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NSA Visting Professor, US Army War College, Taskforce on National and Homeland Security

Cynthia Ayers

NSA Visting Professor, US Army War College, Taskforce on National and Homeland Security

An electromagnetic pulse could plunge the United States into chaos, putting the country at the mercy of its enemies. If we continue to simply ignore the eventuality of an EMP attack against the continental United States, we will fail to prepare for any catastrophic event including the possibility of a cyber attack or major solar storm with similar consequences.

Recovery could take up to 10 years and would be dependent upon the production and supply of up to 300 major transformers that are key to the operation of our grid. Considering the fact that these transformers are currently only produced over- seas, and take years to build, it is safe to assume that Americans would have to rely on allies for support not only for the supply of grid components, but also for food, medicine and virtually everything else that a modern society needs. Yet if the EMP is the onset of a worst-case global scenario, America may not have the help of allied countries dealing with their own devastating EMP effects.

The NOAH Project is a pragmatic approach, spearheaded by a group of concerned private individuals whose efforts are to provide American families with qualified alternative solutions in the event of an attack.