President Obama’s New “Space Weather” Executive Order

by Scott Creighton

Look at the bright side: at least they don’t need a false flag to take over now. They can just declare a ‘space weather’ event is about to take place and take over immediately after that. Don’t laugh about ‘space weather’. A solar flare has never wiped out mankind in the past or destroyed our electric grid, but that’s no reason to not have a billion dollar plan of action for the imposition of emergency government and the suspension of our civil liberties. While I think about it, we need a billion dollar plan to deal with an outbreak of Space Herpes and the possibility of Space Invaders. Oh wait, we already got that one. Oh shit. What about Space Global Warming or Space ISIS? Damn man. That’s like 7 billion dollars worth of initiatives right there. I need a gubmint job. I’m good at this shit.

His full declaration of our new War on Space Weather after the break.

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and to prepare the Nation for space weather events, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Policy. Space weather events, in the form of solar flares, solar energetic particles, and geomagnetic disturbances, occur regularly, some with measurable effects on critical infrastructure systems and technologies, such as the Global Positioning System (GPS), satellite operations and communication, aviation, and the electrical power grid. Extreme space weather events — those that could significantly degrade critical infrastructure — could disable large portions of the electrical power grid, resulting in cascading failures that would affect key services such as water supply, healthcare, and transportation. Space weather has the potential to simultaneously affect and disrupt health and safety across entire continents. Successfully preparing for space weather events is an all-of-nation endeavor that requires partnerships across governments, emergency managers, academia, the media, the insurance industry, non-profits, and the private sector.

It is the policy of the United States to prepare for space weather events to minimize the extent of economic loss and human hardship. The Federal Government must have (1) the capability to predict and detect a space weather event, (2) the plans and programs necessary to alert the public and private sectors to enable mitigating actions for an impending space weather event, (3) the protection and mitigation plans, protocols, and standards required to reduce risks to critical infrastructure prior to and during a credible threat, and (4) the ability to respond to and recover from the effects of space weather. Executive departments and agencies (agencies) must coordinate their efforts to prepare for the effects of space weather events.

Sec. 2. Objectives. This order defines agency roles and responsibilities and directs agencies to take specific actions to prepare the Nation for the hazardous effects of space weather. These activities are to be implemented in conjunction with those identified in the 2015 National Space Weather Action Plan (Action Plan) and any subsequent updates. Implementing this order and the Action Plan will require the Federal Government to work across agencies and to develop, as appropriate, enhanced and innovative partnerships with State, tribal, and local governments; academia; non-profits; the private sector; and international partners. These efforts will enhance national preparedness and speed the creation of a space-weather-ready Nation.

Sec. 3. Coordination. (a) The Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), in consultation with the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), shall coordinate the development and implementation of Federal Government activities to prepare the Nation for space weather events, including the activities established in section 5 of this order and the recommendations of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), established by Executive Order 12881 of November 23, 1993 (Establishment of the National Science and Technology Council).

(b) To ensure accountability for and coordination of research, development, and implementation of activities identified in this order and in the Action Plan, the NSTC shall establish a Space Weather Operations, Research, and Mitigation Subcommittee (Subcommittee). The Subcommittee member agencies shall conduct activities to advance the implementation of this order, to achieve the goals identified in the 2015 National Space Weather Strategy and any subsequent updates, and to coordinate and monitor the implementation of the activities specified in the Action Plan and provide subsequent updates.

Sec. 4. Roles and Responsibilities. To the extent permitted by law, the agencies below shall adopt the following roles and responsibilities, which are key to ensuring enhanced space weather forecasting, situational awareness, space weather preparedness, and continuous Federal Government operations during and after space weather events.

(a) The Secretary of Defense shall ensure the timely provision of operational space weather observations, analyses, forecasts, and other products to support the mission of the Department of Defense and coalition partners, including the provision of alerts and warnings for space weather phenomena that may affect weapons systems, military operations, or the defense of the United States.

(b) The Secretary of the Interior shall support the research, development, deployment, and operation of capabilities that enhance the understanding of variations of the Earth’s magnetic field associated with solar-terrestrial interactions.

(c) The Secretary of Commerce shall:

(i) provide timely and accurate operational space weather forecasts, watches, warnings, alerts, and real-time space weather monitoring for the government, civilian, and commercial sectors, exclusive of the responsibilities of the Secretary of Defense; and

(ii) ensure the continuous improvement of operational space weather services, utilizing partnerships, as appropriate, with the research community, including academia and the private sector, and relevant agencies to develop, validate, test, and transition space weather observation platforms and models from research to operations and from operations to research.

(d) The Secretary of Energy shall facilitate the protection and restoration of the reliability of the electrical power grid during a presidentially declared grid security emergency associated with a geomagnetic disturbance pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 824o-1.

(e) The Secretary of Homeland Security shall:

(i) ensure the timely redistribution of space weather alerts and warnings that support national preparedness, continuity of government, and continuity of operations; and

(ii) coordinate response and recovery from the effects of space weather events on critical infrastructure and the broader community.

(f) The Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) shall:

(i) implement and support a national research program to understand the Sun and its interactions with Earth and the solar system to advance space weather modeling and prediction capabilities applicable to space weather forecasting;

(ii) develop and operate space-weather-related research missions, instrument capabilities, and models; and

(iii) support the transition of space weather models and technology from research to operations and from operations to research.

(g) The Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) shall support fundamental research linked to societal needs for space weather information through investments and partnerships, as appropriate.

(h) The Secretary of State, in consultation with the heads of relevant agencies, shall carry out diplomatic and public diplomacy efforts to strengthen global capacity to respond to space weather events.

(i) The Secretaries of Defense, the Interior, Commerce, Transportation, Energy, and Homeland Security, along with the Administrator of NASA and the Director of NSF, shall work together, consistent with their ongoing activities, to develop models, observation systems, technologies, and approaches that inform and enhance national preparedness for the effects of space weather events, including how space weather events may affect critical infrastructure and change the threat landscape with respect to other hazards.

(j) The heads of all agencies that support National Essential Functions, defined by Presidential Policy Directive 40 (PPD-40) of July 15, 2016 (National Continuity Policy), shall ensure that space weather events are adequately addressed in their all-hazards preparedness planning, including mitigation, response, and recovery, as directed by PPD-8 of March 30, 2011 (National Preparedness).

(k) NSTC member agencies shall coordinate through the NSTC to establish roles and responsibilities beyond those identified in section 4 of this order to enhance space weather preparedness, consistent with each agency’s legal authority.

Sec. 5. Implementation. (a) Within 120 days of the date of this order, the Secretary of Energy, in consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security, shall develop a plan to test and evaluate available devices that mitigate the effects of geomagnetic disturbances on the electrical power grid through the development of a pilot program that deploys such devices, in situ, in the electrical power grid. After the development of the plan, the Secretary shall implement the plan in collaboration with industry. In taking action pursuant to this subsection, the Secretaries of Energy and Homeland Security shall consult with the Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

(b) Within 120 days of the date of this order, the heads of the sector-specific agencies that oversee the lifeline critical infrastructure functions as defined by the National Infrastructure Protection Plan of 2013 — including communications, energy, transportation, and water and wastewater systems — as well as the Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste Sector, shall assess their executive and statutory authority, and limits of that authority, to direct, suspend, or control critical infrastructure operations, functions, and services before, during, and after a space weather event. The heads of each sector-specific agency shall provide a summary of these assessments to the Subcommittee.

(c) Within 90 days of receipt of the assessments ordered in section 5(b) of this order, the Subcommittee shall provide a report on the findings of these assessments with recommendations to the Director of OSTP, the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, and the Director of OMB. The assessments may be used to inform the development and implementation of policy establishing authorities and responsibilities for agencies in response to a space weather event.

(d) Within 60 days of the date of this order, the Secretaries of Defense and Commerce, the Administrator of NASA, and the Director of NSF, in collaboration with other agencies as appropriate, shall identify mechanisms for advancing space weather observations, models, and predictions, and for sustaining and transitioning appropriate capabilities from research to operations and operations to research, collaborating with industry and academia to the extent possible.

(e) Within 120 days of the date of this order, the Secretaries of Defense and Commerce shall make historical data from the GPS constellation and other U.S. Government satellites publicly available, in accordance with Executive Order 13642 of May 9, 2013 (Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information), to enhance model validation and improvements in space weather forecasting and situational awareness.

(f) Within 120 days of the date of this order, the Secretary of Homeland Security, through the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and in coordination with relevant agencies, shall lead the development of a coordinated Federal operating concept and associated checklist to coordinate Federal assets and activities to respond to notification of, and protect against, impending space weather events. Within 180 days of the publication of the operating concept and checklist, agencies shall develop operational plans documenting their procedures and responsibilities to prepare for, protect against, and mitigate the effects of impending space weather events, in support of the Federal operating concept and compatible with the National Preparedness System described in PPD-8.

Sec. 6. Stakeholder Engagement. The agencies identified in this order shall seek public-private and international collaborations to enhance observation networks, conduct research, develop prediction models and mitigation approaches, enhance community resilience and preparedness, and supply the services necessary to protect life and property and promote economic prosperity, as consistent with law.

Sec. 7. Definitions. As used in this order:

(a) “Prepare” and “preparedness” have the same meaning they have in PPD-8. They refer to the actions taken to plan, organize, equip, train, and exercise to build and sustain the capabilities necessary to prevent, protect against, mitigate the effects of, respond to, and recover from those threats that pose the greatest risk to the security of the Nation. This includes the prediction and notification of space weather events.

(b) “Space weather” means variations in the space environment between the Sun and Earth (and throughout the solar system) that can affect technologies in space and on Earth. The primary types of space weather events are solar flares, solar energetic particles, and geomagnetic disturbances.

(c) “Solar flare” means a brief eruption of intense energy on or near the Sun’s surface that is typically associated with sunspots.

(d) “Solar energetic particles” means ions and electrons ejected from the Sun that are typically associated with solar eruptions.

(e) “Geomagnetic disturbance” means a temporary disturbance of Earth’s magnetic field resulting from solar activity.

(f) “Critical infrastructure” has the meaning provided in section 1016(e) of the USA Patriot Act of 2001 (42 U.S.C. 5195c(e)), namely systems and assets, whether physical or virtual, so vital to the United States that the incapacity or destruction of such systems and assets would have a debilitating impact on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination of those matters.

(g) “Sector-Specific Agency” means the agencies designated under PPD-21 of February 12, 2013 (Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience), or any successor directive, to be responsible for providing institutional knowledge and specialized expertise as well as leading, facilitating, or supporting the security and resilience programs and associated activities of its designated critical infrastructure sector in the all-hazards environment. Sec. 8. General Provisions.

(a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i) the authority granted by law to an agency, or the head thereof; or (ii) the functions of the Director of OMB relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.


October 13, 2016.

13 Responses

  1. […] Source: President Obama’s New “Space Weather” Executive Order […]

  2. Here is my first thought: they need to enact marshal law in the event of an EMP nuke (suitcase or otherwise). this is a real threat and glaring weakness to our infrastructure that would take down all electronics not protected by faraday cage, cement bunkers, etc. obviously marshal law would need to be enacted like with any “natural” disaster (hurricane Katrina, for example). The government reserves the option to blame space weather instead of being forced to react to the uproar and embarrassment of a state sponsored attack.

    Just my thoughts… Could be way more nefarious but this seems to be the least complicated possibility.

    • That’s exactly what I was thinking, Gran.

    • My initial thoughts were not exactly accurate: first its martial law not marshal (like the character in mortal kombat). And katrina didnt technically enact martial law, although there is plenty of evidence to argue the sitation was as close to its definition as you can get without actually declaring it. Lastly, its doubtful a suitcase emp nuke would be used, rather an emp air burst would take out infrastructure for entire regions of the US – 50% or more of the nation if executed properly.
      Scott – still loving your blog. Cant believe i have been reading you for 8 years (i came a little late). My friends still wonder how I can so accurately predict events and their conclusions – and I always tell them it wasnt me, its scott creighton. Hang in there man.

  3. I’m thinking more nefarious and focused on using taxpayer money to determine when to let the elites know to run to their bunkers. At least this is, I’m sure, a part of it.

  4. “Look at the bright side: at least they don’t need a false flag to take over now. They can just declare a ‘space weather’ event is about to take place, and take over immediately after that.”
    ~ S.C.

    True, but at least this lie would be less insulting than, say, the Zika microcephaly hoax. Or a “killer outbreak” of harmless ailments such as mumps or measles, which can serve as a pretext for mass detention in concentration camps for everyone’s “safety.”

    Space weather events cause almost two thirds of spacecraft failures. They can knock out GPS and / or communications systems. They can cause blackouts on the ground. The latter are not very likely today, since most systems are now shielded against radiation damage and electrostatic charge, but it’s still possible.

    However things like the Zika hoax create an “invasion-of-the-body-snatchers” mentality, in which the masses suspect each other of being evil “carriers.” The masses adopt a mentality in which “mutants” (i.e. unvaccinated people) must be forcibly injected with toxic mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, and so on, or else exterminated in the interest of “herd immunity” (and Big Pharma profits).

    Bio-hoaxes reduce most people to zombies that continually hunt for virgin human flesh to consume (i.e. the zombies obsessively hunt for unvaccinated people). “He’s not vaxxed! Get him!”

    In the 1950s, people imagined there were “commies” behind every bush. Later it was “homegrown terrorists.” Now it is “carriers.” “He’s not vaxxed! Get him before he causes all of us to have shrunken heads!”


    US warships once again fired cruise missiles at Yemen after claiming for the third time in a week that the Houthis fired missiles at them.

    Now officials are admitting that the Houthi missiles do not exist, and that the USS Mason, which has claimed all the attacks, has a radar malfunction that is generating ghost signals. Two US warships sailing nearby detected no Houthi missiles: the USS Nitze (a destroyer) and the USS Ponce (an amphibious transport dock).

    Suppose US warships falsely claimed to have been fired on by Russian or Iranian ships. And suppose the USA used this as a pretext to start a world war.

    Who would know? .

    In the “Gulf of Tonkin Incident,” no missiles were actually fired at the USS Maddox. This hoax was kept secret for 41 years, and was not fully exposed until 2005, thirty years after the USA pulled out of Vietnam.

    When the hoax was exposed, average people shrugged their shoulders in apathy. Yet they are always eager to believe whatever new lie is concocted by the USA in a war zone.


    Next week the Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and its accompanying ships will pass through the English Channel on their way to the Syrian coast.

    The British say it is a show of force.They’re probably correct.

    The narrowest part of the Channel is the Strait of Dover, which is 20.7 miles wide.


    Russia Today has accounts in the National Westminster Bank (“NatWest”) which headquartered in London.

    NatWest – a part of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group – is mostly state-owned.

    As part of the anti-Russian hysteria, NatWest Bank TODAY announced that it would close its RT accounts (effective 12 Dec 2016) and that the decision was not open to discussion.

    On 20 Jan 2012 the U.K. government revoked Press TV’s license to broadcast in the U.K.

    If Washington launches a major war, all Internet sources of information will be blocked except for those approved by Washington. We will not know what is happening. We will be fed fables of Russian atrocities and American nobility. Anyone who questions the war will be jailed for reasons of “national security.”

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  8. While this executive order could be used for nefarious purposes, massive solar storms can and do happen… In 1859, the Carrington Event caused spectacular auroras even at the equatorial latitudes. Since much of the world was still without electricity, there was very little harm done… but a solar event of that size in this day and age would be catastrophic to our modern infrastructure. So it is, in my opinion, prudent to have a plan in place to minimize the damage caused by major solar events.

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