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.
Public Health Exercise Series Prepares Prince George’s County for Medical Countermeasure Distribution
April 9, 2015
Press Release: Testing Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI) Plans, the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) today completed a series of three exercises for the Prince George’s County Health Department (PGCHD). Public health stakeholders and first responders simulated the activation and coordination necessary to ensure that the County ...
March 6, 2015
From Baltimore Sun: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-fort-meade-sniper-20150304-story.html#page=1 CHHS Senior Policy Analyst Vernon Herron commented for the Baltimore Sun article “Shootings recall deadlier D.C. sniper rampage of 2002,” explaining how the investigation into a string of shootings near Ft. Meade and the Inter-county Connector in Maryland would differ from the highly publicized Beltway killings 15 years earlier.
March 4, 2015
From 44th Street eNews: http://www2.nycbar.org/htmlemail/44thST/Notes_030215.htm#5 The New York City Bar Association’s weekly e-newsletter featured a recap of the February 24, 2015 panel “Legal Issues Arising from Ebola and Other Global Pandemics” which included CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger.
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Announces New Specializations in Patent Law and Crisis Management for Master of Science in Law Degree
March 1, 2015
From UMB News: The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law has added new specializations in patent law and cybersecurity to its Master of Science in Law (MSL) degree. The new specializations are in addition to those in crisis management, environmental law, and health care law — some of today’s ...
February 25, 2015
From Background Briefing: http://ianmasters.com/sites/default/files/bbriefing_2015_02_25a_michael%20greenberger.mp3 Following pressing homeland security issues dominating the news, CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger appeared on the radio program Background Briefing with Ian Masters. Greenberger expressed his concerns that critical Department of Homeland Security funding is threatened by political obstacles, as well as addressed Islamic State’s recent threats to the ...
February 23, 2015
From WJZ TV: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2015/02/23/terrorist-threats-cause-tension-at-local-malls/ CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger discussed recent threats by the Islamic State to target US shopping Malls. Greenberger emphasized that while citizens shouldn’t panic, it’s an opportunity to revisit prepardness plans.
February 12, 2015
Press Release: Through an ongoing project with the District of Columbia (D.C.) to enhance Continuity of Operations (COOP) planning for all City agencies, the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) led a tabletop exercise today for the D.C. Department of Forensic Sciences. Prior to actual man-made or ...
February 10, 2015
From Diamondback: http://www.diamondbackonline.com/news/article_a453ade4-b0ca-11e4-9b2e-bb13bda5725d.html CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger was interviewed by the Diamondback regarding the addition of a Cybersecurity specialization to the Master of Science in Law program. The courses, administered by the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, will be held in College Park, Md.
February 4, 2015
From Daily Record: http://thedailyrecord.com/2015/02/04/md-vaccination-law-takes-middle-road/ The Maryland Daily Record interviewed CHHS Associate Director Amy Major for their article “Md. vaccination law take middle road,” to help explain medical exemptions from vaccinations. Following a resurgence of measles due in part to an anti-vaccination movement, Major also discussed under what circumstances Maryland citizens could be legally compelled to be immunized ...
February 4, 2015
The University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS), a non-profit consulting and academic group, recently kicked off a project to support Continuity of Operations planning for the city of Dallas, Texas. Under the year-long effort, CHHS is a subcontractor to Tidal Basin Government Consulting. Continuity of Operations (COOP) ...
February 2, 2015
Formalizing a partnership with the KEYW Corporation, the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) was recently awarded a contract to pilot a cybersecurity policy training course. KEYW is a world renowned technology company, headquartered in Hanover, Md., that develops technical capabilities and solutions for the public ...
January 22, 2015
From Daily Record: http://thedailyrecord.com/2015/01/21/um-carey-law-adds-cybersecurity-patent-law-to-msl-program/ Following the addition of a second CHHS specialization to the Master of Science in Law program at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Founder and Director Michael Greenberger talked with the Maryland Daily Record about the appeal of studying Cybersecurity for students in private industries, as well ...
January 16, 2015
From Sinclair Broadcasting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTRwbWSdpL8 “American ISIS Sympathizers Living in the US” aired nationwide following the foiled terrorist plot to attack the US Capital by an Ohio citizen this week. CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger explained why ISIS benefits from Western recruits, who can blend in easily on US soil.
January 14, 2015
From Bloomberg Law Radio: http://media.bloomberg.com/bb/avfile/Politics/Law/vevvm.mZnnyA.mp3 CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger was a guest on the radio program Bloomberg Law, which aired nationwide, to explain cybersecurity legislation proposed this week by President Obama. Greenberger also discussed the potential privacy issues with sharing data regarding private industry hacks, which under the proposal would be monitored ...
January 13, 2015
From WNEW 99.1 Radio: http://washington.cbslocal.com/2015/01/12/homeland-security-announces-new-security-measures-following-paris-attacks/ With the latest terrorist attacks in Paris, France, highlighting the unpredictability of extremist organizations, the US Department of Homeland Security announced increased security measures this week for international airports as well as federal buildings. CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger spoke with WNEW 99.1 Radio about the potential ...
January 12, 2015
From WJZ TV: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2015/01/12/key-military-commands-twitter-site-hacked/ CHHS Senior Law and Policy Analyst Markus Rauschecker spoke with WJZ TV following a hack of the US Military Central Command’s twitter and youtube pages by Islamic State sympathizers. Rauchecker, also adjunct professor for the Center’s Law and Policy of Cybersecurity course, explained that while not a breach of confidential ...
December 27, 2014
From Baltimore Sun: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-terrorism-insurance-20141227-story.html#page=1 CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger discussed the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, developed after September 11, 2001 to encourage insurance coverage of potential terrorist targets, with the Baltimore Sun for the article “Expiring Terrorism Insurance Alarms Md. Industries.”
December 22, 2014
From WJZ TV: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2014/12/21/report-fbi-investigation-into-anthrax-attack-was-flawed/ CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger spoke with WJZ TV about a recent report calling the 2001 investigation of the anthrax attacks “flawed and inaccurate,” recalling the chaos and concern that surrounded the identification of a potential suspect.
December 19, 2014
Press Release: Expanding upon a workshop held in November, the Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) today conducted a tabletop exercise for the Prince George’s County Health Department. The Mass Fatality Management Tabletop brought together local and state officials, healthcare facilities, first responders, and coordinating agencies to walk through a ...
December 12, 2014
Press Release: Today the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) hosted a Continuity of Operations (COOP) tabletop exercise for the College of Southern Maryland (CSM). Held on its La Plata campus, CSM participants included representatives from the President’s Council, administrative and support areas, as well as academic ...