Gas industry says 'trust us' on tracking cyberthreats
Federal agencies have not yet created the metrics that would allow the government to measure the strength of its defense against efforts to sabotage the United States' critical infrastructure.
Slim TSA cyber staff takes on rising pipeline threat
As the cyberthreat facing the nation's biggest natural gas pipelines grows and evolves, a small group of federal workers tasked with protecting the sprawling, hidden energy matrix is woefully outnumbered.
Trump fiscal 2018 plan scrubs DOE of Obama-era priorities
President Trump's fiscal 2018 budget proposal for the Department of Energy translates his close election victory into sweeping reversals of Obama administration energy policies, with proposals for steep cuts in federal spending on clean energy programs, power grid operations and next-generation energy technologies.
Trump budget proposes slashing Strategic Petroleum Reserve
President Trump's fiscal 2018 budget proposes a multibillion-dollar privatization of federally owned transmission systems in the West and the sale of half of the U.S. emergency crude oil stockpile in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
Cyber raises threat against America's energy backbone
Five years ago, an attack on nearly two dozen U.S. natural gas utilities set off alarm bells in the U.S. intelligence community. A hacker using the nickname UglyGorilla stole troves of sensitive data from gas pipeline companies, breaching the nation's 300,000-mile web of steel that's a critical backbone for the nation's economy. Since then, increased reliance on natural gas for power generation has made the gas transmission system one of the most consequential hacking targets in the country.