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Preparing for Severe Weather and Climate Change

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.

Turn by Turn Navigation – Your GPS Just Turned 25

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 needs to be identified with great accuracy.  As with many technological breakthroughs, this application was designed exclusively for the United Stat

National Cybersecurity Framework Calls Attention to Ever-Growing Threat

By R. Justin Morris, CHHS Research Assistant

UM Center for Health and Homeland Security Interoperability Expert Provides Testimony in Support of Maryland Radio Control Board Legislation

February 18, 2014

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 Law and Policy An

Finding Equilibrium: MARCE 2014 Public Health Preparedness Conference

This year’s event focused on the finding the balance between critical biodefense research and protecting the public from any misuse of this research

Biosecurity Experts, Scientists, and Emergency Preparedness Officials Gather to Discuss Biosafety and Dual Use Research of Concern

February 3, 2014
The University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) is partnering with the Middle Atlantic Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases (MARCE) to present the 2014 Public Health Emergency Preparedness Conference on Monday, February 10, 2014.

Interoperability and CHHS

UM Center for Health and Homeland Security Expands Academic Opportunities with New National Security Law Course

January 17, 2014

Through the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) Founder and Director Michael Greenberger will hold the first class of a newly minted course “National Security, Electronic Surveillance and Bulk Data Collection: The Withering of the Fourth Amendment” on Friday, January 17, 2014.  Greenberger is a professor at UM

Public Safety Support

Whether looking for a complete review and evaluation of your police, fire/ems, or correctional agency’s general policies and procedures, or increasing your operational preparedness for an emergency situation, CHHS is offering the staff support and expertise to help you efficiently accomplish your goals.  Our public safety experts will couple their knowledge of the field with CHHS’ strategic goal and plan development, resource management, grant management, crisis management, and creation and assessment of drills and exercises (tabletop, functional and full-scale) – all tailored to your agency’s needs.

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Cybersecurity

CHHS helps our clients navigate the burgeoning issues surrounding cybersecurity. Through development of academic coursework, consultation with government commissions, and drafting legislative proposals, CHHS has amassed a vast knowledge of the complex issues of cyber law, cyber policy, planning, training, and exercises to keep private and public clients protected and informed in this area.

At the University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law, CHHS teaches a course on the best practices in the law and policy of cybersecurity. We also currently advise the Maryland Governor’s Commission on Cybersecurity Innovation and Excellence and the Baltimore-Washington Cyber Task Force. When technical assistance is required, CHHS has corporate and academic partners both domestically and internationally that can augment our cyber work.

See article and resources for publications that have featured CHHS expertise in cybersecurity.

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