Friday, July 26, 2013


Washington, D.C.—Yesterday, a distinguished panel of six industry and policy experts, moderated by Center President and CEO Frank Gaffney, convened at the National Press Club to discuss challenges and solutions regarding Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) attacks as well as naturally occuring EMP events.
  • Dr. Henry Cooper, former Director, Strategic Defense Initiative
  • Dr. Peter Pry, former Executive Director, Congressional EMP Threat Commission
  • Clare Lopez, former career CIA Officer
  • Peter Huessy, national security expert
  • Stephen Spiker, The Polling Company
  • Michael Del Rosso, former Chairman, IEEE-USA Critical Infrastructure Protection Committee

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The group also announced the formation of a larger EMP Coalition to ensure the resiliency of our grid and the critical national security and civilian infrastructures that depend upon it.
EMP Coalition members as of July 24, 2013:
  • Hon. Newt Gingrich, Former Speaker of the House, Honorary Co-Chairman
  • Hon. R. James Woolsey, Former Director of Central Intelligence, Honorary Co-Chairman
  • Hon. Allen West                                
  • Amb. Henry Cooper, High Frontier
  • David Bellavia, EMPact America
  • Avi Schnurr, Electronic Infrastructure Security Council
  • William Forstchen, Author, One Second After
  • Brian Kennedy, Claremont Institute    
  • Bronius Cikotas, Member, EMP Threat Commission
  • Chris Beck, Electronic Infrastructure Security Council
  • Frank Gaffney, Center for Security Policy
  • Chuck Manto, InfraGard
  • Cindy Ayers, Center for Strategic Leadership
  • Clare Lopez, Center for Security Policy     
  • Cliff May, Foundation for Defense of Democracy     
  • Lieutenant Gen. William Boykin, Family Research Council
  • George Baker, Member, EMP Threat Commission     
  • James Carafano, Heritage Foundation
  • Ken Timmerman, Foundation for Democracy in Iran
  • Michael Del Rosso, Former Chairman, IEEE-USA Critical Infrastructure Protection Committee
  • Michael Maloof, Author, A Nation Forsaken: EMP: The Escalating Threat of an American Catastrophe
  • Peter Huessy, American Foreign Policy Council    
  • Peter Pry, Executive Director, EMP Threat Commission
  • Hon. Andrea Boland, Maine House of Representatives
  • Rev. Lou Shelton, Traditional Values Coalition
  • Ross Howarth, EMPact America
  • Tom Popik, Foundation for Resilient Societies  
*Organizations listed for identification purposes only.
For further information, please contact Kevin McVicker or Dan Wilson at Shirley & Banister Public Affairs at (703) 739-5920.

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