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"FEMA is planning for a voluntary preparedness accreditation and certification program mandated by Title IX of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007. They intend to establish a common set of criteria for private sector preparedness, including disaster management, emergency management, and business continuity programs. The goal of this voluntary program...

Joe Weiss makes the Washington Post– and makes sense, too!

URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/05/AR2008060501958.html Supporting URL: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08526.pdf Cyber Incident Blamed for Nuclear Power Plant Shutdown By Brian Krebs washingtonpost.com Staff Writer Thursday, June 5, 2008; 1:46 PM A nuclear power plant in Georgia was recently forced into an emer...

So where in cyberspace is the nuclear power community?

Where is the nuclear power community? It has been a year since Congressmen Bennie Thompson and James Langevin sent a letter to Chairman Klein of the NRC with a series of questions related to the Browns Ferry 3 Nuclear Plant Broadcast Storm incident.

Nuclear plant cyber security has a ways to go

As a nuclear engineer who has worked inside and outside of the nuclear industry, I have my thoughts on why nuclear plants are so far behind non-nuclear facilities in securing control systems. I spent 5 years managing the EPRI Nuclear Plant Instrumentation and Diagnostics Program.

Who's in charge of nuclear power? Maybe nobody...

Over on Unfettered, Joe Weiss just stunned me with a post about the Turkey Point incident in Florida this week. In his post, Joe tells us that while the NRC is in charge of nuclear plants, and FERC and NERC are in charge of the grid, NOBODY is ...

When everybody is in charge, nobody is in charge

This week’s Florida power outage and resultant shutdown of the two Turkey Point nuclear plants raises a very important issue that the government needs to address. Firstly, the protection systems at Turkey Point appeared to work as designed to protect the units from an outside disturbance (this was not a...