Threats to the U.S. electric power grid in recent years, including actual attacks on transmission substations, have prompted utilities and regulators to adopt various steps to enhance grid security. A new report from the Congressional Research Service reviews the observable changes in security practices to date and discusses the current threat environment. See NERC Standards for Bulk Power Physical Security: Is the Grid More Secure?, March 19, 2018.
Other new and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service include the following.
Bankruptcy Basics: A Primer, March 22, 2018
ATF’s Ability to Regulate “Bump Stocks”, CRS Legal Sidebar, March 22, 2018
Eight Mechanisms to Enact Procedural Change in the U.S. Senate, CRS Insight, March 20, 2018
Net Neutrality: Will the FTC Have Authority Over Broadband Service Providers?, CRS Legal Sidebar, March 20, 2018
Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Tariffs: Potential Economic Implications, CRS Insight, March 19, 2018
Turkey: Background and U.S. Relations in Brief, updated March 23, 2018
Iran’s Foreign and Defense Policies, updated March 20, 2018
It Belongs in a Museum: Sovereign Immunity Shields Iranian Antiquities Even When It Does Not Protect Iran, CRS Legal Sidebar, March 22, 2018