Trump bans acquisition of foreign power grid equipment, citing hacking threats


President Donald Trump signed today an executive order barring US power grid entities from buying and installing electrical equipment that has been manufactured outside the US.

Trump said that “foreign adversaries are increasingly creating and exploiting vulnerabilities in the United States bulk-power system.”

The US president said that successful attacks against the US power grid would “present significant risks to our economy, human health and safety, and would render the United States less capable of acting in defense of itself and its allies.”

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Source: ZDNet