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EEI Statement on Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity

WASHINGTON (May 12, 2021) – Edison Electric Institute (EEI) President Tom Kuhn today issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s Executive Order (EO) on improving the nation's cybersecurity.
 
"EEI and our member companies appreciate that cybersecurity has been, and continues to be, a priority for President Biden and his administration. This Executive Order clearly acknowledges the value of government-industry partnership, and we support the stated national security goals that aim to improve coordination across government and with the private sector to prepare for and respond to threats from malicious cyber actors.
 
"We have long maintained that grid security is a shared responsibility, and addressing dynamic threats to the energy grid requires vigilance and coordination that leverages both government and industry resources. EEI and our member companies already are working closely with our government partners through the CEO-led Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council, and this EO complements this ongoing collaboration to protect America's critical energy infrastructure.

“As we have seen over the past week, our government partners have an essential role to play in preparing for and responding to incidents that impact critical infrastructure.”

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