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Top Senate Energy Democrat raises concerns about grid provisions in draft cyber order

March 16, 2017 |
Joshua Higgins
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Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee ranking member Maria Cantwell (D-WA) has raised concerns over federal agency roles for electric grid cybersecurity outlined in a draft of a forthcoming Trump administration executive order on cybersecurity.

Cantwell wrote in a letter, sent Tuesday to the White House that the Department of Energy’s role in addressing electric grid cybersecurity concerns should be preserved. She criticized the draft order for shifting duties that are now the purview of DOE to the...

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