The University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) works with the nation’s top emergency responders to develop plans, policies, and strategies for government, corporate, and institutional clients that ensure the safety of citizens in the event of natural or man-made catastrophes.
This week, March 2-8th, is Severe Weather Preparedness Week. According to NOAA, in 2013 there were seven severe weather and climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each across the United States. This large economic impact and... More
It was twenty five years ago this month that our society began to use the Global Positioning System, or GPS, that we know of today. The concept of GPS was simple: to help an individual locate their current location or a target that... More
By R. Justin Morris, CHHS Research Assistant
On Thursday, February 13, 2014 the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released its highly-anticipated Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. The framework is a... More
By Crystal Schroeder, CHHS Extern
On the heels of Winter Storm Leon in Atlanta, Georgia, the city and surrounding counties put their emergency management plan into action for a three-day winter storm beginning February 10, 2014. Comparing... More
Introduced today before the Maryland Senate Finance Committee, Senate Bill 338 would establish the Statewide Interoperability Radio Control Board – a governance body University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) Senior... More