King slips legislation protecting grid from cyberattacks into 2020 Defense Authorization Bill

Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, tucked legislation to protect the U.S. energy grid from cyberattacks into the finalized 2020 Defense Authorization Bill.

The Securing Energy Infrastructure Act, which King introduced with Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, aims to safeguard the grid by facilitating partnerships with private industry through engineering to eliminate vulnerabilities

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Source: SC Magazine / Article: "King slips legislation protecting grid from cyberattacks into 2020 Defense Authorization Bill"