As foreign hackers threaten the U.S. power grid, Trump declares national emergency with executive order.

  • On May 1, President Trump signed an executive order that declares foreign cybersecurity threats to the United States a national emergency.
  • The executive order bans the “acquisition, importation, transfer, or installation,” of bulk-power system electricity equipment from companies under foreign adversary control.
  • The executive order also established a special task force with members including the Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Director of National Intelligence.