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Welcome to the EMP Taskforce on National and Homeland Security

Tributes to Dr. Pry

The family’s obituary for Dr. Pry
David Womick | Producer/Director The Black Sky Event We the People Radio

The Passing of Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, Executive Director of the Task Force on National & Homeland Security

It is with deep sadness and much regret that the Task Force on National and Homeland Security announces the passing of our longtime Executive Director and one of America’s greatest unsung heroes, Dr. Peter Vincent Pry. Over the course of his lifetime, Dr. Pry made many friends, including several who served in prominent positions in the U.S. government too numerous to list here, who have lauded his life’s legacy as well as his passion, courage and devotion to the cause of fighting and winning what he referred to as “the EMP War” to get U.S. policymakers to fully fund the hardening of the grid against the existential threat of Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) attack. Sadly, his dream to do so was not realized before he passed. Peter often expressed frustration that U.S. leaders had not done more to protect and safeguard over 300 million U.S. citizens against this threat despite the fact that they became aware of it following the Starfish Prime nuclear test six decades ago. Nevertheless, he helped achieve a number of victories in the ongoing “EMP War.” While working on the House Armed Services Committee, he persuaded former Representative Curt Weldon (R-PA) to sponsor the legislation that would set up the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack, for which he served as Chief of Staff beginning in 2000, that published a number of very important reports warning about the grave danger of EMP attack by our adversaries upon the U.S. homeland. In 2009, when asked to establish the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, a congressionally authorized board, in order to further the work of the Congressional EMP Commission, Dr. Pry rose to the challenge, serving as its Executive Director for the past thirteen years. He was also instrumental in helping to achieve a number of important victories including the signing of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Act (CIPA) by in 2017, the issuance of an Executive Order on Coordinating National Resilience to Electromagnetic Pulses and another executive order prohibiting bulk power system equipment from foreign companies, most notably Communist China in the U.S. electrical grid Peter was one of America’s most brilliant national security strategists of our time and may well have been the most knowledgeable expert on the U.S. nuclear arsenal in the country, championing the modernization of America’s nuclear arsenal and warning that the three-decade long U.S. strategic nuclear weapon and delivery system procurement holiday and nuclear test moratorium must come to an end. In addition to serving as Executive Director of the Task Force on National & Homeland Security and as a senior staffer on the House Armed Services Committee, Peter served as a senior analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency, as President of EMPact America and as President of the Nuclear Strategy Forum. Dr. Pry was incredibly prolific. Asked how many books he had written and published, he replied that he had lost count. The number of his books is likely in the range of two dozen, the first of which he wrote in the early 1980’s shortly after graduating with his PhD and the most recent “Blackout Warfare” having been published just this past year. He displayed what seemed like boundless energy in the cause of defending America from nuclear and EMP attack publishing hundreds of articles and giving hundreds of interviews warning of this existential threat. He was singularly dedicated to helping to ensure America’s survival as a nation. Peter once acknowledged with a rare, wry smile that he was “a glass half full kind of guy,” meaning that he was apt to look at national security issues from the perspective of a worst-case scenario, sensing windows of vulnerability America’s enemies could potentially exploit to destroy America, if provoked, with little to no warning. He did not pull any punches and displayed amazing courage, refusing to bow to political pressures to water down his assessments of the grave threats facing the country which he loved. In his last several months of life, Peter was tireless in his warnings of the existential threat posed by the Sino-Russian alliance and expressed great concern that U.S. leaders would stumble into a nuclear/EMP Third World War against two or even three nuclear adversaries. He dedicated himself to the cause of peace, writing articles advocating for the U.S. to stay out of great power wars with the Russian Federation over Ukraine and the People’s Republic of China over Taiwan. He believed that doing so would prove essential to provide us sufficient time to rebuild America’s strategic deterrent including our increasingly obsolescent and undersized strategic nuclear arsenal, deploying thousands of space-based ABM interceptors modeled on the Cold-War era “Brilliant Pebbles” program and most importantly hardening the U.S. electrical power grid against the clear and present dangers of EMP and cyber attack as well as super geomagnetic storms. Peter will be sorely missed by all who had the great honor and privilege of knowing him and serving with him. The Task Force on National and Homeland Security stands resolute in its determination to honor his legacy by continuing his life’s work as he would have wanted us to do.
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The Task Force on National and Homeland Security is concerned about the vulnerability of our electrical grid and other critical infrastructures and the danger that it poses to our children and families. Our members include citizens, engineers, field experts, and others, all united in our concern for the American people. The threat of the U.S. power grid crashing is a very real but preventable problem but the average American has no idea of the severity of vulnerability under which we live.  Experts say our power grid can be destroyed and, when that happens, 70-90% of the U.S. population will die within the first year.  Experts also say it is not a mere possibility but a near certainty that the grid will be hit and it could happen at any time.  Six Congressional Blue Ribbon Commissions and several independent research organizations agree with those statements.  There are relatively inexpensive solutions to address the vulnerabilities of our electric grid and other critical infrastructures.  Our website seeks to educate the American people regarding what is facing us and what can be done. The Task Force on National and Homeland Security is an official Congressional Advisory Board recognized as such by the Ethics Committee under the name “The Task Force on National and Homeland Security” and as a Virginia based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under the name “EMP Task Force on National and Homeland Security”.  As such, Task Force on National and Homeland Security receives no Congressional funding and operates solely on donations.

Vision Statement

At the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, we believe the citizens and the local, state and national governments of the United States of America can come together to save lives by protecting our electric power and our critical infrastructures – including water & wastewater, communications, emergency services, transportation, healthcare & public health, food & agriculture, energy, banking & finance – against any and all threats, including cyber, physical attacks, extreme solar weather, and non-nuclear and nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP). Together, we can save lives and protect America by taking action at the personal, local, state and national levels. The Task Force on National and Homeland Security also provides leadership for and coordinates with other affiliated groups who are concerned with the loss of the U.S. power grid and other critical infrastructures from any and all threats.  The Task Force on National and Homeland Security was formed in 2011, in part, to act as a surrogate for the Congressional EMP Commission during which time it was decommissioned.


We use electricity for almost every aspect of modern life. In our current state of unpreparedness, it is not a question of if, but WHEN, the grid collapses. When the U.S. grid collapses from a major incidence, there will be no food, water, sewage, gas, gasoline, medical services, or communications in large sections of the U.S. for years. If anyone in America doubts this, the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and other governmental and non-governmental organizations urge the American people to get the facts. Whatever you do, do not let the utilities industry decide for you.

Get the facts and then decide.

Overview of Vulnerabilities

America’s bulk electric distribution system is commonly referred to as the “electric grid” or “grid” and is a key critical infrastructure (i.e. essential system) that has made modern life possible. The nation’s 16 Critical Infrastructure Sectors include: Energy; Defense Industrial Base; Communications; Healthcare & Public Health; Emergency Services; Water & Wastewater Systems; Transportation Systems; Food & Agriculture; Information Technology; Financial Services; Nuclear Reactors, Materials & Waste; Chemical; Commercial Facilities; Critical Manufacturing; Dams; and Government Facilities. All of these infrastructures are highly dependent on electricity and technology to function. America’s electrical infrastructure and its 15 other critical infrastructures are vulnerable to various man-made and naturally occurring events. Due to our modern-day dependence on electricity and the increasing delicacy of today’s electronics (i.e. microchips and microprocessors), our unhardened grid is woefully unprepared. Man-made threats to the electric grid include non-nuclear and nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP), kinetic (i.e. physical) attacks, and cyber-attacks. Natural threats include solar storms, severe weather, and other natural disaster events. Several of these threats to the grid have been continuing to increase in frequency and intensity in recent history. Of all the threats our nation faces, nuclear EMP can cause the widest and greatest damage to the electric grid. The U.S. also currently lacks spare parts and planning scenarios for grid down situations. Finally, the American people are unaware of the nation’s dire situation because they do not understand why previous grid failures will not reflect what the future holds if the U.S. electric grid continues in its current unhardened state. Click here for more…..

Our Participating Organizations


Jaxon Engineering - Colorado Springs, CO

Jaxon is a distinguished leader in Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) hardening and survivability. Jaxon is a woman owned, small business dedicated to achieving survivability goals for the United States and our Allies. Jaxon designs, builds, tests and maintains EMP hardened structures for government and commercial clients around the world.

Scott White is President of Jaxon Engineering in Colorado Springs, CO



National Disaster Resilience Council - Some of our team are proud members of National Disaster Resilience Council

The National Disaster Resilience Council is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector. It is an association of persons who represent businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the U.S. The purpose of the National Disaster Resilience Council is to address and mitigate the threat of a simultaneous nationwide collapse of infrastructure from any hazard such as manmade or natural EMP.

The National Disaster Resilience Council Chairman is Mr. Mary Lasky


Secure the GridCapture
The Secure the Grid Coalition

The Secure the Grid Coalition is an ad hoc group of policy, energy, and national security experts, legislators, and industry insiders who are dedicated to strengthening the resiliency of America’s electrical grid. The Coalition aims to raise awareness about the national and international threat of grid vulnerability, and encourage the steps needed to neutralize it. It operates under the direction of the Center for Security Policy.

The President of the Center for Security Policy is Mr. Frank Gaffney