President Trump Bans Acquisition of Foreign Power Grid Equipment due to Cybersecurity Threats

Due to increased cybersecurity threats, President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning U.S. power grid entities from buying and installing electrical equipment that has been manufactured outside the U.S.
According to the executive order, foreign adversaries are increasingly creating and exploiting vulnerabilities in the United States bulk-power system, which provides the electricity that supports our national defense, vital emergency services, critical infrastructure, economy, and way of life. The bulk-power system, says the order, is a target of those seeking to commit malicious acts against the United States and its people, including…{more}

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