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.
September 18, 2018
On Saturday, September 15th, CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger was a guest on CSPAN’s Washington Journal program, where he discussed federal disaster response policies. Check out the appearance here.
September 13, 2018
Over the past few days, several CHHS subject matter experts have spoken to news programs about preparations for Hurricane Florence, as it threatens the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. CHHS Senior Law and Policy Analyst Maggie Davis spoke with WUSA-TV in Washington D.C. about preparations in Maryland. CHHS Continuity Program Director Eric Oddo spoke ...
August 23, 2018
On August 14th, 2018, the UMB Center for Health and Homeland Security, in partnership with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Transportation Research Board, presented a live webinar on Emergency Preparedness Against Infectious Diseases on Public Transit. CHHS Public Health Program Director Trudy Henson and Senior Law & ...
August 20, 2018
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger spoke with WNYC radio in New York on August 16, 2018 to discuss his working paper on the Dodd-Frank loophole that could impact the American economy. Check out his appearance here.
August 1, 2018
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger joined Knowledge@Wharton on Monday, July 30th to discuss Amazon and its use of facial recognition software. The show aired on SiriusXM Channel 132. Listen to the segment below.
July 23, 2018
CHHS Senior Law and Policy Analyst Clark J. Lee has co-written a chapter on “Sleep, Law, and Public Policy” for a textbook that was just published by Oxford University Press. Details about the textbook can be found online at https://global.oup.com/academic/product/sleep-health-and-society-9780198778240.
July 23, 2018
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger was quoted in this New York Times article about the continued risk surrounding financial derivatives products. The piece references Prof. Greenberger’s recent working paper for the Institute for New Economic Thinking. Check it out here.
June 21, 2018
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger has published a working paper for the Institute for New Economic Thinking. In this paper, Professor Greenberger explains the existing footnote inside the derivatives regulatory rules that allows banks to avoid Dodd-Frank swaps regulation by moving their swaps trading to deguarenteed foreign subsidiaries. As consumer ...
June 5, 2018
On May 3, 2018, the Region V Healthcare Coalition sponsored a full-scale exercise to test hospital surge capacity and other emergency procedures. CHHS staff members located in Montgomery County, MD participated in the exercise as controllers and evaluators. More about the exercise in the video below: 2018 Region V Full Scale ...
CHHS Cybersecurity Program Director Markus Rauschecker Speaks with WUSA About Defending Against Cyber Crimes
May 23, 2018
CHHS Cybersecurity Program Director Markus Rauschecker spoke with WUSA9 in Washington D.C. on their #OffScriptOn9, about the future of defending against cyber crimes. Check it out here.
April 18, 2018
President Trump has nominated Dawn DeBerry Stump to lead the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Ms. Stump’s nomination is marked with potential conflicts of interest, as both she and her husband have close ties to groups she will oversee, if confirmed. The Young Turks (TYT) spoke with CHHS Founder and Director ...
April 3, 2018
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger gave a presentation at the New York City Bar Center for Continuing Legal Education on Tuesday April 17, 2018. The presentation was entitled “The Basics of Enforcement Actions and Civil Litigation Related to Derivatives.” Check out the paper accompanying the presentation below: Greenberger NY Bar ...
March 20, 2018
CHHS Cybersecurity Program Director Markus Rauschecker joined leaders in the public and private sectors to talk about ongoing cybersecurity challenges. Check out the video on the forum here (Rauschecker begins his talk just after the 8:00 minute mark). EIN Presswire wrote about the forum and quoted Rauschecker. For more information on ...
March 6, 2018
CHHS is pleased to be hosting a panel discussion on the opioid crisis at the University of Maryland Carey Law Alumni Weekend. The panel will be on April 13, 2018 from 3:00pm-4:00pm. Click here for free registration. Please click on the green “Tickets” tab, choose the “Specialty Program Gatherings & Welcome Reception,” ...
CHHS Cybersecurity Program Director Markus Rauschecker Speaks with the Baltimore Sun on Election Systems Integrity
February 23, 2018
CHHS Cybersecurity Program Director Markus Rauschecker was interviewed in the Baltimore Sun on Maryland’s effort to shore up its election systems security. Check out the article here.
January 16, 2018
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger spoke to WTOP the January 13, 2018 false ballistic missile alert sent to all phones in Hawaii.
CHHS Senior Law & Policy Analyst Shanna Batten Presented at The Washington Institute’s Panel on Counter-terrorism Policy Changes
December 18, 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 ...
Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh Appoints CHHS Cybersecurity Program Director Markus Rauschecker to Maryland Cybersecurity Council
December 8, 2017
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 ...
CHHS Senior Policy Analyst Birch Barron Helps Lead the Fight Against the Opioid Epidemic in Maryland
November 29, 2017
CHHS Senior Policy Analyst Birch Barron has been working for the past several months as the Deputy Director for the Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC) and Chief of Staff to Clay Stamp, Governor Hogan’s choice to lead Maryland’s effort to confront the opioid crisis. Governor Hogan signed an executive order earlier ...
October 30, 2017
Recently, two members of the CHHS, Senior Law and Policy Analyst Netta Squires and Senior Policy Analyst Ashley McKibbin helped their client, Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (OEMHS) conduct the first every Emergency Preparedness Planning for Montgomery County Healthcare Facilities Workshop. The workshop was prompted by ...