Cooperative CEO Urges Congress to Authorize FBI to Assist in Identifying Utility Insider Threats

On July 12, before the Senate Energy Subcommittee, Duane Highley, CEO of Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp., requested that Congress consider legislation that would allow the FBI to assist in background checks for personnel that perform critical functions.  Highley cautioned the senators to avoid a one-size-fits-all strategy as the insider threats are both the biggest threats and hardest to identify for critical infrastructure owners and operators.

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