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.
U.K Private School Moves School Start Times to Later, Cites CHHS Senior Law and Policy Analyst Research
May 23, 2014
Hyperlink: http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/time_and_learning/2014/05/uk_school_no_morning_classes.html A private school in the U.K., Hampton Court House in East Molesey, Surrey, is moving the start time for upper grade students to 1:30 PM. The start time move was encouraged by a report co-authored by CHHS Senior Law and Policy Analyst Clark Lee. The report explained the sleep loss experienced ...
May 21, 2014
Hyperlink: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-blind-lawsuit-20140520,0,3089523.story Advocates for blind persons sued the Maryland State Board of Elections because of their recent decision to not bar technology that would assist blind voters and others with physical disabilities in filling out their ballots secretly. Advocates decried the blocking of the new technology while cybersecurity experts supported it. CHHS Founder and ...
May 19, 2014
Hyperlink: http://electionintegritymaryland.com/archives/category/press-release Election Integrity Maryland, a citizen volunteer group focused on enhancing the public's confidence in its voting franchise in local, state and federal elections by maintaining integrity throughout the voting process, featured quotes from CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger in its recent report on duplicate registrations on Maryland and Virginia ...
May 19, 2014
Hyperlink: http://electionintegritymaryland.com/archives/category/press-release Director Michael Greenberger's efforts to bring to light cybersecurity issues with absentee voter ballots in Maryland is mentioned in the Election Integrity Maryland press release "Voter Integrity Groups in Maryland and Virginia Discover 43,983 Duplicate Registrations on the States' Voter Rolls."
May 18, 2014
Hyperlink: http://www.concordmonitor.com/home/11998270-95/my-turn-deep-understanding-of-legislative-process-key-for-law-students CHHS Fellow, and UM Carey School of Law Adjunct Professor, Michael Beland penned the Op-Ed "Deep Understanding of Legislative Process Key for Law Students". Beland explained the need for law school to teach skills that students can then use to engage in the civic arena.
May 14, 2014
Hyperlink: http://denver.cbslocal.com/2014/05/14/use-of-adams-county-emergency-alert-system-criticized/ Senior Policy Analyst Vernon Herron was quoted in the CBS 4 (Denver) investigational story Use of Adams County Emergency Alert System Criticized. This Denver county has been using the reverse 911 system to send out alerts about routine events like community meetings. Herron noted that overuse of emergency alert systems desensitizes the public to real ...
May 12, 2014
Hyperlink: http://wypr.org/post/nsa-post-911 CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger appeared on Midday with Dan Rodricks to discuss NSA activities since 9/11. Greenberger spoke with Rodricks and investigative journalist Michael Kirk, a producer of the new PBS Frontline two-part documentary, "United States of Secrets," for nearly an hour.
May 9, 2014
Hyperlink: http://www.gazette.net/article/20140509/NEWS/140509137/1261/mock-attacks-test-emergency-response-in-montgomery&template=gazette CHHS Senior Policy Analyst Tom Cotter was interviewed by the Maryland Gazette about his role in the full-scale exercise that was designed to test the National Capital Region's ability to respond to simultaneous terrorist attacks. Cotter explained that the exercise tested coordination between emergency responders and recommendations from the exercise ...
May 8, 2014
In Montgomery and Prince George’s County, first responders and emergency management personnel are better prepared for a mass casualty incident following two full-scale exercises today at the Discovery Sports Center and Six Flags America. Funded through FEMA’s Urban Area Securities Initiative, the events brought together more than 20 regional partners ...
Report on School Start Times by Senior Law and Policy Analyst Clark Lee Highlighted in Education Week
May 6, 2014
Hyperlink: http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/time_and_learning/2014/05/ecs_report_school_start_times.html CHHS Law and Policy Analyst Clark Lee co-authored a policy brief on the benefits of later school start times for the Education Commission of the States which can be viewed here. The paper was mentioned by Education Week in their blog emphasizing the potential health benefits to adolescents by delaying school ...
Simultaneous Exercises in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties to Test Coordinated Mass Casualty Response by Maryland Emergency Responders
April 30, 2014
WHEN: Thursday, May 8, 2014 – 8am to 3pm WHAT: This is a full-scale exercise to test the capabilities of the Maryland Emergency Response System following a large-scale disaster resulting in numerous injuries and casualties. Taking place at two public assembly facilities in the Maryland National Capital Region, the events will also assess ...
CHHS Senior Law & Policy Analyst David Mandell Interviewed About Emergency Preparedness Efforts in Annapolis
April 19, 2014
Hyperlink: http://www.1430wnav.com/program.html David Mandell, CHHS Senior Law and Policy Analyst, was interviewed by WNAV Radio for a segment that aired April 18, 2014 on their 1430 Connection Program to discuss emergency preparedness efforts in the City of Annapolis.
April 17, 2014
Hyperlink: http://firstnet.gov/newsroom/blog/spoc-spotlight-maryland-moves-forward-firstnet-outreach CHHS Law and Policy Analyst Max Romanik gave a presentation on the First Responder Network Authority which was covered by FirstNet's blog. Romanik emphasized the future potential to use the public safety broadband network to provide information to first responders.
April 17, 2014
Hyperlink: http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/jewish-center-shootings/kansas-jewish-center-shootings-reveal-new-dangers-lone-wolves-n81331 CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger was interviewed by NBC News with regard to the hate crime shootings at Jewish Community Centers in Overland Park, Kansas that took the lives of three people. Greenberger discussed the difficulty drawing lines between ideological groups and hate groups. He also noted that while there ...
April 14, 2014
Hyperlink: http://marylandreporter.com/2014/04/14/absentee-ballots-moving-online-causes-security-concerns/ CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger was interviewed by the Maryland Reporter and Derek Hunter on WBAL Radio about the state of Maryland's plans to move absentee ballot voting online. Greenberger feels strongly that the current proposed system is vulnerable to fraud.
April 13, 2014
Hyperlink: http://thedailyrecord.com/2014/04/13/the-daily-record-announces-20-in-their-twenties/ CHHS Law and Policy Analyst Avery Blank was named one of The Daily Record’s Top 20 in their Twenties, following a nomination by UM Carey School of Law’s Paula Monopoli, Professor and Director of the Women, Leadership, and Equality Program. The honorees were selected because of their accomplishments and achievements ...
New International Public Health Journal Invites CHHS Founder and Director Greenberger to Join Editorial Board
April 9, 2014
Press Release: University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) Founder and Director Michael Greenberger, also Professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (UM Carey Law), has been formally appointed to the Editorial Board of the online journal Disaster and Military Medicine. Greenberger is ...
April 2, 2014
Hyperlink: http://www.gazette.net/article/20140402/NEWS/140409772/1096/officials-dispense-antibiotics-at-damascus-high-during-simulated&template=gazette Montgomery County Gazette covered a full-scale exercise simulating the distribution of medication to 1 million people in 48 hours. The Point of Dispensing (POD) exercise was developed and evaluated by CHHS’ Exercise and Training team. Held at Damascus High school, the POD exercise scenario was based on the public health emergency that ...
April 1, 2014
Hyperlink: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2014/04/01/naval-base-security-to-tighten-after-fatal-shooting/ Naval bases around the country are tightening their security measures after a fatal shooting at Naval Station Norfolk where a layperson gained access to the base and fatally shot sailor Mark Mayo. CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger noted that security protocols are often changed after an incident and we ...
March 26, 2014
From Diamondback: http://www.diamondbackonline.com/news/article_7229ea42-b498-11e3-8006-0017a43b2370.html CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger was a member of the panel, “Googling the NSA: Accountability in the Age of Big Data,” at the University of Maryland. As a part of the panel discussion, which included KEYW Corporation CEO Len Moodispaw, Greenberger said that the legal system needs to be ...