News & Press – 2017

CHHS Senior Law & Policy Analyst Shanna Batten participated in a November 14 panel discussion at the Washington Institute, an organization devoted to improving the quality of U.S. Middle East Policy. Ms. Batten presented at a panel discussion entitled "From CVE to 'Terrorism Prevention': Assessing New U.S. Policies." The Washington Institute's Website contains a summary of Ms. Batten's argument: The terminology used to describe countering violent extremism efforts must convey the intention, focus, and strategy of any CVE approach. The newest term, "terrorism prevention," entails a certain flexible ambiguity. Particularly given the lack of substantive U.S. domestic terrorism laws and ...Read More
On December 7, 2017, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh appointed CHHS Cybersecurity Director Markus Rauschecker to the Maryland Cybersecurity Council. Rauschecker joins CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger as a member of the Council. In 2015, The Maryland General Assembly created the Council, which is charged "with reviewing the state’s cyber readiness and developing a comprehensive plan to respond to and recover from attacks." Rauschecker will bring his expertise and years of experience in Cybersecurity Law and Policy as one of 44 members of the Council. Read the Appointment letter here: Rauschecker Markus Appointment Letter 120617
On May 23, 2017, CHHS was proud to facilitate a full-scale exercise with the Maryland Region V Hospital Coalition. For more information: FSE Press release 2017  
The article is published in Elsevier's Online Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology. The article is available online at
The Masters of Science in Law (MSL) program at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is featured in The Washington Post Graduate Education Guide Spring 2017.  On page 10, MSL Instructor and CHHS Cybersecurity Program Manager Markus Rauschecker is quoted on the need for the degree program in the developing field of Cybersecurity Law and Policy.  
Maryland Carey Law offers two online degree programs: a Master of Science in Cybersecurity Law and a Master of Science in Homeland Security and Crisis Management Law. Both programs provide subject matter specialists the legal and regulatory knowledge to help their organizations gain a competitive advantage. The programs will give them the legal training they need, increasing their skill and depth. Senior CHHS Staff have developed these degree programs, serve as instructors for the courses and offer hands-on support to students. For additional information about cost and enrollment, click here Both online programs are enrolling now for classes beginning February 6, ...Read More
by Trudy Henson with Birch Barron As 2016 came to a close and many were focused on a year-end countdown, health officials were paying attention to a different tally: the alarming rate of drug overdose deaths, which nearly tripled between 1999 – 2014, and continued to increase for synthetic opioid deaths in the last few years. The findings, written about extensively in a CDC report, underscore the need for “intense attention and action.” But how can public health partners make that action most effective? "Solving the heroin and opioid addiction problem will require a united effort," says Birch Barron, CHHS ...Read More