Following the tragedy in Parkland, Florida on February 15, 2018, a number of actions have been proposed to help stop the growing trend of gun violence in America. Amid the calls for reform, there is a growing movement to repeal the Dickey Amendment.
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CHHS Cybersecurity Program Director Markus Rauschecker was interviewed in the Baltimore Sun on Maryland’s effort to shore up its election systems security. Check out the article here.
The flu this year has shown a very rapid increase in the number of people hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed cases. More alarming, is the fact influenza activity has not peaked, and all states, except for Hawaii and Oregon continue to report widespread activity.
On January 13, 2018 at 8:07 a.m. local time, the state of Hawaii was sent into a panic, as residents received an alert of an imminent ballistic missile threat. The alert was sent out through the Emergency Alert System and was broadcast via television, radio, and cellphones throughout the state.
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger spoke to WTOP the January 13, 2018 false ballistic missile alert sent to all phones in Hawaii.
CHHS Senior Law & Policy Analyst Shanna Batten participated in a November 14 panel discussion at the Washington Institute, an organization devoted to improving the quality of U.S. Middle East Policy. Ms. Batten presented at a panel discussion entitled “From CVE to ‘Terrorism Prevention’: Assessing New U.S. Policies.” The Washington Institute’s …
On December 7, 2017, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh appointed CHHS Cybersecurity Director Markus Rauschecker to the Maryland Cybersecurity Council. Rauschecker joins CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger as a member of the Council. In 2015, The Maryland General Assembly created the Council, which is charged “with reviewing the state’s cyber …
In recent years, the United States has been experiencing a major public health crisis in the form of an epidemic of opioid abuse. In 2015 alone, there were 33,091 drug overdose deaths involving opioids in the United States. These numbers represent a rate of overdose deaths more than 2.5 times higher than the rate in 1999.
CHHS Senior Policy Analyst Birch Barron has been working for the past several months as the Deputy Director for the Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC) and Chief of Staff to Clay Stamp, Governor Hogan’s choice to lead Maryland’s effort to confront the opioid crisis. Governor Hogan signed an executive order earlier …
This past year, more people died from opioid overdoses than died in the entirety of the Vietnam War. States and local agencies have reacted in various ways in their development of emergency response tactics to combat the epidemic.
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