Nick Sinai, a Senior Advisor to the White House’s Chief Technology Officer said on June 21 that the report recently released by the administration, A Policy Framework for the 21st Century: Enabling Our Secure Energy Future, can create a basis for continuing discussion among utility regulators, industry stake holders, and consumer advocates. The discussion can help create a framework that establishes effective cybersecurity policies that could speed the development of smart grid technologies for the electricity transmission system. Mr. Sinai said while smart grid technology and the utilization of broadband networks could effectively deliver energy usage information to consumers creating unprecedented energy efficiency savings, many challenges remain for federal and state regulators.