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Window on Washington - This Week in the Nation's Capital - Vol. 1, Issue 24

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Hurricane Harvey Could be the Most Expensive Natural Disaster in US History: Republican House members from Texas and Louisiana are pressing congressional leaders and top Trump administration officials for immediate federal...more

Window on Washington - This Week in the Nation's Capital - Vol. 1, Issue 23

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CBO Confirms Size of Breach of Defense Cap for FY18 Bills: The House FY18 Omnibus Appropriations Bill scheduled to be taken up in September would bust the Defense cap by $72 billion. This would cause the Office of Management...more

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Release Report Recommending Ways to Improve the Resilience of Nation’s...

On July 20, 2017, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) released a report directing the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop solutions...more

Department of Energy Raises Concerns on Cybersecurity for Grid

by Locke Lord LLP on

The U.S. Department of Energy has raised serious concerns regarding cybersecurity vulnerabilities within the U.S. energy grid in its Quadrennial Energy Review. Chapter IV of the Review (which begins on its 272nd page)...more

Privacy & Cybersecurity Newsletter

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New York’s Cybersecurity Requirements for DFS Licensees: A New Item at the Top of the To Do List - With a compliance date a few months away, licensees of the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) must start...more

DOE Issues Proposed Grid Security Emergency Order Procedures in Accordance with FAST Act

by Stinson Leonard Street on

On December 7, 2016, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued proposed procedures that would govern emergency orders issued by the Secretary of DOE, following the president’s declaration of a Grid Security Emergency. These...more

New Presidential Policy Directive Hopes to Coordinate Federal Response in the Event of a Cyber Attack

by Stinson Leonard Street on

In an implicit acknowledgment that the Federal government's response to cyberattacks is diffused among quite a number of agencies, the White House issued Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) 41 last week (July 26). The...more

US Quadrennial Energy Review second round

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The U.S. Department of Energy is holding a series of public meetings centered on the topic of the second installment of its Quadrennial Energy Review, an integrated study of the U.S. electricity system from generation through...more

Government Forces Awaken: The Rise of Cyber Regulators in 2016

As the sun sets on 2015, but before it rises again in the New Year, we predict that, in the realm of cyber and data security, 2016 will become known as the “Rise of the Regulators.” Regulators across numerous industries and...more

Highway Bill Adds New Security Measures to Federal Power Act

by Morgan Lewis on

Amendments to Federal Power Act grant the DOE authority to order emergency protective actions by utilities, provide greater protections for Critical Energy Infrastructure Information, and exempt utilities from environmental...more

EIB Energy Highlights: SCOTUS on FERC, Nat Gas Record Year, Oil & Gas Exports, Winter Outlook, Cybersecurity & More

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

Our goal is to serve as a leading-edge resource for companies navigating the rapidly evolving landscapes of the domestic and global energy markets. Moore & Van Allen’s EIB Energy Highlights is a complement to our Energy...more

Department of Energy invests $34M in cybersecurity for critical infrastructure

The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that it will invest $34M to the University of Arkansas and the University of Illinois for two projects designed to “improve and enhance” the protection of the U.S. electric grid,...more

Energy & Environment Update - October 2015 #3

by Mintz Levin - ML Strategies on

Energy and Climate Debate: Congress returns from the Columbus Day holiday this week to full schedules in both chambers, including several energy and environment hearings of interest. In the meantime, the Obama...more

Energy Newsletter - October 2015

by King & Spalding on

FERC Shares Best Practices for Stakeholder Outreach in Gas Project Permitting - The dramatic increase in domestic energy production over the past several years has resulted in the involvement of the Federal Energy...more

Energy Technology Connections Newsletter: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News - September 2015

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A Note from the Editors - Our September edition of Energy Technology Connections brings you recent industry highlights, the latest news from Capitol Hill, and a list of upcoming energy industry events. In Leaders in the...more

Disclosure Of Numerous Hacks At The U.S. Department Of Energy Renews Cybersecurity Concerns In The Energy Sector

by King & Spalding on

Records produced by the U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) to USA TODAY under a Freedom of Information Act request revealed over 150 successful cyber intrusions into DOE computer systems between 2010 and 2014. Concerns about...more

FERC, NERC and Business Blackout: New CIP Standards and Fictional Cyber Attacks

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) July 16, 2015, proposing to approve various Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) reliability standards proposed by the North...more

New Hampshire Enacts Breach Notification Requirement for the Department of Education

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The state of New Hampshire recently enacted House Bill 322 (“HB 322”), which requires the Department of Education (“DOE”) to implement additional procedures to protect student and teacher data from security breaches. Those...more

House subcommittee considers reliability draft

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A congressional committee is considering legislation to assure reliability and security of the U.S. electricity grid. The House Subcommittee on Energy and Power's discussion draft includes a series of provisions designed to...more

Where Are We Now? The NIST Cybersecurity Framework One Year Later

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released its Cybersecurity Framework (Framework) almost 15 months ago and charged critical infrastructure companies within the United States to improve their...more

State Of The Union “Sneak Peek” Highlights Administration Cybersecurity Initiatives

by King & Spalding on

As part of a series of “sneak peeks” announced in advance of the State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 20th, President Obama made remarks last week before the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Homeland...more

Department of Energy Invites Cybersecurity Comments

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

In a Federal Register notice to be officially published Friday, June 20, 2014, the Department of Energy (DOE) is inviting public participation in its efforts to develop a guidance document entitled “Energy Sector Framework...more

Utilities Sector To Be a Focus of Executive Order Directing Development of Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Framework

by Cozen O'Connor on

Little more than a week after reports of cyber attacks targeted at the Department of Energy, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, President Obama declared in his State of the Union address that these forms of...more

President Obama Signs Executive Order on Cybersecurity

by Morgan Lewis on

Order will create a voluntary Cybersecurity Framework for designated critical infrastructure within a year. On February 12, President Barack Obama signed an executive order directing the Department of Homeland Security...more

Cybersecurity Provisions Enacted under 2013 National Defense Authorization Act

by King & Spalding on

On January 2, 2013, President Obama signed the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act for 2013 (NDAA) into law. Each year Congress passes the NDAA to authorize funding levels for Department of Defense (DoD) programs and...more

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