nga eyeing power grid

nga eyeing power gridfrom upi/daily dose of terror: The agency that manages data from U.S. spy satellites is exploring ways to map the nation’s entire electric grid as part of efforts to protect infrastructure. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency wants to create anelectric energy infrastructure dataset,” including the geographical locations of all transmission lines, power plants, substations, and generating units, to show the way power flows through the system and where the control points are, the agency said this week in procurement documents… The database is being established, the notice says, “in support of the federal level homeland security, homeland defense, and emergency response and recovery missions to protect the nation’s infrastructure.”

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