If the passing breeze or an ordinary snowstorm can take out power for hundreds of thousands of people, think of what an organized cyber attack could do to the national grid. That’s one reason the Energy Department will — if Congress goes along with the funding — set up a cybersecurity, energy security and emergency response office. That plan has the endorsement of the non-profit group Protect our Power. Suedeen Kelly, a partner at the law firm Jenner and Block and a former member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to provide some feedback.
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