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Cyber Assault On Electric Grid Could Make U.S. Feel Like Post-Hurricane Puerto Rico (From Forbes) If a mass power outage were to result from a successful cyberattack on the electric grid, national security and economic stability would be threatened. This is because hospitals, banks, factories, pipelines, financial networks, water systems, telecommunications and military bases would [Read More...]
Six Former Senior Commanders Endorse JSTARS Recapitalization Six former Senior Commanders signed a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis on E-8C JSTARS recapitalization. JSTARS is a unique ground moving-target tracking capability that can monitor up to 600 targets simultaneously, day or night, through dust, clouds or [Read More...]
As Cyber Threats To The Electric Grid Rise, Utilities And Regulators Seek Solutions (From Forbes) The U.S. electric grid is increasingly dependent on the internet for operations, and as a result it is also increasingly susceptible to cyberattacks. It doesn’t take much imagination to see how such attacks might cripple a broad swath of the [Read More...]
Doubts About SpaceX Reliability Persist As Astronaut Missions Approach (From Forbes) On January 7, a U.S. spy satellite launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket failed to reach orbit.  We may never know precisely why the billion-dollar spacecraft was lost, but it is a bad omen as Boeing and SpaceX prepare [Read More...]
Surprise: Nuclear Power Maximizes Environmental Benefits Of Electric Vehicles (From Forbes) The sources of energy that power the grid to charge electric car batteries matter just as much as vehicle emissions. Nuclear power is a clean and efficient power source, but its availability is at risk due to cheaper sources of [Read More...]
Five Reasons The U.S. Army Must Modernize Faster To Avoid Catastrophe (From Forbes) The U.S. Army hates begging Congress for money, but its new management team has figured out that begging is a lot better than being unprepared when the next war begins.  So Army Secretary Mark Esper and Under Secretary Ryan McCarthy [Read More...]
Electric Vehicle-To-Grid Services Can Feed, Stabilize Power Supply (From Forbes) Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology allows electric vehicles to charge and discharge electricity to and from the grid. V2G can improve the power system’s resiliency and reliability and make customers money. Studies have been conducted to understand how V2G service can be [Read More...]
How Electric Cars Can Make Your Electricity Cheaper And More Reliable (From Forbes) Electric cars, specifically their batteries, can help balance supply and demand on the grid. In fact, Pacific Gas & Electric and BMW recently released results from a pilot program that demonstrates how electric vehicles can be used as a flexible [Read More...]
How To Charge Your Electric Vehicle (And Other Devices) When The Grid Is Down (From Forbes) The aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico has shown the devastating potential consequences of not having electricity for an extended period of time. As electric cars become more popular, how would a driver charge his or her vehicle when [Read More...]
Minuteman III Replacement: Key to Nuclear Deterrence (From RealClearDefense) In order to deter nuclear aggression against its homeland and vital interests, the U.S. must demonstrate that its strategic arsenal is capable of surviving an attack and then retaliating with devastating force against the aggressor. In other words, the losses [Read More...]
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