Author Archives: Paul Steidler

Electric Grid Cyber Protection: Six Key Recent Developments Below is a synopsis of six particularly notable developments since November 2019 re: steps being taken to protect the U.S. electric grid from cyberattacks and the evolving nature of these threats. National Security Council Report. On December 12 the President’s [Read More...]
The Postal Service’s Strategic Plan – Five Things To Know Yesterday the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) issued a legally required five-year strategic plan. Key information in the report and related observations are below. This is the most candid the Postal Service has ever been about its financial challenges. On [Read More...]
Mike Bloomberg’s Leadership Test On Nuclear Power (From InsideSources) For decades there has been strong bipartisan support for nuclear power plants among state and federal elected officials. These plants do not emit pollution, provide cost competitive electricity and have many other regional economic benefits. Among those supporting nuclear power, [Read More...]
Three 2020 Resolutions For Washington On The Drug Epidemic (From InsideSources) With the opioid crisis continuing to ravage America, it is time for Washington to double down on fighting this epidemic. In 2020, this should include closing a law enforcement loophole that could make it easier for knock-off fentanyl products to [Read More...]
Congress Should Make Postal Reform A Priority (From InsideSources) It is more important than ever for Congress to undertake comprehensive postal reform. The Postal Service remains indispensable to the economy and continues to be under financial pressure. The foundation for reform is in a comprehensive December 2018 U.S. Department [Read More...]
Stop China’s Theft Of U.S. Government Research (From InsideSources) A recent bipartisan U.S. Senate report documents that China is systematically infiltrating U.S. research programs, co-opting scientists and others in order to steal large amounts of important, cutting-edge information. The U.S. must be especially vigilant about energy programs as the [Read More...]
Postal Service Threatened By Senate Inaction This Week The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) could soon suffer a body blow if the U.S. Senate does not confirm Robert Duncan to another term on the USPS Board of Governors by December 8. And while there have been positive developments toward [Read More...]
After Decades Of Warnings, U.S. Gets Serious About EMP Dangers For decades government policy experts and scientists have known about the dangers of electromagnetic pulse (EMP) events which could cripple large sections of the power grid for long periods of time. EMP disturbances occur naturally, through solar storms. They could [Read More...]
Prepared Remarks Of Paul Steidler To U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors November 14, 2019 Meeting Postmaster General Brennan, members of the Board of Governors, thank you for your service. You face harder, more consequential and important challenges than a corporate board. As was discussed earlier, and a related reminder, Title 39 [Read More...]
New York’s Reckless Gamble On Offshore Wind Power (From Crain’s New York Business) Governor Cuomo is looking to aggressively build offshore wind power to serve New York City and Long Island, despite its high cost and threat to grid reliability. In fact, the U.S. currently has just one, yes one, offshore wind facility. [Read More...]
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