News & Press
Read about the Center’s latest projects making local and national headlines, as well as commentary by our subject matter experts on current newsworthy issues in emergency management, public health, and homeland security.
August 24, 2015
From WJZ 13 TV: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2015/08/24/trains-could-soon-see-airport-level-security/ CHHS Senior Policy Analyst Vernon Herron spoke with WJZ TV regarding the difference in airport vs. train security and why transportation is a soft target for potential terrorist attacks in the U.S.
August 24, 2015
From WBFF 45 TV: http://foxbaltimore.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/190075-Drone-delivering-drugs-gun-and-porn-to-jail-seized-in-Md-.shtml#.VdxwC_lViko Lauding the interception of contraband that was to be flown into a Maryland prison, CHHS Senior Policy Analyst Vernon Herron explained the unique challenges drones can present to law enforcement officials.
August 22, 2015
From NPR Radio: http://www.npr.org/2015/08/22/432934969/off-the-streets-and-onto-the-syllabus-the-freddie-gray-course?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered program to explain the impetus behind a new University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law class which will examine civil unrest in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray in police custody.
August 14, 2015
The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law will begin offering a special topic course this fall entitled Freddie Gray’s Baltimore: Past, Present, and Moving Forward. CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger, who is administering the course, will open the class in early September with an overview of the recent unrest ...
August 11, 2015
From WNEW Radio CHHS Cybersecurity Program Manager Markus Rasuchecker spoke with WNEW Radio for their coverage of an announcement by DC’s Mayor Muriel Bowser that police body camera footage would be releasable if taken in a public location. Rauschecker commented on the issue of privacy vs. security – what issues are ...
July 24, 2015
From WJZ TV: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2015/07/24/report-details-new-recommendations-after-live-anthrax-were-sent-to-md-lab/ Following the release of new recommendations for the handling of anthrax spores by the Department of Defense, CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger discussed the potential dangers security flaws at labs pose to the public.
CHHS Congratulates Senior Policy Analyst Strickland on Appointment as Executive Director of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency
July 24, 2015
Press Release: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan today announced the appointment of Russell J. Strickland, at present a Senior Policy Analyst at the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS), to lead the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) as that agency’s Executive Director. At CHHS, Mr. Strickland directed ...
July 24, 2015
Press Release: Furthering a first-time partnership with the Prince George’s County Health Department that began in July 2014, the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) is providing a Communicable Disease Educator for the county’s Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Program (PHEP&R). This position will utilize ...
July 22, 2015
From WBFF TV: http://www.foxbaltimore.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/170914-Department-of-Justice-Reviews-Baltimore-Police-Department-in-National-Probe.shtml#.VbJBZvlVikp CHHS Senior Policy Analyst Vernon Herron gave an in-depth interview to WBFF 45 TV regarding his past experience with a Department of Justice investigation, providing insight into what Baltimore City Police may face with their current civil rights investigation.
July 22, 2015
From Various Outlets: CHHS Senior Policy Analyst Vernon Herron was interviewed by the Associated Press for his thoughts on police conduct during the arrest of a Texas woman caught on dashboard video. The article appeared in several outlets including ABC News, Christian Science Monitor, and US News and World Report. Herron ...
July 16, 2015
From WBFF 45: http://www.foxbaltimore.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/168320-National-security-threatened-by-shootings-targeting-military-bases.shtml#.VakEb_lViko CHHS Senior Policy Analyst Vernon Herron talked with WBFF Fox 45, following a shooting at multiple military facilities in Tennessee, about security in Maryland which includes 11 bases.
July 14, 2015
From CNN Money: http://money.cnn.com/2015/07/14/investing/twitter-fake-story-bloomberg/ Following a rise in Twitter stock prices due to a fake web story, CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger spoke with CNN Money about what kind of investigation would go into determining the source of the cyber hoax.
July 8, 2015
From Bloomberg Law Radio: http://media.bloomberg.com/bb/avfile/Politics/Law/vkbcQsHNSlz8.mp3 CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger joined Bloomberg Law Radio as a guest to discuss encryption technology concerns recently brought before a U.S. Senate hearing.
July 6, 2015
From Capital Gazette: http://www.capitalgazette.com/opinion/columns/ph-ac-ce-herron-column-0706-20150706-story.html Following a two-day seminar prepared for the Annapolis Office of Emergency Management, CHHS Senior Policy Analyst Vernon Herron wrote an op-ed for the Capital Gazette explaining why officials nationwide need to prepare now for civil unrest that has rocked major cities from New York to Baltimore. The seminar “Lessons ...
July 3, 2015
From WBFF TV: http://foxbaltimore.com/m/news/features/top-stories/stories/157686-Heightened-security-alert-ahead-of-holiday-weekend.shtml#.VZqnP_lVikr CHHS Senior Policy Analyst Vernon Herron spoke with WBFF Fox 45 ahead of July 4th regarding the potential for ISIS and lone wolf attacks during holiday festivities. While no specific threats were identified, Herron reminded citizens to be vigilant and explained the use of social media by terrorist ...
June 30, 2015
Markus Rauschecker, JD, has been named Cybersecurity Program Manager, a new position within the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS). Led by Founder and Director Michael Greenberger, CHHS is an academic consulting group with an intricate understanding of cyber laws and policies. Rauschecker, an employee since 2008, ...
June 12, 2015
CHHS has learned we will be awarded a major transit emergency preparedness project by a national research organization, specifically aimed at public health legal and policy issues. More details will be forthcoming!
June 12, 2015
From LLM Guide: http://www.llm-guide.com/article/962/university-of-maryland-launches-llm-specializations-in-cybersecurity-and-crisis-management The LLM Guide, featuring Master of Laws programs around the world, highlighted CHHS and the new cybersecurity and crisis management specialties recently announced by the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.
June 9, 2015
From Homeland Security Today: http://www.hstoday.us/briefings/industry-news/single-article/university-of-maryland-law-school-adds-cybersecurity-crisis-management-specialties/d5a3ca84370820c1efe0cd8415858dd5.html Homeland Security Today overviewed new Master of Laws specializations in crisis management and cybersecurity announced by CHHS and the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, while also mentioning the depth of CHHS academic efforts in the emergency management and homeland security fields.
June 9, 2015
From National Law Journal: http://www.nationallawjournal.com/id=1202728825425/Maryland-Launches-LLMs-in-Crisis-Management-Cybersecurity?cmp=share_twitter&slreturn=20150510093547 Emphasizing the increase in demand for legal professionals in crisis management and cybersecurity fields, CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger spoke with the National Law Journal regarding new specialties for the Master of Laws (LL.M.) program at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.