Because the feds don’t want to answer either question my guess is the major media has been told to not cover the story.

I can’t help thinking that parts of the government and the people they front for, still intend to collapse this nation and its defenses, for fun and profit. The cost of securing the electrical grid against EMP/CME has been estimated at a few paltry billions. Not pocket change for you and I, but trivial in the face of trillion dollar deficits, and multi-billion dollar programs to support hostile foreigners. Glad to hear the NSA is working on it, when they can spare the time away from reading our emails and listening to our phone calls.

A few talk shows are beginning to mention the vulnerability of the grid, most notably, George Noory on Coast to Coast AM It might be a worthwhile subject to call in to other daytime shows, though the go-along-to-stay-on-air types would reject it, until they heard that it was becoming a topic of general interest.

NSA Chief Warns Black Energy Attack On U.S. Power Grid A ‘Matter Of When, Not If

Well, that’s awful nice of them to give us a heads up…

The giant steaming pile of elephant poo everyone is stepping over is “cui bono”?

Giant government intelligence organizations don’t do things like this because they had a sudden attack of civic virtue. They do it because it benefits them.

Could be they tried to leverage increased funding from those morons in Mos Eisley and were told “no”, so they publicly release some Officially Scary Story to pressure them. Told in terms dumbed down enough so that even Joe Baggadonuts will understand it, he’ll get scared and put pressure on his Official Scumbag Representative in Mos Eisley to “do something” – which usually means “throw more money at it”…

Could be something’s in the wind and they’re just playing CYA – remember how our various alphabet agencies were raked over the coals right after 9-11 for their failure to see the attack coming? Maybe they got wind of something and are playing the “We told you so!” card well beforehand…

Could be lots of things…. but a sudden attack of civic virtue? No…

If they think I’m stupid enough to believe they’re actually acting in our best interests, well…

The primary concern for any agency is protecting the agency itself.

The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1