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April 11, 2011

UPDATED: Press Advisory - Second Annual World Summit on Electric Infrastructure Security

(WASHINGTON) – Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 12th, the Electric Infrastructure Security Council and the Henry Jackson Society will convene day two of the second annual Electric Infrastructure Security (EIS) Summit. Following on the success of the first EIS Summit last year in London, this year's event will bring together senior officials from the United States and other allied countries, including England, to discuss the importance of protecting our respective electrical grids from the threat of electromagnetic blasts, both man-made and naturally occurring. All sessions will be open to members of the media. Details regarding the event are available below:

April 11-12 @ 8:15 AM - Electric Infrastructure Security 2nd Annual World Electric Infrastructure Security Summit

April 11th: 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM Ballroom 2, Fairmont Hotel, 2401 M Street NW, Washington, DC

April 12th: 8:15 AM - 3:00 PM Capitol Visitor Center HVC-200

Speakers include:
Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY) Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ) Congressman Dan Lungren (R-CA) Honorable R. James Woolsey Jr., Former Director of Central Intelligence Agency Rt. Hon. James Arbuthnot MP, Chair, UK Defense Committee Assistant Secretary of Defense Paul Stockton Deputy Undersecretary of Defense Dorothy Robyn Mikael Odenberg, former Defense Secretary of Sweden Dr. Michael Frankel, Executive Director of U.S. Congress EMP Commission Rt. Hon. Dr. Kim Howells, Former Chair of U.N. Security Council Cheryl Lafleur, FERC Commissioner Joe McClelland, Director of FERC Office of Electric Reliability

For a full agenda and more information, visit

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For Press Inquiries:
(Clarke) Please contact Dena Graziano at (202) 225-9978
(Franks) Please contact Ben Carnes at (202) 579-0005