Blackout Tests Ridge’s Infrastructure Role

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http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-feds15aug15,1,6283683.story?coll=la-headlines-nation When the massive blackout hit the northeastern United States yesterday afternoon, about 30 officials at the Department of Homeland Security immediately looked for unusual surges in Internet traffic, plugged into state and local fire departments, networked with power companies and scoured intelligence reports from a variety of agencies for any signs of attacks or patterns, the Los Angeles Times says. After about . . .

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