News & Press

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.
Over the past few days, several CHHS subject matter experts have spoken to news programs about preparations for Hurricane Florence, as it threatens the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. CHHS Senior Law and Policy Analyst Maggie Davis spoke with WUSA-TV in Washington D.C. about preparations in Maryland. CHHS Continuity Program Director Eric Oddo spoke with WBAL-TV in Baltimore about hurricane preparedness measures. CHHS Academic Program Director Michael Vesely spoke with WMAR-TV in Baltimore about how local residents should prepare for the hurricane. CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger will be on CSPAN's Washignton Journal program on Saturday September 15th, discussing federal disaster ...Read More
On August  14th, 2018, the UMB Center for Health and Homeland Security, in partnership with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Transportation Research Board, presented a live webinar on Emergency Preparedness Against Infectious Diseases on Public Transit. CHHS Public Health Program Director Trudy Henson and Senior Law & Policy Analyst Michael Tennison presented; Associate Director Megan Timmins moderated the webinar, which focused on transit agencies’ legal and policy preparedness for infectious disease outbreak preparedness. The webinar had over 340 sites log in for the live delivery, with an estimated 454 people in attendance; the webinar received a 92% ...Read More
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger spoke with WNYC radio in New York on August 16, 2018 to discuss his working paper on the Dodd-Frank loophole that could impact the American economy. Check out his appearance here.
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger joined Knowledge@Wharton on Monday, July 30th to discuss Amazon and its use of facial recognition software. The show aired on SiriusXM Channel 132. Listen to the segment below.
CHHS Senior Law and Policy Analyst Clark J. Lee has co-written a chapter on “Sleep, Law, and Public Policy” for a textbook that was just published by Oxford University Press. Details about the textbook can be found online at https://global.oup.com/academic/product/sleep-health-and-society-9780198778240.
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger was quoted in this New York Times article about the continued risk surrounding financial derivatives products. The piece references Prof. Greenberger's recent working paper for the Institute for New Economic Thinking. Check it out here.
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger has published a working paper for the Institute for New Economic Thinking. In this paper, Professor  Greenberger explains the existing footnote inside the derivatives regulatory rules that allows banks to avoid Dodd-Frank swaps regulation by moving their swaps trading to deguarenteed foreign subsidiaries. As consumer and student debt continue to rise, an unregulated swaps market could be extremely dangerous for a global economy that shows many of the same properties that were present prior to the 2008 financial collapse. Watch Professor Greenberger discuss his working paper here. For more information, see: External links: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-19/swap-loophole-leaves-u-s-taxpayers-on-hook-for-trades-report https://www.americanbanker.com/news/will-states-pick-up-where-feds-left-off-on-derivatives-regulation ...Read More
On May 3, 2018, the Region V Healthcare Coalition sponsored a full-scale exercise to test hospital surge capacity and other emergency procedures. CHHS staff members located in Montgomery County, MD participated in the exercise as controllers and evaluators. More about the exercise in the video below: 2018 Region V Full Scale Exercise
CHHS Cybersecurity Program Director Markus Rauschecker spoke with WUSA9 in Washington D.C. on their #OffScriptOn9, about the future of defending against cyber crimes. Check it out here.
President Trump has nominated Dawn DeBerry Stump to lead the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Ms. Stump's nomination is marked with potential conflicts of interest, as both she and her husband have close ties to groups she will oversee, if confirmed. The Young Turks (TYT) spoke with CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger about the policy implications of these potential conflicts. Check out the piece here.
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger gave a presentation at the New York City Bar Center for Continuing Legal Education on Tuesday April 17, 2018. The presentation was entitled "The Basics of Enforcement Actions and Civil Litigation Related to Derivatives." Check out the paper accompanying the presentation below: Greenberger NY Bar CLE Program
CHHS Cybersecurity Program Director Markus Rauschecker joined leaders in the public and private sectors to talk about ongoing cybersecurity challenges. Check out the video on the forum here (Rauschecker begins his talk just after the 8:00 minute mark). EIN Presswire wrote about the forum and quoted Rauschecker. For more information on CHHS' Cybersecurity work, click here.
CHHS is pleased to be hosting a panel discussion on the opioid crisis at the University of Maryland Carey Law Alumni Weekend. The panel will be on April 13, 2018 from 3:00pm-4:00pm. Click here for free registration. Please click on the green “Tickets” tab, choose the “Specialty Program Gatherings & Welcome Reception,” and check off “Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS)” for the program you will be attending. We look forward to seeing you there!    
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. 
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 Website contains a summary of Ms. Batten's argument: The terminology used to describe countering violent extremism efforts must convey the intention, focus, and strategy of any CVE approach. The newest term, "terrorism prevention," entails a certain flexible ambiguity. Particularly given the lack of substantive U.S. domestic terrorism laws and ...Read More
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 readiness and developing a comprehensive plan to respond to and recover from attacks." Rauschecker will bring his expertise and years of experience in Cybersecurity Law and Policy as one of 44 members of the Council. Read the Appointment letter here: Rauschecker Markus Appointment Letter 120617
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 year declaring a State of Emergency in Maryland for the opioid crisis in Maryland. The order allows state agencies to work together through the OOCC to develop goals and objectives to confront the crisis, and to serve as a clearinghouse for key data that will assist stakeholders in ...Read More
Recently, two members of the CHHS, Senior Law and Policy Analyst Netta Squires and Senior Policy Analyst Ashley McKibbin helped their client, Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (OEMHS) conduct the first every Emergency Preparedness Planning for Montgomery County Healthcare Facilities Workshop. The workshop was prompted by various requests and questions that various Montgomery County government agencies were receiving in regards to the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Emergency Preparedness Rule. Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers (81 FR 63859) states that facilities must have ...Read More
Photo Credit: JABIN BOTSFORD/THE WASHINGTON POST/GETTY IMAGES Two members of the CHHS staff, Senior Policy Analyst Maria Bernadzikowski and Research Assistant Jonathan Lim are currently deployed assisting the victims of Hurricane Irma and Harvey, respectively. Bernadzikowsi is deployed to Tallahassee, FL where she is working out of the State Emergency Operations Center to coordinate with the Volunteer and Donations Management heads in the Florida counties most affected by Hurricane Irma. She has also been supervising support under the Emergency Management Assistant Compact (EMAC) - determining assignments and tasks, coordinating with stakeholders, and fulfilling reporting requirements. She has also worked to provide ...Read More
CHHS is pleased to release the online edition of its Fall 2017 Newsletter. The Newsletter commemorates our 15th Anniversary celebration, and highlights the Center's extensive program work over the past year. You can find the Fall 2017 Newsletter here. Please be sure to check out our past editions, and sign up for our mailing list to ensure you receive hard copies of all Newsletters.
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger discussed Federal Disaster Relief programs in the wake of Hurricane Harvey in an appearance on CSPAN's Washington Journal.  Watch the clip here.
CHHS will be offering its nationally-recognized "Maximizing Organizational Resiliency: COOP for Public Entities” course on December 7-8, 2017 in Baltimore, MD. Information on the course can be found here here. Registration is available here. Please see our redesigned COOP page for more information on CHHS Continuity of Operations (COOP) services.
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger has been chosen as an affiliate faculty member of the Institute for Global Health and the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM). The Institute for Global Health (IGH), is dedicated to improving global health by conducting innovative, world-leading research in Baltimore and around the world. For more information about IGH, click here. 
WJZ-TV (CBS) in Baltimore aired a segment commemorating the Center for Health and Homeland Security on its 15th Anniversary. Watch it here.
On May 23, 2017, CHHS was proud to facilitate a full-scale exercise with the Maryland Region V Hospital Coalition. For more information: FSE Press release 2017  
The article is published in Elsevier's Online Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology. The article is available online at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128093245011445.
The Masters of Science in Law (MSL) program at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is featured in The Washington Post Graduate Education Guide Spring 2017.  On page 10, MSL Instructor and CHHS Cybersecurity Program Manager Markus Rauschecker is quoted on the need for the degree program in the developing field of Cybersecurity Law and Policy.  
Maryland Carey Law offers two online degree programs: a Master of Science in Cybersecurity Law and a Master of Science in Homeland Security and Crisis Management Law. Both programs provide subject matter specialists the legal and regulatory knowledge to help their organizations gain a competitive advantage. The programs will give them the legal training they need, increasing their skill and depth. Senior CHHS Staff have developed these degree programs, serve as instructors for the courses and offer hands-on support to students. For additional information about cost and enrollment, click here Both online programs are enrolling now for classes beginning February 6, ...Read More
by Trudy Henson with Birch Barron As 2016 came to a close and many were focused on a year-end countdown, health officials were paying attention to a different tally: the alarming rate of drug overdose deaths, which nearly tripled between 1999 – 2014, and continued to increase for synthetic opioid deaths in the last few years. The findings, written about extensively in a CDC report, underscore the need for “intense attention and action.” But how can public health partners make that action most effective? "Solving the heroin and opioid addiction problem will require a united effort," says Birch Barron, CHHS ...Read More
Senior Law and Policy Analyst Clark Lee, JD, MPH, CPH has published his first scientific research article as lead author, to appear in the August 2016 2016 issue of Accident Analysis & Prevention. The article, "Intention and willingness to drive drowsy among university students: An application of an extended theory of planned behavior model," which can be viewed here, is summarized as follows: A web-based questionnaire was used to assess the utility of constructs from the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) and the Prototype Willingness Model (PWM) to predict intentions and willingness to engage in drowsy driving in a sample of 450 university students. Those students ...Read More
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CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger and CHHS Senior Law and Policy Analyst Preeti Emrick will be presenting at the 39th Annual Health Law Professors Conference on Friday, June 3rd in Boston, MA from 8:15-9:30am. The presentation is entitled "U.S. Public Health Law: Archaic or Relevant in the Context of Ebola?" For more information on the event, see http://www.aslme.org/the-39th-annual-health-law-professors-conference.
CHHS would like to congratulate Senior Staff members Birch Barron, Joseph Corona and Lisa Crow, who have this year earned recognition from the International Association of Emergency Managers by being among the group of professionals designated Certified Emergency Manager (CEM®).  This is the highest honor of professional achievement available from the Association which has in its membership more than 9,000 emergency managers representing professionals whose goals are saving lives and protecting property and the environment during emergencies and disasters. All three qualified as a CEM® by submitting an extensive credentials package giving personal and professional background achievements and successfully completing a Management ...Read More
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Press Release April 13, 2016 Partnering with the Maryland Emergency Response System (ERS) and hospitals from five counties across the southern and D.C. metro portions of Maryland, the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) facilitated a full-scale exercise today that helped prepare the region for a medical surge event. The scenario for today’s exercise was a complex coordinated attack where simultaneous attacks, including explosives and gunshots, occurred at three sites across the region. The attacks resulted in hundreds of severely wounded patients, casualties, and worried-well, being triaged and transported to area hospitals. This scenario gave participants ...Read More
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From Cyberwire.com: http://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-daily-2016-03-30.html CHHS Cybersecurity Program Manager Markus Rauschecker explains the NIST Framework to Cyberwire, as well as discusses why it has gotten a positive endorsement by both public and private entities, on their March 30, 2016, Daily Podcast.
From the Cyberwire.com: http://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-daily-2016-03-24.html CHHS Senior Law and Policy Analyst Ben Yelin appeared on the Cyberwire Daily Podcast to discuss rights to privacy in cyberspace.
From WJZ TV: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2016/03/23/travel-security-increased-in-wake-of-brussels-attack/ CHHS Academic Program Manager Michael Vesely explained to WJZ TV that coordinated efforts across jurisdictions and levels of government are key as terrorists attempt to stay one step ahead of security officials for their story "Travel Security Increased In Wake Of Brussels Attack."
From the Cyberwire.com: http://www.thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-daily-2016-03-18.html CHHS Senior Law and Policy Analyst Ben Yelin appeared on the Cyberwire Daily Podcast to discuss the Snowden leaks of 2013 and their continuing impact on the privacy vs. security debate.  His comments were also included in the CyberWire Week-in-Review 3.14.16 – 3.18.16 Podcast.
From the Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-likely-to-pick-srinivasan-or-garland-for-supreme-court-2016-3 and the Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/law/2016/mar/16/merrick-garland-profile-supreme-court-nominee-career CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger praised President Obama's SCOTUS nominee Merrick Garland, citing his handling of the 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing case. Greenberger was also mentioned by WhiteHouse.gov for their blog What They're Saying about President Obama's Supreme Court Nominee on the various news outlets and legal experts who discussed the nomination, and appeared on the Baltimore Sun podcast Roughly Speaking.
From WJZ TV: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2016/03/07/hack-the-pentagon-will-examine-weakness-vulnerabilities/ CHHS Cybersecurity Program Manager Markus Rauschecker talked to WJZ about why the U.S. government would invite hackers to take aim at the Pentagon for their story "‘Hack The Pentagon’ Will Examine Weakness, Vulnerabilities." Rauschecker also talked about Hack the Pentagon with the Cyberwire.com for their Daily Podcast on March 21, 2016.
From Cyberwire.com: http://www.thecyberwire.com/cw-podcasts-week-in-review.html CHHS Cybersecurity Program Manager Markus Rauschecker appeared on the Cyberwire podcast February 19, 2016 to discuss security on the cloud, and was featured on their week-in-review podcast February 26, 2016. On March 11, 2016 he spoke with Cyberwire on the FTC's role in cyber regulation.
From NBC News: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/will-obama-use-executive-order-close-guantanamo-bay-n524821 CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger emphasized a decision by President Obama to use his executive powers to close Guantanamo Bay prison would "be the result of political calculation in the midst of a presidential campaign rather than concerns about the constitutionality of such an action."
From Cyberwire.com: http://www.thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-daily-2016-02-17.html, South Korean TBS Radio: http://tbsefm.seoul.kr/efm/Primetime/listenagain.jsp and WBAL TV: http://www.wbaltv.com/news/security-civil-liberties-experts-clash-over-iphone-debate/38058242 CHHS Cybersecurity Program Manager Markus Rauschecker discussed the legal and policy implications of Apple's refusal to create a program to help the FBI retrieve data from the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone with several news outlets. Founder and Director Michael Greenberger was also interviewed by WBAL TV on the topic.
From Roughly Speaking: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/dan-rodricks-blog/bal-roughly-speaking-supreme-court-bernie-sanders-story.html CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger talked with Dan Rodricks regarding the coming battle between President Obama and the Republican-controlled Senate over the replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
From UMB News: http://www.umaryland.edu/news/archived-news/february-2016/newspressreleaseshottopics/cybersecurity-symposium-covers-law-and-policy.php Expanding its educational outreach, the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) held a comprehensive symposium this month entitled “The Law and Policy of Cybersecurity.” The event, co-sponsored by the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (Maryland Carey Law), was held at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Md. Aimed at legal and cyber professionals in the Baltimore and D.C. region who were interested in expanding their knowledge of critical issues, challenges, and legal developments surrounding cybersecurity, the one day Symposium was a first for CHHS. Under the direction of ...Read More
From WBAL TV: http://www.wbaltv.com/news/cars-found-abandoned-in-commuter-parking-garage/37930294 Explaining how cars abandoned can create safe-havens for potentials attackers or terrorists, CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger appeared on WBAL TV for their investigation into local commuter lot car removal policies.
From WJZ TV: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2016/02/09/u-s-security-officials-warn-isis-may-attempt-attack-this-year/ CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger explained to WJZ TV how citizens can play a role in preventing terrorist attacks in the U.S.
From Maryland Carey Law: https://www.law.umaryland.edu/about/features/feature_details.html?feature=442 Eleven Maryland Carey Law faculty members received a special recognition award from the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), for their work in developing Freddie Gray’s Baltimore, an eight-week course that explores the causes of and possible solutions to the unrest in Baltimore last spring. “[The course’s] success is a testament to what we can do — and the speed with which we can do it — when we harness the passion, the dedication, and the commitment of this UMB community,” said UMB President Jay Perman during a ceremony marking the university’s observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ...Read More
From CyberWire: http://www.thecyberwire.com/cw-podcasts-daily.html CHHS Cybersecurity Program Manager Markus Rauschecker appeared on the CyberWire Daily Podcast on 2/9/16 to explain the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's mission related to cyber.
From WBAL Radio: http://www.wbal.com/article/140447/3/law-professor-says-mayors-request-for-outside-counsel-in-police-probe-warranted CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger spoke with WBAL Radio following the publication of an Op-Ed in the Baltimore Sun encouraging the use of outside legal help during the Baltimore City Police Department's civil rights investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice.
From WJZ TV: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2016/01/29/fbi-washington-high-on-isiss-attack-list/ CHHS Senior Law and Policy Analyst and Academic Program Manager Michael Vesely spoke with WJZ TV regarding terrorist threats in D.C., specifically lone wolf attacks.
From Baltimore Sun: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-wilmerhale-doj-20160128-story.html CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger wrote an opinion piece for the Baltimore Sun expressing the importance of funding outside legal teams to address the current DOJ investigation of the Baltimore City Police Department - a move that would save the City time and money in the long run.
From MD Carey Law: http://www.law.umaryland.edu/about/features/feature_details.html?feature=443 More than 150 students, professors, advocates and others packed the Moot Court Room at Maryland Carey Law for an intense, thought-provoking conversation about the rise of Islamophobia in light of recent terrorist events spanning several continents. “Misconceptions and negative rhetoric are at an all-time high for the Muslim community,” said second-year student Faiza Hasan, who organized “Combating Islamophobia—Constitutional Issues Affecting Muslim Americans and Asian Americans in a Post-9/11 World,” a discussion timed to coincide with the anniversary of Korematsu v. United States, the Supreme Court decision that upheld the internment of Japanese Americans in the interest ...Read More
From CyberPoint LLC: https://www.cyberpointllc.com/news/news_the-cyberwire-debuts-new-podcasts.html CyberWire, a Baltimore based cybersecurity news service, recently announced the roll-out of daily podcasts that will include commentary by cyber experts on current events and pressing industry issues.  CHHS is one of three inaugural academic and research partners for the podcasts, which will feature our very own Cybersecurity Program Manager Markus Rauschecker. Read the press release from CyberWire's parent company CyberPoint, LLC. Rauschecker's first appearance on the podcast focused on education in the law and policy of cybersecurity on January 21, 2016. On January 27, 2016, he discussed cyber war.
From WJZ TV: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2016/01/07/bge-warned-to-boost-security-to-keep-out-hackers/ Following a cyber attack that caused a blackout in Ukraine, CHHS Cybersecurity Program Manager Markus Rauschecker was interviewed on the potential for similar attacks, and their consequences, in the United States.
  Press Release: The Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) announces the promotion of Michael Vesely, JD to Academic Program Manager. The University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) announces that Michael Vesely, JD, has been promoted to Academic Program Manager. CHHS is at the forefront of groundbreaking emergency preparedness and homeland security education. Director Michael Greenberger, along with various staff members providing their industry expertise, have developed and deployed multiple courses and specializations at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Through the development of academic coursework CHHS is able to offer ...Read More
CHHS Cybersecurity Program Manager Markus Rauschecker wrote about the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) which recently passed the United States Senate. Check it out here.
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger spoke with Slate about the recent shootings at a Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado, and the law behind domestic terrorism. Check it out here.
From Daily Record: http://thedailyrecord.com/2015/11/20/md-cybersecurity-council-begins-work-to-curb-risks/ CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger was interviewed by the Daily Record regarding his role on the newly formed Maryland Cybersecurity Council and the state's critical cyber infrastructure vulnerability for the article "Md. cybersecurity council begins work to curb risks."
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger spoke yesterday with WJZ-TV in Baltimore about Maryland safety concerns in the wake of the Paris attacks. Check it out here.
On November 9th Senior Policy Analyst Eric Oddo, in coordination with UMB Environmental Health and Safety, facilitated a Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning workshop for the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON). COOP Planning is an organizational effort to ensure the capability exists to scale-down business operations and seamlessly continue essential functions under adverse conditions. The workshop was attended by over 20 staff members from UMSON, including Dean Jane Kirchsling, and key managers from Communications, Research, Information Technology and Administration. Participants collaboratively performed a comprehensive analysis of UMSON’s mission essential functions, resource requirements, orders of succession for leadership, and ...Read More
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger and CHHS Research Assistant Jules Szanton were both quoted in a CBS Marketwatch article on data theft, in light of the U.S. Justice Department announcing the largest theft of consumer data in history. Check it out here.
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger spoke yesterday with WJZ-TV in Baltimore about the danger of terrorism on commercial jets. The interview was in response to the Russian airliner that crashed in the Sinai Peninsula. See the interview here.
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
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.
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.
Greenberger was interviewed by NewsmaxTV regarding the spike in violence in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray on October 7, 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.
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.”
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.
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 to address public health issues across the City.
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.
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 this article
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 Gray class debuts at UMD School of Law WNEW Radio - U-Md. School of Law Offering ‘Freddie Gray’s Baltimore’ Class WJZ TV - 8-Week Long Freddie Gray Course Begins At UMd. School Of Law WBAL TV - Freddie Gray class begins at University of Md. law school Washington Post - Law students ...Read More
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 WTOP Radio.
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.
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.
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.
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 in Baltimore and discuss community policing. The course will also examine causes and possible solutions by focusing on social, economic and other issues, including policing practices, criminal justice, access to housing, health care, education, joblessness and community development. The law school’s efforts are part of a larger push underway at the University of ...Read More
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 presented when police agencies develop policies for either releasing footage or withholding it.
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.
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 our Center’s prestigious Senior Crisis Management Seminars for international delegations sponsored by U.S. Department of State, Office of Anti-Terrorism Assistance.  In that capacity, he supervised and/or served as a lecturer for ten seminars held both in the United States and abroad.  Strickland also assisted Maryland’s Montgomery County in evaluating and ...Read More
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 grant funding received by the County to enhance communicable disease education and outreach within the local community, through the development of online training materials and health alerts regarding infectious diseases such as Ebola. Under the existing contract with Prince George’s County, which has been extended for a second year, CHHS ...Read More
From WBFF TV: http://www.foxbaltimore.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/170914-Department-of-Justice-Reviews-Baltimore-Police-Department-in-National-Probe.shtml#.VbJBZvlVikp CHHS Senior Policy Analyst Vernon Herron gave an in-depth interview to WBFF 45 TV regarding his past experience with a Department of Justice investigation, providing insight into what Baltimore City Police may face with their current civil rights investigation.
From Various Outlets: CHHS Senior Policy Analyst Vernon Herron was interviewed by the Associated Press for his thoughts on police conduct during the arrest of a Texas woman caught on dashboard video. The article appeared in several outlets including ABC News, Christian Science Monitor, and US News and World Report. Herron also appeared live on RT America.
From WBFF 45: http://www.foxbaltimore.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/168320-National-security-threatened-by-shootings-targeting-military-bases.shtml#.VakEb_lViko CHHS Senior Policy Analyst Vernon Herron talked with WBFF Fox 45, following a shooting at multiple military facilities in Tennessee, about security in Maryland which includes 11 bases.
From CNN Money: http://money.cnn.com/2015/07/14/investing/twitter-fake-story-bloomberg/ Following a rise in Twitter stock prices due to a fake web story, CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger spoke with CNN Money about what kind of investigation would go into determining the source of the cyber hoax.
From Bloomberg Law Radio: http://media.bloomberg.com/bb/avfile/Politics/Law/vkbcQsHNSlz8.mp3 CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger joined Bloomberg Law Radio as a guest to discuss encryption technology concerns recently brought before a U.S. Senate hearing.
From Capital Gazette: http://www.capitalgazette.com/opinion/columns/ph-ac-ce-herron-column-0706-20150706-story.html Following a two-day seminar prepared for the Annapolis Office of Emergency Management, CHHS Senior Policy Analyst Vernon Herron wrote an op-ed for the Capital Gazette explaining why officials nationwide need to prepare now for civil unrest that has rocked major cities from New York to Baltimore. The seminar "Lessons Learned from Civil Protest" was a proactive measure taken by Annapolis, MD, officials and first responders to examine protests as a whole community. Excerpt: The new paradigm of civil protest today reflects a dynamic police are rarely prepared for — enormous crowds of protesters who sometimes outnumber the police ...Read More
From WBFF TV: http://foxbaltimore.com/m/news/features/top-stories/stories/157686-Heightened-security-alert-ahead-of-holiday-weekend.shtml#.VZqnP_lVikr CHHS Senior Policy Analyst Vernon Herron spoke with WBFF Fox 45 ahead of July 4th regarding the potential for ISIS and lone wolf attacks during holiday festivities. While no specific threats were identified, Herron reminded citizens to be vigilant and explained the use of social media by terrorist organizations who prompted action in the US. WJZ 13 also interview Herron on the topic: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2015/07/03/baltimore-on-alert-this-weekend-against-threats-from-isis-sympathizers/
Markus Rauschecker, JD, has been named Cybersecurity Program Manager, a new position within the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS).  Led by Founder and Director Michael Greenberger, CHHS is an academic consulting group with an intricate understanding of cyber laws and policies. Rauschecker, an employee since 2008, has been instrumental in the Center’s growth in the cybersecurity field both academically and through direct work with clients. He has been called upon to testify before numerous government bodies, including the Maryland Senate Finance Committee, the Maryland House Economic Matters Committee, the Baltimore City Mayor’s Working Group on ...Read More
CHHS has learned we will be awarded a major transit emergency preparedness project by a national research organization, specifically aimed at public health legal and policy issues. More details will be forthcoming!
From LLM Guide: http://www.llm-guide.com/article/962/university-of-maryland-launches-llm-specializations-in-cybersecurity-and-crisis-management The LLM Guide, featuring Master of Laws programs around the world, highlighted CHHS and the new cybersecurity and crisis management specialties recently announced by the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.  
From Homeland Security Today: http://www.hstoday.us/briefings/industry-news/single-article/university-of-maryland-law-school-adds-cybersecurity-crisis-management-specialties/d5a3ca84370820c1efe0cd8415858dd5.html Homeland Security Today overviewed new Master of Laws specializations in crisis management and cybersecurity announced by CHHS and the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, while also mentioning the depth of CHHS academic efforts in the emergency management and homeland security fields.
From National Law Journal: http://www.nationallawjournal.com/id=1202728825425/Maryland-Launches-LLMs-in-Crisis-Management-Cybersecurity?cmp=share_twitter&slreturn=20150510093547 Emphasizing the increase in demand for legal professionals in crisis management and cybersecurity fields, CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger spoke with the National Law Journal regarding new specialties for the Master of Laws (LL.M.) program at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.
From National Jurist: http://www.nationaljurist.com/content/maryland-adds-cybersecurity-crisis-management-llm CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger is quoted in the National Jurist regarding new crisis management and cybersecurity specializations added to the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law's Master of Laws (LL.M.) program.
From NPR Radio: http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2015-06-03/investigation-of-tsa-security-failures-at-u-s-airports CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger joined NPR Radio's Diane Rehm Show to discuss a report that TSA agents failed to detect 67 out of 70 concealed hazardous weapons/materials at airports across the U.S. Guests answered the question "has the money spent on heightened airport screening since 9/11 made us any safer?"
From WJZ TV: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2015/06/02/fbi-behind-mysterious-surveillance-aircraft-over-u-s-cities/ CHHS Senior Policy Analyst Vernon Herron emphasized the need for balance between security and privacy when discussing surveillance techniques used by law enforcement.
From UMB News: The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law has added two highly sought-after specialties — crisis management and cybersecurity — to its growing Master of Laws (LL.M.) program. The two-semester LL.M. program offers lawyers the opportunity to advance their legal knowledge in a concentrated area of study. The new LL.M. specialties draw on the academic and practical experience of the University’s Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS), which for more than a dozen years has provided research, consulting and training services to a wide range of foreign and domestic governments and other organizations. Under ...Read More