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John McKeon John grew up in Hawaii and graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1988 with a BS in Mathematics and then in 1990 from Penn State with a Masters (M Eng) in Nuclear Engineering. He served onboard USS Olympia (SSN 717, a Los Angeles Class Nuclear Powered Fast Attack Submarine) from […]

Reading List

Please take a moment to look over some of the books that are available for reading about EMP. We are please to announce the publishing of EMP Task Force Member Benjamin Dancer’s new book Patriarch Run is now available. Please click on the links to the books or for more information about each one. New […]


Dr. Peter Vincent Pry Dr. Pry is the Executive Director of Task Force on National and Homeland Security, a Congressional Advisory Board dedicated to achieving protection of the United States from electromagnetic pulse (EMP), cyber-attack, mass destruction terrorism and other threats to civilian critical infrastructures on an accelerated basis.  Dr. Pry is also the Director […]


  John retired as the Chief Scientist for the US Air Force Space Command in 1999. From 1968 to 1981, Darrah served as the senior scientist at the Air Force Weapons Laboratory. Here he studied nuclear weapon design, in particular how to strengthen American weapons against the electromagnetic pulse of a nuclear bomb. The U.S. […]


  JERRY EMANUELSON For nearly 8 years after receiving my degree in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado, Jerry worked for the Ampex Corporation, the company that invented the video tape recorder.   During most of that time he was a test engineer, developing test procedures and designing test interface equipment for their professional audio products.   He wrote […]

NatGeo-Electronic Armageddon

Based on Richard Muller’s book, Physics for Future Presidents, National Geographic investigates the science behind the dangers of a high-altitude electromagnetic pulse, or HEMP. Picture an instantaneous deathblow to the vital engines that power our society, delivered by a nuclear weapon designed not to kill humans but to attack electronics. What could happen if an […]

Glossary of Terms

EMP: An electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, is a strong electromagnetic field. The pulse produces electromagnetic radiation, and the energy from this radiation is what affects electrical technologies. HEMP: A high-altitude electromagnetic pulse, or HEMP, is a strong electromagnetic field created by a nuclear explosion in space. E1 Wave: An E1 wave is the earliest part […]


Welcome to the EMP Taskforce on National and Homeland Security Check out these books for your reference by Jonathan Hollerman (Author) by Jonathan Hollerman (Author) by Jonathan Hollerman (Author) by Dr. Peter Vincent Pry (Author) by Dr. Peter Vincent Pry (Author) The Task Force on National and Homeland Security is concerned about the vulnerability of […]