Critical Energy Infrastructure Protection Reports & Studies

Located here are links to documents pertinent to Critical Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security matters. The origins of the reports and studies are various regulatory bodies and organizations with related interests and concerns.

National Governors Association (NGA) (August 19, 2002) Center for Best Practices - Analysis of written responses to the Office of Homeland Security's request for state input into the national strategy.,1188,C_ISSUE_BRIEF^D_4303,00.html

The National Strategy For Homeland Security: (July 2002) Office of Homeland Security

National Research Council Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2002) - U.S. Should Harness Science and Technology Capabilities to Fight Terrorism

Task Force on Protecting Democracy - National Conference of State Legislatures' (NCSL). (July 25, 2002)

Critical Infrastructure Protection: Significant Challenges Need to be Addressed - General Accounting Office. (July 24, 2002)

Emergency Planning and Preparedness: Securing Oil and Natural Gas Infrastructures In the New Economy (June 6, 2001) - National Petroleum Council

A report titled "National Energy Security Post 9/11" was released by The United States Energy Association (USEA). The report reflects the efforts of USEA members to summarize our core principles and present broad policy recommendations with regards to the security of the energy sector. (July 19, 2002) 

Task Force on Electricity Infrastructure, The National Governor's Association (NGA), has released a new report that recommends the creation of Multi-State Entities (MSEs) to facilitate state coordination on transmission planning, certification, and siting at a regional level. (2002)

Testimony of Pat Wood, III Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources United States about the nation's energy infrastructure. (July 24, 2002) 

Electrical Energy Security - The Regulatory Assistance Project (April 2002)

Part I: Assessing Security Risk - Can we afford the security costs required to protect a system designed with large, remote generation and an associated transmission network? Alternatively, can we migrate to a more robust system with greater security that relies more on distributed resources and energy efficiency?
Part II: Policies for a Resilient Network - For the third time in a generation, our nation is focusing attention on the thorny questions of national energy security. This time, however, it isn't just concern about fuel shortages and price spikes; it is also about the potential impacts of deliberate attacks on energy facilities, including the nations power plants and electric grids.