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 6, 2010
CHHS has opened new offices on the campus of the Universities at Shady Grove (USG), establishing a local presence among the growing number of CHHS clients in the Washington, D.C. metro region. CHHS worked closely with the Chancellor’s Office for the University System of Maryland and USG to secure the space. ...
August 9, 2010
CHHS is pleased to announce the receipt of $300,000 in continuation funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/FEMA, Training and Exercise Division, to continue our FEMA-certified course “Preparing the States: Implementing Continuity of Operations Planning.” CHHS has now received almost $3 million for development and delivery of this course. ...
July 26, 2010
Hyperlink: http://blog.al.com/live/2010/07/oil_spill_state_and_local_lead.html Excerpt: Amy Major, a senior law and policy analyst with the Center for Health and Homeland Security at the University of Maryland, said a disaster declaration under the Stafford Act would trigger many of the same responses that the federal government already has launched — from efforts to clean up the ...
July 15, 2010
Hyperlink: http://www.slu.edu/x37897.xml Excerpt: Harkins is developing guidance for local and state emergency managers on how the ADA applies to emergency preparedness, response and recovery initiatives. This includes accessible emergency shelters and temporary housing, emergency notifications and signage capable of alerting individuals with vision or hearing impairments, accommodations for ...
June 28, 2010
Hyperlink: http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20100621/NEWS/6210321 Excerpt: "Citizen Corps is supposed to prepare the community for an emergency or disaster of a large nature — not simply like a house fire," said JoAnne Knapp, a senior policy analyst at the University of Maryland Center for Health & Homeland Security. Officials say it’s difficult to recruit volunteers ...
June 4, 2010
Hyperlink: http://www.newsday.com/long-island/fight-re-emerges-over-anti-terror-funding-delays-1.1978707 Excerpt: "Both sides are a little right and both sides are a little wrong," said Michael Greenberger, director of the University of Maryland’s Center for Health and Homeland Security. In fact, DHS took an average of 20 months to make transit security funds available, the GAO said. So DHS extended 2006 and ...
May 6, 2010
Hyperlink: http://www.wtop.com/emedia/182672.mp3 CHHS Director Michael Greenberger is interviewed live on WTOP radio (Washington, D.C.) to discuss lapses in the investigation of Faisal Shahzad, the man accused of attempting to detonate a homemade bomb in Times Square.
May 6, 2010
Hyperlink: http://www.theworld.org/2010/05/05/nyc-bomb-suspect-nearly-escaped-us/ Details have emerged of how Pakistan-born Faisal Shahzad, who is suspected of plotting to bomb New York City’s Times Square, was arrested while trying to leave the US. Shahzad was allowed onto a Dubai-bound plane at JFK Airport, despite being on a no-fly list. It was only when customs agents ...
May 5, 2010
Hyperlink: http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wypr/news.newsmain/article/0/0/1645708/WYPR.News.in.Maryland./Local.Muslims.Grapple.With.Aftermath.of.Times.Square.Bomb.Plot Excerpt: Michael Greenberger is a professor at the University of Maryland’s School of Law. He’s also the director of the school’s Center for Health and Homeland Security. Greenberger says it’s not accurate to think that extremists in the U.S. are all Muslims. "The terrorists are not coming ...
May 4, 2010
Hyperlink: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpVrf-fVB8c CHHS Director Michael Greenberger is interviewed live on MPT’s “Direct Connection” to discuss the implications of the Times Square bomb plot.
April 29, 2010
Hyperlink: http://blog.gulflive.com/mississippi-press-news/2010/04/gulf_oil_spill_could_qualify_for_federal_disaster_declaration.html Excerpt: WASHINGTON — Although federal disaster declarations usually follow hurricanes and other natural calamities, the manmade oil spill in the Gulf could conceivably qualify as well, experts said Tuesday. Federal law "gives the president enough leeway," said Michael Greenberger, director of the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland ...
April 19, 2010
Hyperlink: http://media.umaryland.edu:8080/ramgen/oea/100419-greenberger-wtop.mp3 On the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing that killed more than 160 people, CHHS Director Michael Greenberger says domestic terrorism is still a threat.
April 12, 2010
Hyperlink: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDJZ2zr7Z_s Michael Greenberger, founder and director of CHHS, says President Obama is likely to pick a moderate justice to replace the retiring John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court. Story aired on WBAL TV in Baltimore.
April 5, 2010
Hyperlink: http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2010-04-05/new-approach-transportation-security The Obama Administration establishes a new intelligence-based screening system for airline passengers on U.S.-bound flights. Professor Greenberger explains what it means for travelers and what’s being done to improve security on domestic trains, highways and subways.
April 5, 2010
Hyperlink: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIpJifBjxyk Thirty-plus U.S. governors received letters from an anti-government group demanding they resign, and Fox 5 in Washington, D.C. got Professor Greenberger’s take on the situation.
March 26, 2010
Hyperlink: http://terrorism.spcollege.edu/ntpi/Broadcasts/LRBroadcast2.aspx?url=rtmp://grantsflash.spcollege.edu/vod/media/liveResponse/LR_03_10 CHHS COOP experts Alexandra Podolny, Mike Vesely, Amy Major, Adrian Wilairat and Eric Oddo are featured in this episode of “Live Response,” produced by the National Terrorism Preparedness Institute. The topic of discussion is Continuity of Operations planning.
March 18, 2010
Hyperlink: http://mddailyrecord.com/2010/03/17/baltimore-court-continues-to-work-despite-suspicious-package/ Excerpt: While courthouse employees have often grumbled about being kept in the dark about courthouse hazards, Michael Greenberger, director of the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security, believes Holland made the right call by keeping employees inside and bringing in the fire department’s hazardous ...
March 10, 2010
Hyperlink: http://www.gazette.net/stories/03102010/damanew224449_32547.php Excerpt: "It wouldn’t be surprising to see another peak this year," said Marita Mike, health director at the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security. "When you look at flu outbreaks in the past, there were multiple peaks." Since a vaccine became available in October, the Montgomery County Department of ...
March 9, 2010
Hyperlink: http://wamu.org/programs/dr/10/03/09.php#30595 Following a discussion with DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, Professor Greenberger joins a panel of homeland security experts to talk about the threat of “homegrown” terrorism, efforts to improve cyber security, and the push for more body scanners at airports.
March 2, 2010
Hyperlink: http://www.hometownannapolis.com/news/bus/2010/02/28-18/Annapolis-company-surges-ahead-with-anthrax-vaccine.html Excerpt: Michael Greenberger, the founder and director of the University of Maryland’s Center for Health and Homeland Security in Baltimore, said this isn’t hype. "We went through a phase sometime after Sept. 11 where people forgot about terrorism as a threat," he said. Of the people exposed to anthrax-laced mailed in 2001, five ...