, Moderator
Michael Maloof, former senior security policy analyst in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, with nearly 30 years of federal service in the U.S. Defense Department and as a specialized trainer for border guards and Special Forces, and author of A Nation Forsaken: EMP: The Escalating Threat of an American Catastrophe. Mr. Maloof will give an overview of the threats posed to the U.S. electric grid and the critical infrastructures that depend upon it.
Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, former career CIA analyst, member of the staff of the congressionally mandated Electromagnetic Pulse Threat Commission, Executive Director of the Congressional Task Force on National and Homeland Security and author of Apocalypse Unknown: The Struggle To Protect America From An Electromagnetic Pulse Catastrophe. Dr. Pry will address the particular danger posed by the Islamic State and similar jihadist groups, the risk of naturally occurring events that could take down the grid and the impediments to the needed corrective actions.
Amb. Henry F. Cooper, PhD, is a mechanical engineer who formerly served as the Director of the Strategic Defense Initiative and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Research, Development, and Logistics. In those capacities he oversaw steps taken by the Defense Department to ensure the resiliency of critical weapon systems against EMP effects. Dr. Cooper will explain what can be done to protect the grid against all hazards and the necessity of doing so.
Kelly Carlson, an accomplished Hollywood actor who has been active on national and maritime security issues and serves as member of the Secure the Grid Coalition. Ms. Carlson will present several videos aimed at raising the awareness of the American people to the vulnerability of the electric grid and to encourage action by federal and state governments to protect the bulk power distribution system.
This “Secure The Grid” Coalition, led by Mr. Frank Gaffney of The Center for Security Policy is doing phenomenal work all throughout our country. It includes dozens of policy experts, scientists, and intelligence experts and grassroots activists. For more information, please visit http://www.securethegrid.com.
High Frontier strongly believes it is going to take all knowledgeable individuals engaged and active in order to help our leaders do the right thing. For more information on High Frontier – please review our website at www.HighFrontier.org.