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Sens. Jim Risch, Angus King Write to Address Huawei Energy Security Issue

Sens. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, and Angus King, I-Maine, have issued a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Chinese firm Huawei Technologies' threat to the U.S. energy infrastructure. The letter, addressed to FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee, sought the commission's help to secure the U.S. national critical infrastructure against Huawei-headed activities, Risch's office said Friday.

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Sens. Angus King, Jim Risch Reintroduce Energy Grid Security Bill; King Quoted

Sens. Angus King, I-Maine, and Jim Risch, R-Idaho, have reintroduced a bill that aims to secure the energy grid via government-industry engineering efforts. The Securing Energy Infrastructure Act. would establish government-industry partnerships to eliminate software vulnerabilities that create openings for cyber attacks, King's office said Thursday.

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Senators Propose Bill to Permanently End Government Shutdowns

Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill to the Senate to permanently end the implementation of a government shutdown. The End Government Shutdowns Act would create an automatic continuing resolution to keep federal agencies operating when lawmakers failed to meet budget negotiation deadlines, according to a Senate statement released Friday.

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Senate OKs Bill Exploring Analog, Non-Digital Systems to Protect US Power Grid

Senate approved a bill that would require the Energy Department to launch a program aiming to use analog, non-digital and physical systems to protect U.S. electric power grids from cyber attacks, Nextgov recently reported. The Securing Energy Infrastructure Act would provide $10M for a two-year pilot program led by Energy’s national laboratories and backed by the agency’s industry partners.

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National Labs Showcase New Research Projects; Ernest Moniz Comments

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz led the activities at a National Lab Day attended by representatives from the 17 national laboratories across the U.S. and Sens. Dick Durbin and Jim Risch. Donald Johnston writes on the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory website that the event is intended to highlight research projects by the national labs in …

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