By CHHS Extern Kyla Kaplan The 35-day government shutdown may be over for now, but its impact will continue for those who were deeply affected by it. One of the big effects of the shutdown was the large amount of federal workers that work paycheck to paycheck and could no longer …
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CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger released the following statement on the passing of Donald “Doc” Lumpkins: The entire staff of the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) mourns the untimely passing of our colleague, mentor and good friend Donald “Doc” Lumpkins. We are forever in his …
By Maggie Davis As the federal government enters its fifth week of a partial government shutdown, affected agencies are searching for any measure to maintain continuity of core services despite the current lapse in funding. Federal courts are uniquely strained at the moment, with roughly 33,000 employees needed for regular operations and a …
By CHHS Extern Kaitlyn Holzer On November 16th, The President signed the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2018 into law. The House of Representatives had passed the bill on November 12th and the Senate passed it in October 2018. Representative Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on …
By CHHS Extern Alison Venable “Marines Rush Towards Burning Building to Save Residents.” Versions of this heartwarming headline were plastered all over local news sources throughout the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore region on the week of September 21st. A senior center apartment building caught fire on Thursday, September 20th, requiring the …
This video describes CHHS’ effort to help combat the Zika epidemic in Costa Rica, as well as efforts to improve nursing home preparedness.
By CHHS Extern Kaitlyn Holzer Two years ago, Russia interfered with the United States presidential election by hacking into the Democratic National Committee’s server and engaging in a series of online campaigns through false social media accounts. Today, voters wonder if the midterm election faces similar challenges. Federal and state officials are …
On October 9th, 2018, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report to the Senate that details the cybersecurity vulnerabilities of the Department of Defense’s (DOD) weapon systems. The DOD published the report in support of its plan to spend $1.66 trillion to further develop their major weapon systems.
On October 1, a North Carolina man died from a bacterial infection from floodwater as a result of Hurricane Florence. Like all natural disasters, most families are unprepared for the unexpected water, sewage, and soil contamination after a disaster. After a hurricane, families are always eager to resume their normal routine and repair what remains of their property.
On Saturday, September 15th, CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger was a guest on CSPAN’s Washington Journal program, where he discussed federal disaster response policies. Check out the appearance here.
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