Electromagnetic Risks to the Nation’s Electric Grid (podcast)

GAO Podcast IconA world without electricity sounds like the setting of a summer blockbuster, but electromagnetic events could pose real risks to the national power grid. These risks can be the result of a man-made explosion high above the ground creating an electromagnetic pulse or EMP, or of natural solar weather events called geomagnetic disturbances or GMDs.

Listen to Chris Currie, a director in our Homeland Security and Justice team, share what his team found when it recently reviewed federal efforts to address risks from electromagnetic events.


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