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DHS Issues NTAS Bulletin, Executive Order on Certain Unmanned Aircraft Systems, and More

· DHS Issues National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin

The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security has issued a National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin "due to a heightened threat environment across the United States.” Information suggests that some ideologically-motivated violent extremists with objections to the exercise of governmental authority and the presidential transition, as well as other perceived grievances fueled by false narratives, could continue to mobilize to incite or commit violence. The bulletin, issued on January 27, 2021, expires on April 30, 2021. The NTAS bulletin is available per the following link:

https://www.dhs.gov/news/2021/01/27/dhs-issues-national-terrorism-advisory-system-ntas-bulletin


· Executive Order on Protecting the United States from Certain Unmanned Aircraft Systems

On January 18, 2021, the outgoing Trump administration signed an Executive Order on Protecting the United States from Certain Unmanned Aircraft Systems. The order cites; security of the federal drone fleet, protection of critical infrastructure, protection of law enforcement and war fighters, and domestic industrial capacity as reasons for the order. It essentially orders a security review of drones used by federal agencies with an intention of removing any that were manufactured by, or have critical components sourced from “foreign adversaries.” These are defined as China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea.

Executive Order on Unmanned Aircraft Systems


· Hold The Date: Update on IEEE P2800 Activities - February 18, 2021 01:00-02:00 pm EST

NERC, in coordination with the Electric Power Research Institute, the North American Transmission Forum, and the North American Generator Forum, are jointly holding an informational webinar to provide an update on ballot of IEEE P2800, Draft Standard for Interconnection and Interoperability of Inverter-Based Resources (IBRs) Interconnecting with Associated Transmission and Sub-Transmission Electric Power Systems.

Click here to: Join WebEx Meeting


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Wayne

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