News & Press – 2016

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 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.