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 8, 2013
From America’s Democrats: CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger was interviewed for the September 8, 2013 AmericasDemocrats.org. This Week feature on the two biggest threats to America 12 years after 9/11: Greenberger identifies them as cyberwarfare and chemical weapons. Greenberger also discusses NSA data mining and privacy issues. View the homepage ...
August 28, 2013
Press Release: The exercise and training team at the Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) spent the morning working with the Carroll County Health Department to ensure the local public health infrastructure was prepared to respond following a pandemic. A tabletop exercise allowed Health Department officials and partner agencies to ...
Associate Directors Amy Major and Megan Timmins Discuss the Release of a New ABA Disaster Planning Guide
August 23, 2013
From ABA News: http://www.americanbar.org/news/abanews/aba-news-archives/2013/08/new_aba_tool_guides.html The American Bar Association mentioned Associate Directors Amy Major and Megan Timmins in their August 23, 2013 online post New ABA Tool Guides Legal Organizations in Surviving a Disaster. The 77 page guide, coproduced by CHHS, focuses on helping Bar Associations enhance thier emergency preparedness is available for ...
August 16, 2013
From WJZ 13 TV: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2013/08/15/target-for-terrorists-report-shows-u-s-nuclear-reactors-at-risk/ CHHS Director Michael Greenberger provided comment to WJZ-TV regarding the Pentagon’s recently release report about the safety of nuclear plants in America. The report revealed that more than 100 plants were found to be lacking in security leaving them vulnerable to terrorist attack. Greenberger says that in ...
August 8, 2013
From Hindu: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/regularly-check-readiness-to-tackle-crises/article4996540.ece Senior Policy Analyst Eric Oddo spoke to The Hindu about the vulnerabilities in Indian cities to bioterrorism and disease threats. Oddo emphasized the importance of having multiple plans and the usefulness of an Incident Command System in managing events.
August 6, 2013
Press Release: The exercise and training team at the Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) is working with hospitals within Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard Counties to discuss response to hospital-wide evacuations – a situation that involves individual hospital staff as well coordinating agencies such ...
July 15, 2013
From Emergency Management: http://www.emergencymgmt.com/safety/Should-the-Boston-Bombings-Have-Been-Prevented.html CHHS Director Michael Greenberger spoke with Emergency Management Magazine about whether the Boston Marathon bombings should have been prevented with information available to law enforcement or with tighter security enforcements on race day. Greenberger examines what happened in the case of Boston and recommends bag checks and CCTV ...
July 3, 2013
From America’s Democrats: http://www.americasdemocrats.org/2013/06/30/addo126/ AmericasDemocrats.org interviews Director Michael Greenberger on what the leak of national security data collection programs tells us about the current state of Fourth Amendment protections of privacy for their segment This Week, June 30, 2013.
Local Emergency Management Staff and Regional Hospitals Test Response to Mock Hazardous Train Derailment in Rockville
June 20, 2013
Press Release: The Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, and ten hospitals from Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s Counties are better prepared for an all hazards incident following parallel mock exercises today – developed, conducted and evaluated by the University of Maryland Center for Health ...
All Hazards Response to be Tested by Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security – Parallel to Regional Hospital Exercise
June 17, 2013
Media Advisory: WHEN: Thursday, June 20, 2013 WHAT: This is a functional exercise to test the county’s ability to respond to an all-hazards incident and coordinate with multiple emergency management partners. The University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) has worked with the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management ...
June 14, 2013
From Maryland Public Television: http://video.mpt.tv/video/2365029266 Maryland Public Television’s State Circle host Jeff Salkin asked CHHS Director Michael Greenberger if the NSA leaks surprised him, and how the American public views Edward Snowden.
CHHS Senior Law & Policy Analyst David Mandell Appears on Living Green in Annapolis to Discuss Hurricane Preparedness
June 12, 2013
From WNAV Radio: http://www.annapolisgreen.com/radio/ In his capacity as a Planner for the Annapolis Office of Emergency Preparedness, David Mandell discussed local hurricane awareness on WNAV Radio’s Living Green program June 12, 2013.
June 12, 2013
Hyperlink: http://www.csoonline.com/article/734764/nsa-revelations-could-push-terrorists-to-other-channels?source=rss_cso_exclude_net_net Online security and risk journal CSO explores whether NSA revelations could push terrorists to other channels – Senior Policy Analyst Vernon Herron says they will certainly think twice about their mode of communication.
June 11, 2013
Hyperlink: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-nsa-surveillance-privacy-20130608,0,2516971.story CHHS Director Michael Greenberger spoke with The Baltimore Sun and explained that the government mining cell phone data is likely very widespread. Additionally he provided commentary about the growing privacy debate surrounding the NSA surveillance.
June 11, 2013
Hyperlink: http://www.wbaltv.com/news/maryland/report-government-getting-phone-records/-/9379376/20454254/-/xagfd4z/-/index.html CHHS Director Michael Greenberger was interviewed by WBAL TV about the recent revelation that Verizon has been secretly collecting information about customer’s phone records and passing that data on to the government. Greenberger explains that it is highly unlikely it is Verizon alone and the nature of the data collections.
June 11, 2013
Hyperlink: http://www.wtop.com/1305/3347462/Wednesday-June-5-2013 CHHS Director Michael Greenberger went on WTOP radio to offer commentary about the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) recent announcement that they are reversing the decision to allow small knives on airplanes. Faced with intense opposition from the public, the airline industry, and US Marshalls the TSA will maintain the previous ...
June 11, 2013
Hyperlink: http://www.whptv.com/news/local/story/Experts-say-NSA-spying-has-no-bearing-on-ability/RtUI70OkG0CVej5X_Bo8kg.cspx Senior Policy Analyst Vernon Herron discusses implications of phone/internet data collected by secretive NSA program and how it might be used with Sinclair Broadcasting.
Director Greenberger Appears on WYPR's Midday to Discuss Obama's Latest Push to Close Guantanamo Bay
May 10, 2013
Hyperlink: http://www.wypr.org/podcast/obama-and-gitmo-wednesday-may-8-12-1-pm Last week, President Obama re-committed himself to closing the detention center for suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay. CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger joined Dan Rodricks on Midday to discuss along with guests Terry Carter, senior writer for the American Bar Association Journal; Laura Pitter, counterterrorism adviser for Human Rights ...
Director Greenberger Discusses Emergency Management Lessons Learned Following Boston Marathon Bombing
May 10, 2013
From C-Span: Link no longer available CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger talks with C-SPAN Washington Journal and callers about the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings and what can be learned regarding homeland security capabilities and emergency preparedness and management.
May 4, 2013
Hyperlink: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2013/0505/Teenagers-social-media-and-terrorism-a-threat-level-hard-to-assess With social media use on the rise, CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger discusses how recent events will further tighten law enforcement focus of online terrorism threats made by US teenagers.