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EMP Commision

EMP Commision

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Commission to Assess theThreat from High AltitudeElectromagnetic Pulse (EMP):Overview
Dr. William R. Graham,ChairDr. John S. Foster Jr.Mr. Earl GjeldeDr. Robert J. HermannMr. Henry M. KluepfelGEN Richard L. LawsonDr. Gordon K. SoperDr. Lowell L. Wood Jr.Dr. Joan Woodard
 
EMP Commission Charter: Title XIVDuties of Commission
Assess the EMP Threat to the US:
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Nature and magnitude of EMP threats within the next 15 years
From all potentially hostile states or non-state actors
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Vulnerability of US military and especially civilian systems
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Capability of the US to repair and recover from damage to militaryand civilian systems
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Feasibility and cost of EMP hardening select military and civiliansystems
Recommend protection steps the US should take
Commission considered:
Only EMP threats produced by high-altitude detonation of a nuclear weapon
Threat assessment based on present and possible future capabilities ofpotential adversaries because of 15-year outlook
 
Commissioners
Dr. John S. Foster, Jr. (Director LLNL; Director DDR&E)
Mr. Earl Gjelde (Chief Engineer and Acting Director, Bonnevile PowerAdministration; Under Secretary Dept of Interior, COO, Dep of Energy)
Dr. William R. Graham (Chairman) (Director, OSTP; Science Advisor to PresidentReagan)
Dr. Robert J. Hermann (Director, NRO; Asst Sec USAF; Vice President, UnitedTechnologies)
Mr. Henry (Hank) M. Kluepfel (VP SAIC; Advisor to the President’s NSTAC)
 
GEN Richard L. Lawson, USAF (Ret.) (DCINC US European Command; DirectorPlans and Policy JCS)
Dr. Gordon K. Soper (PDATSD NCB; Director Nuclear Forces C3; Chief ScientistDCA)
Dr. Lowell L. Wood, Jr. (Director's Staff LLNL; Technical Advisor, SSCI & HASC)
Dr. Joan B. Woodard (Exec VP & Deputy Director Sandia National Labs)
Seven Commissioners were appointed by the Secretary of Defense andtwo by the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency

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