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Attorney General Frosh Appoints CHHS Director Michael Greenberger to the Maryland Cybersecurity Council
October 23, 2015
Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh has appointed CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger to the Maryland Cybersecurity Council, which is charged with reviewing the state’s cyber readiness and developing a comprehensive plan to respond to and recover from attacks. For more, see our Press Release
October 19, 2015
Senior Policy Analyst Vernon Herron spoke with WJZ-TV about the arrest of Wayne Simmons, a cable news commentator who allegedly lied about being a CIA agent.
October 15, 2015
CHHS Cybersecurity Program Manager Markus Rauschecker had his article Why Education in the Law and Policy of Cybersecurity is a Must published in the Fall 2015 edition of the U.S. Cybersecurity Magazine.
October 15, 2015
Greenberger was interviewed by NewsmaxTV regarding the spike in violence in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray on October 7, 2015.
October 15, 2015
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger was quoted in Fox News New York for the story Bloody Baltimore: No end seen to post-Freddie Gray spike in homicides, shootings on October 5, 2015.
September 24, 2015
From WJZ TV: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2015/09/24/military-blimps-floating-over-baltimore-area-labeled-a-failure/ Following the release of a report calling blimps used at Maryland’s Aberdeen Proving Ground to detect missile and drone threats a failure, CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger explained why they are “A completely expensive white elephant.”
September 22, 2015
From WBFF TV: http://foxbaltimore.com/news/nation-world/papal-visit-requires-one-of-the-largest-security-operations-in-us-history CHHS Senior Policy Analyst Vernon Herron was interviewed by WBFF TV prior to the Pope’s DC visit, explaining what kind of security could be expected.
September 18, 2015
From B’More Health Talks: https://soundcloud.com/bmorehealthtalks/emergency-preparedness-and-communicable-disease Joining government and community leaders, CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger was a guest of Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen for a B’More Health Talks town hall on Emergency Preparedness and Communicable Diseases. The forum offered participants a chance to share and collaborate on the work that many different organizations are doing ...
September 14, 2015
From CyberWire: http://thecyberwire.com/events/cyber-6-conference-2015.html CHHS Cybersecurity Program Manager Markus Rauschecker was mentioned in the CyberWire recap of the 2015 GovConnects Cyber Conference, held September 10, 2015, in Laurel, Maryland. During the panel on challenges in cloud security, Rauschecker called for increased focus on the law and policy of cybersecurity for all stakeholders.
September 8, 2015
From German Press Agency: http://www.derwesten.de/panorama/ein-blutiger-sommer-aimp-id11059957.html CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger spoke with the German Press Agency regarding policing and a rise in crimes in Baltimore, and across the U.S., for an article that appeared in many major outlets in Germany, including the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung and Münchner Merkur. Click here for a translated version of ...
September 4, 2015
On September 3, 2015, following the first class in an eight-week course on legal and social issues in Baltimore at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, several outlets covered the launch and featured Professor Greenberger, including: Baltimore Sun – Law, social work students tackle Freddie Gray course WMAR TV – New Freddie ...
August 27, 2015
From NPR Radio: https://thedianerehmshow.org/audio/#/shows/2015-08-27/10-year-anniversary-of-hurricane-katrina/110892/@00:00 Discussing the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger was a panelist for the Diane Rehm Show on NPR Radio for their feature 10 Years Later: Hurricane Katrina And The Long Struggle For Recovery In New Orleans. Greenberger was also interviewed on the topic by ...
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 ...