DARPA funds electric grid safeguard development


Daily Herald

Daily Herald (from The Associated Press; Arlington Heights, Ill., Aug. 17) – The U. of I. has received an $18.7 million federal grant to develop a way to test the U.S.’ response to and recovery from any attack on the country’s electric grid. Tim Yardley, the associate director for technology at the Information Trust Institute at Illinois, says the aim of the project is to take a “generational step forward” in proving that the tools being built to deal with such an attack are reliable. Also: Belleville News-Democrat (from AP, Aug. 17), State Journal-Register (from AP, Aug. 17), Terre Haute Tribune-Star (from AP, Aug. 17), CBS Chicago (Aug. 17), News-Gazette (Aug. 18), The Pantagraph (from the AP, Aug. 18), Herald & Review (from AP, Decatur, Ill., Aug. 19).