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.
May 20, 2011
State and local governments learned yesterday how much federal homeland security grant funding they will receive for the fiscal 2011 grant cycle and about the requirements they must meet in these grants. These funds are to help state and local governments with the ability to build, enhance, and sustain their ...
May 16, 2011
CHHS Director Michael Greenberger provides insight into the oil industry’s push for subsidies and the effects of oil speculation.
May 12, 2011
CHHS Director Michael Greenberger speaks about keeping our nation’s rails safe and the proposed “No Ride” list for Amtrak.
May 10, 2011
Associate Director Adrian Wilairat talks with WBFF TV about some surviving terrorist threats and stresses the importance of “If You See Something Say Something.”
May 10, 2011
Hyperlink: http://mdmorn.wordpress.com/2011/05/03/53111-marylanders-react-to-bin-ladens-death/ CHHS Director Michael Greenberger joins other Marylanders in reacting to the death of Osama bin Laden. Professor Greenberger speaks to the security implications of bin Laden’s death.
May 9, 2011
Hyperlink: http://mdchhs.com/news-press/appearances/chhs-director-comments-bin-ladens-death CHHS Director Michael Greenberger provides brief remarks emphasizing the need for vigilance in the wake of Osama bin Laden’s death.
May 8, 2011
CHHS Director Michael Greenberger speaks about active terrorist threats and concerns about retribution after the death of Osama bin Laden.
May 2, 2011
CHHS Director Michael Greenberger provides remarks at the Target-MEMA signing of a Memorandum of Understanding pledging to work together to provide resources in case of a catastrophic event.
Newly Released Presidential Policy Directive 8 Indicates a Refocused Approach to National Preparedness
April 18, 2011
On March 30, 2011, President Obama signed Presidential Policy Directive/PPD-8, which provides revised federal guidance concerning homeland security and emergency management preparedness. Apart from a minor exception concerning some terminology, PPD-8 supersedes Homeland Security Presidential Directive/HSPD-8 and Homeland Security Presidential Directive 8 Annex I. While much of PPD-8’s content ...
April 6, 2011
Hyperlink: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/attorney_general_holder_unbowed_on_911_trials_despite_reversal/2011/04/05/AFTyOxlC_story.html?wprss=rss_homepage Excerpt: But congressional aides in both parties, along with experts, said Holder’s defeat on the high-profile issue will not affect his ability to govern the sprawling department. “This is obviously an important issue, but I don’t think it’s going to be the first line in his obituary,” said Michael Greenberger, a University ...
April 4, 2011
Hyperlink: http://thedailyrecord.com/2011/04/03/sister-lawyers-foodies-blog-about-cooking-and-dining-in-baltimore/ Excerpt: Midway through dinner at Salt in Baltimore’s Butchers Hill neighborhood, sisters Erin and Alexandra “Xani” Podolny swap plates. Turns out it’s a family tradition for the bloggers behind Black Coffee and a Donut, a home cooking and dining out blog, who also happen to be lawyers. The Podolny family is made up ...
March 24, 2011
CHHS Director Michael Greenberger is interviewed on the CBS Evening News in a story about excessive speculation in oil markets and its effect on the price at the pump.
March 7, 2011
Hyperlink: http://www.fireengineering.com/index/articles/Wire_News_Display.1371951469.html CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger sits down for a Q&A about the history of CHHS and relevant, current topics in the emergency management and public health fields.
February 28, 2011
Hyperlink: http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/corporate-governance/146471-senate-agriculture-holding-hearing-on-derivatives-rules CHHS Founder & Director Michael Greenberger, JD, will testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry at a hearing on that Committee’s first hearing in this Congress on implementation of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act on March 3, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. This ...
February 15, 2011
Hyperlink: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxQGyNc29n0 CHHS Associate Director Adrian Wilairat is interviewed about potential threats to the Port of Baltimore. Tweet
February 8, 2011
Hyperlink: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhbnWezPerU CHHS Founder & Director Michael Greenberger says new body scanning software being tested by the TSA enhances privacy without compromising security.
February 8, 2011
Hyperlink: http://www.emergencymgmt.com/safety/Face-Terror-US-Home-Grown.html CHHS Founder & Director Michael Greenberger discusses the challenges of fighting homegrown terrorism. Excerpt: The domestic component is a tricky one because it’s not illegal to espouse anti-American rhetoric — and because many would-be terrorists blend in with the locals. “You have people who’ve been schooled in the United States, speak the United ...
February 8, 2011
Hyperlink: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-toilet-bomb-scare-20110207,0,6828433.story CHHS Law & Policy Analyst Ellen Cornelius credits hyper-vigilance and public awareness campaigns for causing people to be alarmed by a toilet left outside a courthouse in Towson, MD.
February 7, 2011
The University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) has been awarded a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of State to conduct multiple crisis management seminars for foreign nations looking to bolster their mitigation, planning, response, and recovery efforts. CHHS will hold the Senior Crisis Management seminars on ...
January 20, 2011
Hyperlink: http://washingtonexaminer.com/local/dc/2011/01/district-crafting-its-system-londons-blueprint-0 An article entitled “Washington and CCTV: It’s 2010, Not Nineteen Eighty-Four” by CHHS Senior Law and Policy Analyst Aileen Xenakis that was published in April 2010 in the Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law is the focus of this article in the Washington Examiner about Washington, D.C.’s CCTV system. Tweet